Spanning an area of 260.51 sq km., the Bannerghatta National Park boasts of a Lion and Tiger Safari, with enclosures that recreate their natural habitat. From here, you can watch the giant cats in close quarters. Besides, there is a snake park, a butterfly park, a zoo, and a nature camp for children. Adjacent to it is Bannerghatta Nature Camp, a property of Jungle Lodges & Resorts which has tented cottages, log-huts, and dormitory facilities. For more information, visit Jungle Lodges
Things to do at Bannerghatta National Park:
Zoo: Bannerghatta National Park’s Zoo is spread over 12 hectares and houses several wild animals such as King Cobra, Panthers, Crocodiles, Bears, Deer and birds.
Lion Safari: 19 Lions are housed in a 5-hectare area inside the Bannerghatta National Park and can be spotted during Lion Safari from close quarters.
Tiger Safari: The park houses 33 tigers, including 7 white tigers. Tigers are maintained in three groups-while two groups rest in their respective enclosures, the third group is released in the reserve forest area for viewing by tourists.
Butterfly Park: Bannerghatta National Park has a dedicated butterfly park consisting of a butterfly garden which is a dedicated 7.5 acres, a butterfly conservatory, a museum, a research laboratory, and a curio shop. 48 species of butterflies have been spotted in the butterfly park.
Bannerghatta National Park Timings:
Bannerghatta National Park is closed on Tuesday. Visitors are allowed to adopt an animal at the Park. Visit Park’s official website for details Bannerghatta Biological Park
Safari Timings and cost:
Jeep safari is 3500 INR (which is inclusive of the cost for zoo+safari+butterfly park+camera), AC bus safari costs 500 INR for adults and 300 INR for children, while Non-AC bus safari costs 280 INR and 140 INR for children (inclusive of zoo and safari).
The park is open from 9:30 am-5 pm. The safari timings are between 10 am-4:30 pm. Boating costs 60 INR per person which goes for about 30 minutes along the regular safari timings mentioned itself. The camera still costs 25 INR and the video costs 200 INR.
Best Season To Visit
October - June
The Park boasts of Lion and Tiger Safari. Also the Park has a Snake Park, Butterfly Park, Zoo & Nature Camp
Places To Stay
Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. provides accommodation right inside the Bannerghatta Biological Park
How To Reach
Bengaluru International Airport ( BLR ) is the nearest airport ( 70 Kms )
Bengaluru Railway Station is the nearest railway station ( 22 Kms )
One can drive from Bengaluru to Bannerghatta Biological Park which is 22 Kms
Bangalore Palace (25 Kms), St Mark's Cathedral (20 Kms), ISKCON Temple (37 Kms), Lalbagh Botanical Garden (18 Kms), Vidhana Soudha (23 Kms) are some of the other attractions that can be visited along with Nagarhole National Park