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Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve

#1 of 5 things to do in Bandipur Features Animals
| Mysore (Nanjungud and H.D.Kote taluks) and Chamarajanagar (Gundlupet taluk) districts, Bandipur 571126, India
+91 82292 36043
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Awesome drive through the forest

We have driven through the Bandipur forests numerous times now (Bangalore to Ooty) and each drive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bengaluru, India
via mobile
Nice drive

I feel drive through the forest area - Bandipur - Masinagudi - Ooty (approx 40 km stretch) is much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Guha Rajan M
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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| Mysore (Nanjungud and H.D.Kote taluks) and Chamarajanagar (Gundlupet taluk) districts, Bandipur 571126, India
+91 82292 36043
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have driven through the Bandipur forests numerous times now (Bangalore to Ooty) and each drive has been a pleasure. Greenery all around, wind on our faces and anticipation of encountering animals - all add to the experience. Deers, peacocks are most common. We have...More

Thank Shruja
Reviewed yesterday

I feel drive through the forest area - Bandipur - Masinagudi - Ooty (approx 40 km stretch) is much better then going to Safari. If you are lucky one can spot animals as well. There are 36 hairpin bends in the 30 km route but...More

Thank Guha Rajan M
Reviewed yesterday

The safari is very good...if not for people getting excited and shouting I think we could have easily seen more animals...loads of foxes, deers and peacocks around

Thank KishenHarendra
Reviewed 3 days ago

Summary If you want to experience the jungle deep inside then this is the place, if you want to see the animals in wild then better take you own car and take the stretch gundlurpet to ooty. Things to expect - If you spot a...More

Thank Dibyendu D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The jungle supports an abundance of little dry bushes so the sighting is slightly difficult than usual. On our visit we were lucky enough to spot a hoard of elephants, wild boar, lots of monkeys and a variety deers. Spotting is said to be more...More

Thank Manbab94
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stupidly expensive for foreigners and no sign of tigers or even any sign of tiger existance. Paid 2200rs to see a few deer which you see more of on the road into the reserve. The safari doesn't last long for the price you pay either....More

Thank CrowJane66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bandipur is an old favourite of all Bangaloreans. This forest is just 240 kms and reachable in 4.5 hours from Bangalore by car. This is the Karnataka part of what was a contingious forest across 3 states but now heavily fragmented. A national highway runs...More

Thank deepak_misra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at one of the cottages Vanashree I. Rooms are just basic with two beds and attached bathroom. Not much to expect from a government owned property. There is one canteen which is also very basic. We stayed here to do the early morning...More

Thank Surojit G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and my family had a great time in tranquility at Bandipur. The best part was staying at Country Club within the forest. Deers used to come openly even withon the resort. Also morning trekking with wonderful birds view was awesome. You can also see...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited the Bandipur National Park and overall i would say it as a Average. As everyone say you need to be lucky to see the big cats and alas! we were not lucky. Tigers and Leopards are diminishing at a rapid rate it seems....More

Thank vaibhav I
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Priyadarshi S
HI Murali, How can I book a Jeep Safai, is it online or through the ticket window.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Trinetra7 | Reviewed this property |
It is through online booking.
I plan a trip to to south india and i had 2 days stay in mysore. if i want to see park in early morning. so in early morning can i drive from mysore to bandipur and i reach bandipur before 6 am ? is is possible ? the checkpost allow me to enter ? or i must stay in near by lodge.. plz guide me..
1 May 2017|
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Response from aski_online | Reviewed this property |
On a different note, I am not sure if you will have enough wild life sighting during this season. I was there last month and couldn't spot even an elephant, both at Bandipur and Mudhumalai. Driving back and forth through the... More
Hello, I read terrible reviews from previous visitors about bad organization.... are you going to make safaris longer and improve tickets buying? what is the best months where you will see wild cats and elephants? Thank you!
29 March 2017|
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Response from Chandini58 | Reviewed this property |
I really doubt if you will see the big cats in bandipur.yes, elephants are quite easy to see to spot.Best months i am not very sure ,but generally summer is good, as animals come to the water hole in the evening. please dont... More