Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary
|The Muthodi Forest Reserve is one of the four main parts of the Bhadra Wild life Sanctuary, the other three being Tanikecoil, Lakkavalli and Hebbe.
38 kms from Chikmagalur, this sanctuary is must for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some of the wildlife found here. This place is truely mysterious, magical and mind-blowing. The secrets of the jungle unwind as you go deep into the seemingly silent forest. Birds whistle their favorite songs. Monkeys chatter incessantly. Elephants trumpet in delight... Welcoming you to discover their magnificent land.
The Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary in the Chickmagalur and Shimoga Districts, is one of the most fascinating sanctuaries. Sheltering some exquisite flora and fauna. The great Indian gaur, barking deer, flying fox, mongoose, elephant, panther, macaque, babbler, barbet, blue jay, kingfisher, robin, weaverbird, and drongo... have all made their home here.
|Address:The Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary in the Chickmagalur and Shimoga Districts|
|District: Chickmagalur and Shimoga Districts|
|Best time to visit: November — March.|
|Rainfall: 1200 mm to 2600 mm
Temperature Minimum : 10° C in winter
Maximum : 32° C in Summer
|The area was declared as "Jagara Valley Wildlife Sanctuary" by the Government of Mysore in 1951, vide Government Notification No. A & F. 6175/90/10 FT-112-40-2, dated 21.2.51 covering an area of 77.45 sq. miles. After a systematic survey and census of the entire area including animals, birds and plants, it was thought to bring some more area under the Jagara Valley Forests. The adjacent area, which were rich in wildlife was surveyed and the Sanctuary was reconstituted in the year 1974, as Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary", vide Notification No. AFD-25-FWL-74, dated 6.9.74, covering an area of 492.46 sq. km. as per section 18 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 (Intention), and confirmed under section 26 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972, vide notification Fee-58-FW-96, dated 9.3.98.|
Interesting things to do:
|In good weather you can camp inside the forest with tents, and do a lot of trekking as well.|
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How to reach?
|Nearest Railway Station:The railhead closest to Bhadra is Kadur, 40km.|
|Nearest Airport:The nearest airports are Mangalore -- 180km and Bangalore -- 265km.|
|Road Transport: The nearest town is Chikmagalur, 30km away. Bangalore is 265km away.|
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Nearest Petrol Pump:
|Various kinds of dormitory and suite accommodation available at different locations within the Sanctuary, all owned by the Forest Department.
☀ Sukalahatti - 1 suite
☀ BRP - 2 suites
☀ Kesave - 1 suite
☀ Shigekhan - 3 suites
There's no private accommodation in Bhadra. The tariff is typically Rs 100 per person per night. The dorms are Rs 75.
MUTTODI NATURE CAMP (Forest Rest House)
Accommodation 2 cottages, 2 dormitories (10 persons per dormitory) Tariff Rs. 450 per cottage (for Indians; rate is higher for foreigners); Rs. 40 per person in dormitory, Rs. 400 per dormitory
Tex Woods Resorts is one of the cheapest budget hotel/hostel in Chikmagalur, India. Located in the locality of Sheegekhan Estate, Next to Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, Via Malandar, Tex Woods Resorts offers the budget traveler and his/her family a friendly accommodation at the lowest room rate. Tex Woods Resorts is within the easy reach of the center of Chikmagalur, India, the nearest airport and its major attractions. The Tex Woods Resorts is known for its affordable accommodation options, well kept rooms and common areas, friendly reservation counter staff, nearby restaurants and bars, and of course, service and staff that try to make your stay at Tex Woods Resorts worthwhile. This hotel is well-suited for students, tourists, backpackers, hostel travelers, youth travelers, young professionals and foreigners.
Things to carry:
|Make sure you carry a torch/ some candles/ mosquito coil etc if you have to stay in the jungle.|
Tips & Suggestions:
Help Line/Phone Number:
|Nearest Hospital: Chikmagalur|
|Society/Community Phone Number
The Deputy Conservator of Forests Bhadra Tiger Reserve
Chikmagalur - 577101.
Tel: 08262-34904. Fax: 08262-28026
Muthodi Wildlife Nearest Attraction
|It is a big Hoysala temple, 12 km from Halebid. There are few visitors. King BIddiga converted to Hinduism under the influence of a philosopher and called himself Vishu Vardhana. At first he built this temple and defined Vishnu in it.....more|
|Sringeri is a monastic temple town started by Shankara, who promoted the Advaitha philosophy in the 9h century. The temple was built in the 14th century with the support of Vijayanagara .....more|
|Hebbe Falls are situated about 10 km away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi in Karnataka, India. This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler.....more|
|Kalhatti Falls start at the top of the Chandra Drona Hill, from a height of 45m to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated 10km from Kemmangundi, Kalahatti is about 250 km form Bangalore.....more|
|Manikyadhara Falls is situated near Kemmangundi of Chikmagalur district. It is located on the Baba Budan Giri HIlls, which is a sacred place for both Muslims and Hindus. It is one of the main attractions of Baba Budan Giri or Dattapeeta.....more|
|Sirmane / Sirmane falls|
|Sirimane falls, a tributory of Tunga river which decends from the Western Ghats ranges near Sringeri in Chikmagalur District of Karnataka. Sirimane falls is one of the pretty waterfalls, located about five kilometres from Kigga, and is around 22 km away from Sringeri.....more|
|Bababudangiri shrine (also known as Dattatreya Peeta or Dattatreya Peetha) is a shrine located on Bababudangiri hill in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka in India.This peak is one of the highest in Karnataka.....more|
|Located in the Samse Taluk of Chikmagalur district, the Gangamoola hill is surrounded by thick forests. It is the origin of three mighty rivers, the Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravathi.The highlights of the region are a Goddess Bhagavathi shrine and a Varaha image, 1.8 metres high, within a cave, which become inaccessible during the monsoons....more|
|Horanadu the holy city of Chickmagalur district of Karnataka, is famous for the Annapoorneshwari Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurneshwari, Goddess of Food and Grains.It is believed that one who visits the temple and takes the blessing of the Deity one shall never go hungry in their life.....more|
|55 kms north from Chickmagalur town on the Baba Budan range is the scenic hill station of Kemmannugundi called K.R hills, after the Wodeyar king Krishnaraja Wodeyar - IV who made it his favorite summer camp. Situated at a height of 1434 meters and surrounded by thick green forests. K.R Hills makes and ideal health resort.....more|
|The unspoilt Kundadri hill station in Karnataka situated in Teerthahalli taluk of Shimoga, still remains one of the favorite spots for tourists keen in mountain trekking. The mountains are unexplored and one can feel the excitement in discovering new pathways to the peak.....more|
|Horanadu the holy city of Chickmagalur district of Karnataka, is famous for the Annapoorneshwari Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurneshwari, (Goddess of Food and Grains) this temple was built in 1973.It is believed that one who visits the temple and takes the blessing of the Deity one shall never go hungry in their life. ....more|
|Situated in southwest region of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is around 200 km from the capital city Bangalore.90 km west of Chikmagalur town is Sringeri situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra. Sringeri was discovered by Sri Sankaracharya as a place where even natural animosities did not exist, as he saw a frog in labour protected from the scorching rays of the sun by a raised hood of a cobra.....more|
|Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary|
|38 kms from Chikmagalur, this sanctuary is must for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some of the wildlife found here. This place is truely mysterious, magical and mind-blowing. The secrets of the jungle unwind as you go deep into the seemingly silent forest.....more|
|Kudremukh National Park|
|Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka is one of the most popular national parks in India. Located in Mangalore, it is surrounded by Kudremukh or the Horse Face range overlooking the Arabian Sea. The topography of Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka is marked by deep ravines and steep cliffs.....more|
|The Bhadra River is a river in Karnataka state in southern India.The Bhadra originates in the Western Ghats range, and flows east across the Deccan Plateau, joined by its tributaries the Somavahini, Thadabehalla, and Odirayanahalla.....more|
|The Tunga River is a river in Karnataka state, southern India. The river is born in the Western Ghats on a hill known as Varaha Parvata at a place called Gangamoola. From here, the river flows through two districts in Karnataka - Chikmagalur District and Shimoga District.....more|
|Lakkavalli is a small town in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka state, southern India. Lakkavalli is the site of a dam across the Bhadra River; the dam is used for irrigation and power production.Lakkavalli is a small village situated at a distance of 22 km from Tarikere and 45 km from Shimoga.....more|
|Muthodi National Park|
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