Hunsur division is situated in the western part of Mysuru district. The division is bounded on the north by Hassan forest division, on the east by Mysuru forest division, on the south by the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve and on the west by Madikeri and Virajpet forest divisions. The extent of notified forests of Hunsur division is 13,636.95 hectares which constitute about 5.6 of the geographical area of the division (2,432.91 Km²). The division has one sub-division, namely, Hunsur sub-division, and comprises three ranges, namely, Hunsur, Periyapatna and K.R.Nagar ranges. All these ranges come under Mysore district except for a portion of Mattadakaval State forest of K.R.Nagar range, which falls in Hassan and Mandya districts. The forests of Hunsur division are fringe forests abutting the Western Ghats and most of its biodiversity elements are similar to those found in the forests of the Western Ghats. These forests are quite rich in their floristic and faunal diversity and great variability at species and ecosystem levels having different types of vegetation like evergreen, moist deciduous, dry deciduous, scrub and swamps (locally known as hadlus). As Hunsur forest division in adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole tiger reserve), most of the animals found in the park are also found in the forests of Hunsur division especially in the Doddaharve, Anechowkur and Muddanahalli state forests.