Bandipur National Park : Visit the famous Bandipur national park in Karnataka, explore the wildlife species and book wildlife safaris and nature walks.

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Bandipur National ParkBandipur National Park - Far from the din of the City.

Why Bandipur
Bandipur National Park is one place in India, which provides tranquil and serene atmosphere to its visitors. Nestled here are some very rare animals and birds you would like to have a rendezvous with. The Bandipur National Park is one of the most fascinating wild-life centers. Established in 1931 by the Mysore Maharajhas, this park is nestled in the foothills of the Nilgiris.

As you invade deep into the forest through the well defined paths, you can almost here the animals passing by the bushes & trees. The flora and fauna existing here are in perfect harmony. And, this was one reason that this region was chosen as the centre for the Project Tiger. In 1973, Bandipur National Park In Karnataka became one of the first of India's Tiger Reserves and the southernmost of the nine reserves specially formed under Project Tiger. In the year 1974, the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a National Park.
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Key Factors
State : Karantaka, in the southern part of India.
Climate : Blessed with a temperate climate and diverse geographical features, the park supports an outstanding variety of flora and fauna, making it an authentic paradise for wildlife. Temperature is 30 degree in summers and 18 degree in winters. Average Rainfall is 1000 mm.

Area : 874.20 sq-km.
Travel Tips : Consult the doctor before you start your trip. Get enough information on the Park and its nearby areas.
Best time to Visit : March - August
Nearest town : Gundulpet (20 km) Bandipur National Park

Get There
International Airport : Bangalore International Airport (190 km).
Airport : Bangalore (190 km)
Railways : Mysore (65 km).
Road : The park can be reached from any part of Karnataka and the neighbouring states.

Stay There
Since the area is close to many cities of Karnataka, you may find good number of hotels here. The accommodations ranges here are from luxurious to budget class. Besides, there are Forest Lodges, Cottages, Forest Rest Houses if you want spend your days amidst natural surroundings.

Venture Into the Bandipur
There is of course a lot to discover. Start on an Elephant's back to discover the endless variety of wildlife flourish here. . This will make your venture into the park memorable. Winding through the teaks, rosewoods, honnes, mathis, bamboos and sandalwoods.
The eastern part is dotted by scrubby jungles consisting of stunted trees, intermixed with bushes and open grassy belts. As you move towards northwestern fringes, there is a gradual shift in the vegetation, from open dry deciduous jungles to tropical mixed deciduous jungles.
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The Fauna
Bandipur National Park starts blooming with the arrival of pre-monsoon showers in the month of April. The resident birds starts their breeding activities. The elephants and the majestic gaurs wander freely in the grassland areas. Bandipur most fascinating between April to October, for the tourist pouring in to watch the larger mammals in their natural routines. During the summer season, when dryness exists over most parts of Bandipur, the backwaters of the Kabini Reservoir in the northwestern part of the park entertains huge gathering of large mammals, especially the elephant and the gaur. This rare character of Bandipur National Park makes an awesome view, and is almost the only one of its kind in Asia.

Bandipur National ParkAdditional Punch
Go to other parts of Karnataka and add some extra punch to your tour itinerary. After you have finished with the Bandipur National Park, go to the temple city of Mysore and transmit some spiritual atmosphere. Also visit Ooty (297 km), this peaceful destination is the exact place for you to relax. If you keep interest in lazing under the sun, then head towards Malpe or the Karwar Beaches lying on the coasts of Karnataka. Or else you can also visit the historical city of Hassan (187 km) and Hampi (350 km). Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is another attraction near the Bandipur National Park.

NOTE : All the distances are scaled from Bangalore (By road).

Extend the Trip
People generally speak their local language, the educated one can speak English. Even Hindi is not so common here. You may face difficulty in finding your kind of food. Except from some luxurious hotels, you may not find your choice of food.

NOTE : All the regions are accessible from Bangalore. So, transportation is not a problem here.

Few Difficulities
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