Bannerghatta Wildlife and Bird watching getaway
Bannerghatta, on the outskirts of Bangalore (25 kms) is all about 25,000 acres of carefully preserved jungle.
Bannerghatta is where Karnataka Forest Department rehabilitated lions and tigers rescued from circuses (the largest number in India). They live in kraals that recreate their natural habitats. There is a Lion and Tiger Safari as well which is a major tourist draw.
Wild elephants are spotted regularly in the dense forests of Bannerghatta. The other mammals to be sighted here are bonnet macaques, spotted deer, barking deer, slow loris, wild boar, porcupine, three-striped palm squirrel and jackal. A birdwatcher’s delight, this park is abounding with about 200 species of birds like Honey Buzzard, Brahminy Kite, Indian Great Horned Owl, Spotted Owlet, Purple Sunbird, Loten’s Sunbird, Small Green barbet, Paradise, Tickell’s Blue, Fantail Flycatchers and Common Kingfisher.
Guests can easily arrive for a day visit or stay overnight. Bannerghatta offers an excellent getaway for anyone looking for entry level wildlife sighting and bird watching.
Typical Stay: Day visit or 1 night Seasonality: Oct – May