Duration : 02 Nights - 03 Days
Destinations : Bangalore - Bandipur - Bangalore
Travel Time : Bangalore – Bandipur, 230 km / 5 hrs
Morning our representative will meet you at your residence followed by drive to Bandipur National Park. En-route one can visit Srirangapatnam (Optional), famous for the Tipu Sultan's former capital. Srirangapatnam is a picturesque island in the Cauvery River. The biggest of the three islands in the River Cauvery, it is about 5 km long and 2 km wide.
Further visit to Mysore, later drive to Bandipur. On arrival, check in at the wildlife resort. Evening enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Overnight stay at resort.
Bandipur situates between the foothills of western ghat and nilgiri mountains. Upon arrival check in at wildlife resort. Rest of the day leisure to enjoy the calm serenity of the forest resort. Dinner and overnight stay at resort.
Today we will wake a little early and get ready for our first Jungle experience to spot the wildlife. We will board safari van (open canter) to explore the Bandipur National Park.
Later return to the resort for fresh-n-up and breakfast. After breakfast it’s time to enjoy the serenity around the resort or one can participate in the various house activities. After lunch we will again get ready for wildlife exploration & birding within the periphery of the national park. This we will be on foot and will be doing a guided walk to explore its amazing wildlife. Later in the evening return to the resort. Evening enjoy the activities offered by the resort. Dinner and overnight stay at resort.
Bandipur was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore.
It has remarkable variety of flora and fauna. Bandipur is home to Leopard, Asiatic Wild Dogs, Stripped Hyenas, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats, Rusty Spotted Cats, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civets, Otters and four different species of Mongooses (the common stripe necked, brown and ruddy mongooses), Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Muntjac, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Four-Horn Antelope, Pangolin, Indian Porcupine, Fruit Bat, Spender Loris, Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Wild Pig, Black Saped Hare and variety of reptiles such as Rock Python, Cobra, Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Rat Snake, Wolf Snake, Common Krait, Runel's Viper Bamboo Pit Viper and Green Keel Back are also found here.
Morning after breakfast we will visit Venugopalaswamy temple at Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta. It is a hill located at a height of 1450m and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. The view from here is worth viewing. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants.
Return to the resort for fresh-n-up &breakfast. After breakfast leave for Bangalore.