Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandya, Mudibetta, Narayandurga, Bangalore, Mysore, Melkote
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandya, Mudibetta, Narayandurga, Bangalore, Mysore, Melkote
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Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary


Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Mandya District and it is located at a distance 5 km from Melkote. Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is spread about 49.82 sq. km.
Melkote was declared a sanctuary in 17th June 1974 particularly to safeguard the wolf. The Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is separated into two blocks, Mudibetta (4.48 sq. km) and Narayandurga (45.34 sq. km).

Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is deciduous scrub forest dominates the area. Cycas circinalis, an endangered gymnosperm is characteristic of this area. A few pockets of Shorea talura exist in the sanctuary. Other species include Acacia leucophloea, Angogeissus latifolia, Santalum album and Zizyphus sp.

Mammals of Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary include Leopard, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Indian fox, Black Buck, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Bonnet Macaque, Langur and Pangolin.

Best Time to Visit: Between October and April


Distance from Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary:
Bangalore: 140 km
Mysore: 55 km
Mandya: 35 km


How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Nearest Railhead: Mysore, Mandya

Road: Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road.




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