Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Mandya District
and is about 5 km from Melkote.
Meant specifically for the protection of wolf, the sanctuary is divided into two blocks, namely, Mudibetta and Narayandurga. Deciduous scrub forest occupies the sanctuary. Other wildlife population includes leopard, jungle cat,
Indian fox, black buck, spotted deer, wild pig, bonnet macaque, langur and
The best time to visit is between October and April.
Mandya is 35 km away.