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Encounters of a Different Kind - 12 Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

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The state of Karnataka in Southern India is known for its natural abundance, be it the scenic hill stations such as Coorg and Chickmagalur or the the amazing water fall attractions such as Jog Falls and Hogenakkal Falls. In fact, even the highly developed cities such as Bangalore have their share of lakes and parks that support a variety of vegetation, animals and bird life. Travel and wildlife enthusiasts come from across the world to explore the forests of Karnataka for exciting encounters of a special kind.

Karnataka has many national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, bird sanctuaries, etc located in the various forests that cover the region. The forests and many rivers in these places form a scenic backdrop for nature lovers to soak in the beauty and experience the heart-thumping moment of actually facing a wild animal in the real. Here is a look at some of the top wildlife sanctuaries in the state. Enjoy a tour of photos through the various wildlife hotspots in Karnataka.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

A Protected Tiger Reserve.

Photo Courtesy: Bikash Das

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

A Grizzled Squirrel at the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Bikash Das

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

The dense forests of Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Thejaswi

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

A Gray Langur at the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Gopal Venkatesan

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

A stripe-necked mongoose slinking off at the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Yathin SK

Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary

A Bonnet Macaque relishing a snack of coconut at the sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Jan Arendtsz

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Black Beauty at the Daroji Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Srihari Kulkarni

Biligiriranga Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Biligiriranga Wildlife Sanctuary

Lush greenery at BRT Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary
  

Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary

The sighting of a Blackbuck is indeed a rare treat!

Photo Courtesy: Koshy Koshy

Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

A rare sighting of the endangered species at Sharavati Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Bikash Das

Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary

The nature trails of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Subharnab Majumdar

Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
  

Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary

Thrilling sights at Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Courtesy: Srikaanth Sekar

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