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Kaveri Nisargadhama : Abode of Nature

Written By: Akshatha

Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island and a forest resort maintained by the Forest Department of Karnataka. The island is formed by the Kaveri river which surrounds this beautiful land. It is one of the popular tourist places in Karnataka.

Kaveri Nisargadhama in Kodagu, is a huge forest area (more like a park) which tourists can cover in a day. Deer park, elephant safari, boating, a small museum, a handicrafts shop are the main things here.

It is situated at a distance of 4 km from Kushalnagar and takes around 15 minutes from the bus stand. The forest resort is a popular weekend getaway from Mysore and Bangalore.

If the water levels are too high, boating and elephant safari is cancelled. Otherwise, tourists can enjoy both rides in Nisargadhama.

Tourists should walk through the hanging bridge across the Cauvery river. If the river is full, you will enjoy the sight even more. Tourists have to walk through this bridge to go inside the reserve.

After crossing the bridge, you get to see a small eatery and a shed with many rabbits. From there, people can stroll around the resort.

Nisargadhama also has lodges and wooden cottages for a stay. It's a good experience to stay overnight in the wooden lodges, overlooking the river.

However, one has to make proper arrangements for food because the eatery inside is not very good. Just outside the entrance, there is one restaurant where you can get some better quality food.

The resort is not very well maintained but the eco-friendly ambiance, the melody of the river, buzz of insects, wooden swing tied to the trees are the things which accompany you there.

We'll take a pictorial tour around the woods of Kaveri Nisargadhama in Kodagu!

Entrance of Kaveri Nisargadhama
  

Entrance of Kaveri Nisargadhama

Entrance which leads to the hanging bridge across the Kaveri river.
Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian

Hanging Bridge
  

Hanging Bridge

River Kaveri flows with all its beauty and force, below this Hanging Bridge in Nisargadhama.
Photo Courtesy: Siji Menon

Rabbit Enclosure
  

Rabbit Enclosure

There is a rabbit enclosure as you enter, after crossing the bridge.
Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian

Elephant Safari
  

Elephant Safari

Tourists are taken around the woods of Nisargadhama.
Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian

Deer Park
  

Deer Park

Deer park is a major attraction in Kaveri Nisargadhama and it is fun to feed cute deers in the deer park.
Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian

Bamboo Shed
  

Bamboo Shed

Tourists can sit and rest after a long walk in the woods. There are many such bamboo sheds inside the resort.
Photo Courtesy: Siji Menon

Wooden Cottages
  

Wooden Cottages

There are a few wooden cottages for overnight stay. River side wooden cottages offer a good view of the river from the balcony.
Photo Courtesy: Akshatha Vinayak

Old Bridge
  

Old Bridge

Tourists can see the old bridge from the new bridge. But the old bridge is not in a good condition and is closed.
Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian

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