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Nagarhole – A Wild Time Along The River


Nagarhole literally means snake river. The place derives its name from the gushing river that winds its way through its dense forests in a course that resembles a slithering snake. Located at the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Nagarhole is a much favoured haunt of nature lovers and wild life enthusiasts.

Why Is Nagarhole Popular?

Nagarhole is a part of the sprawling Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The fabulous climate, the rich flora and fauna as well as the beauty of the deep, green forests ensure that the place gets visitors all year around.

Nagarhole was famous for its wildlife even in the ancient times. The local legend says that the rulers of Mysore used to hunt in its forests for wild elephants and bisons. Even now the park has a rich variety of wildlife.

Tourist Places In And Around Nagarhole

A visit to Nagarhole would be incomplete without a trip to the Brahmagiri Mountains and the Irpu Falls. The falls are supplied by the Lakshman Tirtha River. The locals claim that the river owes its origin to Goddess Sita.

While on exile with Ram and Laxman, the Goddess was thirsty and demanded water to drink. The obedient Laxman shot an arrow into the ground and the river gushed out.

How To Reach Nagarhole

Nagarhole is close to Mangalore and is easily accessible too.

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Nagarhole Weather

Best Season / Best Time to Visit Nagarhole

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How to Reach Nagarhole

  • By Road
    Nagarhole is well connected with major nearby cities, such as Bangalore and Mysore via KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation), air-conditioned and luxury deluxe buses that are comfortable and reasonable.
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  • By Train
    Mysore Railway Station is the nearest railway junction to Nagarhole, situated at a distance of about 96 km. The railway station is well connected to all the major cities and towns in India. Travellers can hire taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Nagarhole from here.
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  • By Air
    Mysore Airport is the nearest domestic airport, connecting the town of Nagarhole with different parts of India, such as Goa, Mumbai and Chennai. It is situated at a distance of about 96 km from Nagarhole. Bangalore International Airport is the nearest international airport to Nagarhole, situated at a distance of about 236 km. It is ideal for travelling from Indian as well as international destinations
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