Bandipur

Overview

Bandipur National Park, a well-known protected region located in the South Indian State of Karnataka, is nothing less than an empyrean for animal enthusiasts and nature enthusiasts. An astounding number of tigers reside in the Bandipur National Park. This location is special because it has several timber trees and unusual bamboo species. Tiger, Asian Elephant, Bonner Macaque, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Indian Palm Squirrel, Golden Jackal, Indian Grey Mongoose, Bengal Fox, Ruddy Mongoose, Indian Pangolin, Indian Elephant, Langur, Chital, Dhole, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Leopard, Gaur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Four-horned Antelopechitals, etc. are some of the exotic wildlife species

Best Time to Visit

Monsoon Season
In this region of India, the monsoon season begins early, causing a steady drop in temperature to 22°C–28°C. Throughout this time, there is a lot of humidity. The best time to visit this location during the monsoon season is from July through September.

Season Summer
This region of the country often has normal, mild summers, which explains why the temperature swings range from 32°C to 38°C. The best time to visit this location in the summer is between March and May. This location’s high temperature is 40°C.

Winter Season
Bandipur’s winters are still foggy and damp, but the temperature is still mild. Wintertime low temperatures range from 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.

Park Closure

Open: All Around The Year
Safari Options: Jeep Safari / Gypsy Safari, Canter Safari, Elephant Safari

Fauna

Bandipur wildlife is known for its staggering variety. The National Park is home to an impressive mixture of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Some of the highly celebrated mammalian residents of Bandipur National Park include the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, gaur, and the chital and sambar deer species. Birdwatching is a common pastime around the park, with peafowl and vultures being among its most-commonly sighted birds. The reptile inhabitants of the park include the Indian rock python, flying lizards, vipers, and more.

Flora

Bandipur National Park is home to a large variety of shrubs and timber & flowering trees. Some of the more famous timber trees that constitute the flora in Bandipur National Park include teak, sandalwood, rosewood, and multiple varieties of bamboo, among others. The flowering trees and shrubs include Indian gooseberry (commonly known as amla), crape-myrtle, satinwood, black clutch, and many others.

How to get there ?

By Air

The nearest airport to this national park is Bangalore & Mysore. Bangalore International Airport is 220 kms away from the Bandipur National Park and taxi and buses are avaiable from here to reach Bandipur National Park

By Rail

The nearest railhead to reach Bandipur National Park is in Mysore. Some of the important trains like Shatabdi Express, Mysore Express Chamundi Express connect Mysore to major cities and railway stations in India. From Mysore, one could hire a taxi ot state/private transport buses to reach Bandipur which is 80 kilometres (2 hrs approx) away.

By Road

It would be better for you to take Mysore – Ooty Highway, as most buses plying between Mysore and Ooty stop at Bandipur. KSRTC operate regular bus service from Bangalore and Mysore with buses halting at Bandipur. If you are traveling using your own conveyence, you could take the National Highway to reach Bandipur which is connected by road from major cities like Coimbatore (148 kms), Mangalore (366 kms), Bangalore (232 kms), Chennai (552 kms) and Kochi (266 kms).

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