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Everything you want to know about Bandipur National Park including Safari Details


Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve, is a national park located in the southern part of Karnataka approx 230 kms south of Bangalore and approx 75 kms south of Mysore.

But has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant.


The Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore created a sanctuary of 90 km2 (35 sq mi) in 1931 and named it the Venugopala Wildlife Park. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established under Project Tiger in 1973 by adding nearly 800 km2 (310 sq mi) to the Venugopala Wildlife park

Geography Of Bandipur

The park spans an area of 874 square kilometers (337 sq mi), protecting several species of India’s endangered wildlife. Together with the adjoining Nagarhole National Park (643 km2 (248 sq mi)),Mudumalai National Park (320 km2 (120 sq mi)) and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (344 km2(133 sq mi)), it is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve totaling 2,183 km2 (843 sq mi) making it the largest protected area in southern India and largest habitate of wild elephants in south Asia.


Bandipur is located in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is about 80 kilometers (50 mi) from the city of Mysore on the route to a major tourist destination of Ooty. As a result, Bandipur sees a lot of tourist traffic and there are many wildlife fatalities caused by speeding vehicles that are reported each year. There is a ban on traffic from 9 pm to 6 am of dusk to dawn to help bring down the death rate of wildlife.

Accommodations In Bandipur national Park

Accommodation provides safety for all those travellers who are unaware with the new places. It also helps the tourists to explore their desired city in a better way. It enhances the overall experience of travelling. Thus, the role of accommodation influences your holiday trip in many ways. This are the some of the Best Resorts in Bandipur National Park

Safari Details

Forest Dept. conducts Safari (Jeep/Cantor) Morning 6.00 a.m to 8.00 a.m; Evening 3.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m. Duration approx 1 hr. JLR & associated resorts also conduct Jeep/Canter Safaris for and duration is approx 2.5 hrs but limited to only guests of those resorts. See attached resorts for further details.

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How to Reach Bandipur?

By Air: The nearest airports are in Bangalore and Mysore.

By Rail: The nearest station is in the city of Mysore.

By Road: It is about 80 kilometers (50 mi) from the city of Mysore and approx. 240 kms from Bangalore and on the route to a major tourist destination of Ooty

Nearby places: Mudumalai national park, Theppakadu Elephant Camp, Ooty

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