Bandipur National Park Mysore
The Bandipur National Park is very famous because of the wildlife reserve that it possesses and also because of its beauty. The park serves as a shelter for various endangered and conserved species of plants and animals. A detailed description of the various plants, animals, birds and flowers found at the park has been enumerated below:
- Mammals: Mammals like Indian Giant Squirrels, Elephants, Chital and Grey Langurs are very common in the park.
- Reptiles: The most dangerous and poisonous species of snakes called the King Cobra are found residing at the park. Apart from this reptiles like flying lizards, Indian pond terrapin, rat snake, spectated cobra, Indian chameleon, vipers, agamids and Indian rock python are also very common. The less dangerous species like adder, tree frog, marsh crocodile tortoise and toad are found in large numbers at the Bandipur National Park.
- Insects: Dung beetles, ants and butterflies are some of the insects that can easily be spotted at the park. The butterflies present in the park serve towards making the park even more beautiful and colorful. The popular names in the category of insects present in the park are Red disk bushbrown, large salmon Arab, spotless grass yellow, chestnut streaked sailer, dark grass blue, pioneer or caper white, indicus, meranoplus and copris. Other species of butterflies found in the park are crimson rose, Red Helen, common palmfly, banded blue Pierrot, common castor aridane merione, common tiger or striped tiger, metallic cerulean, common evening brown and color sergeant.
- Birds: In the list of birds the most common names are Peacock, grey junglefowl, woolly -necked stork, red-headed vulture, grey-headed fish eagle and Malabar pied hornbill. There are some other important species of birds that can be spotted during a visit to the Bandipur National Park.
- Safari lodge of Bandipur
- Ambuja farms
- Tusker trails hotel
- Bush Betta Wildlife Resort, and
- Mc Resort
Other Tourist Attractions Nearby
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary: The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary has been transformed into a tiger reserve of late and it also possesses a wide variety of greenery in the form of evergreen forests, birds, reptiles as well as wildlife. This sanctuary was established in the year 1940 along with the Nilgiris and the sanctuary is divided into five ranges or segments.
Gopalaswamy Betta: Gopalaswamy Betta is also known as Hamavad and it is considered as the highest peak of the Bandipur National Park Mysore. Gopalaswamy Betta also possesses Lord Venugopal’s temple on the top which is considered to be ancient and is visited by thousands of people every year. This temple is said to be built during the reign of the Cholas because it reflects the architecture and the style of this dynasty in Karnataka.
Location and Best Time to Visit
The Bandipur National Park Mysore is considered as a better managed and beautiful park in India. The park is located in the picturesque and wonderful surroundings of the Western Ghats on the highway that connects Mysore and Ooty in Karnataka. There is a very special place occupied by the Bandipur National Park in the Eco conservation effort of India.
The Bandipur National Park is open for it visitors all throughout the year but the richness in beauty and wildlife of the park can be witnessed during the months of September and November and March and July. Therefore, it is advisable for the people to visit the park during these months.
How to Get There
By Road: Bandipur is an area which is located about 80 kilometers away from Mysore, 70 kilometers away from Ooty and 220 kilometers away from Bangalore. The area is very well connected by road and there are private buses and State transport buses available for the people. These buses stop at the office of the Forest Reception. If you hire a taxi from Mysore, it will take about two hours to reach the park.
By Rail: the distance of the Mysore railway station is about eighty kilometers from the park and the Mysore railways station serves as the major station for the people who visit the park. There is another railway station named Nanjungud railway station which is also considered to be very close to Bandipur as it is only 55 kilometers away from Bandipur. This railway station is another option that can be tried out by visitors.
By Air: Mysore airport is the closest airport from Bandipur as it is only 70 kilometers away from Bandipur while the Bangalore International airport is 260 kilometers away from Bandipur.
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