Melkote was declared a sanctuary in 17th June 1974 particularly to safeguard the wolf. The Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is separated into two blocks, Mudibetta (4.48 sq. km) and Narayandurga (45.34 sq. km).

Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is deciduous scrub forest dominates the area. Cycas circinalis, an endangered gymnosperm is characteristic of this area. A few pockets of Shorea talura exist in the sanctuary. Other species include Acacia leucophloea, Angogeissus latifolia, Santalum album and Zizyphus sp.

Mammals of Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary include Leopard, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Indian fox, Black Buck, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Bonnet Macaque, Langur and Pangolin.

Flora and Fauna:
Flora: Plants In Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary are Acacia leucophloea, Angogeissus latifolia, Santalum album and Zizyphus sp.

Fauna: Animals In Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Indian fox, Black Buck, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Bonnet Macaque, Langur and Pangolin.

Major Wildlife Attractions:
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Leopard, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Indian fox, Black Buck, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Bonnet Macaque, Langur and Pangolin.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit the sanctuary is between October to April.

How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore.

Rail: Nearest Rail Junction is Mysore and Mandya.

Road: Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road.

Location:
Karnataka, India

Nearest Access:
Mandya (35 Kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Leopard, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Indian fox, Black Buck

Coverage Area:
49.82-sq-kms