Bandipur National Park Karnataka

This national park is part of the Project Tiger reserve and is part of the Nilgiri Biophere. Located in Chamarajanagar district in southern Karnataka, it is contiguous with Mudumalai National Park of Tamil Nadu, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, and the Nagarhole National Park. The best time to visit is during the monsoons, from June to September.


The main fauna consists of tigers, Asian elephants, leopards, dholes, gaur and sloth bears. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established in 1973 by carving out 880km² from the Wildlife Park. Bandipur National Park is located to the south of the Cauvery river and the highest point is 1454m. The Kabini (Cauvery), Nagur and Moyar rivers flow through the reserve.

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National Parks

Bandipur National Park | Bannerghata National Park | Anshi National Park | Nagarhole National Park | The Kudremukh National Park

Wildlife sanctuaries

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Ghataprabha Wildlife Sanctuary | Melukote Wildlife Sanctuary | Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary | Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary | Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary

Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary | Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary | Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary | Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary | Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary | Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary | Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird sanctuaries

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary | Kaggaladu Heronry | Gudavi Bird Sanctuary | Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary | Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary | Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary