Bandipur Travel Guide
The wild attraction in Bandipur is the Bandipur National Park. This Tiger Reserve was established in 1974, that covers the area of 875 sq. km with the wild flora and fauna. Earlier it used to be a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Mysore, and now it is a protected place home to several endangered and threatened animal species and rare birds.
It is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve among its neighbours, Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. It is one of the biggest Tiger reserves in the country among other animal species. Several wildlife species that house in this protected area includes elephants, leopards, Indian bison, four-horned antelope, porcupines, wild boar, chital (spotted deer), golden jackal, panther, monkey and many more. Several bird species that make their home here are the green pigeon, brown fish owl, grey jungle fowl, kingfisher and more. The park is opened from 9 to 6 in the evening. It is advised to follow the instructions given by the authorities.Read More Read Less