Bandipur Tour Packages

Once a hunting area for the royal family of the Mysore province, Bandipur National Park is one of the top places to visit in Karnataka and is often highlighted in Karnataka tour packages.  Since 1974, when it became Bandipur tiger reserve, as part of Project Tiger, this 874sq.kms. wide animal-rich wildlife forest has grown in popularity as a tourist destination. 

Situated at a distance of 80kms from the city of Mysore, the Bandipur national park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is made up of Kerala's Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to the southwest, Tamil Nadu's Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary to the south, and Karnataka's Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole) to the northwest. 

So, if you too are planning to book Bandipur national park safari, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

What to Expect on Bandipur Holiday Packages

Bandipur national park and tiger reserve is famous for its enthralling wildlife safaris, offering visitors an opportunity to witness some of India's most majestic creatures in their natural habitat. As you embark on a safari through the park's dense forests and grassy plains, keep your eyes and cameras out for a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger, majestic Asian elephant, graceful spotted deer, and the regal Indian leopard. The park is also home to a plethora of bird species, making it a paradise for bird watchers. Whether you choose a jeep safari or an elephant safari, each excursion promises thrilling encounters with the wildlife amidst breathtaking landscapes.

Dos and Don'ts for Bandipur National Park Safari

Whether you have booked family tour packages in Karnataka to visit the Bandipur national park and tiger reserve or traveling all alone, it's imperative to adhere to certain dos and don'ts to ensure both your safety and the conservation of the ecosystem. Respect the natural habitat by refraining from littering and maintaining silence to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife. Follow the instructions of your guide diligently, refraining from any reckless behavior that may disturb the animals or endanger your fellow travelers.

How to Reach Bandipur

By Air: The nearest airport to Bandipur National Park is the Mysore Airport (MYQ), located approximately 80kms away.

By Rail: Similar to the airway route, the nearest railway station to Bandipur is also in Mysore, which is well-connected to major cities across India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi.

By Road: Bandipur National Park is well-connected by road, with regular bus services operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and private operators. Visitors can also opt to drive to Bandipur from nearby cities like Mysore, Bangalore, Ooty, and Coimbatore. The national park is accessible via the Mysore-Ooty Highway (NH 766), which offers picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Best Time to Visit Bandipur

The ideal time to visit Bandipur National Park is during the dry season, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant, and wildlife sightings are more frequent.

Booking Details for Bandipur National Park Safari

Safari permits for Bandipur National Park can be obtained online through the Karnataka Forest Department's official website. It is advisable to book your safari well in advance, especially during the peak tourist season, to secure your preferred time slot. Kiomoi can also help you book your Bandipur safari tours along with accommodation during your stay as per your choice of comfort and budget. 

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