(3300 Ft Above Sea Level)

Karnataka | India
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Bandipur is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Leopard in Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Indian Gaur in Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Spotted Deer in Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Streaked Woodpecker at Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Crested Serpant Eagle at Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Mysore - Ooty highway passing through Bandipur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
View from Car on Mysore - Ooty Road - Photo Courtesy - Rajesh Sheth
Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Yathin S Krishnappa)

Reasons to Visit
  • Bandipur is one of the major parks in Karnataka known for their tiger sightings.
  • Bandipur forest is varied ranging from dry scrub vegetation in the east to moist deciduous forests in the west along with a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Bandipur is visited enroute Mysore - Ooty route and also can be considered a standalone getaway.
Know It
  • Bandipur Sanctuary is interconnected with the Nagarahole National Park in the North, the Mudumalai National Park in the South and Wayanad Sanctuary in the West.
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to Karnataka, North Kerala and Nilgiris"Bandipur (80 kms from Mysore on Ooty Road) is a renowned Wildlife destination known for its Bird life, Wild Dogs (Dhole) and Tiger Sightings. Bandipur is a convenient stopover for guests on Mysore - Ooty Road looking for something less touristy and more nature centric."
  • Destinations renowned for Wildlife and Bird watching in Karnataka"Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar, spotted deer or wild dogs and there is always the bonus of sighting the elusive predators like tiger or leopard. Bandipur is best option for Tiger sighting in South India. You may spot birds such as Peafowl, Grey Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Quail, Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Drongo, Cuckoo, Oriole, Minivet, Wagtail, Myna"
Access Information

Bandipur has 6 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge6

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13 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Bandipur

Getaway (1-3 nights)4
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Bandipur


  • Bandipur Escape (1 Nights)
  • Mysore - Bandipur Break (3 Nights)
  • Ooty with Bandipur Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Wayanad with Bandipur (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Heritage Karnataka Break with Bandipur (4 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Wayanad - Ooty Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)


  • Best of Karnataka with Ooty and Pollachi (10 Nights)
  • Coorg - Ooty Break with Bandipur (7 Nights)
  • Coorg Mysore Break with Bandipur and Hassan (7 Nights)
  • Karnataka: A medley of experiences (10 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur and Halebid Belur (7 Nights)

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Bandipur has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Transfer between Coorg (Madikeri) and BandipurRs. 4445
Transfers between Coimbatore and Bandipur Rs. 5556
Transfers between Ooty and BandipurRs. 1778

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and BandipurRs. 3112

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Bandipur has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

4 Travel Ideas listed for Bandipur. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bandipur wildlife getaway
  • Bird watching in Bandipur

Stay Ideas

  • The Serai Bandipur experience
  • The Windflower Bandipur

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple is an ancient 13th century Lord Krishna temple situated on a hilltop (3000+ ft asl) which is referred to as Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta near Bandipur National Park. Morning visits often are greeted with elephant / gaur herds and the hilltop offers excellent views of the forests around.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar. 200+ varieties of birds are spotted in the area especially in winter (Oct - March) such as Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle etc. Jeep safaris are arranged by few lodges around the area.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Mysore HighwayThe area situated just before one enters into the reserve forest part of the Mysore - Ooty highway. The area has an ambience for a weekend getaway.Holiday/Getaway3
Park outskirtsThe area is just on the periphery of the park and gives an ambience for a wildlife centric jungle lodgeHoliday/Getaway/Experiential3
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Bandipur National Park EntranceEntry gate / Safari Reception Office to Bandipur National Park lies right off Mysore - Ooty highway. Park Entry
Nearest Airport in Bandipur
  • Mysore Airport ( MYQ ) , Mysore-80 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Bandipur
  • Chamarajanagar Railway Station ( CMNR ), Chamarajanagar-50 Kms
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