Welcome to Bandipur National Park
Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Bandipur National Park is one of South India’s most famous wilderness areas. Covering 880 sq km, it was once the Mysuru maharajas’ private wildlife reserve, and is now a protected zone for more than 100 species of mammal, including tigers, elephants, leopards, gaurs (Indian bison), chitals (spotted deer), sambars, sloth bears, dholes (wild dogs), mongooses and langurs. It’s also home to an impressive 350 species of bird. It's only 72km south of Mysuru on the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road.