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Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kodagu (Coorg) district and lies in the Western Ghats. This sanctuary is named after Talakaveri, the origin of the Cauvery River which lies on the eastern edge of the sanctuary. The origin of the river Cauvery is place of religious importance for the people of Kodagu.
Talakaveri was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary on 31 Aug / 1 Sep 1987. Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary is spread about 105.01 sq. km and it is covered with tropical evergreen forests. A few coffee and cardamom plantations are also covered within the sanctuary.
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary is home to mammals like Elephant, Tiger, Jackal, Gaur, Wild pig, Sloth bear, Lion-tailed Macaque, Leopard, Leopard cat, Wild dog, Nilgiri Marten, Common Palm Civet, Brown Palm Civet,Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Giant Flying Squirrel, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Clawless otter, Common Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Striped-Necked Mongoose, Ruddy Mongoose and Porcupine.
Snakes that are found in Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary include the king cobra, rat snake, cobra and python.
Dipterocarpus indicus, Hopea parviflora, Dysoxylum malabaricum, Pallaquim ellipticum, Mesua ferrea and Artocarpus lakoocha are some of the species of flora found in this sanctuary.
Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary also houses interesting birds like Great pied hornbill, Malabar trogon, fairy bluebird, broadbilled roller and black eagle.
The Talakaveri area is also ideal for trekking. Igguthappa Devara Betta is the nearby attraction.
The best season to visit this sanctuary is between November and April.
Distance from Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
1. Bangalore: 300 km
2. Mysore: 165 km
3. Mangalore: 130 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Mysore, Mangalore
Road: Talakaveri is well connected by roads. One can reach this sanctuary from Bangalore via Mysore, Madikeri, Kushalanagar, Bhagamandala. And from Mangalore via Puttur, Sulliya, Madikeri, Bhagamandala.
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