Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park
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Bannerghatta National Park




The Bannerghatta National Park is located at a distance of 22 km towards the south of Bangalore. One can reach this place nearly one and half hour from Bangalore. The Bannerghatta National Park is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre zoological park makes this one of the major tourist attractions of Bangalore.

Bannerghatta National Park was established in the year 1971. The park covers an area of approximately 104 square kilometers and includes 10 reserve forests of Anekal range under the Bangalore Forest Division. Bannerghatta consists of a National Park, an Aquarium, a Zoo, Children's Park, Crocodile Farm, Butterfly Park, Snake Park, park of prehistoric animals and a museum.

Geography

Bannerghatta National Park is situated 1245 to 1634 meters above sea level.

Climate: The temperature is 15 to 38 degree centigrade through out the year. Bannerghatta National Park receives a rainfall of 700 mm every year.

Flora

The Bannerghatta National Park has an extremely rich variety of flora and looked very beautiful with its green trees, providing shade and protection through out the year. The forest type is usually moist deciduous teak forest. The vegetation in the park includes Narcissus latifolia, Schleichera oleosa, Terminalia tomentosa, sandalwood, neem, T. arjuna, Grewia tilaefolia, Santalum album, tamarind, Bamboos etc., Eucalyptus, Bauhinia purpurea, Samanea saman and Peltphorum pterocarpum are also found in and around the park.

Originating from the Suvarnamukhi hills, the Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park to provide it good amount of water. park's geography includes spreads hills, rocks, plains and grasslands.

Fauna

Wildlife such as elephants, gaur, leopard, jackal, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, Sambar, Chital, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine and hares are in abundance. Other inhabitants include wild boar, pangolin, slender Loris, huge monitor lizards and roaming reptiles such as cobras, pythons, vipers and kraits Russell.

The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve have a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals. This park is a single reserve for tigers and lions rescued from different places in India.

Safari:

The safari is one of the main attractions of the Bannerghatta National Park. The Forest Department has provided some mini buses to the safari to make the visit easy & comfortable.

Butterfly Park:

The India's first Butterfly Park was established at the Bannerghatta Biological Park on Saturday November 25, 2006. The Butterfly Park is spread across 7.5 acres of land. The butterfly conservatory has a polycarbonate roof and is a 10,000 sq ft. Circular enclosure, inside which the living environment has been carefully designed to support over 20 species of butterflies.

Travel information

Best Time to visit Bannerghatta National Park: September to January

Weekly Holiday on Tuesday

Visiting Hours: 9AM to 5PM

How to reach Bannerghatta National Park

Just located at a distance of 22 km, one can reach Bannerghatta National Park by Bus / Car / Auto / Motor bike.

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operates Buses to Bannerghatta National Park from different places of Bangalore. The following are the BMTC Bus numbers to the National Park:

Bus number 365 from Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic)
Bus number 366 from Market
Bus number 368 from Shivajinagar



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