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For a walk on the wild side, look no further than the southern outskirts of Bangalore city, where you can find everything from avifauna to panthers in the Bannerghatta National Park. The 25,000 acre park is home to panthers, lions, tigers and a large variety of birds. Indulge your sense of adventure with a lion and tiger safari. bannerghatta national park tour,wildlife in bannerghatta national park,national pars in india,bannerghatta national park tour,bannerghatta national park bangalore You could also wander through the Zoological Garden, with its canopy of shady and sturdy trees, find a quiet resting spot beside a pond and watch waterfowl frolic.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) is the area where the forest department has kept lions and tigers rescued over the years from circuses.

The area is of major interest to the visitors and more than 10 lakh tourists throng the place every year. Some of the major animals found in the region include elephant, bonnet macaque, cheetal, muntjac, slow loris, wild boar, porcupine, fox and three striped palm squirrel.bannerghatta national park tour,wildlife in bannerghatta national park,national pars in india,bannerghatta national park tour,bannerghatta national park bangalore The park is also home to a myriad variety of avian population. In fact, there are over 200 species of birds found in the park which include honey buzzard, great horned owl, spotted owlet, purple sunbird, loten's sun bird and the small green barbet.Monkey BonneteSafari options abound in the park.

The forest department offers a number of safaris including the grand safari which covers all the four enclosures of the park. bannerghatta national park tour,wildlife in bannerghatta national park,national pars in india,bannerghatta national park tour,bannerghatta national park bangalore Other safaris include the tiger and lion safari, elephant joy ride and a short trek. Safaris are also offered by the jungle lodges. Timings for the safaris are 10AM to 4:30PM.

Pearl Valley
Situated around 25 km from the park is the beautiful pearl valley. A popular picnic spot, the area is surrounded by thick vegetation which still harbours some wild animals. 280 steps cut into the rock lead to the bottom of the valley where an ancient Shiva temple is to be seen.

Nrityagram
India's first dance village, the Nrityagram is situated just 32 km from the park. The spring festival held at the place in February each year witnesses culture enthusiasts from Bangalore and other cities come to the place in large numbers.
Best Time to Visit Bannerghatta National Park:

Mid-June to August
How to reach Bannerghatta National Park:

Air: The nearest airport is in Bangalore 22 kms away. From Bangalore one can get a car or bus to Bannerghatta
Rail: The nearest railway station is Bangalore
Road: Government buses run between Bangalore and Bannerghatta frequently.
Where to stay in Bannerghatta National Park:

Accommodation is not a problem at Bannerghatta with a number of resorts and lodges available for tourists at Bannerghatta and the nearby city of Bangalore. The best option, however, in close proximity to the forest is the Bannerghatta Nature Camp. Situated about half a kilometre inside the entry gate, the camp has quality accommodation facilities in the form of 2 huts, 8 Swiss tents and a dormitory. The dining area, Gol Ghar, serves an array of tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. The charges range from Rs. 600 for a dorm bed to Rs. 900 to 1400 for a room.

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