Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary
Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga district, Western Ghats, Liganamakki Reservoir, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Kargal, Sagar Taluk, Mangalore
Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga district, Western Ghats, Liganamakki Reservoir, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Kargal, Sagar Taluk, Mangalore
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Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary


Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Shimoga district and it is lying in the Western Ghats. A part of the Sharavathi river basin was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on April 20, 1972. Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over 431 sq km.
Apart from the area occupied by the Liganamakki Reservoir (123.63 sq. km), the Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is divided into core zone (74.33 sq. km), buffer zone (170.67 sq. km) and tourism zone (57.53 sq. km). The sanctuary shares its south western boundary with the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.

The area has mainly evergreen, semi-green and some moist deciduous forests. Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary houses animals like Tiger, Leopard (Black Panther), Wild Dog, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild Pig, Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Giant Flying Squirrel, Porcupine, Otter and Pangolin.

Reptiles found at Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary are King Cobra, Python, Rat Snake, Crocodile and Monitor Lizard.

Best season to visit Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and May


Contact Information:

Deputy Conservator of Forests
Shimoga Wildlife Division
D. C. Compound
Shimoga - 577 201

Range Forest Officer
Wildlife Range
Kargal - 577 421
Sagar Taluk


Distance from Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bangalore: 360 km
Mangalore: 220 km


How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Shimoga

Road: Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected with road network




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