Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
is 38 km. northwest of Chikmagalur
town in Karnataka
state.It extends between 13º 25' and 13º 50' N latitude to 75º 15' and 75º 50' E longitude. The elevation gradient (from 750 m to 2100 m above sea level). The sanctuary is surrounded by Mullaianagiri, Hebbegiri, Gangegiri and Bababudangiri hills and has the tributaries of the Bhadra river
flowing through it. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the back waters of the Bhadra Reservoir
which has a catchment area of 1,968 km², surrounded by scenic hills and steep slopes.
Jagara village is located very near to the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. Bhadra Tiger reserve has a wide range of flora and fauna. This is an amazing place for the day outing. HebbeGiri is the highest peak in the sanctuary, which stands at a height of around 1875 meters.
Biology and Ecology
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a Bio-Diversity hotspot.It consists of dry deciduous ,moist deciduous forest and semi evergreen forests .
Teak, rosewood, mathi, honne, nandi, tadasalu ,kindal, medicinal plants, bamboo.
Tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, elephant, gaur, sloth bear, sambar, and spotted dear, barking deer, mouse deer, wild boar, common langur, bonnet macaque, slender loris and the malabar giant squirrel.Some of the reptiles commonly sighted in this park are common... Read More