The Kudremukh National Park Karnataka

It is the largest declared Wildlife Protected Area (600 sq.km) of a tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats. It comes under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority-I, under the format developed jointly by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the World Wide Fund-USA. In 1916, it was declared a reseve forest, and in 1987, the Karnataka government gave it the national park status.


The park shares its boundary with the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary to its west and is connected to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary through a small stretch of reserved forests to its south. The highest point in the park is 1892m. Huge area of the park is covered by hills and shola forests. The vegetation consists of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. The abundant rains keep the three major rivers-Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati-flowing in full force almost throughout1 the year.


Tigers and leopards are the best known animals here. And so are wild dogs. Other animals such as muntjacs, sambar, gaur, wild boar, varieties of macaques and langurs are found here.

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National Parks

Bandipur National Park | Bannerghata National Park | Anshi National Park | Nagarhole National Park | The Kudremukh National Park


Wildlife sanctuaries

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Ghataprabha Wildlife Sanctuary | Melukote Wildlife Sanctuary | Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary | Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary | Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary

Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary | Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary | Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary | Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary | Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary | Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary | Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird sanctuaries

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary | Kaggaladu Heronry | Gudavi Bird Sanctuary | Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary | Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary | Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary