Fast Facts About Bandipur
When to visit
The best time to visit Bandipur is from July to October. Bandipur is closed in March and April due to fear of forest fires.
Deputy Conservator of Forests
Hunsur Wildlife Division
Badami House, NR Square Bangalore
STD Code: 08236
Bandipur, regarded as the one of the most famous and the better-managed National Parks of India, is located at about 215 km from Bangalore amidst the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway. Bandipur National Park, together with the Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu in the south, the Nagarhole National Park in the north and the Wynad Sanctuary of Kerala in the southwest, forms the India's biggest biosphere reserve famous as 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'. The Moyar River, which flows through the Park, acts as a boundary between the Park and the Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
A moderate climate and abundant wildlife makes Bandipur an exotic paradise for wildlife lovers. Beautifully surrounded by hilly forests and plenty of waterholes, this wild life park provides you a magnificent place to holiday in. The chirping birds, langurs jumping from one tree to another and herds of deer grazing unconcernedly in between the holiday huts provide you unforgettable wildlife experience of your life.
The prominent wildlife here include the Asian elephant, Bonner Macaque, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Indian Palm Squirrel, Golden Jackal, Indian Grey Mongoose, Bengal Fox, Ruddy Mongoose, Indian Elephant, Indian Pangolin, Langur, Tiger, Chital, Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Sloth Bear, Leopard Cat, Stripe - necked Mongoose, Gaur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Leopard, Four - horned Antelope. Bandipur is also inhabited by a variety of birds making it a unique destination, a must visit for a nature lover.
You can also enjoy wild life safari tours available in this park. Jeep safari is most convenient and widely used safari in Bandipur National Park to explore the exotic beauties of nature.
How to Reach There
The nearest airport from Bandipur is at Bangalore about 215 km.
Mysore is nearest railhead, located at a distance of about 80 km and is well connected to other major junctions like Bangalore and Hassan.
Bandipur is well connected to Mysore about 80 km, Bangalore about 215km and about 80 km from Ooty.
Accommodations in Bandipur
Bandipur offers very pleasant accommodation options. The famous resorts here include Tusker Trails, Bush Betta, and MC Resort. But the most affordable accommodation here is many Forest Department Cottages.
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