25 Forests in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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25 Forests to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

(ANTARA GANGE) Shree Kaashi Vishwanatha TempleVibhuthipura, Karnataka 563101, India

This temple is located in a beautiful place which is surrounnded bby mountains. The temple has main shivalingam and around five  other lingams on the side of the main matapa.  The devotees believes that the waterbody surrounded by the temple is the sacred Ganga and it has been falling from the head of Shiva.

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

Barkana fallsBarkana falls, Agumbe, Karnataka 577411

One of the ten highest waterfalls in India. Formed by River Seetha River, the waterfall offers most amazing views during the rainy season.

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

Bisle GhatBisle Ghat, Karnataka 573123

Bisle Ghat is the best picturesque destination of Karnataka and is rewarded as 'heaven on the earth'.

Channabasaveshwara TempleAgadi Oni, Jinnur, Karnataka 581204, India

One of the important pilgrimage centers in Karnataka situated in an amidst thick forest in a picturesque location of western ghats.

Cubbon ParkKasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt of the region and is an ideal place for nature lovers to spread over 300 acres.

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.

Gaganachukki Water FallsShivanasamudra, Malavalli, Karnataka 571430, India

Waterfall situated near the island town of  Shivanasamudra. This waterfall looks like a huge horsetail. It is a steep waterfall that rushes down with great velocity and provides incredible views.

Hidlumane WaterfallsKodachadri road,Hosanagara, Kattinahole, Karnataka 577452, India

Accessed by hiking, this is a series of six cascading waterfalls hidden from one other. The trek from the first fall to the 6th fall includes steeper trek that runs through forest, water, and rocks.

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.

Kodachadri HillKodachadri Hill, Karnataka 577452

13th highest peak of Karnataka state. Surrounded by dense forests and breathtaking views, it is a major attraction for hikers. At the top of the peak stands a stone-built temple dedicated to Adi Shankara.

Koodlu WaterfallNadpal, Karnataka 576112, India

Waterfalls located inside a jungle. Feaures a stream of water that drops 300 ft. into a shallow pool. adventure and trekking lovers can explore this place in detail.

Koosalli FallsKoosalli Falls, Karnataka 576228

The Koosalli Waterfalls is a large waterfall located in a deep, rocky forest area. It is a cascading waterfall with six different waterfalls dropping from a height of about 470 feet.

Kudremukh PeakKudurekuha Jamly, Karnataka, India

The second highest peak in Karnataka. Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (in Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.

Kundadri HillsKundadri Ghat, Kundadri, Karnataka 577424, India

A mountain peak crowning dense forests. There is a Jain Temple at the top of the mountain, and two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages.

Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryNational Highway 13, Mandagadde, Karnataka 577220, India

One of the 20 important sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is situated on an island that spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and river Tunga. Over 5,000 birds here during the peak season from July to September, boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.