Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollur, Udupi, Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Mookambika temple, Mangalore, Kundapur
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollur, Udupi, Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Mookambika temple, Mangalore, Kundapur
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Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Kollur in Udupi district. This sanctuary is spread around 247 sq. km. This sanctuary is sharing its north-western boundary with Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary. Mookambika wildlife sanctuary is located at a distance of 125 km from Mangalore.
Mookambika wildlife sanctuary is divided into a core zone (114 sq. km), buffer zone (90 sq. km) and tourism zone (43 sq. Km). This sanctuary is thick with evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests of the Western Ghats.

Some of the tree species found in this region includes Dipterocarpus indicus, Calophyllum tomentosum and Hopea parviflora.

A rare species of climber Coscinium fenestratum are also found here. The endangered cane turtle is also found at this sanctuary.

Mookambika wildlife sanctuary houses animals like Slender loris, lion-tailed macaque, sambar, chital, sloth bear, gaur, wild pig, sambar, barking deer, otter, porcupine, tiger and leopard.

Goddess Mookambika temple at Kollur is nearby attraction.

Best time to visit Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and April.

How to get there

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Kundapur

Road: Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by roads.

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