Safari is the premier attraction at the Bannerghatta National Park. It is located near Bangalore at an average distance of about 22 KM south of Bangalore. It was founded in 1970 and was declared a national park in 1974. In 2002, a small portion of the park became a zoological garden, the Bannerghatta Biological Park. The park offers a wide range of wildlife to explorers and gives a chance to city dwellers of Bangalore to get acquainted with wild life. 6 km safari roads has been specially made for safarists who can see tigers, lions, bears, wild pigs, deer, samba and elephant up close in the nature. The park is spread over an area of around 260.51 sq. Km. There are a few villages and ancient temples inside the park area. 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. One hundred and one species of birds have been recorded in the park. The park’s rainfall is 700 mm per year. The Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the national park. Few years ago four bore wells were opened to provide water in dry times.
The Bannerghatta Biological Park is open everyday except Tuesday.
Zoo: 9.30 AM to 5 PM
Safari: 10 AM to 4.30 PM
Butterfly Park: 9.30 AM to 5 PM
Boating: 9.30 AM to 5 PM
For adults entry fees to the zoo is Rs 100, entry fees to butterfly park is Rs 50.
For safari, lets see what’s the cost:
Non AC Safari bus + zoo:
Adult: Rs 300
Children: Rs 150
Sr Citizen: Rs 200
AC Bus safari is also available which includes Zoo+Safari+ButterflyPark+Camera. Lets see the cost:
On weekends and govt holidays it costs Rs 50 more. Check the complete tariff and various options which are available at: https://bannerghattabiologicalpark.org/tariff.html
Bannerghatta national park improved a lot in terms facilities. Now you can see a lot of restaurants including Park hotel & resorts, ATM, cloak room, baby care unit, umbrellas, battery operated vehicles etc. You can see the complete list at: https://bannerghattabiologicalpark.org/facilities.html. It can be a good day outing for the people of Bangalore. BMTC buses are available from Majestic bus stand or other parts of Bangalore to Bannerghatta National Park. You can also try the Volvo AC buses if you want to reach there in some comfort apart from your own vehicle or hiring vehicle.
Now you can also buy your tickets including parking online at: https://et2.psmedia.in. Overall it was a good experience. Here you are guaranteed to see a tiger, lion or elephants. It is a time well spent.
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