Fast Facts :
Location : Karnataka, India.
Known For : It’s exquisite Tiger Preserve.
Animals Found : Indian Pond Turtle, Wild Dog, Atlas Moth, Monitor Lizard, Common Garden Lizard, Bronze Backed Tree Snake, Rock Python and flying snake.
Birds Found : open billed storks, napped black flycatcher, Indian tree pie, great pied hornbill, and great horned owl, king vulture and black winged kite.
Trees Found : Kindal, Tadasalu, Nandi, Honne, Mathi, Rosewood and Teak.
Snuggled in the verdant humid jungles of (Western Ghats) in the district of Chikmagalur is the Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhadra. It is approximately (275 kms) northern side of the Bangalore city and swathes a part of (492.46 Sq km). In the year 1951, administration of the Mysore city had affirmed this area as the (Jagara valley Game Reserve) also in the year 1974 this place was restructured as the (Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary). It was affirmed as the twenty fifth (Project Tiger) of the country in the year 1998. The uppermost crest of the safe haven is (Kallahathigiri) with a stature of (1875M).
The narrow valley of this safe haven is abode to many kinds of fauna and flora and it is observed as one of the finest Wildlife havens in India. Lush green flora and supercilious hill series are a stunning sight. The safe haven gets its forename from River Bhadra that gushes perennially via this area.Two very famous hill resort hotels, Bababuden and Kemmannugundi Hills, are surrounded by the haven. It is believed amongst the locals that, "If the wicker sways to the influence of the breeze and tiger walks with jollity, then it is definitely Jagara Valley." It is a town located near to the safe haven.
The flora is caduceus and the tender green wickers offer food for all the regal Elephants. More than Hundred and Twenty species of trees raises here, that comprises of Kindal, Tadasalu, Nandi, Honne, Mathi, Rosewood and Teak. There are moreover significant therapeutic floras to be seen here. A full-size (teak tree) known as (Jagara Giant) amid a cinch of (5.21 mts) aged approximately (300 years) one of the major lure of the haven.
The safe haven is affluent in flora and fauna. Abode to the Royal Indian Tiger, this safe haven has a kind of environment which the animal desire - large places, open tropical forest, sufficient shadow. The slender loris, elephants, sambars, gaurs, giant squirrels, sloth bears and leopard, are the additional mammalians seen here. Amongst the birds, those speckled are the open billed storks, napped black flycatcher, Indian tree pie, great pied hornbill, great horned owl, king vulture and black winged kite.
The safe haven is also a dwelling arena to unusual butterflies, that comprises of blue pansy, bamboo tree brown, great orange tip, tailed jay, southern birdwing, crimson rose and yam fly, in addition to this, you can also dot other faunas like the Indian Pond Turtle, Wild Dog, Atlas Moth, Monitor Lizard, Common Garden Lizard, Bronze Backed Tree Snake, Rock Python and flying snake.
The affluent multifariousness of Bhadra Wildlife haven should be preserved and conserved for the future generation. In the year 1999, the administration of India transmitted the safe haven under (Project Tiger). This Project is not simply for Tiger preservation. It also comes across to the protection of Tiger environment, its victim thickness and other features that jeopardizes the tiger inhabitants. These huge creatures that once wanderered in the jungles in huge numbers are on brink of extermination. Let us do something before it gets too delayed. Or sometime in the future we possibly will only be bequeathed with movies and imagery to tell again what this magnificent being looked like.