Tucked away amidst mountains, valleys, a mighty river, jungle sounds and lush greenery, the sanctuary is an idyllic getaway where anglers and nature enthusiasts can get a whiff of raw adventure and a view of the majestic Cauvery as it bounces over jagged rocks. Here, you can trek to the top of the hill to get a panoramic view of the Cauvery flowing through the picturesque valley below. You could also visit the ruins of the magnificent sculpted Shiva temple, a place of worship for the local Soliga tribes, raft down the rapids of the Cauvery, or even indulge in game fishing.
Distance: Mysore -100 km, Bangalore -100 km.
Flora and Fauna: Riverine and dry deciduous forests with some patches of scrub forest.
Mammals: They include the tiger, leopard, elephant, wild boar, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, four-horned antelope, Malabar giant squirrel, grizzled giant squirrel, common otter and the hare.
Reptiles: The marsh crocodiles, turtles, python, cobra, Russell's viper, and the banded krait are found here.
Birds: The Sirkeer cuckoo, green-billed malkoha, white-browed bulbul, and the pigmy woodpecker are found here. The sanctuary is also famed for the endangered mahseer fish.
Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd., Joint venture of Department of Tourism and Forest, Govt. of Karnataka has three fishing camps.