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Bannerghatta National Park complete detail updated

Bannerghatta National Park complete detail updated. Geography of Bannerghatta National Park. Dominant flora and fauna of Bannerghatta National Park. How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park. Accommodation at Bannerghatta National Park. The national park is an important corridor for elephants migrating between the eastern and western Ghats. The park has a hilly terrain of granite sheets under moist deciduous forest valleys and scrubland on higher areas. Sixteen villages…………..
Total area of the park is about 104.27 Km2. The park was founded in 1971, and declared as a National park in the year of 1974. The national park consists mostly of dense forest and scrub land. The park authorities have divided the park into separate sections for herbivores and carnivores. Private safaris can be organized as well, but authorities have to be contacted with regards to this aspect.
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Bannerghatta National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Bangalore district of the state of Karnataka. The park was founded in 1971, and declared as a National park in the year of 1974. Total area of the park is about 104.27 Km2.

In the year of 2002, a portion of the park, became a biological reserve, the Bannerghatta Biological Park.

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The park is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park. The Zoo is home to panthers, lions, tigers and a large variety of birds.

The park has been famously hailed for housing a wide variety of birds and animals like Tiger, Bisons, Lions, Elephants, Panthers, Wild boars etc.

The national park consists mostly of dense forest and scrub land. The Park boasts of a rich flora, comprising of the Zizyphus, Jalari, Neem, Tamarind, Chujjullu, sandal etc.

The national park is an important corridor for elephants migrating between the eastern and western Ghats. There are ancient temples that sit atop the hills inside the park that you can pay a visit to.

The park authorities have divided the park into separate sections for herbivores and carnivores. Private safaris can be organized as well, but authorities have to be contacted with regards to this aspect.

Geography

Bannerghatta National Park is located in the Bengaluru district of the state of Karnataka. The park is situated in the hills of the Anekal range with an elevation of 1245 – 1634 m. Total area of the park is about 104.27 Km2.

The park has a hilly terrain of granite sheets under moist deciduous forest valleys and scrubland on higher areas. Sixteen villages border the park. These hills spread out to a huge rock, about a kilometer long.

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The park is part of a wildlife corridor for elephants which connects the BR hills and the Sathyamangalam forest. The park is contiguous with Talli reserve forest in the southeast and Bilikal forest in the south.

The Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park and provides a pond whose waters are believed to have curative properties.

The Champaka Dhaama Swamy temple built in the Dravidian style of the Hoysala age, lies at the foot of the rock. The temple enshrines an image of Vishnu with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi.

The park’s rainfall is 700 mm per year.

Dominant flora

Narcissus Latifolia, Schleichera Oleosa, Terminalia Tomentosa, Terminalia arjuna, Grewia tilaefolia, Santalum album, Bauhinia purpurea, Samanea saman, Peltphorum pterocarpum, Sandalwood, Neem, Tamarind, Bamboo, Eucalyptus,

Dominant fauna

MammalsElephant, Gaur, Leopard, Jackal, Fox, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Porcupine, Hare, Slender Loris etc.

Reptiles Monitor Lizard, Cobras, Python, Russell’s viper, Krait etc.

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Other Attractions

Biological Park

Park Safari

Elephant Sanctuary

Zoo

Butterfly Park

Trekking

Suvarnamukhi hills, Stream and Pond

Champaka Dharna Swamy Temple

Timings

All days of the week except Tuesday

Zoo – 09:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Grand Safari – 10:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Butterfly Park – 09:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Boating – 09:30 AM

Tuesday closed

Fee

Zoo

Indians – Rs. 80/- Per person

Indian children’s – Rs. 40/- Per person

Indian senior citizens (60 years and above) – Rs. 50/- Per person

Foreigners – Rs. 400/- Per person

Foreigner children’s – Rs. 300/- Per person

Grand Safari

Indians – Rs. 260/- Per person

Indian children’s – Rs. 130/- Per person

Indian senior citizens (60 years and above) – Rs. 150/- Per person

Foreigners – Rs. 400/- Per person

Foreigner children’s – Rs. 300/- Per person

Butterfly Park

Indians – Rs. 30/- Per person

Indian children’s – Rs. 20/- Per person

Indian senior citizens (60 years and above) – Rs. 20/- Per person

Foreigners – Rs. 400/- Per person

Foreigner children’s – Rs. 300/- Per person

Boating

Rs. 60/- Per person (for 30 minutes)

Rs. 300/- full boat hire (for 30 minutes) (Maximum 4 members only)

AC Bus Service Facility

Adults – Rs. 500/- Per person

Children’s (Aged between 6 and 12 years) – Rs. 300/- Per person

Senior citizens (60 years and above) – Rs. 500/- Per person

State wise list of Wildlife Sanctuaries of India – updated 

Jeep Service Facility

Rs. – 2500/- per trip (Maximum 4 members only)

Photography Fee – Rs. – 25/-

Videography Fee – Rs. – 200/-

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How to Reach

By AirNearest airport is Bangalore airport, about 22 Km from the Bannerghatta National Park. Bangalore airport is well connected by road to Bannerghatta National Park.

By Rail Nearest railway station is Bangalore railway station, about 22 Km from the Bannerghatta National Park. Bangalore railway station is well connected by road to Bannerghatta National Park.

By Road Bannerghatta National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Bannerghatta National Park at frequent intervals.

Useful contacts

Phone no. (Official) – + 080 – 27828300, 27828540
email: bannerghattazoo@gmail.com
website: bannerghattabiologicalpark.org

Contact Details of Jungle lodges

Phone no. – 080-25597021 – 25 (Corporate Office),

Fax : 080-25586163 (Corporate Office),
Email : junglelodges@vsnl.com.

Other National Parks in Karnataka. Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
S. No.  Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area (Km2)
1 Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 874.2
2 Anshi national park Karnataka 1987 417.37
3 Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 600.32
4 Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park Karnataka 1988 643.39

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