#1 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

Mini Bus Safari is the simplest way to explore Bandipur National Park. The park organizes a 90-minute bus safari through the tourism zone of the national park. Most of the common wildlife can be seen at close range. The first and last safaris offer the best possible views of wildlife. The bus safaris are crowded during weekends & holiday seasons. It is one of the best things to do in Bandipur.

Safari Timings: 6 AM - 9.30 AM & 2.30 PM - 6.30 PM

Safari Cost (90 mins): Rs. 650 for Person. Prices are for Indian Visitors as of Jan 2023.

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#2 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

Jeep Safari is the best way to get maximum exposure to wildlife of the Bandipur park. The forest department organizes the jeep safari along with bus safari in Bandipur starting from the reception center. The duration of the jeep safari is about 90 minutes and there are two slots for safari in the monring and evening. First safari and last safari offer better chances of sighting animals. While Bandipur forest is home to large number of tigers, the sighting of Tiger is purely luck.

Apart from safari arranged by forest dept, Jungle Lodges is the only thirdpary authorized to offer jeep safari in Bandipur national park.Jungle Lodge is located in Melkamanahalli Village just before Bandipur.

The jeep carries an experienced guide who helps tourists in spotting and identifying the wildlife. The duration of safari is 90 minutes and it's ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Early morning and evening safaris offer .....

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#3 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

The elephant ride offers unique experience to visitors at Bandipur. The duration of Elephant ride is 20 mins and it's not a safari. The ride takes tourists around the park on an elephant. The Forest Department also organizes elephant rides of about an hour (or more) each on request, which takes you deeper into the forest.

Timings: 10 AM-11 AM. Fee: Rs. 50 per head.

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#4 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

At a distance of 9 km from Hangla, and 19 km from Bandipur, Gopalaswamy Betta is a majestic and lofty hill lying in the core area of the Bandipur National Park. It is one of the popular places to visit in places to visit in Bandipur.

Also known as the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, the Gopalaswamy Hills is situated at an altitude of 1,450 m. The hills get the prefix Himavad since the mountain is surrounded by mist all year round. Himavad means fog, while Betta means mountain in the native Kannada language. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. A car festival is celebrated for 7 days in March / April.

The hill is famous for the Gopalaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple was built by King Chola Ballala in 1315 AD. The hill thus is deemed to be a place of worship and holds great religious importance. .....

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#5 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

At a distance of 12 km from Bandipur National Park, 37 km from Ooty, and 92 km from Mysore, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or Mudumalai National Park is located at the foothills of the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places in Ooty tour.

Established in 1940, Mudumalai is the first sanctuary in South India and was declared as a National Park in 1990. In April 2007, the Tamil Nadu state government declared Mudumalai to be a tiger reserve. The sanctuary is situated on Karnataka-Kerala border adjacent to Bandipur National Park of Karnataka and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala. At an altitude of 1140 m, the sanctuary is spread over 103.24 sq. km on Ooty - Mysore road and is one of the best Ooty tourist places.

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Distance (From Bandipur National Park): 12 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bandipur National Park - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

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Hill Station

#6 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

At a distance of 89 km from Coimbatore, 128 km from Mysore, 158 km from Kozhikode, 244 km from Munnar, 254 km from Kodaikanal, 265 km from Bangalore, & 556 km from Chennai, Ooty is a stunning hill station as well as the headquarters of the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It one of the best hill stations in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places inTamilnadu Tour Packages.

At an altitude of 7,440 feet, Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is often referred to as 'Queen of hill stations'. Nilgiris means 'Blue Mountains. A land of picturesque picnic spots & lakes, it was a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during colonial days. Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are among the must include places in your Ooty tour packages.

Ooty was originally a tribal land occupied by the Todas along with .....

Distance (From Bandipur National Park): 70 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bandipur National Park - Including Travel): 1-2 Days

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#7 of 7 Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park

Nature Walk is one of the most popular activities in Bandipur. There are only Govt. run treks & safaris in Bandipur due to environmental concerns & also for safety reasons. The Bandipur Safari Lodge organizes 2 hours Nature Walk in the jungle every morning and is a great experience. A guide is mandatory for those who want to take up Nature Walk.

Timings: 6 AM - 9 AM

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Most Asked Questions on Bandipur National Park

  • What is the best season to visit Bandipur National Park?

    Winter season between October to March is the best time to visit Bandipur National Park. Bandipur can also be visited during monsoon season from July to September to explore the beauty of the national park and this is also the time the whole park looks even more greener.

  • How many days are required to visit Bandipur National Park?

    It usually requires 4 Hours/Half Day to visit all the important attractions in Bandipur. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Bandipur National Park along with Ooty or Mysore by adding an additional one or two days to their trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Bandipur National Park?

    Budget of Bandipur trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Bandipur tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8000 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Bandipur?

    Ensure to cover most important things to do in Bandipur like Mini-bus Safari, Jeep Safari, Elephant Rides, Gopalaswamy Betta, etc. Ooty which is around 40 km from Bandipur National Park and can be visited along with Bandipur.

  • What are the safari timings in Bandipur National Park?

    The safari timings in Bandipur National Park are: 6. 30 AM - 9.30 AM & 3.30 PM - 5.30 PM, Elephant Safari (20 Min): 10 AM - 11 AM.

Top 3 Bandipur National Park Packages

Package Duration Starting Price Details
Bandipur and Ooty in 2 Days 2D/1N ₹ 6550 View Details
Mysore, Bandipur & Srirangapatna in 3 Days 3D/2N ₹ 8000 View Details
Mysore, Bandipur & Ooty in 4 Days 4D/3N ₹ 11500 View Details