Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the districts of Mysore
. The Cauvery River
forms the northern and eastern boundary of the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is occupied by dry deciduous forests and some patches of scrub forest. Inhabitants include tiger, leopard, elephant, wild pig, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer,
four-horned antelope, Malabar giant squirrel, grizzled giant squirrel,
common otter, and hare. Reptiles include marsh crocodile, turtles, python, cobra, Russells viper and banded krait. Bird species include cuckoo, green billed malkoha, white browed bulbul and pigmy woodpecker. The sanctuary is known for its masheer fish. Besides, trekking trails, birding trails, rock climbing sites and angling pools are available.
The best season to visit the sanctuary is between November and March. It is a three hour drive from Bangalore.