A variety of flora, fauna, outstanding scenic locations, and warm and friendly people can make for an attractive tourist destination. One such heavenly destination is the Bandipur National Park, which is famous for its diverse flora and fauna. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
The Bandipur National Park lies at the heart of an extended forest at the meeting point of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills. Located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, Bandipur became one of India’s first Tiger Reserves and in 1974 under the Wildlife ProtectionAct, Bandipur got the status of a National park. Bandipur National Park is often visited. Thanks to its close proximity to the metro hub of Bangalore.
Apart from wildlife, the park also houses hundreds of unique types of flora and fauna and is famous for its Sandalwood trees. The natural rivers of Kabini, Moyar, and the Nagur flowing through the National Park add to its beauty. If you planning for a picnic or a short trip, then Bandipur is the perfect spot as there are many things one can look forward to such as fishing, bird watching, boating, and trekking.
Tourists can visit this beautiful destination all year round. If you want to watch the animals at the watering holes, then come here during the summer months from March to May. During monsoons, between June and October, the Bandipur National Park blooms with greenery all around.
The Bandipur National Park houses around 70 tigers and over 3,000 Asian elephants, along with dholes, leopards, sloth bears, and gaurs. The park also has over 200 species of birds. The Bandipur National Park is covered with a mix of deciduous forests and evergreen forests.