Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
One of the smallest sanctuaries in Karnataka, the Adichunchangiri was established with the sole intention of providing a favourable habitat for peacocks. Over 0.84 sq.km., the sanctuary is a quick fix for bird lovers - in addition to peacocks, a broad diversity of bird species can be spotted here. The common mongoose, jungle cat, black-naped hare and the bonnet macaque can also be found here. Its proximity to the Chunchanagiri temple and the pilgrim centre has made it a popular stop in the pilgrim circuit.