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How To Reach Nagarhole National Park
The Nagarhole National Park is located between Mysore and Kodagu districts of Karnataka, sharing the border with Kerala. Lying to the northwest of the Bandipur National Park, with the Kabini Reservoir separating the two, the Nagarhole Park stretches along the slopes and foothills of the abundantly green Brahmagiri hills of the Western Ghats at an elevation of 2,254 - 3,150 ft. The nearest city is Mysore at about 94 km, while the capital city of Bengaluru is 220 km away.
The easiest way to reach Nagarhole National Park would be to get to Mysore by train as the city is easily accessible by air, road or rail; and then hit the road to the Nagarhole National Park.
You can book a flight to Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru and then get a connecting flight from Bengaluru to the domestic airport at Mysore. Or you could take a cab from Bengaluru airport to the Nagarhole National Park which is about 261 km away. You could also fly to Mysore’s domestic airport from Chennai. If you’re landing at Mysore airport, there are buses and cabs that should take you to the Nagarhole National Park.
Mysore Junction Railway Station has a number of trains from most major cities like Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, Kolkata, Ajmer, Varanasi and Mumbai. The distance from the Mysore railway station to Nagarhole National Park is about 89 km and you can hop onto a bus or hire a cab to take you to the Park.
There are KSRTC buses from Mysore to Nagarhole. The buses stop at HD Kote Bus station, about 30 km from the Park. You can hail a cab to take you to the Park from the bus station. You could also rent a car from Bengaluru or Mysore. Buses from Karnataka and Kerala halt at Kutta, which has one of Nagarhole National Park’s four entrance points. Kutta is about 14 km from the Park.
You can drive your own vehicle on the roads that wind through the Park. You are not allowed to honk, speed up or step out of the car. For a deeper venture into the forests, there are jeep safaris, canter safaris on a 26 seater minibus and boat safaris for sailing across the Kabini River. Safaris can be booked at the Forest office inside the Park.