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National Parks in Karnataka

Karnataka has a recorded forest area of 38,720 km2 (14,950 sq mi) which constitutes 20.19% of the total geographical area of the state. These forests support 25% of the elephant and 10% of the tiger population of India. Many regions of Karnataka are as yet unexplored, so new species of flora and fauna are found periodically. Some of the important wildlife national parks in Karnataka are mentioned below:

Bandipur National Park Kudremukha National Park
Nagarhole National Park Anshi National Park
Bannerghatta National Park  


Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary
Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Doraji Bear Sanctuary Ghataprabha Wildlife Sanctuary Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Melukote Wildlife Sanctuary Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary
Shettihalla Wildlife Sanctuary Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Thalakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park is a beautiful forest reserve located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. This national park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards natural conservation. It was created in the 1930s from the local Maharaja Voodiyar's hunting lands, and named Venugopal Wildlife Park.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole national park (NNP), the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, dhole (Indian wild dog), and gaur (Indian bison).

Bannerghatta National Park

For a walk on the wild side, look no further than the southern outskirts of Bangalore city, where you can find everything from avifauna to panthers in the Bannerghatta National Park. The 25,000 acre park is home to panthers, lions, tigers and a large variety of birds. Indulge your sense of adventure with a lion and tiger safari.