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About Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary
One of India's best-known wildlife reserves - Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary lies amidst the picturesque landscape of the meeting point of the Deccan Plateau and the majestic Western Ghat mountains. It is located in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka. Bandipur wildlife sanctuary,wildlife sanctuary in bandipur,bandipur national park,wildlife sanctuary bandipur,bandipur wildlife sanctuary Karnataka Gifted with a comfortable climate and varied geographical features, the park has a remarkable variety of flora and fauna, making it an absolute heaven for wildlife.
The scrub forests towards the eastern limits of the park are comprised of small trees, interspersed with bushes and open lush green patches. Towards its northwestern edge, there is a measured shift in the plants from open dry deciduous forests to tropical mixed deciduous forests. Bandipur wildlife sanctuary,wildlife sanctuary in bandipur,bandipur national park,wildlife sanctuary bandipur,bandipur wildlife sanctuary Karnataka These diverse habitats support an enormous diversity of animal life.
When Bandipur begins to open out in all its beauty the birds begin their breeding activities. The air becomes filled with their melodious calls. Sprouting grass in the meadows and view lines attract elephants. The backwaters of the Kabini Reservoir in the northwestern portion of the park host huge flock of large mammals. Bandipur wildlife sanctuary,wildlife sanctuary in bandipur,bandipur national park,wildlife sanctuary bandipur,bandipur wildlife sanctuary Karnataka This unique feature makes a breathtaking sight, and is nearly the only one of its kind in Asia.
Best time to visit Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary
Between the months of April and October
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary offers many to explore for those who seek some adventures in their tour.
In Karnataka, the two attractive wildlife parks of Nagarhole and Bandipur, though separate entities, are part of a larger contiguous wildlife reserve that includes the Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and the Wynad Reserve in Kerala. Both the parks are easily accessible from Mysore.
A dam on the Kabini and its picturesque reservoir separate the two parks. In the dense moist deciduous forests of this area the upper canopy reaches heights of 30m and valuable hardwoods like teak and rosewood are also to be found here.
The 874.20 sq. km. Bandipur National Park, which is also a Tiger Reserve, with its open grassy woodland, lies to the south of the Kabini River while Nagarhole, 643.39 so. km. in area, to the north of the river, has taller and denser forests.
Bandipur, lying in the shadow of the Western Ghats, is one of the finest habitats of the Asian elephant. Drained by the Moyar River, its open forest makes it easy for visitors to see the elephant and gaur in natural surroundings.
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How to Get There
* Air : Bangalore (190 km)
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