Places To Visit: Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari, Shimoga

Places To Visit: Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari, Shimoga

Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari situated in Shimoga is similar to Jurassic Park where dinosaurs were kept confined in a place. Jurassic Park was so big that it felt that dinosaurs were free to go wherever they want; however, they weren’t. Ultimately the Jurassic Park is like a big zoo only. Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari is also a big sized zoo but there you will be able to Lion, Tiger and Deer. However, Jurassic Park looked very beautiful. This place is nowhere close to the beauty created by Spielberg but it is not bad too. There is also a normal sized zoo which is a home for other animals such as Sloth bear, Hyena, Python, Jackal, Leopard, Ostrich among some.

 How to reach Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari?

It is just around 15 km from Shimoga. You can take a bus and reach the place is under half an hour. Reaching the place is very easy. Once you reach the gate you will have to walk a little before you reach the counter.

Things to do at Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari

This place is known for two things. One is their Safari and second is visiting the zoo.

The Lion Tiger Safari is being conducted in a closed bus. The Safari will show you Lion, Tiger and Deers. The entire place is surrounded by huge fencing which have several enclosures. There is one enclosure for Tiger, one for Lion and the rest are for deers of various kinds. The roads pass through the enclosure and at any given point of time only few of the Tigers or Lions are kept in the open enclosure, rest are kept in a cage created for them. The Lions and Tigers come very close to these buses. So, if you want to see Lion and Tiger up-close then you should definitely go for the Safari. I visited the place in the month of March and summer was setting in, so the place was not as green as it could have been. The trees there were dried up for the approaching summer.

The Zoo consists of may animals such as Sloth bear, Hyena, Python, Jackal, Leopard, Ostrich, Crocodile, many different types of birds are also there. It is an average zoo of India. The enclosures being very small and the animals are those which you can see in any zoo. I have seen better.

There is also a big children’s play area where they can play and the parents can keep an eye of them.

In Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari, there is a provision of adopting animals by paying a sum as per their rate card. Different animals have different adoption fee which you can pay weekly, monthly, three monthly or annually depending on which animal you want to adopt. When you are visiting the place, care should be taken about staying away from monkeys. The entire place is filled up with monkeys roaming around, waiting for a chance to snatch something from you.

Best time to visit Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari

This place can be visited at any time of the year. However, if you want to stay away from the crowd visit the place during the morning. The place starts at 10:30 in the morning. On Tuesdays, the place is closed for the public. You will have to pay a charge to visit the safari and also the Zoo. If you are carrying a camera then you will also have to pay a charge for that. There is ample parking space available, however, you will have to pay for the parking fees.

Final Verdict of Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari

Tyavarekoppa Lion And Tiger Safari is worth considering your visit if you want to see Lion and Tiger from very close. Otherwise, it is just like any other zoo of India with a slightly different approach. It is a child-friendly place and is good for a half day outing. Children really like this place.

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