Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area and a Project Tiger, located 38 km (24 mi) Northwest of Chikkamagaluru town in Karnataka state,India and has a wide range of flora and fauna and is a popular place for day outings.

The sanctuary is surrounded by the scenic hills and steep slopes of the Mullayanagiri, Hebbegiri, Gangegiri and Bababudangiri hills. 1,930 metres (6,330 ft). Mullayanagiri peak in the Baba Budan Giri Range near the southeast edge of the sanctuary is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

The 551 ft high Hebbe Falls are in the eastern part of the sanctuary. The Manikyadhara Falls is located on the nearby sacred Baba Budan Giri HIll, The tributaries of the Bhadra river flow west through the sanctuary. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the Bhadra Reservoir.

Jagara and Sirivase are the villages located within the sanctuary. Bhadravathi, Tarikere, Birur are cities nearby the sanctuary. Larger metropolitan cities are well connected to Bhadravthi and birur by bus and rail. There is frequent local bus service from Bhadravathi to both Bhadra Dam and Bhadra WLS. The nearest airport is in Hubli, around 170 km (110 mi) from Bhadravathi.

Photography: [Yathin: #1, #2, #3, #4]

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