- Far from the din of the City.
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
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.
Karantaka, in the southern part of India.
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.
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)
International Airport :
Bangalore International Airport (190 km).
Bangalore (190 km)
Mysore (65 km).
The park can be reached from any part of Karnataka and the
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.
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.
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
All the distances are scaled from Bangalore (By
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.
All the regions are accessible from Bangalore. So,
transportation is not a problem here.
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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