Bannerghatta National Park is located at a distance of about 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka. The journey of around one and a half hour from Bangalore makes it a preferred destination for wildlife lovers. Sprawled over an area of around 25,000 acre (104.27 km²), the zoological park is one of the top place in the list of must visit places of the region. Development authorities are regularly contributing in the development of the park.
This hilly region is noted for being home to some rare and wild species of the Indian wildlife. Highlights of the Bannerghatta National Park are crocodile farm, serpentarium and a butterfly park. Besides that, a portion of Bannerghatta National Park is dedicated to rescued wild animals and developed as a sanctuary.
The park is full of dry deciduous forests. Thorny scrubs and patches of moist forests together creates a look of a real forest. Shady and sturdy trees along with the streams creates a wonderful environment. Tourists visiting the park can locate several species of rare flora, which in turn attract different butterfly species.
Wild beasts of the park include white tiger, lion and the royal Bengal tiger. Apart from these, you can also spot bison, spotted deer, leopard, panthers, wild boar as well as elephants. The park is also home to different species of birds and butterflies. The park is one of the few national parks, where you can see royal Bengal Tiger and White Tiger in the same park.
This is one of the most interesting attractions of the park. Inaugurated in 2006, this is the first Butterfly park of the nation. Comprising of a butterfly conservatory, an audio-visual room and a museum. This conservatory is established with a specific design to support different species of butterfly.
This section of the park is the perfect place that showcases some zoological exhibits. It also has a reptile park, where you can see the serpent life of the park. Crocodiles, snakes and other reptiles are easily visible in this region. Another attraction of the region is a small theatre. The Zoo remains closed on Tuesdays, which is a weekly off.
How to Reach
Tourists can use public transport or can hire a private vehicle to reach Bannergatta National Park. For a comfortable journey, they can book a seat in Air-Conditioned Volvo. Being closely located to Bangalore, regular transport facility is available.
Important Travel Information
Weather of the park remains moderate throughout the year. Tourists can choose the time of their own choosing. Weekly off is on Tuesday. The park remains closed on this day, and on rest of the days the park is open from 9 am and closes at 5 pm.
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