Things to do in Bandipur
Bandipur National Park is one of the best places in India, giving you enormous chances to behold the wildlife in its true form. Surrounded by the hills of Western Ghats, the park has diversified biomes to showcase. Dense forest of the park is natural habitat of many endangered species which are difficult to spot anywhere else. Because of its strategically advantageous location, Bandipur National Park is accessed by even foreign tourists. This area is also favourable for bird watching because of its 266 types of avian species. Apart for jungle safari, you can add some more attraction to your tour plan for a greater satisfaction.
Jungle Safari at Bandipur: To explore the beauty of Bandipur and its rich biodiversity, there is no other better way than to book a jungle safari. Primarily there are three types of jungle safaris available here – jeep safari, elephant safari and bus safari. It is better to go for the previous two as the bus safari are the noisy one which makes the animals to run away. Jeep safari in deep jungle is a pleasant experience here. Even if you are not very lucky to spot a tiger but surely you can spot lot other wild animals in your way. You can also book a safari from Mudumalai which is the part of same forest only demarked by the borders of two states.
Visit to Biligirirangan Hills: Biligirirangan Hill range is a short distance from Bandipur National Park. This hill range is positioned on the south-eastern border area of Karnataka. Main attraction of the place is the Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated at the joining point of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. Being at the confluence of two mountain ranges, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary enjoys a unique eco-system sharing biodiversity of both Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats. Another attraction of this wildlife sanctuary is the Biligiriranga Swamy temple, nestles at the brink of a cliff which gives a spectacular view of the northern part of the sanctuary.
Take a Trip to Mysore: To witness the rich historical and cultural aspects of Karnataka, there is no other place better than Mysore. This enchanting city speaks a volume of the time of Maharajas and Sultans. Mysore is just 77 kilometers away from Bandipur. This historical city offers a boastful vies of impeccability maintained gardens and parks along with splendid palaces. Mysore palace and Crawford Hall still reflects the prosperity of Wodeyar dynasty. If you love to read the lines from past, then this city has a galore of history to discover. Here you can also experience the authentic colors of Karnataka paired with so many old-world and new-world charms.