Best time to visitN/A
Open hoursAll days of the week except Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Zoo) 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Grand Safari (Tiger Lion Bear & Herbivore safari) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Butterfly Park) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Boating)
Things to doZoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure
Budget80 per person for adults (Zoo) 40 per person for children aged between 6 and 12 years (Zoo) 50 per person for senior citizens 60 years and above (Zoo) 260 per person for adults (Grand Safari) 130 per person for children (Grand Safari) 150 per person for senior citizens (Grand Safari) 30 per person for adults (Butterfly Park) 20 per person for children and senior citizens (Butterfly Park) 400 per adult Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 300 per child Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 60 per person 30 mins (Boating trip and hiring) 500 per adult and senior citizen for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 300 per child for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 2,500 per trip for Jeep Service (Special Trips for Safari) 25 per still camera 200 per video camera
Best MonthsAll year
Rank17 out of 274 attractions in Bangalore
The Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore was established in 1971. It is a very famous tourist destination with a zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure and a small pet corner. The Bannerghatta National Park also has ancient temples which are still worshipped by the tourists coming to the park. The park is spread over a large area of 22 kilometers, which encloses six villages within its boundary. The very popular Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park which is said to have magical curative properties in it. A part of the Bannerghatta National Park has been has been declared as a Biological Reserve for the conservation of rare species like Indian tigers and lions. The Bannerghatta National Park is the first biological park in India in which Elephants can roam around in an area of 122 acres without any chains, as because the whole forest has been fenced and has been designed by the elephant behavior expert Carol Buckley.
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Reviews of Bannerghatta National Park • 7
We travelled all the way from Whitefield, Bangalore to this location for our safari ride. It's a 42km journey. We had a few stopovers as it started raining halfway. We reached the location and started our safari ride which is 260Rs per head. The experience was of a lifetime as you get to check the bears..deers..tiger..white tiger..lions. The safari is a two-hour ride through the forest also had stops so
This is located in Bangalore rural area. The park offers safari excursions managed and supported by the Karnataka State Tourist Development Corporation (KSTDC). In late September 2013, the safari was closed for weeks due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease among the herbivorous animals.The safari includes separate sections for herbivores e.g. spotted dear, bears, lions, white tigers and Bengal tigers.This was founded in 1971 and declared as a national park in 1974. In 2002 a portion of the park, became a biological reserve, the Bannerghatta Biological Park. 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. There are ancient temples in the park for worship and it is a destination for trekking. The Zoo Authority of Karnataka, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, and the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) are collaborating agencies. Within the national park area are six rural villages enclosed within three large enclosures for sheep and cattle farming.
Bannerghatta Biological Park was created in 2002 from a portion of the Bannerghatta National Park, which was established in 1978. It is located 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park from Bangalore takes about one and a half hours.
A small trip to Bannerghatta national park, a magnificent and rambling collection of wildlife, flora and fauna. The tag line itself states a lot 'Save us to save yourself'. A very resourceful site for wildlife lovers. The safari includes a bear safari, tiger & lion safari and a herbivorous safari along with a small butterfly park and the regular zoo. While in most national parks you can see the animals from a distance, this one offers a close view of a of lot your favorite herbivores and carnivores. A tiger nudging it's nose against the bus tires or a lazy grumbling bear crossing the road shaking it's head mindlessly or a sleepy lion hiding somewhere behind the bushes, shying away from onlookers, it's all there. The trip is economical and short, lasting for around 45 mins to an hour with some really nice close encounters. I have been to the Borivali national park waiting to see a single lion for more than 8 years in vain. This one is far better for close encounters, worth the visit and the money. 260 bucks for the entire tour including the 3 safaris, zoo and the butterfly park
A treat to wildlife photographers and animal lovers, this famous national park is one of its kind eclisping an area of over 100 sq kms and has some of the very rare wild animals like leopard, wild boar and white tigers living peacefully in their natural habitat. It also has a wonderful 'Butterfly Park' which contains around 1,500,000 species of Insects and is a must visit place near Bangalore.
Your trip to Bangalore isn't successful if you haven't had a grand safari at the Bannarghatta National Park. The costs of tickets vary, but the grand safari costs you Rs 210 including the entry charges. Bannarghatta national park is as good as it gets unlike other national parks in the country there about 98% chance of you sighting a tiger- white or otherwise. Other than the royal-bengal tigers the park also boasts of - elephants, gaur, leopard, jackal, wild boar, sloth bear, sambar, spotted and barking deer, and other such animals and a 101 bird species. The same ticket is permissible to the Zoo park to see the all other animals like Crocodile, Python, snakes, Tortoise, Fox, Leopard, Monkey, Hippo, Peacock, crane parrot and other birds.