Muthodi Forest/Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary which is 35 kilometres away from Chikmagalur is a Tiger reserve. This reserve houses more than 33 tigers, the forest department and the in house staff nourish them and let them wander around and try and protect them. This place being the bio-diversity hotspot hosts a wide range of flora and fauna like elephants, gaur, sloth bear, wild boar, black leopard, more than 2 century-old teak trees etc. The forest department on prior notice arranges a safari-jeep for the tourists to get a sneak peek at the plants and animals residing in the reserve. If you are lucky enough you will get to spot a tiger and other animals, have a close look at them in their habitat.