Pilikula Biological Park or Pilikula Nisarga Dhama is a major Eco-Education and Tourism Development Project promoted by the district Administration of Dakshina Kanada in the beautiful city of Mangalore in Karnataka State, India. Pilikula is an integrated theme park with wide variety of features; it has many attractions of cultural and scientific interest.
Pilikula extends over an area of 400 acres along the banks of Gurupura river. The Pilikula Biological Park is one of the major attractions of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama. The park has an area of one hundred and fifty acres. In accordance with prevailing laws, the Central Zoo Authority of India has recognized the park as a major zoo. As per modern zoological practices, the animals are kept in spacious enclosures closely resembling their natural habitat.
The place is an integrated theme park with a wide variety of features, Pilikula has many attractions of cultural, educational and scientific interest. The park is spread over an area of 370 acres comprising of a tropical forest and the enchanting Pilikula Lake, Arboretum; a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course. Other features which are currently being developed include a Heritage Village, an Ayurveda Health Therapy Centre and Tourist Cottages. Perhaps this place for every interests of all ages.