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Bandipur National Park allows you to go on a safari and that seems like the perfect weekend getaway.
What Is It?
Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. The Bandipur National Park occupies a special place in India’s efforts towards Eco-conservation.
The Safaris here can be breathtaking since Bandipur also has a sizable number of Tigers. Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild dogs, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black-knapped hare. Birds like jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here.
Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India’s biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’. Bandipur National Park offers you the one of a kind interaction with nature that you never must have seen before.
The Safari timings at the National Park are 6 to 8 am and 3 to 5 pm. For more details click here.
How To Reach?
Bandipur is at a distance of forty kilometers from Ooty and about a four hour thirty minute drive from Bengaluru. The National Park is an hours drive away from the Mysore airport.
1. M C Resort- Starting from ₹6500 for 2 people per night
Address: Bangalore-Ooty Road, Melukamanahally, Chamarajnagar District, Near Bandipur National Park, Gundlupete, Karnataka 571126
Phone: +91-821- 244 4444
2. Dhole’s Den – Starting from ₹15000 for 2 people per night
Address: Kaniyanapura Village, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126
Phone: 094444 68376
3. The Bandipur Cottage- Starting from ₹12250 for 2 people per night
Address: Guruvegowdanhundi, Karnataka 571126