Bannerghatta National Park


Bannerghatta National Park



Best time

October and June.


260.51 sq. km

Major Animals/Birds

Elephant, Leopard, Bison, Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Dog, Jackal, Mouse Deer, Bonnet Macaque, Striped Hyena, Porcupine etc

Bannerghatta National Park is located in Karnataka . Area of Bannerghatta National Park is 260.51 sq. km ,best time to visit Bannerghatta National Park is between October and June.

The Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park, often known as BBBP, is located on the outskirts of Bangalore and is one of the city’s most popular and regularly visited attractions. It is a vital element of the majestic Bannerghatta National Park and spans a large region, catering to nature and animal aficionados.

It was designated a biological reserve in 2002 and is one of the few sites in the world where one may experience wildness so close to the city. In addition to a zoo and jungle safari, the Bannerghatta Biological Garden contains a butterfly park and a rescue centre where animals in captive are maintained and safeguarded.

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Safari Timings

The Jungle Safari, which allows you to watch animals in their natural environment, is one of the most popular activities in this location. The Safari takes you on a magnificent journey where you may see both herbivores and large cats. The Grand Safari is around 8 kilometres long one way, whereas the Tiger and Lion Safari is approximately 11 kilometres long (to and fro). 

  • Zoo 09:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Grand Safari (Tiger , Lion, Bear & Herbivore safari) 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Butterfly Park 09:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Boating 09:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Safari Gate/Zones

  • Herbivore Animal Zone
  • Bear Zone
  • Tiger & Lion Zone
  • Butterfly Park

Major Attractions in & Around the Park

The Bannerghatta National Park contains a variety of diverse parts that provide tourists with a taste of the wild. Among them are the following:

1. Elephant Sanctuary: The park contains a designated elephant sanctuary, which is a gated enclosure where elephants may graze freely. It is 122 acres in size and was designed by elephant specialist Carol Buckley. You may comfortably engage with these gentle giants without endangering them.

2. Zoo: The zoo contains a multitude of displays that showcase the park’s fauna. A reptile park and a small theatre are also featured.

3. Butterfly Park: Union Minister Kapil Sibal launched India’s first butterfly cage here on November 25, 2006. The park is 7.5 acres in size and includes a museum, conservatory, and an audiovisual room. The conservatory can host roughly twenty different kinds of butterflies and has its own artificial habitat that allows them to live and prosper.

Faund Found in  Bannerghatta National Park


Mammals found in Bannerghatta National Park

elephants, Indian gazelles, leopards, jackals, sloth bears, Bisons, Royal Bengal tigers, Rhinoceroses, monitor lizards, hippos, Asiatic lions, wild boars, barking deers, porcupines, spotted deers, langurs, foxes, white tigers, bears and king lions.

Birds found in Bannerghatta National Park

Peafowl, Grey Jungle Fowl, Partridges, Quails, Flycatchers, Wood Peckers, Ibis, Storks, Sunbirds, Flower-Peckers, Thrushes, Eagles, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Orioles, Minivets, Wagtails, Drongos etc., and other birds are part of the BBBP avifauna in the wild.


Land monitor lizard, crocodiles, tortoise, Venomous snake species found in BBP are King Cobra, Spectacled Cobra and Russell’s Viper. Non-venomous snakes include Rat Snake, Indian Rock Python and Red Sand Boa etc. are the part of animals live in the water holes/ blank area of the BBBP.



Frogs, toads, salamander etc., in the water bodies of BBP.



Varieties of butterflies :Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nympalidae, Lycaenide and Hespiridae, bees, ants, etc are seen in the BBBP.