If you are a nature lover who likes to wake up to chirping birds rather than blaring horns or if you are the kind who likes to live the ?wild? life, then look no further. The South Indian wildlife corridor is the answer. The wildlife belt includes Bandipur, Nagarhole and Kabini in Karnataka, Masinagudi ? Muddumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala. The entire forested region is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which spreads from the Western Ghats to the Nilgiris and covers a massive area of 5520sq km. The Biosphere Reserve was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2012.
The wildlife corridor is an Ornithologist and a wildlife lover?s delight. The reserve houses over 100 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, 80 species of reptiles, butterflies and marine life. The home to the majestic Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, endangered Lion-tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Tahr, the region also witnesses one of the most spectacular elephant migrations.
The Reserve is very rich in plant diversity and is a treasure house of more than 3,300 species of flowering plants and 175 species of colourful Orchids.
The Reserve has beautiful properties to stay right in the lap of nature. Here are a few of them, which will transport you to sheer bliss and beauty of the nature.
Why Visit ?
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