Located in the state of Karnataka, this forest region of Bandipur is famous for its national park. This place was once a private hunting field of Maharaja of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore. Get access to one of the most beautiful national parks of India. You can easily plan a trip to Bandipur over the weekend.
Distance From Bangalore:
You can hire a van or car to cover a distance of 230 kms from Bangalore to reach Bandipur. It takes about 4 and a half hour drive and the forest area drive through is shut from 6 pm to 6 am so plan your visit accordingly.
-Engage in a tour of the amazing sanctuary and national park, unraveling the beauty of nature. Get an experience of Jeep Safari, or book a van and discover the wildlife of this area.
-You can also trek and cycle in the widest protected jungles of South India to make it more adventurous.
-Stay for a night in the lodge or take a bike tour to explore the place.
This place is home to many endangered species and rarely sighted birds. You will find a huge variety of flora and fauna; Fauna includes vulnerable species like Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, sloth bears, muggers, Indian rock pythons, four-horned antelopes, jackals and dholes.
You will also witness wide variety of timber trees in the beautiful broadleaf forests, like Giant Clumping Bamboo, Teak, Rosewood, Indian Kino Tree, Sandalwood.
Also flowering trees like, Indian Gooseberry, Black Cutch, Satinwood, Indigo Berry, Axlewood and Kadam Tree are found here.
Moreover, flying lizards, Indian pond terrapin, monitor lizards, muggers, rat snakes and Indian Rock Pythons are also found in the Bandipur National Park.
Best time to visit:
Though it is an year around destination, however this city about 80 kms from Mysore, experiences a lot of traffic in between the months of March to June as the weather is pleasant and animal sight viewing is easier.
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