On long leave during Independence Day of 2017 Myself along with my friends Viswanath and Viraj had been to Bhadra Wild Life Sanctuary, Lakkavalli on a Seminar Visit near Kuvempu University
Left Bangalore on 19th Morning via Tumkur-Kadur-Birur-Tarikere-Shankaraghatta, reached Kuvempu University by 1pm
Lakkavalli is a small town / Hobli in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka state, southern India. Lakkavalli is the site of a dam across the Bhadra River; the dam is used for irrigation and power production and agriculture. The bio diversity of the place is well known since the British. Even the hunter Kenneth Anderson,in one of his book,claimed to have killed a Man eater here. The Kuvempu University, which is one of the premier learning centre is just 7 km from here. The state highway T-M Road (Tarikere-Mangalore Road) passes through the Village
Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary
The back water of the dam has created many forested islands with the hill ranges forming wonderful surroundings. There is also Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary at backwaters of this dam. The Bhadra wildlife sanctuary covers a region of 492 km square. You can notice wild animals like Tiger, Leopard. Herds of Elephants, Spotted Deer. The sanctuary has started a tiger-conservation project called 'Project Tiger' that is an initiative from the Indian Government.
Ideal period to visit the place is October to January. This place is situated 257 km north-west of Bangalore and is well connected by Road. The nearest Railway station is in Tarikere which is 20 km away and the nearest Airport is in Mangalore which is 200 km away. One can stay in a River tern Lodge, which is 1 km away from the town and offers the best service at a good price.
Some Glimspes of Bhadra Wildlife, in and around Lakkavalli, Purdal near Shivamogga