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About Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of flora and fauna. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve. It is located in the south Indian state of Karnataka that islocated in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is one of the major tourist attraction of Ooty. This park protect several endangered species.The park has a variety of biomes including dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and shrublands.

Bandipur National Park – Ooty Tourist spot

Timing: Mon-Fri: Morning 6.00 am to 8.00 am, Evening 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm for one hour Ride, Sat-Sun: Morning 6.00 am to 8.00 am, Evening 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm for one hour Ride.

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees: No Fees

Things to do: Spotting Wild life animals and bird watching

Other Fees: Safari Charges: Indian Nationals – Rs. 300/- per person, Foreign Nationals Rs.1100/- per person

Places nearby: Mudumalai (07km), Maravakandy Dam (21km), Singara Power Station (25km), Golf course (50km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Bandipur National Park:

Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of flora and fauna. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve. It is located in the south Indian state of Karnataka that islocated in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is one of the major tourist attraction of Ooty. This park protect several endangered species.The park has a variety of biomes including dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and shrublands.

Flora:
Some of the flora that is present in this park are teak, rosewood, sandalwood,Indian-laurel, Indian kino tree,giant clumping bamboo,clumping bamboo and Grewia tiliaefolia. There are also several flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs.

Fauna:
Some of the fauna that is present in this park are Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, sloth bears, muggers, Indian rock pythons, four-horned antelopes, jackals and dholes.

Mammals:
Mammals are also present in this region. The most commonly seen mammals along the road are chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrels and elephants.

Birds:
It is also home to many species of birds. Peafowl is the most commonly seen bird in this region. These are some of the bird species that is found in this park: Honey buzzards,red-headed vultures,Indian vultures, flowerpeckers, hoopoes,Indian rollers,brown fish owls,crested serpent eagles,changeable hawk-eagles,bee-eaters and a whole lot of kingfishers.

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