Kaveri Nisarga Dhama is an island formed by river Kaveri and is used as a picnic spot near Kushalnagar in the district of Kodagu. It is approximately 3kms from Kushalanagara, off the State Highway and 30kms from Madikeri.
It is a 64-acre island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees and surrounded by the Kaveri river. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. There are deer, rabbits, peacocks, and a children’s playground and orchidarium.
Visitors are allowed to get into water at a few shallow and safe points along the river. Elephant rides and boating are some of the other attractions. It also has a forest department run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages.