Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary is located in Mandya District. The sanctuary is densely covered with scrub forest and plantations. The altitudinal height varies from 770 - 1000 m. The sanctuary was established with the specific purpose of protecting the peacock.
Flora and Fauna of Adi Chunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
Covered with scrub forest and plantations, the Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary's altitude varies from 770 to 1000 meters. Besides the innumerable peacocks that thrive in this place Adichunchanagiri Peacock sanctuary also provides asylum to bonnet macaque, fruit bat, jungle cat, hare and common mongoose. The sheer diversity of birds and butterflies are bound to impress ones imaginative as well as reflective faculties. The Chunchanagiri temple and the pilgrim centre are in close proximity to the Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary.
Other fauna seen here includes bonnet macaque, fruit bat, jungle cat, common mongoose and hare. A wide variety of birds and butterflies are found in the park. Rare species of yellow-throated bulbul is seen here. Chunchanagiri temple and pilgrim centre are nearby. A forest rest house is available inside the sanctuary. Another rest house of the Public Works Department is there near the temple. In addition to peacocks, a broad diversity of bird species can be spotted here. The common mongoose, jungle cat, black-naped hare and the bonnet macaque can also be found here.
Adi Chunchanagiri is the seat of the Swami of the Vokkaliga community; this small town is a noted centre of Bhairava Worship. The main attraction here is the Gangadeshwara Temple, Which attracts pilgrims in thousands during the annual Jatra and the Peacock Sanctuary. The Matha provides accommodation for guest visitors at its guest house and the pilgrim centre has made it a popular stop in the pilgrim circuit.
Adi Chunchanagiri in Karnataka serves the double purpose of a historical site and summer retreat for interested travellers. This place in the district of Mandya is blessed with hills and picturesque landscape.
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