Bandipur is one of the best and protected areas and important project for tiger reserve in the Chamarajnanagar district of Southern Karnataka in South India. The Bandipur National Park is an area of over 874 square Kms which is protecting the rich habitat of wildlife of Karnataka. This wildlife park is adjoining to the Nagarahole National Park and Madumalai National Park and Waynad Wildlife Park in South India. Bandipur is well known for its 70 and more Bengal Tigers and over three thousand Indian elephants.
The Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This place is in the Hangal hobli and is 19 Kms from Gundlupet and is on the Mysore-Ooty road. There are gates at the entrance and exit of the Bandipur which will remain closed from evening to Morning. While driving on road, travelers can see a lot of deers, elephants, monkeys, sambar...
The advantage for the resorts in the Bandipur area is that they can see the animals round the clock which come to drink water or in search of food. There are few good quality resorts in the Bandipur area that travellers can access at Travel Chords. Plan your itinerary appropriately and spend your holiday in Bandipur. Since the gates remain closed at the entrance of Bandipur during the evenings, travelers must reach the resorts early for check in.
MADUMALAI WILD LIFE SANCTUARY: This place is located just 12 Kms from the Bandipur National Park and is a beautiful place for those love to be close to nature. You can visit this place by staying at any of the resorts at Bandipur.
OOTY: The famous hillstation in India which is also known as €œQueen of Hill Stations€ is close to Bandipur. The picturesque valleys and beautiful plantations around this area is worth seeing by driving from Bandipur.
MYSORE: This place is around 80 Kms from the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary and has many historical and spectacular places to visit. The Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi hills, the Zoo, and the palace are worth visiting places.
RANGANATHITTU: The bird sanctuary of Rangathittu is a famous destination for nature lovers and bird watching enthusiasts. You have to travel 88Kms from Bandipur to see Rangathittu grandeur of Bird Sanctuary.
FAUNA: You can expect to see animals such as elephant, tiger, panther, sambar, wild boar jackal, squirrel, gaur, barking deer, langur, etc while holidaying at Bandipur.
FLORA: Some of the species of flora in the Bandipur National Park are teak,dindal, honne, matti, nerale, tadsal and bamboos.
BIRDS: A lot of bird watching communities from across the globe visit this national park. Some of the birds one can see are robbins, jungle fowl, tits, bulbils, partridges warbles, peacocks, pigeons ...
How to Reach Bandipur in Karnataka?
|By Air:The nearest airport is at Bangalore (219 Kms).|
|By Rail:The nearest railway station is Mysore (80 Kms).Bangalore (219 Kms).|
|By Road:Bandipur is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Mysore (80 Kms), Mangalore (335 km), Bangalore (219 km)) are linked by roadways with Bandipura.|
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