Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Kodagu District
covers an area of about 181 sq km. It is surrounded by evergreen and semi-green forests as well as shola grasslands.
The species of animals found in the sanctuary are gaur, elephant, tiger, leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, wild dog, sloth bear, wild pig, sambar, spotted deer, lion-tailed macaque,
slender loris, bonnet macaque, common langur, barking deer,
mouse deer, Malabar giant squirrel, giant flying squirrel, Nilgiri marten,
brown mongoose, civets, porcupine and
pangolin. It also houses a variety of snakes including python, cobra and
king cobra. Avian fauna includes emerald dove, black bulbul and Malabar trogon.
The best period for visiting the sanctuary is from October to May due to good weather and easy accessibility. Nature camps are possible in the region. The place is well-connected by a network of road and rail.