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About Bandipur

Bandipur is National Reserve in the Karnataka. Wild animals and birds are conserved in this reserve. A few kilometres away from the capital city, Bangalore, this reserve is one of the popular tourist places visited as a weekend getaway. The place is surrounded by unruffled atmosphere and is eco-friendly. Surrounded by foliage and lush greenery, you can find elephants grazing, and spot other birds and wild animals.

This reserve also has animal care centre which takes take of their health and breeding problems. Injured animals are treated at this centre. This reserve has natural waters coming from Moyar, Nugu, and Kabini rivers.You can go on bird watching tours and take wildlife safaris at this reserve. You can use guided safaris, which are either on foot or jeep.

You can also take elephant safaris. Since this reserve is located at the foothills of Nilgiris, you have abundant spots adventure activities like trekking, camping, and mountaineering. You can take a guided camping activity and listen to the camping stories that can give you an adrenalin rush.

You can also find a forest of well-preserved sandalwood trees in this reserve. August to November is the best time to visit the reserve as the climate is cool. The safaris ride is only for duration of 45 minutes, strictly. There are very few places to see at this reserve.

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Which are the best places to visit in Bandipur?

Here are some of the best Places To Visit In Bandipur:

  1. Wayanad Wildlife SanctuaryLocated in the northern corner of Kerala Border and spreading over an area of about 344 square meters, this sanctuary is home to more than 45 species of mammals, 45 species of reptiles, 203 species of birds and much more.

  2. Mudumalai National ParkIt is yet another national park located on the south of Bandipur city that is home to Deer, Gaur, Indian Elephant, Striped Hyena, Bengal Tiger, Golden Jackal, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Bonnet Macaque, and others. Come over to this place from the month of February to the month of June and experience a whole new world.

  3. Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National ParkBandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park were recognized as a Tiger Reserve by the government of India in the year 1974. If you wish to relish the best tiger safari in India, then this is the place that has got about 120 tigers.

  4. Himavad Gopalaswamy BettaIt is one of the best places to visit in Bandipur that is covered by mist all through the year and it happens to be the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. You can take part in various elephant safaris.
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What are the best things to do in Bandipur?

Here are some of the best things to do in Bandipur:

  1. Head out on a mini bus safari tour: Bandipur is one of the best places to go for jungle safari. You can head out on a jungle safari tour with your other travel mates to sight the wild animals in their natural habitat.

  2. Take elephant rides: Bandipur is widely popular as a spot that caters to the tourists looking out for trying out elephant rides. In the course of your stay, you can book elephant rides and head out to explore the nearby jungles.

  3. Take a tour amongst the nature: Bandipur has got bountiful natural beauty to its name and surroundings. This is one of the best places where you can try an offbeat activity to head out on a nature tour to explore the quaint and tranquilizing environment.

  4. Go on a pilgrimage tour: In the course of the stay at Bandipur, you can head out for a pilgrimage tour to visit some of the important places of worship and heritage sites that hold historical importance.

What you should know before you go to Bandipur?

  • You can get to Bandipur in a bus or by road from Mysore or Bangalore.

  • Carry trekking gear, mosquito repellent, torches, energy bars, water bottles, and cameras.

  • Wear full sleeved clothes; avoid wearing colourful or vibrant clothes. Wear colours that blend with the foliage of the forest.

  • Avoid wearing perfumes or deodorants.

  • Maintain silence, do not catcall animals, or make any noise.

  • Respect the animal habitats. Make way for animals when trekking or taking safaris on foot.

  • Maintain schedule and be there on the safari spot on time.

  • Do not make other tourists wait for you.

  • Do not smoke or litter the place during safaris or treks.

  • Enter the reserve only after taking permission.

  • Do not take anything away from the forest or leave anything behind in the forest or reserve during safaris or treks.

  • Take only guided tours, treks, and camping.

  • You can stay at cottages, hotels, resorts close to the reserve.

  • Monkey menace is common outside reserve; do not feed monkeys or any wild animals inside or outside the reserve.

  • Observe wildlife only from a safe distance.

  • No private vehicles are allowed inside the reserve.

  • Only park approved vehicles are allowed inside the reserve and accompanied by a guard.

Bandipur Reviews

Aniket Menon
Reviewed: 08 Aug 2022
Outstanding Property !
Chaitanya Kale
Reviewed: 05 Jul 2021
I never thought I would experience a jungle safari in the South of India! It was a lovely experience and I am very impressed with the tour package designed and executed by Thrillophilia.
Nidhi Chadha
Reviewed: 21 Aug 2021
If you want a comfortable stay within a jungle, The Windflower Resort and Spa near Bandipur National Park is the right place for you to book. The room that me and my partner booked via Thrillophilia was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was good and the staff were courteous and friendly... Read More
Deepali Menon
Reviewed: 27 Jul 2021
Windflower Bandipur offered the perfect escape into nature. The resort was exceptional on all accounts, whether it be the accommodation or the dining services. All COVID precautions were in place as well.
Sameer Chavan
Reviewed: 20 Jan 2021
We had an amazing experience at The Serai. Beautiful and well maintained property. The staff was extremely courteous as well.
Ahilya Pandey
Reviewed: 19 Dec 2020
Stayed for two days.. a very beautiful and pleasant place to hangout with family and for kids...we really enjoyed the stay here

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