Best Time to Visit Bandipur National Park
A bliss to witness abundant flora and fauna, the best time to visit Bandipur National park is from November to June. The park is open to explore throughout the year. Located in the Mysore-Ooty highway in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, the forest is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere which is considered as India’s biggest biosphere and shares its boundary with 3 other national parks namely Nagarahole National Park, Wayanad National Park and Mudumalai National park. The park covers approximately 874 square kilometres.
When Is The Best Time to Visit Bandipur National Park :
Exploring Bandipur in summer:
When: The summer season in Bandipur National Park starts from March and goes on till the end of June.
Why visit during summer?
The best time for tiger sightings is during summer because they step out of their zones to quench their thirst. Besides, it is a perfect nature spot to plan for summer vacations during that time of the year. A drive through the lush green woods while the temperature is at peak is a bang for the buck. Be ready to face the scorching sun and high temperature during summer. Wearing light cotton clothes and carrying sunglasses/hat is recommended. Do not forget to carry water for drinking.
Temperature: 34 – 38 degree Celsius
Exploring Bandipur in winter:
When: The winter season in Bandipur National Park starts from November and goes on till the end of February.
Why visit during winter?
Bandipur National Park is best considered to be visited during winter. The calm and ambient climate is one of the reasons why it is worth visiting at this time of the year. Winter is the right time to gaze those amazing birds, like the Peregrine Falcon, Flycatchers and Warblers, that migrate into the wetlands of Bandipur. One should make sure to carry warm clothes, including a pair of gloves and preferably mufflers while exploring the woods in the winter.
Temperature: 15 – 18 degree Celsius
Exploring Bandipur in Monsoon:
When: The rainy season in Bandipur National Park starts from November and goes on till the end of February.
Why visit during monsoon?
The arrival of Southwest monsoon to Bandipur National Park is expected sometime in the month of June. The dry colours of the summer months turn wet and flourishing with the rains. The lakes fill up and the forest looks amazing with shades of green. The temperature is lower when compared to that in summer. Moderate to heavy rains might throw a wet blanket on safaris around the forest.
Temperature: 22 – 28 degree Celsius
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