Tucked away from the city limits, in the middle of the forests is a place with abundant wildlife culture. Sangama is a popular destination for more than one reason. It is said that the river Kaveri meets it's tributaries at this place. A holy trademark for all pilgrims who'd take an anxious dip in the river to wipe off their sins.
Little ahead of Sangama, on the banks of river Kaveri, a dusty road takes us to a typical scrub forest. According to the forest department, the region is infested by wild elephants and a lone tiger.
Cauvery wild life sanctuary is a protected forest that is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Surrounded by agricultural lands and historic temples, the place has various species of birds and mammals.
|European Bee Eater (A winter migrant).|
|A small lake on the way to Galibore had Spot billed pelicans, Painted Storks, Open bill storks, Cormorants and many others.|
|Yellow Eyed Babbler.|
|Indian Cuckoo.(A lifer).|
|Crested Hawk Eagle.|
|Common Hawk Cuckoo.|
|Smooth coated otter, black stork, Woolly necked stork.|
|Spot the Jungle Owlet.|
|Jungle Owlet--habitat shot.|
|Stare of an owlet..!|
|Brown Hawk Owl.|
|The Grizzled Giant Squirrel--found in the parts of CWLS. Termed as an endangered specie.|
|Indian Roller, state bird of Karnataka.|
More photos on:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/79335872@N06/albums/72157674254301515
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Distance from Bengaluru: 90 kms.
Accommodation: Jungle Lodges : http://www.junglelodges.com/galibore-nature-camp/
Statutory Caution: The region is infested by Wild elephants, hence please do not explore the forest on your own since there are high changes of getting lost. Respect the forest guidelines by not littering the area or consuming alcohol.