3 forests within 90 minutes
Mysore is well renowned for its wildlife and natural beauty. It’s a popular destination for wildlife photographers, bird watchers, nature enthusiasts and specialists because of its close proximity to three natural habitats – Bandipur, Nagarhole and Brahmagiri Hills.
Bandipur National Park in Karnataka consists of the second highest number of tigers in India. It’s a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve making it the largest protected area in South India and the largest habitat of Wild Elephants in South Asia. It’s extensive foliage and wildlife pose as a big attraction to environmentalists and nature lovers.
Nagarhole National Park has been declared the 37th Tiger Reserve in India – it is also a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Indian Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Striped Hyena and Sloth bear are some of the predators that can be spotted in this park.
Bramhagiri Hills are lush mountain ranges that are located all the way in the Western Ghats but easily accessible from Mysore. The land it sits on has affluent foliage, green hills and a pollution free environment perfect for a weekend getaway with nature. The hills stretch from Kodagu in Karnataka to Wayanad in Kerala – being apart off the Western Ghats, the ich foliage is seen throughout the year.
The tranquil environment makes the air cleaner to breathe and the city nicer to live in. The Tree Park developed in Mysore sprawls over 500 acres of land and was created as an initiative to maintain the green cover of the city. The city sits perfectly between two rivers – Kaveri and Kabini and is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills, making the climate ideal. The highest the temperature has been was in 1914 at 39.4 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded was 7.7 degrees Celsius. Overall the city holds pleasant weather and green views.