Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger safari is maintained by the Karnataka forest department. The department maintains lions, tigers, leopards, fox, Sambar deer , Black buck and lot of other small animals. The forest department provides safari in well insulated vehicles which can go near the animals. There are many animals maintained in cages like crocodiles and bears.
Best time to go to Tyavarekoppa is during post monsoon months of September to January.
Shimoga( 15 km away ) is the nearest town with food and accommodation options.
Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Kadur - Arsikere - Tarikere - Shimoga - Tyavarekoppa
KSRTC and IRCTC runs direct services from Bangalore to Shimoga. From Shimoga KSRTC and private buses are available to Sagar which go through Tyvarakoppa.