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Bandipur National Park



Bandipur National Park is one of India's best known sanctuaries, and is an important Project Tiger reserve. It is located in the Chamarajanagar district of southern Karnataka in south India, and is contiguous with the Mudumalai National Park in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, and the Nagarhole National Park to the northwest. It is home to around seventy tigers and over three thousand Asian elephants (as per the 1997 census , along with leopards, dholes, gaur and sloth bears. Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

The Western Ghats, Nilgiri , including all of Bandipur National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.

Location info:

Address:220 km from Bangalore; 80 km from Mysore; 80 km from Ooty.
Nearest City:Mysore/Bangalore
Best time to visit: The best season to visit would be from March-July and September-November.

Climate/Weather of Bandipur National Park:

The region is warm and comfortable for most parts of the year with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28°C, except for the brief winter that lasts from October to January when the temperature hovers around the 19°C mark. Monsoon is erratic, but it generally rains from June to September.

History of Bandipur National Park:

A sanctuary of 90 km2 was created at this site in the Bandipur Reserve Forest in 1931. As it was realised that this was too small for effective wildlife conservation, leading to the instituting of the Venugopala Wildlife Park at this site, extending over 800 km2. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was constituted in 1973 by carving out 880 km2 from the Wildlife Park. Recognised under Project Tiger in 1973 this park has boasted constant rise in Tiger population. Also famous for Sandalwood trees and rare species of Flora.

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How to reach Bandipur National Park?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest railhead is Mysore, 80 km. or Najanagudu.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is Bangalore, 220 km.
Road Transport:Roads well connect Bandipur to Bangalore (220 km) via Mysore (80 km). Mangala Village.

Nearest Visiting places:

3.Gopalaswamy Betta
4.Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
5.Nagarhole National Park
6.Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Gundlupet, Nearest Petrol Pump and Service Station, Banks, Hospital is in Gundlupet, which is 20 kms from the guesthouse.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation nearby Bandipur National Park:

1.Bandipur Safari Lodge (Jungle Lodges)
2.Tusker Trails (Jungle Resort)
3.Ambuja Farms (Farm House)

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospital is in Gundlupet.
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Bandipur National Park Nearest Attraction

B. R . Hills
B.R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Situated at a height of 5,091 feet, B.R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique blend of resort and wildlife sanctuary, a must for wildlife lovers. Dancing trees, whistling winds and swirling streams form a backdrop to some very rare animal.....more
Biligiri Hills
Biligiri Hills is a must for any person who wants to release his drudgery and stimulate his spirit by basking in the joy of natural glory. Located almost 120km from Mysore and 247kms from Bangalore, the picturesque Biligiri Hills are situated between the rivers Cauvery and Kapila. Biligiri signifies `white capped`, though the hills are hued in shimmering blue colours.....more
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is a small hill, in the core zone can be accessed by a small road through the village of Hangala north of the national park. Gopalaswamy Betta (betta is hill in Kannada) located inside the forest is a popular trekking spot. Atop the hill is a temple of Lord Venugopala Swamy built seven centuries ago and a travellers' bungalow which remains locked now and belonged to the Ruler of Mysore.....more
M.M.Hills Temples
Malai Mahadeshwara hills (MM hills also called Mahadeshwara betta in local language, Kannada) belongs to Chamarajnagar district in Karnataka state. It is a very popular & holy ancient temple, surrounded by 77 hills in the Eastern Ghats. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is a very famous Shaiva piligrim centre. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara's miracles are beautifully sung by the village folk in Janapada Style.....more
B R Hills Sanctuary
Located 90 k m from Mysore and 230 kms from Bangalore, the Biligiri hill are exquisitely situated between the Kapila and the Cauvery rivers. Placed at a height of 5091 feet above sea level, the B.R Hill Sanctuary lengthen to about 16 kms from North to South. Completely engulfed by the deciduous trees, the wild species are found roaming freely amidst the long grasses.....more
Nugu Reservoir