Lake / Backwaters
#8 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg
Distance (From Coorg): 29 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Near Kushalnagar
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. Golden Temple is about 7 Kms from Cauvery Nisargadhama and can be visited together.
2. Harangi Dam is about 8.5 Kms from Cauvery Nisargadhama and can be visited together.
3. Dubare Elephant Camp is 12 km from here and are usually visited together.
At a distance of 29 km from Madikeri, 3 km from Kushalnagar, 7 km from Bylakuppe & 12 km from Dubare Elephant Camp (close to the main road between Madikeri - Kushalnagar), Cauvery Nisargadhama is an island formed by the River Cauvery in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is one of the most scenic Coorg tourist places and also a famous picnic spot for people of Coorg.
This island was developed as tourist spot in 1988 by the Forest Department. Spread over a sprawling 64-acre land, the island is filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. This island also features deer park, Rabbit Park, Peacock Park and Orchidarium. The Island is perfect for a picnic with the children. It is also an ideal destination for those who love nature and spend time by themselves. It is very good site for seeing parakeets, bee eaters and woodpeckers and a variety of butterflies.
Elephant rides and boating are the major attractions here. Tourists are also allowed to get into the water at a few safe points along the river. There are tree top bamboo cottages and forest run department guest houses for accommodation. There is one small restaurant as well.
October to April is the best time to visit this island.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Adult, Rs. 5 for Children, Rs. 25 per Person for Elephant Ride & Rs. 100 per Person for Boating