Are you visiting Nagarhole for vacation? Nagarhole is indeed a wildlife destination for tiger spotting. However, it is not the only activity to enjoy and experience here.
Below are the top things to experience in Nagarhole.
1. Safari at Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park is famous for its collection of animals and birds. It is a famous tiger reserve, which offers jeep safari in the core and buffer zones. Morning and evening jeep safaris in open-roof jeeps through the forests to spot animals and birds is the main activity of the park.
2. Birdwatching at Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole national park holds several hundreds of bird species and numerous migratory bird species. Early morning safari or walking trails are the best ways to spot as many birds as possible. If you wish to spot migratory birds, visit during winter season.
3. Trekking in Nagarhole National Park
Right after jeep safari, the second best activity to enjoy is trekking. Nagarhole is said to be a trekker's paradise. Trekking through the trails in the park to spot small animals and birds is one of the adrenaline gushing activities of the region. Trekking is also common in Brahmagiri Peak region.
4. Night Camping
Some tourists prefer to camp at designed regions in the buffer zone. Camping in the core zones or camping without approval from the forest departments is illegal and dangerous. Some of the resorts also offer camping facilities along with bonfire closer to the forest region.
5. Boat Safari on Kabini Reservoir
If you are visiting in winter season or post-monsoon season, the Kabini reservoir would be lush with water. This is also the right time to enjoy spotting waterfowls. Tourists can enjoy boat safaris on the reservoirs. Sunset boat safari or coracle ride is the best activity to spot many birds.
6. Water Rafting on Kabini River
Kabini River is also famous for adventure activities like river rafting. You can find numerous service providers, who can offer rafting sessions. This activity depends on the amount of water flow in the river. Thus, visit during post-monsoon or early winter season to enjoy this activity. Some prefer to camp closer to the river for the night.
Around 20 km away from Nagarhole, you will find Tholpetty, which is famous for natural beauty, and numerous caves. These caves are associated with legends. According to folklore, these caves were used by saints for meditation. You can explore the caves of this region. If you are visiting in peak winter, this is the best place for birdwatching.
Nagarhole, Kabini reservoirs and the surrounding regions are quite famous for wildlife photography. If you wish to photograph a tiger, you ought to visit during summer. Summer is the time with shunted grass growth. Thus, the park will have better visibility to spot predatory animals.
9. Plantation Exploration
Regions in and around Nagarhole are famous for coffee and fruit plantations. If you are looking for a romantic activity, try exploring the plantations during a misty winter morning. There are numerous resorts, which are located amidst these plantations. If you love to enjoy a vacation closer to the nature, try staying in one such resort.
10. Search for Salvation
The Rameshwara Temple is located closer to Lakshman Tirtha River. This temple is famous among pilgrims and spiritual explorers. According to legends, a visit to this temple would clean the soul from any worldly sin.