Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru

Tripoto
23rd Jan 2016

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.

Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
Photo of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Soma Shekar
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