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Nagarhole national Park (officially called Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is situated in Karnataka, within the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve. The park covers an area of 640 sq north of the Kabini River. A perennial water reservoir created when the river was dammed forms the core of the park.
The Nilgiri biosphere reserve includes Nagarhole, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Wynad sanctuaries and is India's biggest area of protected forest.
Nagarhole's vegetation is characteristic of the Nilgiri hills. It has moist deciduous forests with teak, cassia, eucalyptus and bamboo groves throughout the park. Wildlife in Nagarhole includes the Royal Bengal Tiger, and wildlife characteristic of the Nilgiris - the Nigiri Tahr, leopards, elephants, bison, wild boar, langur, and porcupines. The canopy of tropical trees provides a home for birds such as the Malabar pied Hornbill and the rare Malabar trogon.
Tame elephants of the forest department are available for elephant safaris within the park and boats for a ride on the lake.
Nagarhole is best visited in the winter or in early summer. During the monsoon, muddy roads within the park are difficult to travel on and the thick growth of bushes makes it harder to see animals and birds.