Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
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Landscape of Shola Forests,Pushpagiri WLS
Map showing the location of Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Somwarpet, Kodagu district, Karnataka, India
Nearest city Somwarpet
Coordinates 12°35′0″N 75°40′0″E / 12.58333°N 75.66667°E / 12.58333; 75.66667Coordinates: 12°35′0″N 75°40′0″E / 12.58333°N 75.66667°E / 12.58333; 75.66667
Established 1987[citation needed]
Governing body Karnataka Forest Department
Mandalapatti peak

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of 21 Wildlife Sanctuaries of India's Karnataka state.

This sanctuary is located in Somwarpet taluk of the Kodagu district. It is home to rare and endangered birdlife.[1] The Kadamakkal reserve forest is a part of the sanctuary. Pushpagiri (Kumara Parvatha) is the highest peak in it.The sanctuary adjoins Bisle reserve forest to the north and Kukke Subramanya forest range to the west.

Mandalpatti peak, Kote betta and Makkalagudi betta are mountains fall in the sanctuary. Mallalli falls and Kote abbe waterfalls (also called as Mukkodlu falls) are located inside the sanctuary. The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sancutuary has been proposed as one of the World Heritage Site.[2]

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