Nisargadhaman Forest

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 10 for Adults , INR 5 for kids.*
Time Required
Four to five hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Nature lovers and Adventure seekers.

Quick Info

Located about 30 km away from Madikeri, the Nisargadhama forest is a 64-acre island surrounded by the Cauvery River. Tourists can reach the island by walking over a hanging bridge. The forest has thick foliage of bamboo groves, teak trees, medicinal plants and sandalwood trees. It offers activities like paddle boating and elephant rides.

Rankings & Ratings

A picturesque forest island with a hanging rope bridge.
Editor's Rankings

#4 in 5 Things to Do in Coorg

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Nisargadhama forest is a scenic forest island with raw natural beauty. Tourists can get an opportunity to spot wildlife. The highlight of the forest is the hanging rope bridge. Walking over it is quite a thrilling experience. Activities like boating and elephant rides are not always available.


  • Walking across the bridge is a delightful experience.
  • Opportunity is see deer, rabbits and peacocks.
  • Calm and scenic environment.
  • Ideal for nature lovers.


  • Wildlife may not always be spotted.
  • Quite a lot of time needed to cover the place.
  • Not very well-maintained.
  • Activities may not always be available.

Detailed Info

The Nisargadhama forest is a beautiful 64-acre island located about 30 km away from the town of Madikeri. Surrounded by the famous Cauvery River, the island has thick foliage of bamboo groves, teak trees, medicinal plants and sandalwood trees. To reach the island, visitors need to walk across the river over a hanging rope bridge. It is quite an exciting experience.

The forest is a great spot for picnics. It features deer, rabbits, peacocks, water streams, children's park and an orchid garden. At the island, tourists can enjoy activities like elephant rides and paddle boating. Tourists can get into the water but only at a few safe spots. The island has quaint cottages constructed on stilts. They are maintained by the forest department.

INR 10 for adults.
INR 5 for kids.
INR 25 for Elephant ride.
INR 100 for paddle boating.