Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Coorg

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Mandalpatty in northern parts of Kodagu (Coorg) District. Pushpagiri was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 2nd September 1987. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 102 sq km. Situated in the Western Ghats, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary has thick evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and the shola grassland habitat in the higher areas.

The altitude of the sanctuary varies from 160 to 1712 m, the highest point being the Pushpagiri Peak in the north of the sanctuary. The Kumaraparvatha is the other peak that lies within it. The sanctuary adjoins Bisle reserve forest to north and Kukke Subramanya forest range to the west.

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Wild Pig, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Jackal, Hare, Common Mongoose, Common Otter, Small Indian Civet, Common Palm Civet and Porcupine.

The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sancutuary has been proposed as a World Heritage Site.

Best time to visit Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and March and there is no accommodation available in the sanctuary.

Conservator of Forests
Kodagu Circle
Madikeri - 571 201

Assistant Conservator of forests
Wildlife Sub-Division
Madikeri - 571 201

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore, Bangalore

Nearest Railhead: Mysore

Road: Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is approachable from Mysore, Madikeri, Subramanya, Sommwarpet and Sulya.