Bannerghatta National Park

A trip to the Silicon Valley of India will stay incomplete without a visit to the Bannerghatta National park. This man-made park is situated within a small distance of the capital city of Karnataka state of India. The park is consist of a zoo, an aquarium, a butterfly enclosure, a snake pad, a rescue centre for animals and a safari park. Tigers and lions can be seen in roaming in the wild during the safari. Trekkers can complete their thirst of trekking by going to the temples nestling in the park area. Leopards, lions, rhinos, porcupines, elephants, white tigers, spotted deer, barking deer, bison, panther, bear, gaurs, sloth bear, chital, and zebra are the residents of this national park. 20 different species of butterflies are staying in the conservatory of the park in the tropical humid condition. A small stream named Subarnamukhi is criss-crossing the park in its natural way.

Travel Tips

  • The park visiting hour is 9AM to 5PM. If possible avoid going to the park after 3PM. The park is big. So you may not be able to enjoy the viewings.
  • Best time to visit the park is from September to January. It stays closed on Tuesday every week.
  • If possible have your breakfast before starting the journey. There are plenty junk food corners present in the park. Carry your own bottled water to avoid any contamination.
  • The park organises safari at a cost of INR 200 and above. There are simple visiting tickets also.
  • Tourists can enjoy zoo, tiger and lion safari and grand safari during their visit.
  • Temple sites can be reached by avid trekkers.
  • Avoid littering the area with plastic bags or chemical materials.
  • Do not create loud noises or talk in loud voice. This will create distraction in the animal’s mind.
  • Avoid going to the area which is restricted.
  • Wear cotton clothes during the visit.
  • Keep off all type of flashes of mobile camera and video camera.
  • Carry repellent creams to avoid the stings of the insects.
  • Carry emergency medicines and kit always.

When to visit

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  • 34° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 15.2 mm
  • Light cottons
Things to do

Wild animals are staying in their natural habitat around this park closest to this third largest metro city of India. They can be spotted with an ease. Trekking is another option available to reach the temple of this park. Apart from that, there are no other type of things available to keep the tourists busy during their visit.

Getting Around

Best way to explore the park is by foot. Safari is carried out in protected buses.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Nearest airport is Bangalore airport which is connected with other major metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata on regular basis.
  • Bangalore railway station is the nearest railhead which is connected by trains of Indian railway on daily basis.
  • The park can be reached via road within an hour�s drive from the city. Public buses, private cars, rental cars, autos are available to take the tourists in the city.

Surrounding Attractions

Thottikallu falls is the only attraction surrounding this park. Tourists can visit the popular hotspots of Bengaluru city like DoddaAlada Mara- a place of a big Banyan tree. Ramanagaram, Shivanasamudra falls, Devarayadurga, Nandi hills and Shivaganga are the attractions among the trekking and adventurous loving tourists. There are heritage places like Bengaluru fort, Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, Mayo hall, Bangalore palace in the city to keep the tourists occupied. Several museums are offering great knowledge to the knowledge seekers in the state capital also.

Important Numbers

  • Police: 100
  • Fire: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Bannerghatta Road, Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka 560083
    091 64 950086