Introduction:

Bannerghatta National Park is a national park situated near Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The Park is spread over an area of 25,000 acre (22.27 km²) of land.  It is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park.

History:

Bannerghatta National Park was established in 1978. The biological park is a zoological reserve named for Y. M. L Sharma, a Conservator of Forest of Karnataka, who petitioned for the creation of the park. It shelters mammals such as Indian tigers (including white tigers) and lions.

Flora:

Bannerghatta National Park has a rich variety of plant species including Narcissus latifolia, Schleichera oleosa, Terminalai tomentosa, Sandalwood, Neem, T. arjuna, Grewia tilaefolia, Santalum album, Tamrind, Bamboo, Eucalyptus, Bauhinia purpurea, Samanea saman, peltphoram pterocarpum.

Fauna:

Bannerghatta has a rich wildlife. Various wildlife residing the park include Leopard, Lions, Tiger and Lion staring at each other in Bannerghatta National Park, Tiger, White Tiger, Tortoise, Zebra, elephants and gaur.

Activities:

Activities like trekking can be done here. Many options available such as the Zoo, Lion – tiger safari, Zoo – Grand safari and Zoo only.

Best time to visit:

Bannerghatta National Park is open throughout the year. Usually the temperature ranges between 20 degree C to 32 degree C. Best time to visit the park is during the months of September to January.

Timings:

Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee. Usually the Park remains open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.

Accommodation:

There are a lot of accommodation options around Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.

Address:

Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bangaluru, Karnataka, Pin – 560 083

Telephone: 080 – 27828300, 27828540; Fax: 080 – 27828400; Email: bannerghattazoo@gmail.com