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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park Location Map

You only need to travel 40 km to the South of Bangalore to reach this national Park which is located in an area of 25000 acres. The maximum area covered by Bannerghatta National Park is a thick forest where wide array of different animals and plants can be found. These include Elephants, Lions, Panthers, Bears, Deers and many more Bannerghatta National Park was established in 1978. The Safaris organized by KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) within the park are a very good source of amusement for the visitors. These Safaris also generate good revenues for KSTDC.

Major Attractions of Bannerghatta National Park

The Zoo
The Bannerghatta National Park has a zoo in its periphery. The zoo hosts a museum, a reptile park and a theatre thus enabling the visitors to engage in some other informative activities besides the regular watching of different animals and birds.

The Butterfly Park
The Bannerghatta National Park has the honor of housing the first ever Butterfly Conservation Park in India. The park dedicated to the Butterflies is located in an area of 7.5 acres and was established in 2006. The Butterfly Park also has an Audio Visual room. The climatic conditions in the conservatory are kept such that they support the living of these butterflies. There are as many as 20 species of butterflies in this park. The humid climate and different flowers appealing to the butterflies are perfect to encourage comfortable stay of these butterflies in the park.

Biological Reserve
The Bannerghatta National Park and surrounding area have been declared as a biological reserve. The park has a rich conglomeration of wide array of animals. The park is a wildlife corridor where some endangered varieties of animals are kept for the purpose of breeding away from the human population.

Timings of the Bannerghatta National Park

The park remains open on all days of week except Tuesday between 9 am to 5 pm. However it is advisable to reach the park before 2 pm to avoid the shortage of tickets.

How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park

The park is easily accessible from Bangalore. There are continuous buses running between Bangalore and Bannerghatta National Park every 20 minutes from all the major areas of the city. Air Conditioned buses have also been started between the two points to make it easy and comfortable for the passengers to commute. Some of the buses from various parts of the city connecting the park are:

Bus Number 365 Big Circle Bus Number D-5, 6, 9, 12
Bus Number V365 Bus Number 201
Bus Number 366 Bus Number 500
Bus Number 368 Bus Number 600

If you find the whole process of looking for and boarding the buses a bit too hectic then you can also book your private taxi or a cab.

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