In & Around

Beutiful Locations Around Mysore

Bandipur National Park(90Km From THE RED LOTUS)

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park is about 90 kms from Mysore city and is a peaceful retreat in nature's lap far from the din of the city. It is home to around seventy tigers and over three thousand Asian elephants as per the 1997 census, along with leopards, doles, gaur and sloth bears. Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. A sanctuary of 90 km was created at this site in the Bandipur Reserve Forest in 1931 by Maharaja of Mysore. As it was realised that this was too small for effective wildlife conservation, leading to the instituting of the Venugopala Wildlife Park at this site, extending over 800 km. The Bandipur National Park includes the neighboring wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve recognized under Project Tiger in 1973, this park has boasted constant rise in Tiger population. Also famous for Sandalwood trees and rare species of Flora.