Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga

ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯ, ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ:

Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga
Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga

Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga

ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯ ಇರುವುದು ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ . ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದವಾದ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಕೂಡ ಒಂದು.ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಜಾತಿಯ ಮರಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಬಹುದು . ನವೆಂಬರ್ 23 1974 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿಯನ್ನುಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಘೋಷಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಈ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯವನ್ನು 3ಭಾಗಗಳಾಗಿ ವಿಂಗಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ . Core zone( 100.6 sqkms), buffer zone (237.4 sqkms), tourism zone (57.6 sqkms). Karnataka forest list  ನಲ್ಲಿ Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary ದು  ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾದದು.ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳಿವೆ. ಹುಲಿ, ಚಿರತೆ, ಕರಡಿ, ಕಾಡು ನಾಯಿ , ನರಿ , ಆನೆ , ಸಾರಂಗ , ಮುಂಗುಸಿ , ಮುಳ್ಳು ಹಂದಿ , ಅಳಿಲು , ಹಾರುವ ಅಳಿಲು ಮತ್ತು ನಾನಾ ರೀತಿಯ ಹಾವುಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮೊಸಳೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಬಹುದು . ಅದಲ್ಲದೆ hornbills, ಬುಲ್ಬುಲ್ಸ್, ಮರಕುಟಿಕ , ನವಿಲು ,ಕಾಡು ಕೋಳಿ , ಚಿಟ್ ಗುಬ್ಬಿ , patridges ನಾನಾ ತರಹದ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳನ್ನು ಸಹ ನೋಡಬಹುದು .

Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga
Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga

ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಟ್ರಿಪ್ ಹೋಗಲು ಬೆಸ್ಟ್ ಟೈಮ್ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ನವೆಂಬರ್ ಟು ಜನವರಿ . ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ ರಾಜಇದ್ದು ವಾರದ ಬೇರೆ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರಿದಿರುತ್ತದೆ . ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 10 ರಿಂದ ಸಂಜೆ 5ರ ವರೆಗೆ . ಆದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಬರಲು ಅರಣ್ಯ ಇಲಾಖೆಯಿಂದಅನುಮತಿ ಪಡೆಯಬೇಕು. ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದ ಅಲ್ಕೊಳದಲ್ಲಿರುವ forest office ನಲ್ಲಿ permission ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು.Permissionಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಅರಣ್ಯದ ಒಳಗೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಲು ಬಿಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ Top 20 Wildlife Sanctuary ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಕೂಡ ಒಂದು.

Also read https://shimogasiri.com/mandagadde-bird-sanctuary-shivamogga/

Guest house in Shettyhalli
Guest house in Shettyhalli

Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shivamogga,

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲೇ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗಿದ್ದರು ಸಹ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಲು ಅವಕಾಶವಿಲ್ಲದ ಕಾರಣಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಜನರಿಗೆ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯ ಇದೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದೇ ತಿಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ . ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಕಾಡು ಎಷ್ಟು ದಟ್ಟವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದರೆಸೂರ್ಯನ ಕಿರಣಗಳು ಸಹ ನೆಲದಮೇಲೆ ಬೀಳುವುದಿಲ್ಲ . 100ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹಳೆಯದಾದ ಓಕ್ ಮತ್ತು ರೋಸ್ ವುಡ್ ಮರಗಳನ್ನುನೋಡಬಹುದು. ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ guest house ಕೂಡ ಇದ್ದು prior permission ಇದ್ದಾರೆ guest house ನಲ್ಲಿಉಳಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯು ಇದೆ. ಈ guest house ತುಂಬಾ ಹಳೆಯದಾಗಿದ್ದು ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಮಹಾರಾಜನು ಬಂದು ಇಲ್ಲಿಉಳಿದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರಂತೆ. 1930 ರಿಂದ ಇಲ್ಲಿಯವರೆಗೂ ಈ guest house ನಲ್ಲಿ ಉಳಿದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ records ಕೂಡ ಇದೆ.

Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga
Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga

ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ  ಮಾಂಚನ್ ಫಾಲ್ಸ್ ಇದ್ದು ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ 2ಕಿಮೀ ದೂರದಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಬೇಸಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹ ಈ falls ನಲ್ಲಿ  ನೀರಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಹುಲಿಯ ಬಾಯಿಯ ಹಳ್ಳ  ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹುಲಿಯ ಬಾಯಿಯ ಅರಕದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಒಂದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಮರದಬುಡದಿಂದ ನೀರು ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಸಂಜೆಯ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ವಾಪಾಸ್ ಬರಬೇಕು ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕಾಡಾನೆಗಳುಓಡಾಡುತ್ತವೆಯಂತೆ.

Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga
Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga

ಈ ಅಭ್ಯರಣ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಡಿಯಲು ತಿನ್ನಲು ಏನು ಸಿಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಬರುವಾಗ ನಮಗೆ ಏನು ಬೇಕು ಅದನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡುಹೋಗುವುದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು.

ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶವಿಲ್ಲ . ಬಹುಶ ಇದೆ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದ ಕಾಡು ಇನ್ನು ಕಾಡಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದಿದೆ .

How to reach

ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಿಂದ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಬಸ್ ಗಳಿವೆ. ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಿಂದ ಸಾಗರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಬಸ್ ಗಳು ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಹಳ್ಳಿಗೂ ಸಹಹೋಗುತ್ತವೆ.

Nearest airport: Mangalore airport

Nearest railway station: Shivamogga railway station

Distance from Shivamogga: 20kms

Best time to visit: Nov to Jan

Timings: 10am to 5pm

Accommodation: forest guest house Only with prior permission. No other hotels are available

Nearest place to stay is Shivamogga.

Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary: Shivamogga

Inside Shettyhalli Wildlife sanctuary
Inside Shettyhalli Wildlife sanctuary

Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga is one of the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Shivamogga distirct of Karntatka. This wildlife sanctuary is home for variety of flora & fauna. The Sanctuary covers an area of 395.6 sqkms. The sanctuary is divided into three zones, namely- core zone, buffer zone and tourism zone. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on 23rd November, 1974. Many animals can be found  in this wildlife sanctuary namely, Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Sambar, fox, Gaur, wild dog, Elephant, mongoose, porcupine, squirrels, flying squirrels, snakes, pythons and even crocodiles.

It is one of the important forest places in Karnataka. This wildlife Sanctuary is less known to people even though this Wildlife Sanctuary is near Shivamogga. It is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. It has major role in Karnataka forest list.

Guest house at Shettyhalli
Guest house at Shettyhalli

Best time to visit Shettyhalli Wildlife sanctuary:

Best time to visit Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary is November to January. Sanctuary is closed on every Tuesday & will be open on all the other weekdays. Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary timings is from 10am to 5pm. Prior permission is needed to visit the Sanctuary. Permission can be taken from Forest office, Alkola, Shivamogga.

Also read https://shimogasiri.com/mandagadde-bird-sanctuary-shivamogga/

Even though it is one among the Top 20 wildlife sanctuaries of Karnataka, it is known to less people as the entry is restricted.

Manchchan falls is located 2kms from Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary guest house. Also known as Huli baayi halla.  The name is symbolic of the tiger mouth shaped huge cavity, carved in the roots of a huge tree, from where the cool water gushes out. A caution note is you have to be off road by evening or else wandering elephants is going to be a nightmare.

There are no shops , hotels in shettyhalli as it is a very small village of 60 households. You have carry everything which is needed for you including water bottles. However, there is a forest guesthouse at Shettyhalli village which provides accommodation and food for a price. But, prior permission is required.

There are many buses travels between Shivamogga & Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary. Nearest railway station is Shivamogga railway station.

Nearest Airport is Mangalore airport. If you are travelling from bangalore to Shettyhalli there are many trains & buses from Bangalore to Shivamogga.

Distance from Shivamogga: 20kms

Timings: 10am to 5pm (Tuesday holiday)

Best time to visit: November to January

Accommodation: Forest guest house only with prior permission. No other hotes are available

Nearest place to stay is Shivamogga

 

2 thoughts on “Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga”

  1. Hi, my name is Mohan we need to book a guest house for one day to stay, so let me know the contact details, so that we can contact to book

    • Hi, if you are visiting Shettyhalli wildlife sanctuary then you need to get permission from Shivamogga forest office which is there in Alkola, Shivamogga. For guest house also you can get permission there only. But it is necessary to visit the office rather than checking with the phone.

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