Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Mandalpatty in Kodagu District
Spread over 102 sq km, the sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats and has thick evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. It is home to elephants, leopards, jungle cats, wild pigs, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer,
mouse deer, jackals, hare, common mongoose,
common otter, small Indian civet, common palm civet and porcupine.
November to March is ideal to visit the sanctuary.
The sanctuary can be reached by road from Mysore via Madikeri (120 km). From Madikeri, the sanctuary is 25 km.