Wildlife Sanctuary

Any area comprised within any reserved forest or any part of the territorial waters considered adequately significant from ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, natural or zoological point of view can be notified as a sanctuary under the provisions of the Section 26A of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wildlife or its environment.

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Introduction
Location & Extent
Significance
Landscape
Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary

This sanctuary is situated near Chunchanagiri Temple and Pilgrimage centre in Nagamangala Taluk of Mandya District. Adichunchanagiri is a typical inland South Indian Hill characterised by giant tors heaped upon by boulders of various sizes. Adichunchanagiri has been a pilgrimage and educational centre since the beginning of this century. The first notification to declare the area as Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary was issued in 1981 and subsequently, final notification was issued in 1999. There is a good population of peafowls in Adichunchanagiri mainly due to the excellent protection accorded by way of strong religious sentiment maintained and preached by Adichunchanagiri Swamiji and their disciples.

Location & Extent

The sanctuary is located in Nagamangala Taluk of Mandya district. It is about 115 Kms. west of Bangalore. It lies in the latitudinal range 12º 55’ to 73º 0’ N and longitudinal range 76º 40’ to 76º 45’ east. Nearest town is Nagamangala (26 Kms.)The area of the sanctuary is 88.4 Ha. Since the sanctuary is small, there is not much scope for tourism development. The sanctuary is close to Bangalore-Mangalore National High Way No.48 and is adjacent to the famous Adichunchanagiri Temple and pilgrimage centre.

Significance

Adichunchanagiri has been a pilgrimage and educational centre since the beginning of this century.There is a good population of peafowls in Adichunchanagiri mainly due to the excellent protection accorded by way of strong religious sentiment maintained and preached by Adichunchanagiri Swamiji and their disciples.

Landscape

The sanctuary is situated in Deccan Plateau with an average elevation of 873 m. above MSL. The lowest is 773 m. above MSL (Elekoppa) and the highest is at 1006 m. above MSL. The sanctuary is traversed by chains of low hillocks running north to south and at an average height of about 100 m. from the plains.

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Draft notification is issued by MOEF & CC on 06-09-2017.Final notification is yet to be published.

VISITORS’S CORNER

Things to DoVIEW

1. Check timings of entries with local staff and stick to schedule. Any entry other than the specified timings is treated as trespass in protected areas and may invite action. 2. Drive vehicles at slow speed. 3. Use dustbins. 4. Observe the instructions of Forest Officials and those contained in the information booklet supplied to you 5. Use biodegradable material

How to reachVIEW

The sanctuary is situated at a distance of 115 Kms from Bangalore and 65 Km from Mandya Town. Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary is well connected by roads. The sanctuary can be approached by road from Bangalore to Nagamangala and then to the Sanctuary, via Nelligere.

visiting-hoursVIEW

This sanctuary is not open to tourism .

Fee-PermitsVIEW

Not Applicable

Bookings/ReservationsVIEW

This sanctuary is not open to tourism .

WeatherVIEW

Rainfall: The area receives rain both from south west and north east monsoon. The south west monsoon commences in the month of June with interruption and continues till September. North east monsoon brings rain during October and November. The average rainfall is 700 mm. Temperature: Adichunchanagiri has a moderate climate with 3 seasons. Summer - March to May. Monsoon - June to October. Winter - November to February. The temperature varies from 15º to 38º.

Internet/Mobile ConnectivityVIEW

This Sanctuary is within the mobile connectivity zone. For any enquires/complaints can be made through email Id dcfwlmys@gmail.com.

FAQsVIEW

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Dos and Dont's VIEW

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dont’s

1. Do not throw any packaging, plastic bottles, any other trash anywhere in the outdoors 2. AVOID making unnecessary and loud noise on forest trails 3. DO NOT harass any wild-living creature 4. Don’t disturb birds , don’t throw pebble/stones, don’t run for photographs. 5. Pls. don’t do water pollution. polluted water is harmful to birds 6.Dont come with your pets (Dogs, Cat etc.) in sanctuary. 7. Don’t cut fruits, plants & flowers in sanctuary (Lotus & Water lillies)