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 |
|Nearest City:Chikmagalur |
|Best time to visit: November – March. |
|Rainfall: 1200 mm to 2600 mm |
Temperature Minimum : 10° C in winter
Maximum : 32° C in Summer
Winter - November to January
Summer - February to May
Monsoon - May to October
|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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|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. |
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Help Line/Phone Number:
|Police Station:Chikmagalur |
|Nearest Hospital: Chikmagalur |
|Society/Community Phone Number |
The Deputy Conservator of Forests Bhadra Tiger Reserve
Chikmagalur – 577101.
Tel: 08262-34904. Fax: 08262-28026