Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary - A Green Destination
Home to a wide variety of bird species and a green destination teeming with evergreen, semi-evergreen trees and vast grasslands, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Somwarpet Taluk of Kodagu in the State of Karnataka in India. The sanctuary has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The sanctuary has endangered bird species such as the grey-breasted laughing thrush, black-and-orange flycatcher and Nilgiri flycatcher. The Kadamakkal Reserve Forest is part of this sanctuary and it connects Bisle Reserve Forest in the north and the Kukke Subramanya Temple in the west.
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is also noted for different wildlife species like the wild dog, spotted deer, gaur, giant flying squirrel, Indian hare and more. Different reptiles like the common cobra, Indian rock python, rat snake, olive keelback, king cobra and bamboo pit viper are also part of this wildlife sanctuary.
Best season to visit: November to March
How to reach:
Nearest railway station: Mysore, via Mysore-Madikeri Road, about 138 km
Nearest airport: Mysore, via Mysore-Madikeri Road, about 149 km; Mangalore International Airport, via National Highway 48, about 211 km