Destination Details
Destination:   Bandipur
Destination Type:   Wildlife
City:   Bandipur
Country:   India
Hotels in Bandipur

Go wild and see just how therapeutic it can be. Trade those concrete jungles for a fresh breath of green. Put a pause on the rat race and ride an elephant instead. Take a break from bearding the lion in his corner office and go looking for tigers. The Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary puts life back into perspective. Or rather it puts the perspective back into life.

Trying to spot elusive animals, listening for bird calls and commuting on the first elephant into the heart of the forests that were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore himself - its a little like everyday life, only drastically different. The elephant safari is an experience not only because you feel like the lord of all that lies before you, but also because, you never know what you might see. Depending on the peacock temperament of the moment, you could get treated to a peacock dance, or you might catch it on a bad day when it might get modest and a vividly-hued tail peeking from the thick foliage is all youll get. You might spot a bison playing peek-a-boo from behind a bush, or a crocodile sunning itself on the banks of the River Kabini, its wicked grin intact. The Sanctuary is home to the spotted deer, the sambar deer, pythons, sloth bears, porcupines, monkeys and over 230 species of birds. Thats a lot of spotting to do - just might help you see the good things in life again.

Go wild and see just how therapeutic it can be. Trade those concrete jungles for a fresh breath of green. Put a pause on the rat race and ride an elephant instead. Take a break from bearding the lion in his corner office and go looking for tigers. The Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary puts life back into perspective. Or rather it puts the perspective back into life.

Trying to spot elusive animals, listening for bird calls and commuting on the first elephant into the heart of the forests that were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore himself - its a little like everyday life, only drastically different. The elephant safari is an experience not only because you feel like the lord of all that lies before you, but also because, you never know what you might see. Depending on the peacock temperament of the moment, you could get treated to a peacock dance, or you might catch it on a bad day when it might get modest and a vividly-hued tail peeking from the thick foliage is all youll get. You might spot a bison playing peek-a-boo from behind a bush, or a crocodile sunning itself on the banks of the River Kabini, its wicked grin intact. The Sanctuary is home to the spotted deer, the sambar deer, pythons, sloth bears, porcupines, monkeys and over 230 species of birds. Thats a lot of spotting to do - just might help you see the good things in life again.

  • Elephants in a Waterhole : Reptiles  Land monitor, Crocodile, Tortoise, Python, Cobra, Krait, Viper, Rat Snake,Flying lizard. Crocodile basking in the sunshine 
  • Flora : The forests consist predominantly of teak with its main associates species like Rosewood, Honne, Nandi, Mathi, Hunal, Dindal, Bamboo, Bende, Sandal, Mavu and Muthuga. 
  • Fascinating Flora : Avifauna :Peafowl, Grey Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Quail, Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Drongo, Cuckoo, Oriole, Minivet, Wagtail, Myna, Blue Jay, Kingfisher.  Thoughtful Kingfisher, Bandipur 
  • Forest Types : Southern tropical moist-mixed deciduous forests, Southern tropical dry deciduous forests & Scrub forests. 
  • Gopalaswamy Hills : 20 Kms Located at a height of 1454.5 m it is one of the most beautiful spots in the Bandipur National Park. The famous Green Ocean Valley is a delightful view from the hill. Scenic spots in Bandipur are Bolugudda, Chandragiri, Rolling Rock Falls, Mysore Ditch and Moyar Gorge.
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