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
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.