Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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National ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Love to Travel
    Potters Bar, United Kingdom779 contributions
    Not this time
    We went on the evening safari and saw very little, some deer, peacocks, with the elephants and bison hiding in the bush with no clear view. Had it not been for the drove back to the hotel the safari would have rated lower and I understand it is all the luck of the draw. On the return to the hotel having dropped the other passengers off we finally got to see some elephants very close to the road as well as a couple of bears, now difficult to photograph because of the fading light. A friend on the trip will no doubt be singing the reserves praise as she booked a 6:30 safari the following morning and got to see the elusive tiger with cub. Just the luck of the draw
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 December 2022
  • david h
    Perth, Australia68 contributions
    Leopard sightings
    Saw 4 leopards here which was great, but on tigers. Just in the wrong place at the wrong. Driver's and naturalists were great in getting us around plus spotting wildlife. Food and staff were excellent and our cottage was very comfortable.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Venture06776823132
    Bengaluru, India1 contribution
    Experience the wild
    Our Group of 65 visited this place in July 2023. We had booked the cottages and dormitory for our stay. Their canteen is located in the same premises and they serve simple food. The cottages are comfortable and if you are lucky, you can have a visit by a leopard! Lots of deer roam nearby. If you stay in the premises, a discount of Rs 300 is given for the safari ride. The safari ride is of around 60-70 minutes and normally deer, peacock, elephants can be seen. The tigers are seen by the lucky few.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
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goldfinchUK
London, UK66 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I would give Bandipur a score of 0 if that was an option.
The safaris are marketed as 2 hours. In fact you are only in the national park for about 1 hour and 25 minutes because of the distance between where you pay and start the safari and where the jeeps or buses actually enter the park. It is a very expensive 1 hour and 25 minutes. Our spotter also spent the majority of his time looking at either his phone or his camera rather than attempting to find any animals or birds.
We may have been unlucky of course but we saw virtually nothing. Having left the centre late the driver and tracker were very careful to return us on time.
It was a total waste of time and money.
Written 28 November 2023
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Freedom21395919018
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited the safari counter on 26/10/23 at 1.45 p.m., and it was very hot, there was no drinking water, the toilets are dirty. Staffs are not cordial. Totally the minimum facility not available. Which needs to be improved
Written 28 October 2023
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Shoumo
Bengaluru, India128 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I go to Bandipur National Park and stay in JLR 6-8 times a year as I am a wildlife photographer. If you want to see wildlife in their natural habitat this is the best place to stay in JKR ensures that you do 3 hrs morning and 3 hrs afternoon safaris with the best naturalists/drivers. Enjoy the wildlife, keep fewer exceptions and it will overwhelm your expectations for sure if you are a nature and wildlife lover. Please follow the rules, wear appropriate clothes and maintain silence when on a safari. For more photos on Bandipur, you can go to shoumo29 on Instagram.
Written 17 October 2023
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sidse32192483058
New Delhi, India2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
an amazing forest with majestic animals like tigers and elephants. Gaur (Indian bison ) was also a treat to watch as his enormous body grazing freely in a tiger country impressed us.
Written 21 September 2023
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Venture06776823132
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Our Group of 65 visited this place in July 2023. We had booked the cottages and dormitory for our stay. Their canteen is located in the same premises and they serve simple food. The cottages are comfortable and if you are lucky, you can have a visit by a leopard! Lots of deer roam nearby.
If you stay in the premises, a discount of Rs 300 is given for the safari ride. The safari ride is of around 60-70 minutes and normally deer, peacock, elephants can be seen. The tigers are seen by the lucky few.
Written 11 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

david h
Perth, Australia68 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Saw 4 leopards here which was great, but on tigers. Just in the wrong place at the wrong. Driver's and naturalists were great in getting us around plus spotting wildlife. Food and staff were excellent and our cottage was very comfortable.
Written 18 April 2023
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Bizanand
Chennai (Madras), India1,327 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
With lot of exceptional we took the last tour starting at 3.30 pm. First we sighted elephants. We lost about 30 minutes as another vehicle got struck in slush. In the meantime, we missed a leopard by a whisker. But we saw spotted deer, samba, mongoose and languar.
Written 12 February 2023
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Asma S
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
We had a lovely stay , manager Prem Kumar was very helpful with booking safari tickets , nice camp fire and the food was very good . Will definitely come back . The pool was lovely kids enjoyed
Thank you
Written 15 January 2023
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Adibaba123
Preston, UK17 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Not worth the time and effort, buses are rattly, zypsy has to be booked in advance(48 hours), saw very few animals like deer, elephant, bison. One gets to see more deer on road side than to travel inside the bumpy ride of jungle. The guides are useless they don’t speak a word, that makes u wonder why they have suddenly stopped or why r they reversing or why they are suddenly driving Iike maniacs. In the end disappointed
Written 24 December 2022
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Neha V
London, UK302 contributions
Dec 2022
What a magical place!!! This forest is huge and dense but absolutely fantastic. The best part of the safari here is that it is government controlled hence limited number of vehicles are allowed, which is crucial to maintain the jungle.
Being less commercial adds an extra amazing factor to this safari.
Though we did not see the Tiger, we spotted a leopard, lots of spotted deer, barking deer, sambal deer, elephants, peacocks, giant wood spiders and of course loads of monkeys!
Written 12 December 2022
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