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Bandipur National Park


Bandipur National Park second highest Tiger population in India. Bandipur National Park is located in Gundulpet taluk, Chamarajanagar district. Park is the part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve making it largest protected area in Southern India and largest habitant of Wild Elephants in South Asia.
Bandipur National Park shares its boundary with 3 other National park namely Nagarahole National Park, Wayanad National Park and Mudumalai National park. There is ban of traffic from 9 PM to 6 AM of dusk to dawn to help to drawn down the death rate of wildlife.

Bandipur National Park

"Bandipur National Park" is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India's biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'.

The Bandipur National Park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards Eco-conservation.Bandipur also has a sizable number of Tigers.

Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild dogs, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black-knapped hare. Birds like jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here.

Flora and Fauna of Bandipur National Park

Flora :- Bandipur National Park is characterized by its diverse range of flora, which includes various vegetation types due to the park's varied topography and climatic conditions. The park's vegetation can be broadly categorized as follows:

  1. Deciduous Forests
  2. Dry Scrublands
  3. Grasslands
  4. Riparian Vegetation

Fauna :- Bandipur National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity and wide variety of animal species. The park's fauna includes both large and small mammals, numerous bird species, and other wildlife:

  1. Bengal Tiger
  2. Indian Elephant
  3. Indian Gaur (Bison)
  4. Leopard
  5. Wild Dogs (Dholes)
  6. Sloth Bear
  7. Birds
  8. Reptiles and Amphibians