Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bandipur wildlife Sanctuary is the best managed national park which is located in southern India, Karnataka. The Bandipur National Park is at a distance of about 80 Km from Mysore and Ooty and 215 km from Bangalore. This national park is the habitat of different types of mammals, birds, fish and trees. It was created in the 1930s from the local Maharaja Voodiyar’s hunting lands, and named Venugopal Wildlife Park. This is one of the fabulous wildlife sanctuaries of the world where thousands of international and national people come to see the amazing flora & fauna. The forest department maintains lodges, rest houses and cottages at reasonable price.
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Places to see

General Information

Best time to visit: March - July and September - November

Flora: The variety feeds on fruits of a large variety of fruit trees including a number of species of Ficus.

Some important Fauna are as follows:

Mammals: Bonner Macaque Nilgiri Langur (adjoining areas) Dhole Smooth-coated Otter Common Palm Civet Stripe - necked Mongoose Jungle Cat Tiger Wild Boar Chital Gaur Indian Palm Squirrel Grizzled Indian Squirrel Lion tail Macaque Golden Jackal Sloth Bear Indian Grey Mongoose Striped Hyaena Rusty - spotted Cat Ratel Indian Spotted Chevrotain Sambar Nilgiri Tahr (adjoining areas) Indian Porcupine Hanuman Langur Bengal Fox Eurasian Otter Small Indian Civet Ruddy Mongoose Leopard Cat Leopard Indian Elephant Indian Muntjac Four - horned Antelope Indian Pangolin Indian Hare Red Giant Flying squirrel Indian Giant Squirrel.

Birds: Black Woodpeckers, Blue-bearded Bee - Eaters, Cormorants, Crested Hawk Eagles, Ducks, Gray Partridges, Gray Headed Firhings, Honey Buzzards, Malabar Pied Hornbills, Hill Mynas, King Vultures, Malabar Trogon, Ospreys, Indian Pittas, Park Malabar Trogon, Parakeets, Paradise Flycatchers, Teals, Herons, Waders, Red Spur Fowl, Shaheen Falcons, Scarlet Minivets, Scimitar Babbler, Fairy Blue Birds, Scimitar Babblers, Malabar Whistling Thrushes, Green Imperial Pigeons, Nightjars and Owls.

Reptile: Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Rock Python, Bamboo Pit Snake, Rat Snake, Wolf Snake, Vine Snake, Common Krait, and Russell's Viper.

Top Hotels: Green park resort, Glen View Resort, Hotel Lake View, Hotel Charring Cross, Hotel Maneck.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport from Bandipur is Bangalore at a distance of about 215 km.

By Rail: Mysore is the nearest railhead, located at a distance of about 80 km from the Bandipur National Park.

By Road: Bandipur is well connected by road to Mysore (80 km), Ooty (80 km) and Bangalore (215 km).


Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Places to Visit: Delhi - Bangalore - Bandipur wildlife Sanctuary - Bangalore - Delhi

Day 1 (Delhi)

Delhi - sightseeing of Delhi - back to the hotel

Day 2 (Delhi - Bangalore)

You can visit the Bangalore on this day.

Day 3 (Bangalore - Bandipur wildlife Sanctuary)

See the flora & fauna of this sanctuary - back to the resort

Day 4 (Bandipur wildlife Sanctuary - Bangalore - Delhi)

Today return back to Delhi.
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