The Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve is a popular wildlife destination of Karnataka. The main attraction of the Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve are the wild animals that can be seen roaming inside the reserve. There is a well maintained small zoo with panthers,birds and other animals and a children park is maintained in the zoo for the children to enjoy. The safari is spread around 200 hectares in the thick forest.The forest department organises regular recreation and sightseeing outings for visitors. The jeep safari of the reserve is very popular among visitors. Timing of Sanctuary: Open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday and national holidays It is located at a distance of about 10 km from Shimoga,on the Shimoga-Sagar Road. .