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1. Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Udupi (Timings: 6.00 am to 8.00 pm, Telephone: 08258-21183, Deputy Conservator of Forests, The Best Season: October to April) (Important Distances from Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary: 50 km from Udipi, 90 km from Mangalore, 110 km from Shimoga, 125 km from Sagar) Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Udupi district spread around 90 square km area of Western Ghats. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on 5th June 1974 and it is one of the hot biological diversity in the world. It is named after the presiding deity "Lord Someshwara" of the famed Someshwara temple located within the sanctuary. The wildlife of the sanctuary include tiger, leopard, sambar, spotted deer, wild dog, jackal, gaur, barking deer, lion tailed macaque, bonnet macaque, langur and wild pig. Many trekkers and nature lovers come to explore the sanctuary. However, one needs to take permission from jungle authority. Someshwara Wildlife sanctuary is well connected by road network from Mangalore and Shimoga city. Nearest airport is at Mangalore and railway station is in Udupi. 2. The Seethanadi Nature Camp, Hebri (Contact number: 9449599758, Email:info@junglelodges.com, Reservation:http://www.junglelodges.com/reservation/) The Seethanadi Nature Camp in Hebri is located inside Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary with tent accommodation and dormitories. The camp offers fantastic weekend spot to relax in nature’s world. Besides setting out on nature walks and admiring the marvels of nature, the camp organizes a number of activities such as bird watching, trekking, river rafting (July to September), fish feeding point. White water rafting is available in the monsoon. Nearby tourist spots around the camp are Durga Parameshvari temple, Onake Abbi waterfall and Agumbe rainforest research station. To reach the camp, take bus from Udupi heading to Agumbe and get down Seethanadi Nisargadhama. 3. Seetha Falls Koodlu Teertha, Hebri (Timings: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Best Season: September to January, 17 km from Hebri, 47 km from Udupi, 208 km from the Madikeri, 268 km from Bangalore and 122 km from Mysore) Seetha Falls Koodlu Teertha is top rated waterfall of Karnataka district. It is regarded as the first water fall of river Sita and most popular among trekkers and nature lovers. The road of 15 km to waterfall from highway is not in good condition and one need to take trek for 2 km (around 20 to 30 minutes) from parking site. It is better to carry food items with extra clothes and fuel your vehicle at Hebri and there are small shops available near parking site. Wear good clothes and footwear with precautionary measures for the leaches. The short trek is serene and gives hints of the water flowing, at some point you'll be thrilled to hear the pouring water noise. After reaching the waterfall, the breath taking waterfall will cheer your soul. The beautiful waterfall has shallow lake surrounding the waterfall where one can take bath. The surrounding stone formations amid the jungle greenery will certainly your visit more majestic. To reach Kudlu Teertha, use road transport from Udupi to Hebri with 30 km and then another 15 km of bad jungle road, to reach base point. Monsoon is not the right time to visit, as the water level would be higher, causing difficulty for trekkers to trek to the waterfall. The post monsoon will be the better season to visit the waterfall. Please Avoid carrying plastic items and plastic items will be kept in the forest office as the forest is a plastic free zone. happy travelling
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KumaraParvatha trek near Sakleshpur is one of the best treks ever.
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There is hill station near by Uduppi (1.30hr bus ride,60rs I think)it named as agumbe.I visited agumbe at the time of monsoon and it was an wonderful experience. most of the time the whole area is covered under clouds.. there is lot of place to visit waterfalls, king cobra wildlife sanctuary, trek to Kavale Durga Fort....
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Trek spot near kasargod Ranipuram trekking,,, Preferred on may-dec
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