Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary


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It is one of the significant places to visit in Chikmagalur and spreads over an area of 490 sq km and is situated at a distance of 38 km on the western side of the Chikmagalur town. The hills of the Western Ghats surround the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary on the sides, and it provides an amazing natural view.

The high mountain peaks provide a heavenly view, and the snow-capped peaks look like ascending to heaven. The mountain peaks are often considered the crown of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The name of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is because the Bhadra River passes through this place. In the sanctuary, the Bhadra River is the primary source of clean water Trekking and rock climbing in the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Trails at Method, Talbidrekere, Melgiri, and Kesarhalla are other significant places. The main source of recreation is safaris, Bird watching, island camping, and water rafting are also good options. Chandanahadlu and Doddahadlu offer good Tiger watching activities.

Bhadra Jeep Safari

No.of persons Per Jeep: 6 visitors excluding Driver and Guide.
Safari Timings:  6:30 AM – 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Duration: 2hrs – 2hrs 30 mins


4 to 6 people can go at once, with rates varying from Rs. 800 to Rs. 2000.

Ticket Prices

Indian Entry fees: Rs.300/ person
Foreigner Entry fees: Rs.1500/ person
DSLR With Lens (Above 500 mm length): Rs.500
DSLR without Lens: Rs.200
DSLR With lens below 500 mm length: Rs.300

Best Time to Visit


*Note: Safari may not be operated on Rainy days and The above-mentioned charges may be revised without prior intimation.

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Official website for Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Official website for Karnataka Forest Department

How to Reach

By Air: Mangalore – 113 km
By Rail: Kadur – 40kms
By Road: Chikmangalore – 33km, Belur – 25 km, Mudigere – 29 km, Arehalli – 41 km, and Bangalore 282 km


Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, Karnataka 577115.

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