Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore in the districts of Mysore, Bangalore and Mandya. It is spread around 102.59 sq. km. River Cauvery forms the northern and eastern boundary of the sanctuary. Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary attracts nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. Nestled in the mountains, valleys, rivers, jungle sounds, and abundant greenery, the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary is a perfect gateway where fishermen and nature lovers can get a whiff of raw adventure and a view of the majestic Cauvery as it bounces over jagged rocks.
The Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a sanctuary on January 14, 1987. Riverine and dry deciduous forests with some patches of scrub forest, especially the eastern parts.
Mammals like tiger, sambar, spotted deer, leopard, elephants, wild boar, barking deer, four-horned antelope, Malabar giant squirrel, grizzled giant squirrel are found in Cauvery wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds like Sirkeer cuckoo, white-browed bulbul, green-billed malkoha and the pigmy woodpecker are found at Cauvery wildlife Sanctuary.
Cauvery wildlife sanctuary is also home for reptiles like the marsh crocodiles, python, turtles, cobra, Russell's viper, and banded krait.
Cauvery wildlife sanctuary is also popular for the Mahseer fish.