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Bangalore – Bandipur Weekend Package - India's Biggest Biosphere Reserve

 

Bangalore – Bandipur Weekend Package: Overview

Bandipur is famous national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and adventure activity. Park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards Eco-conservation, It has a significant number of Tigers and other natural inhabitants. Many tourist visit Bandipur as weekend gateway from Bangalore and other nearby destination which is at a distance of 224 km away. Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism for Jungle safari which is provided in three forms - Jeep Safari, Van Safari and Elephant safari. A favorable climate and rich flora make Bandipur the perfect jungle paradise. Package offer lot more attention with perfect tourist guide in affordable charges.

bandipur national park

 

What is unique in Bandipur and Why?

Bandipur Nation Park is one of the famous Nation park of Karnataka. It is famous for a large variety of, animals such as Tigers, Gaur, Sambhar, Chital, Mouse deer, Four-horned antelope, Wild dogs, Wild boar, Jackal, Sloth bear, Panther,  Malabar squirrel, Porcupines and The black-knapped hare . It is mostly popular for Tiger Reserve which was utilized as a private hunting reserve by the Maharaja of Mysore in the earlier times.  It’s a home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian Elephants as well as other animals like Dhole, Gaur, Sloth bears etc. 

 

Bangalore – Bandipur Weekend Package: Highlights

  • Larger Biosphere Reserve in India

  • Bandipur known as dense hill forest

  • Most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India

  • Jungle Safaris in Bandipur National Park

  • The highest peak 1455m in Bandipur

  • Home of Asiatic Elephant

 

Why you must visit Bandipur

It is the most prominent national park known for its varied wildlife boasting different biomes in the dry deciduous forest. It is considered as one of the best managed parks of India. It’s a home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian Elephants as well as other animals like Dhole, Gaur, Sloth bears etc. Many tourists attract to visit Bandipur to enjoy jungle safari and it is known as home of Asiatic elephant. None other wildlife sanctuary have Asiatic elephant as compare to Bandipur Narinal Park. Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild dogs, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black-knapped hare. Birds like jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here. Visit and enjoy the most visited National park in Karnataka. 

 

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Bangalore - Bandipur Weekend Trip – India's Biggest Biosphere Reserve - Rates & Dates


Package Inclusion

  • 02 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

  • 02 Jungle safari in Bandipur 

  • Private Ac vehicle for 03 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, Busfare and Railway fare

 

Resorts in Bandipur National Park

The Serai Bandipur: TA Rank (5.0)Certificate of Excellence

The Serai is built amidst a large open space overlooking the Nilgiris Mountain. It houses a spa, gym and an outdoor pool. Featuring wooden flooring, a personal safe and a wardrobe, each contemporary air-conditioned room offers mountain views and a private bathroom with hot/cold showers and a hairdryer. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included.

 

Tusker Trail Resort: TA Rank (4.0) Certificate of Excellence

The Tusker Trail Resort, owned by Windflower, is just three hours drive from the city of Mysore.  Opportunities to indulge in a carefree relaxation, by just floating in the pool and simply admiring the beauty of the Nature. There are safaris for the forest both at the dusk and dawn. The special attraction of the resort includes the barbeque evenings, elephant rides, and trekking and other indoor team activities. Some of the facilities that the resort offers are a large swimming pool, Spa and conference facilities.

 

Bush Betta Wildlife Resort: TA Rank (3.5)Certificate of Excellence

The Bush Betta Deluxe Wildlife Resort is the name one can bank upon, in the event one desires of taking the fullest of the advantage of the flora and fauna. The resort also possess, its own chunk of loyalty towards the nature. This luxurious resort located in the forest arena has a beautiful location and a sumptuous meal to its credit


Bangalore - Bandipur Weekend Trip – India's Biggest Biosphere Reserve - Itinerary

After arrival at Bangalore airport or railway station proceed to Bandipur National park which is at a distance of 224 km away from Bangalore. Enroute you may stop for lunch at any good restaurant, later continue your journey towards Bandipur. Upon arrival check in to resort and get ready to visit evening Elephant Jungle safari which starts from 03:00 pm and end at 06:00 pm. After safari come back to resort and overnight stay with dinner at Bandipur hotel

Meals: Dinner

Early in the morning around 5:30 am you will visit for Jungle safari by gypsy, which timings from 06:00 am till 08:00 am. After safari you will come back to hotel and have breakfast, after breakfast till lunch you have plenty of time to spend in resort. After lunch visit for evening jungle safari by van. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Bandipur Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Bangalore, upon reach you will drop to Bangalore airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory.

Meals: Breakfast 



Attractions in Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Southern India. Bandipur also happens to be one of the oldest wildlife parks in the country. People from all over India come to visit this place to enjoy wildlife safari in this park. You can choose from various safaris according to your interest as the park provides guided safari in jeep, on elephant and on foot. Tiger safari is also an option which is specifically guided by the people who are trained to find tigers in the woods and you can enjoy this thrilling safari on a jeep. Apart from being home to the Asiatic elephant, Bandipur also has a sizable number of tigers. According to a census conducted in 1993, there are 66 tigers. Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, Malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black-knapped hare. Birds like jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here.

 

Safari in Bandipur National Park

Bandipur safari offers maximum tiger sightings when compared to other wildlife sanctuaries in south India. Bandipur National park is also rich in other fauna including leopards, sloth bears, and wild dogs, herbivores like elephants, gaurs, barking deer, and rare birds like vultures.

Van Safari: Van safari is organized every morning and evening at Bandipur National park. There are five vans in total each van can accommodate 20 people.

Charges

Indian: Rs.300/-, Kids (Rs.150/-)

Foreigners: Rs. 1500/-, Kids (Rs.600/-)

 

Jeep Safari: There is two Jeeps and five Gypsy available with the Bandipur forest department that are used for safaris. Jeep is more economical and comfortable for safari.

 

Bandipur National Park timings safari

Morning 6.00 a.m to 8.00 a.m

Evening 3.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m for one hour Ride.

 

Bandipur National Park safari cost

The diesel jeep can accommodate up to 6 people per safari – Rs. 2000 plus entry fee of Rs. 200 per person

The Petrol jeep can accommodate up to 6 people per safari – Rs.4000 plus entry fee of Rs. 200 per person

 

Bandipur National Park Hours

All the week

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (safari timings)

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka list

National Parks in Karnataka

  • Anshi National Park - Uttara Kannada district

  • Bandipur National Park – Near Bangalore and Mysore

  • Bannerughatta National Park – Near Bangalore

  • Kudremukh National Park - Chikkamagaluru district

  • Nagarahole National Park -  Kodagu district and Mysore district

 

Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka

  • Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary - Mandya district

  • Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore district

  • Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary - Chamarajanagar district

  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary - Chikkamagaluru and Shimoga districts

  • Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary - Kodagu district

  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary - Bangalore, Mysore and Mandya

  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary - Uttara Kannada district

  • Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary - Bellary district

  • Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary - Mandya district

  • Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary - Udupi district

  • Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary - Kodagu distric

 

Tiger Reserve near Bangalore

There is some most important Tiger Reserve present near Bangalore where tourist attracts to find some adventure atmosphere and they used to Performed Safari in Tiger Reserve to explore the wild Life.

There are some famous and awaited listed Tiger Reserve Near Bangalore is given below

  • Bandipur National Park

  • Nagarhole Nartional Park

  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctaury

 

How to reach Bandipur National Park

By Flight: Bangalore international airport is the nearby airport to this place if you are coming by air. This airport is located at a distance of 215 km from Bandipur and you can avail taxis or buses to reach this national park from airport.

By Bus: Bandipur National Park is located on the highway connecting Mysore and the hill station of Ootacamund (Ooty). All regular and express state transport buses plying between Ooty and Mysore pass through the park fringes and the Forest Department Center is a designated bus stop.

By Train: Nearest railway station to this park is located in Mysore city which is located at a distance of 80km from here. From this station you can take a taxi or bus to reach Bandipur national park.  There are bus and taxi services from the railway stations to the sanctuary.

 

Bangalore to Bandipur national park

Bangalore to Bandipur is about 224 km away from each other and it takes 4.5 Hours to Reach. All the possible means of transport is available to reach Bandipur from Bangalore

 

Bangalore to Bandipur by car

To Reach Bandipur from Bangalore in convenient way then choose to travel by Taxi or Cab. It is best option to enjoy your journey in good manner with lots of fun with friends and family.  The journey from Bangalore to Bandipur National Park by car takes around 4 hours via NH275 and NH212 as a distance of 218 km has to be covered. Especially if you are travelling with children, this is a great mode of transport as you can take breaks whenever necessary

Charges of Car: Rs. 3000/- per day

 

Best time to visit Bandipur National Park

Bandipur is part of Karnataka state where best to visit National Park in the month of October to May is the best months to visit Bandipur, skipping the monsoons 

 

Bandipur National Park Accommodation

Standard Hotel: Jungle Trailz: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: De Rock Jungle Living Masinagudi: TA Rank (4.0) Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Whistling Wood Esate: TA Rank (4.5) Certificate of Excellence

 

Tourist places near Bandipur

Biligiriranga Hills

The Biligirirangana Hills commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated in south-eastern Karnataka, at its border with Tamil Nadu (Erode District) in South India.  the place is home to diverse flora and fauna, a wildlife sanctuary and a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The drive up to the hills is scenic and takes about 20 minutes from the base. Come here for great views, peace, calm and the balmy mountain air.

 

Mudumalai National Park

About 20 kms from Bandipur and nestled in the Nilgiris, this sanctuary is home to many endangered animals and has about 266 bird species. Some rare birds like the Rufous bellied hawk eagle can occasionally be spotted in this sanctuary. With around 48 tigers, Mudumalai has the highest tiger population density in the country.  The Mudumalai Sanctuary is an important wildlife habitat due to its strategic position as a Wildlife corridor between several other protected areas making an essential part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Its north is being crusted with Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park and at its west is the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary along the south corner is flourished with Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley National Park.

 

Ooty: Ooty, is also known as "Udhagamandalam". It’s been rightly titled as the as Queen of Hills. Ooty, the headquarters of The Nilgiris district is one of the famous hill stations in India.

Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri hills, also known as The Blue Mountains. It is unknown whether this name comes from the blue smoky haze given off by the eucalyputus trees that cover the area, or because of the kurunji flower, which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge.

 

Nagarhole: Nagarhole National Park is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in state of Karnataka India.  The park has been recently renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Park after the late Prime Minister of India. It also hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur national park.  The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. The park has a healthy predator-prey ratio, with many tigers, Indian bison and elephants.

 

Package Inclusion

  • 02 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

  • 02 Jungle safari in Bandipur 

  • Private Ac vehicle for 03 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, Busfare and Railway fare

 

Resorts in Bandipur National Park

The Serai Bandipur: TA Rank (5.0)Certificate of Excellence

The Serai is built amidst a large open space overlooking the Nilgiris Mountain. It houses a spa, gym and an outdoor pool. Featuring wooden flooring, a personal safe and a wardrobe, each contemporary air-conditioned room offers mountain views and a private bathroom with hot/cold showers and a hairdryer. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included.

 

Tusker Trail Resort: TA Rank (4.0) Certificate of Excellence

The Tusker Trail Resort, owned by Windflower, is just three hours drive from the city of Mysore.  Opportunities to indulge in a carefree relaxation, by just floating in the pool and simply admiring the beauty of the Nature. There are safaris for the forest both at the dusk and dawn. The special attraction of the resort includes the barbeque evenings, elephant rides, and trekking and other indoor team activities. Some of the facilities that the resort offers are a large swimming pool, Spa and conference facilities.

 

Bush Betta Wildlife Resort: TA Rank (3.5)Certificate of Excellence

The Bush Betta Deluxe Wildlife Resort is the name one can bank upon, in the event one desires of taking the fullest of the advantage of the flora and fauna. The resort also possess, its own chunk of loyalty towards the nature. This luxurious resort located in the forest arena has a beautiful location and a sumptuous meal to its credit

Bangalore - Bandipur Weekend Trip – India's Biggest Biosphere Reserve - Itinerary

After arrival at Bangalore airport or railway station proceed to Bandipur National park which is at a distance of 224 km away from Bangalore. Enroute you may stop for lunch at any good restaurant, later continue your journey towards Bandipur. Upon arrival check in to resort and get ready to visit evening Elephant Jungle safari which starts from 03:00 pm and end at 06:00 pm. After safari come back to resort and overnight stay with dinner at Bandipur hotel

Meals: Dinner

Early in the morning around 5:30 am you will visit for Jungle safari by gypsy, which timings from 06:00 am till 08:00 am. After safari you will come back to hotel and have breakfast, after breakfast till lunch you have plenty of time to spend in resort. After lunch visit for evening jungle safari by van. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Bandipur Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Bangalore, upon reach you will drop to Bangalore airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory.

Meals: Breakfast 

Bangalore - Bandipur Weekend Trip – India's Biggest Biosphere Reserve - Rates & Dates

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