Nagarhole National Park, recently
renamed to Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is located in the Mysore District of
Karnataka. Most famous for it’s incredible wildlife and scenic beauty, it was
also named as a Project Tiger Reserve, and is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere
Reserve. It is filled with tigers, Indian bison, and elephants, but is also
home to various birds, reptiles and insects as well. If you are an animal lover
and nature enthusiast this is the perfect way to get out of Bangalore for the
weekend and enjoy the beautiful sights this park has to offer.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Nagarhole National Park with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mysore road. Continue along this road until KRS road. From there take KRS road to Hunsur Road and SH86. These roads should then lead you to Nagarhole Road, from which you can follow signs to the park. The entire trip is just over 215KM and should take four to five hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Nagarhole National Park however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Nagarhole National Park in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore the
Nagarhole National Park as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw
drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Nagarhole National Park:
Animal Watching: The main reason why people come to this national park is for the animals! Besides tigers, you can see a variety of wildlife species such as four-horned antelopes, sloth bears, jungle cats, spotted deers, and much more! There are also roughly 250 species of birds living in this park as well. Take a jungle safari and bring binoculars to get the most out of your experience!
Picnic: After taking a jungle safari the best way to relax with friends or family is to have a picnic and immerse yourself in the beauty this national park has to offer. However, make sure to bring your own food as there aren’t many restaurants or shops in the area.
Bandipur National Park: If you are still in the national park mood, make sure to visit this fantastic park as well. Home to many of the worlds endangered species, this park is best known for its population of tigers. Here you can also take a jungle safari, the question is; are you up for two in one day?!
Insiders Tip: Arrive early in the morning to see the most birds and wildlife!
There is no wrong time to visit this beautiful park, but we recommend visiting between April and May for the best weather and wildlife.