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Bandipur National Park : SOUTHERN INDIA

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 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.

The Bandipur National Park is covered with a mix of deciduous forests, evergreen forests and scrub, which is provided by the waters of the Moyar River.

Location
Mysore district, Karnataka,
Nearest Rail Head
Mysore railway station
Nearest Airport
Mysore - Bangalore-
Area
874 square kilometers (337 sq mi),
Vegetation
The scrub jungles consist of stunted trees, bushes and open grassy patches.
Established
1973
Major Wildlife Attractions
Asian elephant, gaur, sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four horned antelope, wild pig, black naped hare and the Indian porcupine, tigers
Best Time to visit
January till December