FSL WC- 822

Tribal Culture/Forestry/Environment/Education

Camp Code: FSL WC- 822

Heggadadevana Kote or HD Kote is a taluk or taluk headquarters in Mysore district, in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is one of the most backward taluks of the state, where most of the people in the area belong to the tribal community.

The Kabini Forest Reserve is 20 km away from HD Kote, 80 km from Mysore and comprises of the south-eastern part of Nagarahole National Park. Situated on the banks of the Kabini River, the reserve is spread over 55 acres (22 ha) of forest land, steep valleys, and water bodies. Its accessibility, lush green landscape surrounding a large lake, and sightings of herds of elephants and tigers make it a wildlife lover’s dream come true.

The Camp:

The work camps in HD Kote focus mainly on the issues of health and hygiene, water and water borne diseases. The participants create awareness among the locals and school children, to protect themselves from health related issues.

A Tribal Tale (cont’d) Activities

  • Meetings with tribal community to survey and study health related issues
  • Promote awareness on health, hygiene & environmental issues along with local doctor
  • Tree plantation with community participation
  • Teaching children basic English in non-formal schools and creative learning methods like art, music, games etc.
  • Wall painting, educational pictures drawing in schools
  • Making kitchen garden in schools

Leisure Activities:

  • You will get the opportunity to explore Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and resettlement in the region
  • Understand Indian and tribal culture through visiting a temple, Indian family and interaction with the Tribal community
  • You will get the opportunity to visit the tiger reserve forest to see wildlife
  • Visit Kabini back dam and backwater


HD Kote is 207 kms from Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka and 80 kms from Mysore


Nearest Airport – Bangalore

Nearest Railway station – Mysore

Bus services available every hour from – Bangalore


In a rented guest house, with shared rooms