15 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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15 Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National ParkNH 67, Hangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126, India

This national park is famous for its wildlife riches which covers around 874 sq km. This park suits people who love nature, photography, and adventure.

Bannerghatta Biological ParkBannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India

Founded in 1970.  A portion is also a biological reserve. Popular destination with a zoo, a pet corner,  an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, aquarium, snake house, and a safari park

Bhadra DamLakkavalli Dam, Vadiyuru, Karnataka 577115, India

Bhadra dam a  wildlife sanctuary and tourist destination which is located on Bhadra river, a tributary of Thungabadra river

Bhadra Wildlife SanctuaryBehind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, Karnataka 577115, India

Covering a vast area of 490 sq kilometres which is surrounded by the hills of the western ghats on all sides

BRT Tiger ReservePunajur State Forest, Karnataka 571127, India

Situated between the western and eastern ghats. Having a wonderful ecosystem is the worthy delight of floral, faunal and cultural affluence

Dabbe FallsKunjuvalli, Kanapagaru, Karnataka 581384, India

Nestled within the lush green folds of Saravathi wildlife sanctuary, it is a storied waterfall reachable through picturesque trails.

Dandeli Wildlife sanctuaryK.C. Circle, Dandeli Opp. Indian Oil Petrol Bunk, Dandeli, Karnataka 581325, India

An ideal holiday destination for nature lovers which Covers an area of 334. 52 sq kms.  This is the second-largest sanctuary in Karnataka and is located on the banks of river Kali.

Daroji Sloth Bear SanctuarySeetharama Tanda, Karnataka 583215, India

Created exclusively for the preservation of sloth bear which has a diversified flaura ad fauna. Trekking lovers can explore this area.

Jayamangali Blackbuck ReserveMydanahalli, Karnataka 572127, India

This is Tumkur's only notified protected area exclusively for the Blackbucks. The area of the reserve is 798 acres with the largest population of blackbucks. Apart from blackbucks, the area consists of Acacia and Eucalyptus plantation.

Jogimatti Forest and widlife sanctuaryChitradurga, Karnataka 577524, India

Hill station and a forest reserve in Chitradurga district.Best for trekking.

Male Madeshwara Wildlife SanctuaryChamarajanagar, Karnataka 571490, India

Protected wildlife sanctuary in the western ghats named after the presiding deity "Male Mahadeswara" .Part of a contiguous tiger habitat

Nagarhole National Park And Tiger ReserveMysore - Madikeri Rd, Hunsur, Karnataka 571201, India

Also known as Rajiv Gandhi national park which stands on the banks of river Bhima which was declared ass the thirty-seventh project tiger, Tiger reserves of India in 1999.

NisargadhamaNisargadhama, Karnataka 571234

Tourism, wildlife sanctuary,photography, picnic spot and boating.

Ranebennur Blackbuck Deer SanctuaryRahutana Katti, Karnataka 581211, India

Renebannur blackbuck sanctuary was declared as a sanctuary mainly to protect blackbucks which have a vast core area.  A very good trekking place, off-road area and much more.

Sharavati Valley Wildlife SanctuaryAralagodu To Kanchikai Temple Road, Halethota, Karnataka 577421, India

Spread over an area of 431.23 km2, it has dense evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. The sanctuary is a refuge of the endangered lion-tailed macaque.