Nagarhole National Park is located in Kodagu district and Mysore district of Karnataka. The Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The place is blessed with rich wildlife, attractive forest area, picturesque lake, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. The Park covers an area of 643.39 sq. kms. The dense forests here are home to Four-horned Antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) , Indian Palm Squirrel also known as Three Striped Palm Squirrel, Indian giant squirrel or Malabar Squirrel, Flying squirrel, Slender loris, Royal Bengal tiger, Sambar (deer), Porcupine , Wild Boar , Panther , Pangoline , Otter, Striped necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis), Small Indian Mongoose, Common Mongoose, Bonnet Macaque, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Common Langur, Wild Dog, Jackal , Civet Cat , Gaur, Elephant and about 270 species of birds. This is a perfect place for team trekking. The main tourist attraction nearby is the Irpu Falls at about 20 kms from the Park. There are a wide range of adventurous activities for the tourists such as Jungle safaris, visit to tribal villages, Bullock-cart safaris, Coracle river rides, trekking, bird watching, Spoor tracking with tribals and also angling with the tribals.
The best time to view wildlife is during summer season ie; from April to May. There are many holiday resorts in Nagarhole that offers a comfortable stay along with birding, trekking, conservation walk, and night conservation outing.