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Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the Western Ghats, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary in Udupi District of Karnataka.

This 88 sq km sanctuary is consists of semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Wildlife species include tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, gaur, wild pig, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, lion tailed macaque, bonnet macaque and common langur. Reptiles include king cobra, python and monitor lizard. Malabar trogon, Ceylon frogmouth, Malabar pied hornbill and Malabar whistling thrush are some of the bird species found here.

Kudremukh National Park borders this sanctuary. Entry is open to visitors between 06:00 and 18:00 hrs. The best time to visit is between November and April.

From Shimoga, drive via Thirthahalli and Agumbe to the sanctuary (95 km). From Mangalore, Moodabidri (38 km) via Karkala (15 km) to Hebri (70 km).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Udupi


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