Wildlife Adventure on a Weekend? Why Not?
A wildlife adventure is an experience of a lifetime. It is a great choice for a holiday with family or friends and is an opportunity to connect with nature.
Karnataka is the state with the second-highest tiger population in India. Bandipur National Park & Tiger Reserve, Nagarahole National Park and Wayanad National Park are situated close to Mysuru. The forests here are rich in variety and abundance.
Gateway to Getaways – Mysuru
Mysuru is your gateway to five sanctuaries that can be explored over a weekend trip to the heritage city. All it takes is a short drive to get lost in a jungle adventure! Are you someone looking for a thrilling wildlife adventure over the weekend? If yes, these are your five retreats!
Located just 50 kms from Mysuru, Nagarahole is home to predators such as Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear and striped hyena. When you are on a safari in the jungle, you are sure to spot herbivores like elephants, chital, sambar deer and barking deer.
2. BR Hills
The BiliGiriRangana Betta or simply, BR Hills is 80 kms from Mysuru. It is a deific conjuncture of the Western and the Eastern Ghats. While climbing the hilltop, you are sure to spot the most conspicuous mammals – herds of wild elephants and gaurs. The records state there are about 26 species of mammals in the sanctuary.
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Indian bison, elephant, deer and tiger. The sanctuary is also an abode to an array of quite unusual birds. Sharing the borders of Nagarahole and Bandipur tiger reserves, this sanctuary is the corridor for seasonal migrations of animals.
Bandipur is just 80 kms from Mysuru. It is one of the first nine Tiger Reserves in the country and is at the forefront of eco-tourism. A number of endangered species such as tigers, elephants, sloth bears, gaurs, Indian rock pythons, jackals, muggers, and four-horned antelopes can be spotted in this national park. Bandipur also shelters sambar, mouse deer, chital, sloth bear, and the rare flying lizard. Over 200 species of birds and a diversity of flora add to its attraction.
A part of the Nagarahole National Park, Kabini is one of the top wildlife destinations in Karnataka. During the jungle safari there are possibilities of spotting elephant herds, jaguars, tigers and black leopards. Kabini is also a great spot for boat safari in and around Mysore where you can sight crocodiles, snakes, cormorants, cranes and darters.
Enjoy a Weekend Safari with Safari Quest
Safari Quest’s nature-inspired stays are perfect for nature enthusiasts and weekend explorers. Our packages are highly personalised for families and wildlife enthusiasts to cover the adventures and Mysuru’s tourist attractions during their stay in the city over a weekend. Our wildlife focused property and our expert naturalists will ensure you have an experience that is unmatched. You will go home with a camera full of photos, head full of information and your heart packed with memories!
Wildlife adventure on a weekend? Your quest ends at Safari Quest!