2 Aug 2020

Someshwara Wildlife SanctuaryQuick read

  • It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1974 and abounds in wild critters typical to South-east Asia
  • It is part of Western Ghats
  • The Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 88.4 88.4 sq. km in Udupi District, Karnataka.
  • It is named after the presiding deity “Lord Someshwara” of the famed Someshwara temple located within the sanctuary.
  • Udupi to Agumbe road passes through this wildlife sanctuary
  • Vegetation: The sanctuary is mostly made up of evergreen forests, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests.
  • Two unconnected parts make up the sanctuary, the smaller part is situated in the Southwest of the major part. To the Southeast of the sanctuary lies the Kudremukh National Park.
  • Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Wild Pig, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Wild Dog, Jackal, Gaur, Barking Deer, Lion Tailed Macaque, Bonnet Macaque and Common Langur. King Cobra, Python and Monitor Lizard represent the reptile population.

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