Bandipur National Park

Bandipur, KA - 571126

Type: Parks
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Bandipur National Park is a renowned wildlife sanctuary located in the southern state of Karnataka, India. Established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, Bandipur National Park is part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which also includes Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala.

Spanning an area of approximately 874 square kilometers, Bandipur National Park is known for its diverse range of flora and fauna, including several endangered and endemic species. The park is characterized by its dense forests, grassy meadows, and riverine habitats, providing a sanctuary for wildlife amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Western Ghats.

Bandipur National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, leopards, gaurs (Indian bison), sloth bears, deer, langurs, and numerous species of birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The park is particularly renowned for its tiger population, making it one of the important tiger reserves in India.

Visitors to Bandipur National Park can explore the wilderness through guided safaris, nature walks, and trekking trails, offering opportunities to observe and photograph the region's wildlife and natural landscapes. The park's scenic beauty and tranquil ambiance also make it an ideal destination for birdwatching, nature photography, and eco-tourism activities.

In addition to its wildlife attractions, Bandipur National Park offers various recreational activities such as wildlife watching, birding, and camping, making it a favored destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The park also conducts educational programs, workshops, and conservation initiatives aimed at raising awareness about wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship.

Overall, Bandipur National Park offers visitors a chance to connect with nature and experience the wonders of the natural world in a pristine and unspoiled environment. Whether it's for wildlife watching, adventure sports, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the wilderness, Bandipur National Park provides a memorable and immersive experience for all who visit.

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