Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore
The most visited place when it comes to the Safari, one will remember Bannerghatta National Park, since 1971 the years of its establishment. Bannerghatta National Parkis 22 km away from the capital city of the State, which covers an huge area of 104.27 sq. km also includes other ten Reserve forests from Anekal range, which belongs to Bangalore Forest Division.
The Bannerghatta National Parkconsists of Aquarium, an National Park, Zoo, Children’s park, Snake park, Crocodile Farm, prehistoric animals park and also a museum. The main attraction at Bannerghatta National Parkis the arrangement of safaris in vehicles and also on elephants, the safari includes tigers and lions, one has to purchase the tickets for this safari at the main entrance.
One can visit Bannerghatta National Parkthroughout the year as the rainfall here at this place is at an average about 700 mm per annum and humidity is also tolerable with 15° C – 35° C throughout the year, but November to June is the ideal time to visit Bannerghatta National Park.
The Bannerghatta National Parkis the right place as some exotic species of wildlife and varied variety of rich and beautiful flora is in store at this place, with abundant quantity of green trees, which helps the visitors with shade and shelter
The wildlife animals like gaur, elephant, jackal, leopard, wild pig, sambar, sloth bear, chital, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, porcupine, bonnet macaque and hare, monitor lizards, wild boars, pangolin, sloth bears, slender loris and also cobras, pythons, kraits and Russell vipers are other varieties of along with other animals have been kept here at Bannerghatta National Park. To live these animals freely this Bannerghatta National Parkhas covered a vast area of 25,000 acres with a fence.
The visitors who come here can also spot variety of bird like little green heron, grey heron, paradise flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Common Grey Hornbill, White bellied Drong, Collared Scop’s owl, Spotted Owlet, Eurasian Eagle owl, Mottled Wood Owl and Brown Fish owl at this Bannerghatta National Park.
Other attractions here includes Uddigebande which is around 3.5 km and a natural formation known as Hajjamana Kallu which is 3 km in length and another one is called Mirza Hill which is 1.5 km length, other added attraction here is open jeeps, vans, mini buses and elephants, and other facilities like amateur fishing, and another attraction here is a circular boat which is made up of Bamboo and buffalo hide and also with coir is also available for riding, other facilities like bird watching, river rafting, trekking and outdoor camping also available here at Bannerghatta National Park.
A stream called Suvarnamukhi which originates from Suvarnamukhi hills, is passing through this park, a famous champaka Dhama Swamy temple at the foot of the rock hill, which is built in old Dravidian architectural style, according to historians this temple was built by Hoysalas, and the people believe that the water in the Suvarnamukhi river is have a special healing and curative power.
Bannerghatta National Park - How to reach & Tourist Information
If one wants to reach this place through road, it is 22 kms away from Bangalore, plenty of buses will travel to this place from City Market, Kempegowda Bus stand, other buses which goes towards Anekal will also go this park. No lodging or accommodation facilities are available here at this park.
Visiting hours is morning 9 a.m. to evening 5 p.m, and every Tuesday is holiday.
For Indian Citizens Rs. 325/- per head, for foreign citizens US $15/- per head
Tourists will accommodated with a well equipped big vans managed by state owned Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.
To know more about Bannerghatta Nature Camp, contact
Tel : 080-25597021 - 25 (Corporate Office),
Fax : 080-25586163 (Corporate Office),
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swiss Tent : For Indian citizens Rs. 1000/- , and for foreign citizens US $30/-
Dormitory charges for Indian citizens Rs. 500/- and for foreign citizens US $20/-
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