Bannerghatta National Park is located at
a distance of 22 km from the IT city of India Be Bengaluru which was
inaugurated in the year 1971. It houses an umpteen number of flora and fauna
species. This national Park has been spread across an area of 104.27 sq.km. If
you want to be in a land of beautiful butterflies, then this is the place you
should be going to, as this National Park is considered as India’s first
butterfly park. Apart from that, other tourist attractions include an aquarium,
ten Reserve Forests of Anekal Range which belongs to the Bengaluru Forest
Division, Children’s park, Snake Park, Crocodile Farm, museum, and Prehistoric
Animal Park. You will get a chance to feel the thrill by going for a jungle
safari which is quite popular amongst the enthusiastic visitors.
If you are getting bored of living in the
artificial beauty of the city life, then this place can help you relax in the
lap of nature. Be ready to click lots of beautiful pictures from different
angles. Out of large number of animal species living here, some of the popular
species are fox, Leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, spotted deer, Indian gazelle, Asiatic
Lion, porcupine, Bengal Tiger, cobra, monitor lizard, and many more.
In plant kingdom, you can find the most
valuable sandalwood, bamboo, neem, tamarind, eucalyptus to name a few. Different
establishments which are mentioned above provides people a chance to get all in
one place. Apart from watching the living wildlife, they can also know more
about them in the museum and prehistoric park. Not only children but people of
various age groups can be benefited by visiting this national park apart from
enjoying various recreational activities. If you like adventure, then this
place can serve you the best by offering you with various thrilling activities
such as trekking and hiking.
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Jungle Safari in Bannerghatta
Jungle Safari is undoubtedly amongst the most popular activity
here. You will reach out to the inner and core beauty of the National park
where you can also get a chance to see many wild animal roaming in their lovely
natural habitat. You can also see the big cat and other carnivorous and
herbivorous animals if you take a trip into the jungle through the Jungle
Safari. You will cover an 8 km long Grand Safari whereas Lion Safari is of 11
km long. You can opt from anyone of the options i.e., Zoo & Grand Safari,
Zoo &Lion Safari or only Zoo Safari. Try to reach the National Park as
early (before 2 PM) as possible on weekends as tickets get sold out real fast.
In order to ensure that visitors can experience all the major
attractions of the park, it has been divided into different sections. Some of
the segments are:
Sanctuary: This park is
a dedicated Elephant corridor. You can find elephants roaming freely on the
grassland and in wilderness alone or in groups. It is spread over an area of
122 acres and was designed by the famous elephant expert Carlo Buckley. You can
take pictures of these mammoth animals.
You can witness many a wildlife living in
this park with ultimate safety and protection. You can visit small theatre and
a reptile park to get some idea about animal kingdom.
Butterfly Park: Not
so long ago, on the 25th of November 2006, a butterfly park was inaugurated in
this place. This park is spread over an area of 7.5 acres and to let people
know more about different kinds of butterfly species, it has an audiovisual
room, a museum and a conservatory. You can see about 20 different species of
butterflies in the conservatory and will be amazed by the artificial ecosystem
created for them.
Best Time to Visit Bannerghatta National Park
You can visit this park throughout the year. The normal
temperature of this place ranges from 15 degree to 35 degree Celsius with an
average annual rainfall of 700 mm (approx.). However, the best time to visit
this place is during November to June when the weather is clear and cool.
How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park
This park is not so far from the Bengaluru city (22 km), so
you can easily reach here using public transport. You need to look for the city
bus number G-4,
365, or 366 and can
easily reach this place. The nearest landmark to the National Park is Jayadeva
Hospital/Mico. The nearest railway station is Bengaluru City Jn. which is about
23 km away from the Park.
Best Restaurants Nearby
You can find many restaurants nearby where you can have a
tasty meal before entering the Park and after leaving the park. Some of the
restaurants are Nagarjuna, Garma Garam, Chung Wah, Seasons and Chavadi and Simply Indian
and many others.
can take pictures and video at a cost of INR 25 and INR 200 respectively.
not litter as it is an eco friendly zone free from plastic.
Places To Visit Near Bannerghatta National Park
This natural wonder also provides you the facility to go for a
trekking. There are various trekking route present in the national Park. You
can go trekking to the Mirza Hill that is only 1.5 km away whereas other
options you have are Hajjamana Kallu at a distance of 3 km and Uddigebande
located at a distance of 3.5 km.