Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, India
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The gateway to jungle. Nagarhole National Park
Nagarahole Tiger Reserve previously known as Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park, was named after the river ‘agarahole’ which literally means ‘Serpent River’ (Nagara=Serpent; Hole=River) in the Kannada language. Nagarahole is an important Tiger Reserve in Karnataka and is a major hub of conservation under Project Tiger and Project Elephant. The Protected Area supports large assemblages of carnivores and herbivores: Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic wild dog and Sloth bear, Asiatic Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Muntjac, Four-horned antelope, Wild pig, Mouse deer, and South-western langur.
The park comprises of some amazing landscapes and marvelous streams that swerve around like a snake, leaving wildlife enthusiasts and visitors astonished by its natural beauty. It is also considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.