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Bandipur Trek

Bandipur trek

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Location info:India->Karnataka->Bangalore

Distances:80 km from Mysore and 220 km from Bangalore.
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Trek Length: The highest point of the park is at Gopalswamy Betta peak at 1,454 meters,Spreading across 880.02 sq km

Route Info:

Mysore - Mangalore-Kodagu-Madikeri(Mercara)-Bangalore

Best Time To Visit:

October - March

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Bandipur Sanctuary is interconnected with the Nagarahole National Park in the North, the Mudumalai National Park in the South and Wayanad Sanctuary in the West. The resort has cottage style accommodation and etnic huts. Facilities include dining hall, elephant ride, swimming pool, wild life film shows and Library on wildlife. Jeep Safari is provided by private Jeeps into Bandipur National Park. Trekking is arranged with local guides.The 865 sq km area that comprises the Bandipur Reserve was once the Mysore Maharaja's private hunting ground. After the Mysore Game and Forest Preservation Regulation Act of 1931, 90 sq km was designated as a game sanctuary. In 1941, it became part of the 'Venugopal Wildlife Park', a larger national park, with an area of 800 sq km that also encompassed some areas of Mudumalai, Nagarahole and Wynaad. The park was notified under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. In 1973, the heart of Venugopal National Park that constituted Bandipur was recognised as Bandipur National Park and it became one of the 15 sanctuaries brought under the umbrella of Project Tiger.

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Animals that you can see in Bandipur , Most famous for its elephants and tigers, Bandipur is also known for its large gaur and chital populations. Elephants are found here, though most are migrant, not residents. The forests of Mudumalai seem to be a more preferred long-term home. From April to November, elephants are generally within the sanctuary and can be seen bathing in the forest lakes. They roam vast areas to feed and browse almost continuously through the day. In summer the availability of bamboo, tall grasses and water is better in Mudumalai, which is why they come here. You can easily spot them at waterholes.



Important Phone Numbers :

Forest Department Cottages
Bandipur National Park
Tel: 08229 236043 (O), 08229 236025 (R)
Fax: 0821-636044

The Chief Wildlife Warden,
Aranya Bhawan,
Bangalore - 560003
Tel.: 080-23341993/23345192

The Assistant Conservator of Forests,
Vani Vilas Road,
Mysore- 570 002 (Ph:0821- 211559)