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Bandipur experiences moderate climatic conditions through the year. Summers, extending from March to May, are warm with the temperature ranging from a minimum of 22°C to a maximum of 40°C. The monsoon season begins in the month of June and continues till September. This season brings heavy rainfall to the region and most tourists tend to avoid the rainy days. The season of winter lasts from November to February and the climate remains cool and pleasant. The temperature range extends between 11°C to 30°C. The best time to visit Bandipur National Park is from the month of October to May.

How To Reach

By Road:

Many buses owned by the state run between Bandipur and the adjoining cities. Visitors can avail Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation buses from Bangalore to reach Bandipur. Private and deluxe buses ply on a regular basis from Mysore and Gundelpet to Bandipur.

By Air:

The most important airport near Bandipur National Park is the Bangalore International Airport. The city, located almost 235 km away from Bandipur is well connected with several major cities in India and abroad. Tourists can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Bandipur. Mysore, which is about 80kms away from Bandipur has a domestic airport that is connected to cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.

By Rail:

Mysore is the closest railway station from Bandipur, lying at a distance of 80 km away. The station remains well-connected to Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and several other cities in various parts of the country. Taxi cabs are available for hire from the station to reach Bandipur National Park.


Bandipur is one of the best wildlife centres in India located in the state of Karnataka. Established in the year 1931, Bandipur National Park has garnered a reputation among tourists for its breathtaking natural beauty. Most visitors come to this place to experience a peaceful and relaxing vacation, far from the hectic schedule of daily life in the city.


Bandipur is situated in the Chamarajanagar distict of the Nilgiris, about 80 km away from the city of Mysore. The region is bound and drained by the Moyar, Kabini and Nugu Rivers. Aside from these rivers, there are several seasonal streams which flow through the area. Bandipur falls under the jurisdiction of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is famous for being India’s first Biosphere Reserve.


The site was selected for Project Tiger, an initiative by the Indian Government to protect the endangered species. The operation has been successful and the tiger population in the area has witnessed a significant increase since then. Due to its climate, Bandipur is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Animals such as wild dogs, deer, squirrels, elephants, sambars are common. Tourists can also catch a glimpse of many endangered species like mouse deer, sloth bear, panther, python. Exotic trees like teak, mathi, bamboo and sandalwood can be spotted at Bandipur National Park. The open forest area makes it easier for the tourists to view the animals in their natural habitat.


No human settlement is present within the Reserve. However, there are more than 200 villages in the surrounding areas. Bandipur is an excellent tourist destination and is considered to be a must-visit spot for lovers of nature.


There are limited shopping opportunities in Bandipur. Gift shops present in some hotels sell caps, hats, toasters, coffee mugs, stationery sets, photographs and photo albums. Terracotta animal packs make for great souvenirs.


Bandipur being a national park, the options for eating out in the area are restricted to lodges and guest houses. The restaurants and lodges in the area serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. South Indian cuisine is commonly served in Bandipur. Tourists can enjoy continental and Indian food for breakfast. Several restaurants prepare mouth-watering Thai and Chinese delicacies.