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Visit Bandipur National Park

Here elephants roam in large herds, deer stare brazenly, birds fly over your head and tall trees protect you from the scorching sun. Bandipur National Park at the foothills of Nilgiris is proudly calls itself the last and sole refugee of endangered Asiatic wild elephants. Though it is an all year round destination, summers are the best time to spot wildlife from close quarters. Once the hunting ground for Mysore maharajas, Bandipur National Park today is a feast for animal enthusiasts, photographers and nature lovers.
 

Here elephants roam in large herds, deer stare brazenly, birds fly over your head and tall trees protect you from the scorching sun. Bandipur National Park at the foothills of Nilgiris is proudly calls itself the last and sole refugee of endangered Asiatic wild elephants. Though it is an all year round destination, summers are the best time to spot wildlife from close quarters. Once the hunting ground for Mysore maharajas, Bandipur National Park today is a feast for animal enthusiasts, photographers and nature lovers.

Bandipur National Park lies at a distance of around 80km from Mysore on the Mysore - Ooty road. It is an excellent weekend gateway for those living in nearby cities of Bangalore. Mysore, Ooty and Coorg. With guided jeep safaris, elephant safaris and walking on foot, the national park takes you deep into the wild and get to spot elephants bathing in the water, birds sitting on tree branches, deers eating grasses or evening tiger enjoying a short nap.

To add extra enthusiasm to your visit, we have listed some prerequisites here:

  • Keep your private vehicles aside, as you are permitted to go inside the park only by park reserved vehicles.
  • A guide will accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Mysore is the nearest city to Bandipur National Park.
  • Do not miss out Gopalswamy Betta, one of the highest peaks here. The view from the top is simply fabulous.


Include Bandipur National Park in your Karnataka tour itinerary to spot the best of Indian forest reserves.
 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Wildlife
  • Altitude

    1454 meters
  • STD Code

    08229
  • Best Season

    October - May
  • State/Code

    /721260
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, English and Hindi