Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka. It was established on 14 January 1987 and covers an area of 1,027.53 kilometres square. The sanctuary derived its named after the Cauvery River which flows through it over a total length of 101 kilometres. A religious centre, named Muthathi Anjaneya temple, along with an ecotourism fishing resort and the Cauvery Fishing Camp are located within the sanctuary. The months from August to March are considered to be the best time to visit the place.

Dominant Flora

The dominant species of trees are Terminalia arjuna and jambul. Other species found in the sanctuary are Albizia Amara, Feronia Sp., Tamarindus Indica, Mangifera Indica, Hardwickia Binata, Acacia Armata, and several other species of Acacia, Feronia and Ficus.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: tiger, elephant, wild boar, leopard, dhole, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, four-horned antelope, black-naped hare, chevrotain, common langur, bonnet macaque, honey badger.

Birds: Indian courser, Malabar parakeet, large-billed leaf warbler, green leaf-warbler, western crowned leaf warbler, fairy-bluebird, the Indian blue robin, the yellow-throated bulbul, the crested goshawk, rosefinch, Orphean warbler, European bee-eater, and Eurasian crag martin.

Reptiles: mugger crocodile, Indian rock python, Indian cobra, Russell’s viper and banded krait.

Climatic Conditions

The sanctuary has a semi-arid climate, where the average temperatures are a minimum of 5 °C and maximum of 38 °C. During summer, it touches a maximum of 40 °C.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest rail heads are Chamarajanagar and Mysuru, located about 30 km and 60 km away respectively, from the sanctuary.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is in Bangalore, located about 150 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : By road, visitors can go down the Kanakapura road from Bengaluru for about 87 km to reach the sanctuary.

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