Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary is situated north of Bandipur National Park in Mysore District, Karnataka. It covers about 30 sq km and the northern part of the sanctuary is occupied by the Nugu Reservoir.

Wildlife population includes elephant, leopard, jungle cat, wild pig, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, jackal, hare, common mongoose, common otter, small Indian civet, common palm civet and porcupine.

This is an excellent place for wild life and bird photographers. There is one more major reservoir called Kabini (on the river Kabini) which is very nearby. The entire land meets the forest area constituting Bandipur (with Project Tiger), Nagarhole and Madhumalai.

Flora and Fauna:
Flora: Some of the tree species found in this region includes Dipterocarpus indicus, Calophyllum tomentosum and Hopea parviflora.

Fauna: Wildlife population includes elephant, leopard, jungle cat, wild pig, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, jackal, hare, common mongoose, common otter, small Indian civet, common palm civet and porcupine.

Major Wildlife Attractions:
Wildlife population includes elephant, leopard, jungle cat, wild pig, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, jackal, hare, common mongoose, common otter, small Indian civet, common palm civet and porcupine.

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 Mysore.

Rail: Nearest Rail Junction is Nanjangud 45 Kms..

Road: From Mysore to HD Kote, about 50 km away, and on to Nugu (16 km) via Sargur.

Location:
Karnataka, India

Nearest Access:
Sargur (16 Kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Tiger, Sloth Bear and Leopard

Coverage Area:
30-sq-kms.