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India is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries which attract animal lovers all year round. From Jammu and Kashmir in the extreme north of India to Tamil Nadu in the extreme south, there are a number of National Parks and wildlife reserves that are worth a visit to check out Indias rich wildlife. One of the finest places to witness Indian wilderness in its raw powerful form is Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. Known as one of Indias best wildlife reserves, Bandipur National Park is home to a variety of species like elephants, sloth bears, pythons, hornbills, panthers and more. But above all, it is famous for being home to the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. (ALSO SEE Best Winter Holiday Destinations in Karnataka for 2017) Since the Bandipur National Park is located in the Nilgiri ranges, it is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty making it a delight to visit for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Here are all the details on how to reach Bandipur National Park by road, train and flight. Also Read - Karnataka Cop Paints Coronavirus Danger Sketch on Road to Spread Awareness, Pictures go Viral
How to reach Bandipur National Park by road
Bandipur National Park is located at a distance of 225 km from Karnatakas capital city of Bangalore. Bandipur is well-connected by road to all major cities of the state. Several state and private buses ply between Bandipur and major Karnataka cities. If you are taking your own vehicle, heres a detailed route map of how to reach Bandipur from Bangalore: Also Read - 'Sneeze And Spread The Virus': Infosys Employee Sacked, Arrested For Facebook Post
Be advised that private vehicles need to be parked outside the National park. Options like gypsy and jeep safaris are available inside the park. Elephant safaris are available too but we urge you to say NO to animal rides.
How to reach Bandipur National Park by train
The nearest railhead to Bandipur National Park is Mysore city. It is located at a distance of just 80 km from Bandipur National Park. Several buses and cabs are available from Mysore Junction to Bandipur National Park. It takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach by road.
How to reach Bandipur National Park by flight
Bangalore airport is the closest airport to Bandipur National Park. You can follow the Bangalore to Bandipur route mentioned above to get to Bandipur National Park. Several buses and cabs are available from Bangalore to visit Bandipur National park.
So, next time you wish to take a trip amidst nature, head to the amazing Bandipur National park in Karnataka. You will return with newfound respect for nature and wildlife.