|Bandipur Bird Sanctuary
Highlights: Nagarhole National Park, Wynad and Madumulai Sanctuaries
How To Reach:
By Air: the nearest airport is at Bangalore (220 kilometers)
By Rail: Mysore railway station is located near Bandipur Bird Sanctuary (at a distance of 80 kilometers).
By Road: Bandipur is located at a distance of 220 kilometers from Bangalore and 80 km from Mysore and Ooty.
Bandipur National Park is located in Karnataka. The park was created in 1930's and was initially named Venugopal Wildlife Park. In 1941, adjoining Nagarhole National Park, Wynad and Madumulai Sanctuaries were integrated to form Bandipur National Park.
The Park has become a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, one of the protected forest areas in India. The vegetation of the park mainly consists of stunted trees, rosewood and teak and open grassy patches. The River flowing through the Park acts as a dividing line between the Park and the Madumulai Sanctuary. Due top its location, the Park experiences a moderate type of climate.
Some common species of animals found in the Park are Bonner Macaque Nilgiri Langur, Dhole, Smooth-coated Otter Common, Palm Civet, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Tiger, Wild Boar, Chital, Gaur, Indian Palm Squirrel, Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Lion tail Macaque, Golden Jackal, Sloth Bear, Indian Grey Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Rusty-spotted Cat, Ratel Indian Spotted Chevrotain, Sambar, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian Porcupine, Hanuman Langur, Bengal Fox, Eurasian Otter, Small Indian Civet, Ruddy Mongoose, Leopard Cat, Leopard Indian Elephant, Indian Muntjac, Four-horned Antelope, Indian Pangolin, Indian Hare, Red Giant Flying squirrel and Indian Giant Squirrel. Best time to visit Bandipur National Park is between the months of April and October.
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