Nagarhole is basically a National Park also acknowledged as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. It is a nationalized recreational area situated in Kodagu and Mysore province in Karnataka state. Nuzzled on the foothills of the Western Ghats, this park widens southwards to Kerala state covering an area of 643km.
Nagarhole National Park is distinguished for its affluent biodiversity, thick foliage, small rivulets, valleys and cascades. The park houses Flagship species like tiger (Panthera tigris), Indian bison or gaur and Asian elephants in large numbers and is recognized as a significant Bird Area giving shelter to more than 270 species of birds including the 'Critically endangered' Oriental white-backed vulture, 'Vulnerable' lesser adjutant, greater spotted eagle and the Nilgiri wood-pigeon. Jenu Kurubas, a tribe in Karnataka state are the main dwellers of this jungle area. The term ‘Jenu’ means ‘honey’ and the term ‘kuruba’ generally denotes ‘shepherd’. These types of tribes are found in the forests with other tribal clusters. They are generally outstanding climbers of trees and really experts in using sling, bows and arrows. Most of them have limited exposure to proper modernization and still survive in thatched huts made of mud, leaves and grass.
Safaris are organized in the Forest department vans two times a day, early morning and evening. Owing to the natural beauty and wild life diversity of Nagarhole, a large number of tourists get attracted to the place and come to visit it throughout the year from different corners of the world. Tourists are advised to refer to the travel guide to Nagarhole National Park for further inquiries as well.