The Bannerghatta national park is popular for its richest zoological reserves found from all over the world. The park is located at the distance of about 22 km from south of Bangalore. It occupies almost 104.27 sq km and is one of the major tourist attraction located in Karnataka. A weekend to Bannerghatta national park will be an amazing expreince of you love to travel adventurous and wildlife tour. The best part of the park is to travel with Park safari to get acquainted with rare species of Flora and Fauna.
Entering to the Bannerghatta national park, you will come across a reptile park, small museum and a theatre. Besides these there are Butterfly Park shrouded over 30, 000 sq m that reflects a unique blend of new technology and science. As it is man-made park, the best thing about the Bannerghatta offers immense knowledge about the diversify species of Butterfly Conservatory, a museum and an excellent audio visual room. Inside the museum, you will come across 20 different species of butterfly preserve carefully so that tourist gains knowledge about the exquisite butterflies.
Moving to the other major attraction for the Children are the “Children’s Corner”, where your kids can play and have fun between the nature. Tourist can also enjoy adventurous sports such as trekking in Uddigenbande region, Mirza hills and Hajjamana Kallu. The park authorities have used separate part of the land to reserve wild animals. These animals are been reclaimed from various places such as the circuses.
Covering with an area of about 104.27, the Bannerghatta national park is widely shrouded with scrub land and dense forests. The exquisite natural beauty of the hills surrounded by the park is dotted with some of the timeless temples that are visited by many tourists from all over the world. The Suvarnamukhi stream situated close to the park is originated from Suvarnamukhi hills located at the distance of about 2 km. It is believed that the pond located in the region is surrounded with some curative powers.
Safari’s in Bannerghatta national park is worth to go for as one can actually get acquainted with the lions, elephants and tigers who are the main attraction of the place. The national park is open throught the year, but the best recommended time to visit is in the months of November to June.
The park is treasured with exotic and rare species of flora and fauns that are rich in offering shelter and shade to the park. The forest tress includes Schleichera oleosa, nogeissus latifolia, Shorea talura, Terminalia tomentosa, T. Arjuna, Santalum album, tamarind, Randia sp, Zizphus sp, Wrightia tinctoria, Grewia tilaefolia, Emblica officinalis, Vitex altissima, Albizzia sp, Chujjullu, Jalari, Sandal and Neem.
The Wildlife of the Bannerghatta national park includes spotted deer, Elephants, Leoppard, Fox, Common Langur, Barking Deer, Sambarm Chital, Sloth Beer, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Bonner, Chital, and Ahre. The other species in the park are Slender Loris, Pangolin, Boars, Monitor Lizards as well it has inhabitants if Russsel vipers, Pytyhons, Cobras and Kraits. The Bannerghatta national park is a unique relocation which has got various lions and tigers been rescued from the numerous circuses of India. Traveling to Bannerghatta national park is easily accessible via roadways, railways and airways. Bangalore city is the closest to Bannerghatta national park.