Bandipur National Park


Bandipur National Park



Best time

November to June


874 square km

Major Animals/Birds

Some wild denizens of the amazing forest include the black-knapped hare, porcupines, Malabar squirrel, panther, sloth bear, jackal, wild boar, wild dogs, four-horned antelope, mouse deer, chital, sambhar, and Gaur (a kind of bullock). Emerald doves and rainforest ducks are also among the birds.

Bandipur National Park is located in Karnataka . Area of Bandipur National Park is 874 square km ,best time to visit Bandipur National Park is between  November to June

Bandipur National Park is situated in the state of Karnataka on the eastern edge of southern India. The national park is 337 square miles in size (874 sq km).

Banipur is well-known for its tiger population and is one of the Project Tiger Initiative’s national parks. Bandipur, when combined with Nagarhole National Park, is a wonderful area to attempt to view tigers.

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Safari Timings

Timings for Wildlife Safaris

The bus safari is accessible from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Elephant safari will be accessible from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jeep safaris are offered from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that no safaris are permitted after 6:00 p.m. Safari timings and length vary according on season, weather, audience size, and vehicle availability.

Safari Gate/Zones

In Bandipur, there are five safari zones, and the wildlife in each zone is supported by various rivers that run through the park.

  • East Zone
  • Central Zone
  • North West Zone
  • South Zone North Zone

Major Attractions in & Around the Park
There are several locations to visit around Bandipur that are well worth your time and effort. All of these locations are rich in biodiversity and will only add to your understanding of India’s flora and wildlife. And that’s not all! These locations are also ideal for weekend breaks and relaxation.

  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mudumalai National Park
  • Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National Park
  • Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
  • BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  • Ooty

Major Fauna Found in Bandipur National Park


Mammals found in Bandipur National Park

Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Sloth bear, Mouse deer, Wild dog, and Four-horned Antelope are some of the animals that may be found in India. The Four Horned Antelope, Gaur, Sloth bear, and Mouse deer are among the endangered animals. It is also one of the greatest and most accessible Asian elephant habitats.

Birds found in Bandipur National Park

Peafowl, grey junglefowl, crows, and drongos are among the most prevalent birds in Bandipur. Over 200 bird species may be seen at Bandipur, including honey buzzards, red-headed vultures, Indian vultures, flowerpeckers, hoopoes, Indian rollers, brown fish owls, crested serpent eagles, changeable hawk-eagles, bee-eaters, and numerous kingfishers and ospreys.

Reptile found in Bandipur National Park

Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizards, Rock Python, Bamboo Pit Snake, Wolf Snake, Vine Snake, Common Krait, Rat snake, Muggers, Indian chameleon, Indian pond terrapin, flying lizards etc.


Butterflies found in Bandipur National Park

Common rose, Crimson rose, Common jay, Lime butterfly, Malabar raven, Common Mormon, Red Helen, Blue Mormon, Southern birdwing, Common wanderer, Mottled emigrant, Common grass yellow, Spotless grass yellow, Nilgiri clouded yellow, Common Jezebel, Psyche, Common gull, Common bush brown, Orange pansy, Blue pansy, Grey pansy, Blue admiral etc.