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Park Name
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (492.46 Kms)
State
Karnataka
Country
India
Santuary Type
Wildlife Sanctuary, Any, Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve
Best Time to Visit
October, November, December, Any
Overview
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary situated in the midst of Western Ghats in Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts of Karnataka.The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of a substantial tiger population It was declared as the 25th Project Tiger of India in 1998. Kallahathigiri is the higest peak in the sanctuary with a height of 1,875 Mts. Kemmannugundi and Bababuden Hills, are within the sanctuary. The lush green vegetation and lofty hill ranges are a beautiful and spectacular. The wildlife sanctuary is called so after the Bhadra River which flows through the lush forests. The lush green vegetation of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary consists of mostly moist and dry deciduous forests. More than 120 species of trees grow here, which include Teak, Rosewood, Mathi, Honne, Nandi, Tadasalu and Kindal. Bhadra is popularly known as Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, after the village on its fringes.

More Sightings

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

26-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

leopard was sitting on the tree.elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, langur, wild boar, stripe necked mongoose, malabar giant squirrel,

Mammals

leopard was sitting on the tree, elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, langur, wild boar, stripe necked mongoose, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river tern with chicks, indian peafowl, brown fish owl, greater coucal, racket tailed drongo, malabar whistling thrush, hill myna, painted stork, lesser adjutant stork, black headed ibis, spot billed duck, butterflies : southern birdwing, indian common crow, crimson rose, blue tiger

Reptiles

indian monitor lizards

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

25-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

herd of gaurs, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, wild pigs, langur, bonnet macaque, malabar giant squirrel, stripe necked mongoose, ruddy mongoose,

Mammals

herd of gaurs, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, wild pigs, langur, bonnet macaque, malabar giant squirrel, stripe necked mongoose, ruddy mongoose

Birds

malabar whistling thrush, crested serpent eagle, brown fish owl, river terns with chicks, hill myna, open billed stork, white throated kingfisher

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

22-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

pack of two wild dogsgaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

pack of two wild dogs, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

grey headed fish eagle with bull frog kill, white bellied sea eagle, malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, crested serpent eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

indian moniter lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

21-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

  pack of  two wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

pack of two wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard, crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

20-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

three different leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

three different leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

16-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

two different leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

two different leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl, crested hawk eagle, white bellied sea eagle

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

15-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

sloth bear, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

sloth bear, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl, crested hawk eagle, white bellied sea eagle

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

14-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

leopard, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

leopard, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

13-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

two different leopards, sloth bear, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

two different leopards, sloth bear, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl, white belled sea eagle (3)

Reptiles

crocodile, monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

12-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

elephant, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

elephant, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

crocodile, monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

10-May-2022(Evening)

Updated By : Guide

Description

elephants, gaurs, smbar, barking deer, spotted deer, wild pigs, malabar giant squirrel, langur, bonnet macaque,

Mammals

elephants, gaurs, smbar, barking deer, spotted deer, wild pigs, malabar giant squirrel, langur, bonnet macaque

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, hill myna, orange headed thrush, racket tail drango, indian peafowl, red wattled lapwing, river terns, indian robin, green bee eater, butterflys, indian common crow, stripe tiger, crimson rose

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

09-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

08-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

crocodile, monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

06-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

a pair of leopard, wild dogs, elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, malabar giant squirrel,wild pigs,spotted deer.

Mammals

a pair of leopard, wild dogs, elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, malabar giant squirrel, wild pigs, spotted deer

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, osprey, grey headed fish eagle, river tern with chicks, small pratincoles with chicks, indian grey hornbill, orange headed thrush

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

05-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

sloth bear, wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

sloth bear, wild dogs, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

04-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel, langur, bonnet macaque.

Mammals

elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel, langur, bonnet macaque

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl, orange headed thrush, malabar whistling thrush, painted storks, black naped ibis, indian peafowl, butterflies : common crow, striped tiger, blue tiger

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

03-May-2022(Evening)

Updated By : Guide

Description

leopard (mother and cub).elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, malabar giant squirrel,wild pigs,spotted deer.

Mammals

leopard (mother, cub), elephants, gaurs, sambar, barking deer, malabar giant squirrel, wild pigs, spotted deer

Birds

white rumped shama, malabar pied hornbill, indian grey hornbill, sourthen hill myna, orange headed thrush

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

02-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

01-May-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

herd of elephants, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

herd of elephants, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns with chicks, small pratincole with chicks, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, leggie’s hawk eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

crocodile

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

30-Apr-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

2 leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

2 leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

river terns, small pratincole, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

29-Apr-2022(Morning)

Updated By : Guide

Description

 leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel.

Mammals

leopards, herd of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, malabar giant squirrel

Birds

malabar pied hornbill, river terns, small pratincole, osprey, crested serpent eagle, grey headed fish eagle, brown fish owl

Reptiles

monitor lizard

Multiple species across multiple timelines

Multiple species for last7, 14 & 28 days and custom dates.

Multiple species for last 12 months

Multiple species for last 12 months

Selected species for across all gates

For the selected species compared across all gates for last 7,14 & 28 days and custom days

Selected species - morning versus evening

For the selected species for morning versus evening for last 7 days or 14 days or 28 days or custom dates.

Selected species across gates, last 12 months

For the selected species for all gates for lat 12 months

Selected species versus multiple parks

For the selected species compared to other parks for 7,14 & 28 days and for custom dates

Sightings description summary for last 7 days

Last week's sightings summary

Tiger sightings for last 7 days

Last week's tiger sightings names & summary

How to reach?

By Air: Nearest Airports: Bangalore, Mangalore
By Rail: Nearest Railway Station: Kadur Railway Station.

By Road: The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by roads and distances with various cities can be calculated as follows: Chikmagalur (40 km), Bangalore (285 km) and Mysore (200 km).

Safari

Jeep/Boat/Canter Safari

We offer a mix of Jeep, Canter & Boat safari with maximum Jeep Safaris. It's a "MUST" in Kabini as per the order of the Tourism & Forest Dept. You will NOT get exclusive gypsies here unlike other parts of India

Weather Details
MonthSeasonAvg. Minimum (°C/°F)Avg. Maximum (°C/°F)
JanuaryWinter15/5932/90
FebruaryWinter16/6135/95
MarchSummer22/7237/99
AprilSummer26/7943/109
MaySummer29/8443/109
JunePre-monsoon29/8439/102
JulyMonsoon26/7931/88
AugustMonsoon27/8132/90
SeptemberMonsoon25/7733/91
OctoberPost-monsoon/Winter20/6832/90
NovemberPost-monsoon/Winter13/5531/88
DecemberWinter11/5231/88

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