When you are traveling from Mysore to Coorg, right after Kushalnagara, you wouldn’t miss this place with some tourist activities around and a beautiful forest area bit away from the highway. That place is called Kaveri Nisargadhama and often ignored by the tourists in rush to visit Coorg for the weekend getaway. We visited this place with our family on 01 November 2020.
Kaveri Nisargadhama is a natural island formed by the river Kavery. Established in 1989, it is spread over 64-acre land and filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood, and teak trees.
Nisargadhama Forest Park is around 92 km from Mysore
3 kms from Kushalnagar
28 km from Madikeri.
We started from Mysuru at 8 AM on a Sunday morning. On the way, there are many good restaurants to take a quick food break. We stopped at Ashirvaad Grand at Yelawala for breakfast. It is a decent and clean place serving tasty food. We reached Kaveri Nisargadhama at around 10:30 AM. When we reached the place it didn’t seem crowded and the parking slot seemed almost empty. There is ample parking space for vehicles here.
Entry fee to the park:
10 per person for Adults
5 per person for Children
Other optional charges:
25 for Elephant Ride
100 for Boating
700 – 1000 per Night for Forest Resort Accommodation
Visitors can enter the reserve through the new hanging bridge. The forest department at Kaveri Nisargadhama runs a river-side guest house and treetop cottages made up of bamboo.
There are many podiums across the park with statues depicting native Kodava and tribal culture. Bamboo tree houses inside the park offer a unique experience of relaxing amid birds chirping and lush green surroundings. Deer park at the other end of the park is one of the major attractions here.
The water in the river here is quite shallow and it is safe to cross the river on foot.
Please avoid carrying plastics and make sure not to litter the place.
Places to visit nearby:
Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement (7 km)
Dubare Elephant camp(12 km )
The best time to visit Kaveri Nisargadhama Forest is between the months of August and Feb.
Route we took
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