Bandipur National Park

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Reasons to go to Bandipur National Park

1Bandipur: take a wildlife safari
Bandipur: take a wildlife safari

“If you love wildlife and also shooting them the right way (ie With your camera, of course! ) then Bandipur National Park is where you should head. This place is sheer bliss! Even during the so-called 'off season' you can be sure to spot a mongoose or two, kingfishers, woodpeckers, peacocks, wild boars and elephants to name a few.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Krishna Prasad.

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2A Night Safari In Bandipur National Park
A Night Safari In Bandipur National Park

HolidayIQ Traveller Pranesh from Bangalore shares, “Bandipur National park is an evergreen deciduous forest, coming under Nilgiri Biosphere. It is about 80 km from Mysore, enroute to Ooty. It has varieties of wildlife like Tiger, Panther, Elephants, Deer, Birds and Insects.”    

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3Be Early
Be Early

HolidayIQ Traveller Bibhash Kumar shares about Bandipur National Park, “I have suggested all friends to visit this place and I am planning again with my other group. You will enjoy a lot if you are with your bunch of friends. Early morning is the best time to explore the jungle since nature is at it's best at that time.”

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Bibhuti  Panigrahy

Bibhuti Panigrahy5.0/5

4 reviews

Divided by 3 states one Jungle

The jungle divided by 3 states as in Karnataka we use to call the jungle as Bandipur, in Tamilnadu Mudumalai and Kerala Nagarhole. Bandipur National Park, an 874-sq. -Km forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is known for its small population of tigers. Once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore, the park also harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species. The 14th-century Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple offers views from the park's highest peak.

It was started by the king of Mysore in 1931 and named as Venugopala wildlife park. In 1973 Indian government redesigned and added some more area to the park. In this sanctuary, you must see Indian Tiger, Chital, Sambar, Gaur, Gray Langur, Tigers, and Leopard.

The best time to enter if you are travelling from Mysore just enter 45 minutes before of sunset and maintain your speed, not above 40 you can click superb shots of animals nearby road.

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  • Divided by 3 states one Jungle
  • Divided by 3 states one Jungle
  • Divided by 3 states one Jungle

Dipanjan goswami

Dipanjan goswami

4 reviews

Where your rought is !!!

I am a frequest visitior of National parks of Karnataka. I visit these kind of places very often. Staying insdie the forest in Govt. Cottages with wild animals roaming freely is a tremendous feeling. Advices: Always carry an alternate Mobile (Preferably. Carrying a torch is a must.

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Bandipur National Park Overview

History of Bandipur National Park

The Bandipur National Park is located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, South India. One of the oldest national parks, the Bandipur National park was established in 1931 by the Maharaja of Mysore. It was built to protect the tigers under the wildlife conservation project named Project Tiger. The park aims to protect the tigers under the natural habitat. The park is spread over an area of 874 square kilometres. The park was formerly named Venugopala Wildlife Park after the Lord of the shrine located at Gopalswamy Betta.

People and Culture of Bandipur National Park

Since the tourism in Bandipur is a major source of their income, people lend a warm and hearty welcome to their guests. The culture of this tourist spot is reflected in the festivals, events and attractions of Bandipur. The artwork and artefacts of Bandipur are a reflection of their rich culture.

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

A great picnic spot and a camping site, there are many exciting things to do in Bandipur. Nature and adventure lovers can keep themselves occupied with various interesting things like boating, fishing, bird watching and trekking in Bandipur. Some of the places for sightseeing in Bandipur are the Himvad Gopalswamy temple, Billigiri Rangaswamy temple, and the Sanctuary. You can find a hotel in Bandipur that is in the vicinity of these places to visit in Bandipur.

The Bandipur national Park is a connecting link to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamilnadu and the Wayanad Wildlife in Kerala. One can go on safari as a part of Bandipur sightseeing to witness the wildlife at the national park. Bandipur tourist places along this beautiful stretch are being considered to be named a World Heritage Site. Various holiday packages are available for planning a vacation in Bandipur National Park. There are many places to see in Bandipur and it has close proximity with Bangalore, making it a perfect getaway from the city.

Food and shopping in Bandipur National Park

Food and beverages are available only in the Hotels, lodges and resorts near Bandipur. Freshly prepared authentic south Indian food is their speciality. Since Bandipur is located in a forest area, you will not find open food stalls and restaurants. However, street food is available on the stretch between Bandipur National Park and Masinagudi.

For your shopping experience in Bandipur, you can visit the Wildlife Souvenir shop that is located just half a kilometre before the Bandipur Tiger Reserve opposite to the Jungle lodges in Bandipur. You can shop for coffee mugs, coasters, t-shirts, pen stands, key holders, trays, book bins, tea tables made out of wood. Taking these unique souvenirs while heading back can make your trip to Bandipur a memorable one. Bandipur attractions include shopping and can be experienced while on a Bandipur tour.

Accommodation in Bandipur National Park

If you are wondering how to reach Bandipur, you can consider reaching Bandipur by bus, car or taxi, easily available from Mysore and Bangalore. You can reach Bangalore by air, which is the nearest airport to Bandipur. The accommodation options available in Bandipur are best suited for every budget and are located close to Bandipur places to visit.

Book your stay in Bandipur at budget hotels like the Vana vihar, Dhole’s den, and resorts like the windflower resort and spa and jungle lodges like the Bandipur safari lodge where you can unwind in luxury. You can consider visiting Bandipur during summers as it is the best time to observe the wildlife.

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Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park

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Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park

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Santosh Rao

Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park

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Santosh Rao

Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park

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Santosh Rao

Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park

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