Bhadra Reservoir Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the midst of Western Ghat in Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts of Karnataka. It is surrounded by lofty hill ranges of mullaianagiri, hebbegiri, gangegiri & babaudangiri. A dam has been constructed across Bhadra river near Lakkavalli. The reserve consists of two main areas, muthodi and lakkavalli. It is a protected area and a tiger reserve is located 38 km,northwest of Chikmagalur town in Karnataka. Bhadra sanctuary has a wide range of flora and fauna and is a popular place for day outings. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot. Most of the area consists of dry deciduous forest, moist deciduous forest and semi evergreen forests.