Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary is located in Mandya District, completely covered with scrub forest and plantations. The of altitude of Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary varies from 770 - 1000 m. The sanctuary was established with the specific purpose of protecting the peacock. Other fauna seen here includes bonnet macaque, fruit bat, jungle cat, common mongoose and hare. A wide variety of birds and butterflies are found in the park. Rare species of yellow-throated bulbul is seen here. Chunchanagiri temple and pilgrim centre are nearby. You will stumble upon the rarest species of the yellow-throated bulbul.
The entry fee of the Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary is Rs. 15 for the Indians and Rs. 50 for the foreigners. The Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary organizes safaris around the sanctuary in departmental bus and departmental jeep. It is advisable that you let a guide accompany you on your safari for which you have to shell out 100 bucks. You are also allowed to undertake trekking activities within the Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary for which the sanctuary has all the required facilities.
Accomodation in Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
A forest rest house is available inside the sanctuary. Another rest house of the Public Works Department is there near the temple.
How to Reach Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
By Road: Accessibility via road is from Bangalore to Nagmangala (90 km) and then 26 km on to the sanctuary, via Nelligere.
Adichunchanagiri is also an important seat of learning and is dotted with a number of temples. Rock climbers and those with a penchant for adventurous activities consider Adichunchanagiri a very interesting place. The Adichunchanagiri temple (Chunchanagiri Temple) and the pilgrim center are in close proximity to the Adichunchanagiri peacock sanctuary.
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