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|Attractions||: Forest, Wildlife, Safari|
|Season||: January to December|
|Weather||: Summer (20 to 29°C), Winter (18 to 22°C)|
Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve founded in the year 1974. Geographically, it is located in Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar distrct and spans an area of 874 sq miles. Bandipur National Park is home to various endangered species of Flora, Fauna and mammals. This park is located in the popular Mysore - Ooty route which experiences heavy traffic.
Various kinds of timber trees like rosewood, sandalwood, Indian Kino tree, etc can be found here. Endangered species like tiger, Indian elephants, sloth bears, four horned antelopes, jackals are some of the animals found.
Safari is another popular tourist attractions here. Safari timings are between 6:30 am to 9:30 am in the morning and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the evening.
Mysore is the nearest bus station.
Mysore Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Bandipur National Park which is 55 km away.
Nearest airport is Mysore airport which is 70 km away from Bandipur.
There are no direct buses from Bengaluru to Bandipur. There are buses from Bengaluru to Mysore. From Mysore, there are many local buses or taxis which can be hired to reach Bandipur.
There are no direct trains from Bengaluru to Bandipur. However, trains are available from Bangalore to Mysore from where Bandipur is easily accessible.
Bangalore to Bandipur distance is 222 km via National Highway 275 and is approximately a 4 hour journey. From Bangalore, connect to Mysore road. Follow this road along National Highway 275 for approximately 200 odd km. Take National Highway 212 to National Highway 67 to reach Bandipur National Park. This route goes through Ramnagara, Mandya, Mysore, Nanjangud, Begur and Gudlupete to reach Bandipur.
There are local buses which travel to Bandipur from Mysore.
Mysore to Bandipur National Park distance is 98 km via State Highway 86, National Highway 212 and National Highway 67. It is approximately a 2 hours drive from Mysore city. This route goes through Sargur, Begur, Gundlupete to reach Bandipur National Park.