It is located at the western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka it is spread out in an area of about 874.2 sq km , this reserve was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. This Landscape of Bandipur, Nagarahole, Mudumalai & Wayanad complex is home to single largest Asian Elephant population in the world and is part of the Mysore Elephant Reserve (MER).
Amoungst the greatest forest habitat of India, Bandipur creates the India's biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'.It's a forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is known for its small population of tigers. it has been a private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore. The park also shelters Indian elephants, spotted deer, bison, antelopes etc.
We had our lunch at the next resort booked at Bandipur and again went for safari. Life in the middle of the jungle seems so different and one can totally relate to it. Away from all the technical advancement aloof and abaft the natural habitat has its own charm. Almost 2 hours of safari and the day was well spent. There are many things to see inside a forest and the best was its own way of treating things.
For me it was a eyeopening journey of my life where I could understand that the cities we are staying in and the place where I was standing has no comparison. Chirping of birds , watching dears playing together and allowing an elephant to cross the road with his family was the best thing ever happen to me. everyone must spare time from their busy schedule and experience this delightful journey of a lifetime.
How to reach there: People coming from north ,Coimbatore is the closest airport and railway station. Option of Maysoor can also be explored. a Taxi or Zoomcar can also be hired for performing the rest of the journey.
Own car drive will add thrill and a different experience to your journey.
For stay many options are available but I would recommend all of you to stay in open area resorts and wildlife avenues where you can experience a different life. Campfire, a guitarist will definitely add much flair to it!!
Enjoy the local food preparations and try as many as you can ,as its the best way to understand people ,their choices and their habits. Click pictures and stay back with the memory of your life time.