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Bandipur National Park – Prominent Tiger Reserve of South India

Bandipur National Park – Prominent Tiger Reserve of South India

Bandipur National Park – Prominent Tiger Reserve of South India
  • Location: Karnataka,India -224210
  • Altitude: 1,030 m
  • Longitude: 11.6657° N, 76.6285° E
  • Latitude: 11.6657° N, 76.6285° E
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore international airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Mysore Railway Station
  • How to reach: 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.
  • Season to Visit: Bandipur is part of Karnataka state where best to visit National Park in the month of October to May are the best months to visit Bandipur, skipping the monsoons.

Bandipur Tourist Guide - Prominent Tiger Reserve of South India

 

Bandipur Tourist Guide: Overview

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, it is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. 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. The park stretches across an area of 874 sq km with a great objective of protecting the endangered species like tigers and elephants in this region along with protecting and restricting the over-usages of the sandalwood trees in the reserve area. It’s a home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian Elephants as well as other animals like Dhole, Gaur, Sloth bears etc.

 

What is unique in Bandipur National Park and Why?

Bandipur was known as once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. It is famous for a large variety of animals such as Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Sambars, Spotted deers, Asiatic wild dogs amongst many others.  Bandipur national park is important in the scheme of India’s effort towards nature conservation.  It’s a Home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian Elephants as well as other animals like Dhole, Gaur, Sloth bears etc. Gopal Swami Betta is the highest peak in Bandipur range.

 

Bandipur National Park Information

Bandipur National Park India is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Bandipur National Park was once the hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Established in the year 1974 as a forest tiger reserve under the Project Tiger, The Park stretches across an area of 874 sq km with a great objective of protecting the endangered species like tigers and elephants in this region along with protecting and restricting the over-usages of the sandalwood trees in the reserve area. It is 250 Km from Bengaluru, 70 Km from Ooty and 80 Km from Mysore on the main highway from Mysore to Ooty, making it open to a lot of tourists to have a breathtaking view of the enchanting mist covered peaks of the Nilgiris and plush moist deciduous, semi evergreens and dry deciduous vegetation.

 

Suggested Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore airport or railway station and proceed to Bandipur National Park (224km/4.5 Hours)

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

Meals: Dinner

 

Day 02: Explore Jungle Safari

Early in the morning around 5:30 am you will visit for Jungle safari by gypsy, which starts 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. Later 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

 

Day 03: Departs from Bandipur

After breakfast checkout from resort and proceed to Bangalore for onwards journey.

 

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