Nagarhole National Park also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park , is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka is one of India’s premier Tiger Reserves along with the adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve
This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger reserves of India in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site
Nagarhole National Park is home to various species of flora and fauna and is known for a respectable tiger-predator ratio. Upon visiting the national park, tourists can spot sloth bears, elephants, panthers, four-horned antelopes, wild boars, pangolins, gaurs (Indian bison), bonnet macaques, flying foxes and tigers, among other animals. The population of reptiles includes pythons, cobras, kraits, crocodiles and vipers, to mention a few. Tourists who are interested in ornithology can see different species of birds at Nagarhole National Park.
Best Time to Visit is from October to May is the best season to visit Nagarhole National Park. The park usually remains closed during June to September, which is the rainy season here