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Wildlife in Karnataka

Around 20.19% (= 38,720 sq km) of Karnataka's total geographic area happens to be covered with forests. It is interesting to note that 25% of total elephant population and 10% of total tiger population of India finds shelter in the forests of Karnataka. The ranges of the Western Ghats have been categorised as an eminent bio-diversity destination. Talacauvery and Kudremuk, both located in the bio-diversity of region of Western Ghats might soon occupy a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; currently they feature on the tentative list. Talking about wildlife varieties in Karnataka, the two destinations that attract the most attention are the Bandipur National Park and the Nagarhole National Park, an essential part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Owing to their location in the foothills of the Western Ghats, these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries feature some of the most impressive locales and landscapes. According to the official records, the number of animals inhabiting the Bandipur and Nagarhole national parks has witnessed a commendable rise in population. Both bird lovers as well as animal lovers can look forward to enjoying an exciting wildlife tour in the dense jungles of Karnataka.

Most Visited Wildlife National Parks & Sanctuaries in Karnataka