Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK

Bannerghatta National Park.
Bannerghatta
Land Mark: - IIM & FORTIS Hospital Road.
Bangalore - 560083.

Phone number: +91-80-27828540

OVERVIEW 

Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park takes nearly half an hour from Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.
The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve has a reserve of Indian tigers, lions and other mammals. A mini safari here helps to fund the reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India.
There is a small museum in the zoo which showcases zoological exhibits. The zoo, which is a major attraction in this area, also has a reptile park and a small theater. The zoo has been criticized for the maintenance of its exhibits. The Zoo closes on Tuesday (weekly Holiday)
The zoo has separate charges for weekdays and weekends (or Holidays). The prices currently for A Grand Safari — of Lions, Tigers & Herbivorous costs Rs. 100 on regular days and Rs. 125 on weekends (and other holidays) where as, to move around the zoo would cost you Rs. 25.00. The Tiger and Lion safari is the most interesting and one can avail tickets only for that at a lower cost.

How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park

The Park is easily accessible from the major cities of the State by road. Bangalore is the nearest city for air and rail head. There are buses that run between Bangalore and Bannerghatta. Except for Tuesday, the park is open on all other days from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. A visit to the park is truly a memorable picnic for the entire family. The best season to visit the Bannerghatta National Park is from November to June.
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) offers bus services to Bannerghatta National Park from the following areas in Bangalore:




From Kempe Gowda Bus stand(Majestic)- Bus Route No: 365, J365.
From K R Market- Bus Route No: 366
From Shivajinagar bus stand- Bus Route No: 368
Time and operation details of the bus routes can be obtained from BMTC's.







1 comment:

  1. Tourists are not permitted to enter the core zones of Bannerghatta. Visitors have to drive on for another 5 km to the entrance to the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), which is open to visitors. This has become an area of interest and upwards of 10 lakh visitors throng this park every year to be up, close and personal to the big cats. Check out more about Bannerghatta National Park.

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