Bandipur National Park former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore, this is one of the most popular wildlife reserves of South India .IHPL offers various tours covering Bandipur. Jungle safari in this park gives you chance to spot around 200 avifauna species along with animal species such as Indian elephants, tigers,gaurs, sloth bears, four-horned antelopes, Indian rock pythons, dholes and muggers.
Bandipur National Park Tour Packages
List of Bandipur Tour Packages
Bandipur - Ooty - Coimbatore
Bangalore - Mysore- Bandipur
Bengaluru – Sakleshpur – Hassan – Sakleshpur – Chikamaglur – Sakleshpur – Coorg – Bandipur - Mysore – Bengaluru
Bangalore – Kabini/Bandipur - Srirangapatnam - Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hampi - Badami - Pattadakal - Goa
Bangalore – Ranganathitu – Mysore – Bandipur
Bandipur (2N), Kabini (2N), Chikmagalur (2N)
FAQs about Bandipur
Ans: Bandipur National Park is a major wildlife destination and a Tiger Reserve located in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka State (Province). It was a former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore, this is one of the most popular wildlife reserves of South India. Jungle safari in this park gives you chance to spot around 200 avifauna species along with animal species such as Indian elephants, tigers, gaurs, sloth bears, four-horned antelopes, Indian rock pythons, dholes and muggers. Bandipur is 60Kms from Mysuru (Mysore) 230kms from Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Ans: You can reach Bandipur only by Road:
- Mysuru approx 70kms/ 1½hrs (limited operation)
- Bengaluru approx 270kms/ 7hrs
- Coimbatore approx 140kms/ 5hrs
- Calicut(Kozhikode)Approx 176kms/ 6hrs
Nearest main Railway Station:
- Mysuru approx 80Kms/2hrs
- Bengaluru approx 230kms/6hrs
- Calicut(Kozhikode) Approx 160kms/6hrs
Nearby Important tourist destinations.
- Mysuru Approx 80Kms/2hrs
- Bengaluru approx230kms/6hrs
- Ooty(udhagamandalam) approx 50kms/2hrs
- Mudumalai National Park approx 10kms/30min
- Masinagudi approx 20kms/50min
- Nagarhole National Park approx 130kms/4hrs
- Kabini Forest Reserve approx 100kms/3hrs
- Coorg(Kodagu)Approx 190Kms/5hrs
- Wayanad Approx 95Kms/2½hrs
Ans: The best time to visit Bandipur is from October to March.
During the summers from March to June the climate is quite hot and the mercury rises to 36 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is unpredictable. The winters are very short and the temperature falls to a mere 13 degree Celsius during morning and evening. During the day time it will be slightly hot.
Ans: Situated in lush green surrounding, while at Bandipur you can go for Safari very early morning and evenings. The rest of the day is for relaxing and enjoying the nature.
Ans: Bandipur National Park has a wide variety of fauna, which includes animals like tigers, gaur, sambhar, chital, mouse deer, wild boar, sloth bear, Malabar squirrel, porcupines, the black-knapped hare, and four-horned antelope.
The park also has nearly 250 species of birds that includes Malabar Trogon, the Malabar pied hornbill, the Indian pitta, the great black woodpecker, and the green imperial pigeon. You can also find a wide range of flora including greasy woodlands, evergreen and deciduous forests. Teak and rosewood are found in abundance here.
Ans: Being one of the finest tiger reserves in India, Bandipur National Park is a famous tourist place to visit due to its natural beauty and ecotourism. It is a treat for wildlife lovers as it is known for its variety of animals, bird species, reptiles, and butterflies. This national park also holds one of the best places that inhabitants the Asian Elephant.
Ans: The safari timings at Bandipur National Park are as follows -
Bus: 6.15 am - 7.45 am, 7.45 am - 9.30 am
Gypsy: 6.15 am - 8.00 am, 8.00 am - 9.45 am
Bus: 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm
Gypsy: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm, 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Ans: Here are the Bandipur safari charges -
- Tata Safari (4 seater) - INR 4000 for 2 hours
- Camper (9 seater) - INR 4500 for 2 hours
- Gypsy (6 seater) - INR 3000 for 2 hours
- Bus - Adult: INR 100, Child: INR 50 for 1.5 hours
You can book a Bandipur Jeep safari in advance on the Bandipur Tiger Reserve website. Else, you can head directly to the safari office and buy the tickets. They are on a first come first serve basis.
Ans: There are four places to stay at Bandipur National Park, which is a great way to explore Karnataka’s wilderness. These luxe retreats and rustic safari lodges provide a great stay with amazing amenities and a memorable time. The places to stay at Bandipur National Park are -
- Jungle Lodges, Bandipur Safari Lodge
- The Serai, Bandipur
- Dhole’s Den
- The Mangifera
Ans: On your Bandipur tour, make sure to check out the beautiful and popular places to visit near Bandipur. It is home to some scenic and historically significant places in South India, which you must explore situated in close proximity. Some of these are -
- Biligirirangan Hills
- Mudumalai National Park
- Malai Mahadeshwara Hills