Built under the Project Tiger for the preservation of the tigers in their natural habitat, Bandipur National Park is situated in the Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka. Established in 1931, it is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India and a protected reserve for tigers. Stretched over an area of 874 sq. km, it was once the personal hunting grounds of Mysore maharajas.
The Bandipur National Park is famous for its tigers and leopards in this tiger reserve of Karnataka. Apart from tigers and leopards this place also has Asian Elephant, Dholes (wild dogs), Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Sloth Bears, Giant Squirrel, Nocturnal Porcupine and Blacknaped Hare.
Because of its breathtaking beauty of nature and to enjoy a quiet vacation far from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place makes for an excellent tourist spot and is a must-visit for those want to soak in the beauty of nature.
Altitude: 2,230 ft to 4,770 ft
Clothing : Summer- Cotton and Winter- Tropical
Temperature: Summer:40-19 C and Winter: 29-12 C
Languages: Kannada, Hindi, English
STD Code: 0821
Best time to visit: Best time to visit Bandipur National Park is between May to June and September to November
How to reach :
Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore, which is 220 kms away connected with the all important cities in India.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Mysore (80 kms) connected with major cities and places in India
Road: Bandipur National Park is well-connected by road with Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Ooty etc.