It was our final day in Coorg. We got ready and packed our bags. On the way to Mysore there is Nisargadhama Forest. It was not in our list but as we had more time left to catch bus in mysore, we stopped there in noon. Weather was friendly that day, so we were lucky.There is a lot of free space of parking. We parked our bikes and entered into the area. it was calm and greenery. You have to cross a rope bridge to reach the forest area, which is a great experience.
Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka. It is approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) from Kushalanagara, off the State Highway and 30 km (19 mi) from Madikeri and 95 km (59 mi) from Mysore. It is a holiday destination in Karnataka.
It is a 64-acre (260,000 m2) island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. There are deer, rabbits, peacocks, and a children's playground as well as an orchidarium.
Nisargadhama Hanging Bridge
Visitors are allowed to get into water at a few shallow and safe points along the river. Elephant rides and boating are some of the other attractions. It also has a forest department-run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages.
On our way to Madikeri from Kushalnagar we saw this place called Nisargadhama. It gives you a glimpse of the beauty you are going to experience in Coorg. It is an artificial forest with a lovely entry on a photogenic hanging bridge. It is more like a garden and I would not recommend spending much time inside if you are in hurry or are planning to visit any national park in Coorg. We had a small coffee break at this place and first time tasted the tasty Coorgi coffee.
Cauvery Nisargadhama is a thick mangrove forest on the back waters of river Cauveri. It is stunning to see mangrove tress fully grown in water as you walk on the wooden bridge that is built across the forest. The trees completely shade sunlight and provide home to birds and monkeys which are quite an entertainment to watch.
One can see the black fishes of a certain kind fluttering in the water. There is a ultra-mini zoo with caged white , black and brown rabbits feeding on leaves and straws. Cauvery Nisargadhama is a place to visit if you've never seen mangroves. The ride to cauvery is pleasant and unforgettable with a boulevard of trees shading the highway and pleasant cool breeze that is perennial.
A beautiful Island formed by the tranquil waters of river Kaveri, Nisargadhama is a scenic spot and a delightful treat of nature lovers. It is sixty four acre island with lush green forests and also has some animals like deer, elephants and rabbits which makes it one of the best tourist places in Karnataka to visit during the summer season.
Nisargadhama is a breathtakingly beautiful island formed by the river Kaveri in Kushalnagara and is about half an hour away from Bylakuppe in an auto. It is accessible through a hanging rope bridge and has abundant foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. You can take a tour through the forest or just lay back on the rocks dotting the river. It also has a children's playground, an orchidarium, and a forest department-run guest house.
It is actually an island, surrounded by the rivulets of Cauvery river, encircling its banks on all sides. And, along with this comes a beautiful resort, situated amongst the lush greens of the Nisargadhama Island, right in the middle of the walkable piece of land. The hanging bridge that took me across the river was an amazing experience. And to add to this were the ever-adventurous opportunities to row a boat in the river streams, and go on some enjoyable elephant rides and mostly the exceedingly incredible views of the flora and fauna around the island. Especially numerous species of deer, peacocks, monkeys and birds - all inhabitants in their very natural habitat.
It is a national parl located in Kodagu district as was declared as a Project Tiger tiger reserve, it covers the Western Ghats ad moves down to Kerala and is about 645 sq kms in area.
With the astonishing abundance of wildlife, especially the Asiatic elephant, backdrop of the distant misty blue Brahmagiri Mountains, the natural sounds of the jungle, the gurgling of streams and rivers, and the chirping sound of the birds make Nagarahole a memorable experience.
Nagarhole National Park is just few kilometers away from Kutta town. I was surprised to see KSRTC buses in the park, these buses run from Mysuru. The gates of the park are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday and a road towards Mysuru passes through the park. The government run safari rides are available at 6:00 am and 3:00 pm except if it is raining heavily. We enjoyed the early morning safari although we could spot the herds of deer and few birds during this ride. However, the drive towards Mysuru allowed us to enjoy the forest closely. We even spotted an Elephant and wild boar. It was wonderful drive than the safari experience in this forest.
When the whole world seemed like it ended (don't think I am a love failure, I just got bored with the routine life of urbanization:P ), I decided to take a break from my mundane day-to-day life between office and home. I wanted to head towards some natural place with less human intervention. I wanted to head towards somewhere rich in flora and fauna. Somewhere the sounds of everything natural will occur and treat our ears. And I came up with this place. Nagarhole.I researched to find it amusing and also nearer to some other similar places if this one fails to please me.I packed me bag, with a survival kit for 3 days, borrowed a 5000 from my friend, since it was almost the end of the month :PI just booked a ticket to Mysore. Nothing more was planned. All else came in just on the flow. Like, the ride shared from Mysore to Nagarhole. Or the accomodation arranged with a troop of photographers. Or even the next 3 days with total strangers on the soil of Kodagu district. I just thoroughly enjoyed the place and its scenic beauty. Along with the sounds of nature it presented every now and then.A fascinating wildlife trip on a simple note. Relax. And Rejuvenate.
Considered as one of the best tiger reserves in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Tiger Reserve is home to the maximum number of tigers in India and also known as the Nagarhole National Park. April is off-season for tourists, because of the increasing humidity and almost a start to the monsoon. However, the nights are very pleasant and cover up for the heat during the day. Tiger spotting becomes easy during this season as tigers come to water resources to quench their thirst. There are many options to stay in and around the tiger reserve.The nearest airport to the Rajiv Gandhi Tiger Reserve is the Kempegowda Airport in Bangalore (BLR). You can easily reach the reserve by train and the nearest railway station is in Mysore; well connected to both Bangalore and Chennai.
The Nagarhole National Park is a great escape for little wildlife enthusiasts—go on safaris and nature walks to spot elephants and tigers, stay in a luxury cottage at The Serai, and have picnics by the stream. For an up, close, and personal experience, visit the Dubare Elephant Camp and feed the giants, learn about their care, and give them a bath.You can take a more relaxed pace in the misty hills of Coorg, where the sweet aroma of coffee tickles your senses. Plantation walks, bird watching, village excursions, trekking, and golfing— Coorg is delightful all year long. Book the Lily Pool Bungalow at Orange County Coorg and give your kids their own private courtyard and pool. The resort also offers a coffee lounge, a library, a spa, and a range of dining experiences.