Bannerghatta National Park
The Bannerghatta National Park is one of the richest natural zoological reserves present in India. Situated at a distance of 22 km south of Bangalore city, this 104.27 sq km park is a major tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka.
Inside the park one can find a zoo which has a small museum, a reptile park and a theatre. Other than these, a Butterfly Park spread across an area of 30,000 sq m of land displays a unique combination of science and technology.
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Being the first of its kind in India, this man-made park in Bannerghatta National Park is a great source of knowledge, especially for children since it has a butterfly conservatory, an audio-visual room and a museum. Typical tropical environment has been artificially created inside the butterfly park to carefully preserve over 20 different species of exquisite butterflies.
Another major attraction of the park is the children's corner. Also trekking enthusiasts can enjoy trekking in the Uddigebande, Hajjamana Kallu and Mirza hills.
A separate portion of the Bannerghatta National Park has been used by authorities as a reserve for those wild animals which have been rescued from various circuses.
Covering an area of 104.27 sq km, the park is mostly covered with dense forests and scrub land. The beautiful hills of the park are dotted with many ancient temples which are frequently visited by the tourists.
The Suvarnamukhi stream that originates from the Suvarnamukhi hill runs across the park. Just 2 km away from this hill is the Suvarnamukhi pond whose water is believed to have curative powers.
Flora and Fauna in Bannerghatta National Park
Flora: The Park has a combination of moist and dry deciduous forests in addition to thorny scrubs.
Fauna: The Park is home to wild animals such as Leopard, Lion, Zebras, Avifauna, Bengal tiger, Panthers, Porcupines, Rhinoceros, Wild boar, Elephant, White tiger, Bison, Panther, Bear and Spotted deer.
The journey to the park takes around 1 Hr 30 Min from Bangalore city. Since the weather condition of the park is moderate all through the year you can visit here anytime. However, the best season to visit Bannerghatta National Park is believed to be between the months of September to January.
The authorities have divided the park into separate sections of herbivorous animals and carnivorous animals. Safaris for both these sections are conducted by the KSTDC and are very popular amongst tourists.
The park remains closed on Tuesday but the visiting hours for the rest of the days of the week are from 9AM to 5PM. Bus services are easily available from Bangalore.
Hotels & Resorts in Bannerghatta National Park
|Bannerghatta Nature Camp|
Bannerghatta National Park Tour Packages
|Tour Name||Banerghatta National Park Weekend Tour|
|Duration||02 nights & 03 days|
|Destinations Covered||Bangalore - Banerghatta National Park - Bangalore|
|Tour Name||Karnataka Wildlife Tour|
|Duration||10 nights & 11 days|
|Destinations Covered||Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Mysore - Nagarhole National Park- Bandipur National Park- Ooty - Bangalore|
|Tour Name||South India Wildlife Tour|
|Duration||17 nights & 18 days|
|Destinations Covered||Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Ranganathittu - Nagarhole - Bandipur - Ooty - Cochin - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram - Delhi / Mumbai|
Wildlife in Bannerghatta National Park
The main attractions of the park are Asiatic Elephants. Gaurs, wild pigs, sloth bears, spotted dear, barking deer, sambars, bonnet macaque, hare, porcupine , chitals can be also seen in the park easily.
Bannerghatta National Park Travel Info
Location : Karnataka, India
Area covered : 104.27 sq. km
Altitude : 740 to 1034 meters above sea level
Park visiting hours : 09am to 05pm
Holiday : Closed every Tuesday
Time to Visit : September to January
Temperature : 20 degree C,
How to Reach
By Air : Bangalore is the nearest airport.
By Rail : Bangalore is the nearest railhead, connected by daily trains from Delhi, Mumbai.
By Road : from Bangalore, follow the Bannerghatta road to south Bangalore. It is best to take one of the regularly plying state transport buses or hire a taxi to reach the park.
Distance from Major Cities
Bangalore : 23 kms.
Mysore : 125 kms.
Delhi : 1753 kms.
Mumbai : 848 kms.