The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary has derived its name from the highest point, the Brahmagiri peak. It is 1607m in height and covers an area of about 181km.
Flora and Fauna of Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Brahmagiri Hill is rich in vegetation and houses a variety of species of animals, birds and reptiles. Mammals in the Sanctuary include Lion-tailed Macaque, Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Wild Pig, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Slender Loris, Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Giant Flying Squirrel, Nilgiri Marten, Common Otter, Brown Mongoose, Civets, Porcupine, Pangolin, Python, Cobra, King Cobra, Emerald Dove, Black Bulbul and Malabar Trogon. The sanctuary also provides shelter to bids like emerald dove, black bulbul and Malabar trogon.
Tourists can visit the sanctuary taking different routes. They can take the Bengaluru Mysore Hunsur Srimangala Iruppu Bhrahmagiri route. They also take the route of Bengaluru Mysore Nanjangudu Gundelpet Sulthan Bathery Mananthavady Kattikulam Thirunelli Bhrahmagiri. There can next avail the services to Gonikoppal. From Gonikoppal private buses are available to Srimangala. From Srimangala Iruppu falls is just 10km away and the trek starts from here.
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