One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India, Nagarhole National Park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The park was a special hunting reserve of the kings of the Wodeyar dynasty, and it was established in 1955 as a wildlife sanctuary.
Later, it was upgraded to a national park in 1988 and declared a tiger reserve in 1999. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole National Park has lush forest cover, tiny streams, hills, valleys, and waterfalls.
Covers about 643 sq km, The park is located to the north-west of Bandipur National Park and the Kabini reservoir separates the two parks.