Bandipur which is also known as Devanagiri is the beautiful hill range of Chamarajanagar district of Gundlupet taluq. The gorgeous hill range attracts many tourists towards its place. Bandipur National Park provides an astonishing experience of watching wildlife. With 874 square kilometers area, the forest is a home for many wild animals and endangered species as well. People love to spend their time in this place. Bandipur National park, Nagarahole National park, Mudumalai National park and Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary uncovers each and every interesting moments of the wild life. Bandipur is well known for Tiger reserve projects where people can share their moments with many wild animals in these three reserved forest area. These national parks and wildlife sanctuary is the part of Niligiri hills which is also known as Blue forest.
Places to visit in Bandipur
Bandipur is the nearest place for ooty, the queen of hills and is situated 80Kms away from Mysore district. Tourists can visit Goplaswamy betta which is built on the highest peak of Bandipur National park. This temple is built in 13th century. According to the history the temple is the fort of Terakanambi Palegars. Tourists will never forget the view of nature from this temple. The nature uncovers its beauty, the view of the hills in breath taking. People who wish to visit Goplaswamy betta which is well known as Himada Goplaswamy betta should take a taxi or a motorbike as there is no bus facility to reach this highest peak of Bandipur. People who visit the highest peak need to pay entrance fee to the forest department. For cars the fee would be around 50INR and for motorbikes the fee would be around 25INR.
Resorts and wildlife safari
However, there are many reputed wildlife resorts in Bandipur welcome tourists round the time. Wildlife safari is organized by the Bandipur forest department. It’s a 45 minute bus safari where the visitors can get a chance to visit the wildlife. However it is very rare to visit tigers in this area. It may be a chance to visit the national animal. Wildlife safari is organized between 6AM to 11AM and after 4PM. Little champs can enjoy 20 minutes elephant ride in the forest. However, trekking in the forest area is banned. The tourists can get a chance to spend some time with peacocks, elephants, dears and many animals which give an unforgettable experience. One who wish to visit wildlife in jeep need to pay extra fee to the forest department.