Tannirbhavi Tree Park is an initiative by the Karnataka Forest Department and is set up in an area close to 15 hectares near Tannirbhavi Beach. This Tree Park will include few specific tree species found in Western Ghats. It will also include trees/plants which are of herbal and medical nature.
Pilikula Biological Park
VISITING HOURS – 09:30 AM TO 5:30 PM
Weekly Holiday Monday
Open on all other days including public holidays
A significant Biological Park is established in Pilikula Nisarga Dhama has major focus on the wildlife species of Western Ghats. The park is named as Dr. Shivaram Karnath Biological Park. The park consists of an area of 82 hectares.
In accordance with prevailing laws, the central Zoo Authority of India has recognized the park. As per modern Zoological practices, the animal enclosures have been designed to closely resemble its natural habitat.
The park has a Veterinary hospital with operation theatre, diagnostic lab and other facilities like treatment squeezers, close observation cages, and hand raring facilities for young ones, tranquilizing guns and drugs, Proper underground drainage facility is provided for enclosures.
Pilikula Zoo has been classified as a Major Zoo by the Central Zoo Authority of India. It is the only zoo recognized as a breeding centre for King Cobras. It is also functioning as a rescue centre for wounded wild life. Today Pilikula Zoo has 400 animals, reptiles and birds and most of the species are breeding.
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park
Park Road, Belvai
Mangalore – 574213
Open only on Sundays from 8.30 AM to 12 Noon
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park is around 40Kmts from Mangalore.
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park was set up in the year 2011 by Sammilan Shetty, a young nature lover and butterfly enthusiast. Situated at Belvai, near Moodabidri at the foothills of the Western Ghats, the park is a treasure house of a wide variety of butterflies belonging to this region. The park is developed on natural greenery and the butterflies are also natural inhabitants of the park. The park respects the butterfly’s freedom and no dome or enclosure is maintained to keep them trapped within the park. Only suitable conditions which are conducive to different varieties of butterflies are created to attract them to the park.
The park is being run with service motive and is not a commercial undertaking.
Pilikula means Pond of Tigers. In Tulu language “pili” means tiger and “kula” means lake. In olden days, tigers used to come to this lake to drink water. Hence, this lake came to be known as Pilikula.
Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society has developed this area and it has now become the hot spot for people who are looking for scenic beauty & peace. Pilikula has a huge lake & beautifully laid gardens encircling the entire lake. One can see swans & ducks moving around in the lake & sometimes they even move into the gardens. Boating facilities are available in the lake. One can either use peddling boats or bigger boats carry about 10 to 15 persons.
Near Kadri Police Station
Kadri Park is a garden, 5 km from the city near AIR studios. It is located in Kadri gudde ( meaning hill in Tulu ). It’s the largest park within city limits of Mangalore. The park has beautifully laid garden and a toy train.