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Bandipur National Park in Mysore

Summer: 22°C-39°C

Winter: 13°C-31°C

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-May

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m. (morning shift) and 03:30 p.m. (afternoon shift)
Closing Time: 09:00 a.m. (morning shift) and 06:00 p.m. (afternoon shift)
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  N/A
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  N/A
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
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Bandipur National Park was established in 1931 by the erstwhile Mysore ruler as a personal hunting ground. In the year 1973, it was designated as a tiger reserve. Today, it is one of the topmost wildlife venues in the country. Located in the mesmerizing Nilgiri hills and bordered by numerous rivers, the park boasts of rich biodiversity in the form of tigers, leopards, elephants, four-horned antelope, gaur, sloth bear, panther, crocodiles, python and diverse bird species.
One can enjoy the spellbinding views of Gopalswamy Betta, the highest peak in the park. Dry deciduous forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, shrublands and many other types of biomes constitute the forest area. Dominating trees found here include teak, sandalwood and bamboo.
Jungle safaris in jeeps, min bus and on elephant are extremely enjoyable. One can also visit the adjoining wildlife reserves called Nagarhole National Park, Wayanad Sanctuary and Mudumalai National Park.  


Road: Bandipur National Park is located on Mysore-Ooty State Highway and is therefore conveniently accessible by road. Apart from regularly operating state buses, there are options like taxis and cabs that can be used to reach the park. The road is quite busy and it is recommended to drive slowly.

Railway: Mysore has the closest railway station at the distance of about 78 km. away from the national park. The station offers rail connectivity to the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. Taxis connect the railway station to the national park.

Airway: Mysore Airport about 68 km. away is the closest airport with limited flights to Bangalore and Chennai. A good alternative is the Bangalore International Airport located about 258 km. away. Taxis and buses operate from Bangalore to reach the park.