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Bandipur National Park a mesmerizing and enchanting place


 Now a days  everyone wish to have a  relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and always in search of charming tourist attractions. Here is the great place teeming with wildlife and natural beauty that will make your holiday a blissful days. “Bandipur National Park” welcomes you with a diverse flora, fauna, outstanding scenic beauty and spanning area of 874 square km.  
Bandipur National park is located in Gundlupet taluka of Chamarajanagar district in the South Indian state Karnataka. This fascinating tourist destination is among the India’s first Tiger Reserves created in 1973 under the Wildlife Protection Act. Formerly it was about 90 acres reserve forest but due to insufficient place it was expanded to 800 acres in 1941 and named as Venugopala National park and now it is contiguous with Madhumalai wildlife Sanctury in Tamil Nadu and Nagarhole National park in the north west. 

Climate :

 This park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve which known as first biosphere of India. The typical tropical climate keep an average temperature above 18°C in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons. Nagu river which flows through the middle of the park adds extra beauty where as the Kabini and Moyar river respectively flows in north and southern area. 

What to see: 

If you are much fond and wildlife enthusiastic then it going to be a  memorable for sure because of an opportunity to experience animals in their natural habitats. 

Wildlife : 

Elephants at Bandipur national park
Image courtesy: Dave Lonsdale

 To explore the park’s beauty and enjoy the jungle ride you can hire Forest department’s  jeep and other vehicles. This park is house of around 3000 Elephants which are highlight of park. them very close at the roadside . Many of the animals and spices of birds found in the park including  Tiger, Panther, Wild dog, Sloth Beer, common Langur, Deer, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar, Antelope.

Gopalaswamy Betta :  


 This highest peak in the Bandipur national park which covered with fog for most part of the year is at a 1454 m above the sea level offers a stunning views of surrounding forest. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord  Venugopala (Lord Krishna) at  top of the hill. It can access through a road near the Hangala village.    

How to reach :

By Air : 

Closest airport  to  Bandipur National park is Bangalore which is 258 km . Here you can get cab,taxi on rent . Clear Car Rental is one of the major car rental service provider at there.

By Rail : 

There in no railway station in Bandipur but Mysore is nearest railhead at a distance of 78 kms from where you can pick up a taxi for your journey. 

Precautionary steps for wildlife safari :

- Stay in your vehicle.

- Enjoy wild animals by keeping appropriate distance from them.

- Do not feed any animals.

- Do not carry any alcoholic beverages during trip.

- Wear comfortable and natural shade clothes.
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Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Indian state of Rajasthan. The sanctuary is in Dholpur district of the state and lies in Vindhyan Plateau. The sanctuary comprises the Van Vihar and Ramsagar  wildlife reserves and spans over about 53 km. Various species of animals and birds can be found in the Sanctuary. Many tourists visit the sanctuary during the peak period. Some exotic species of animals and birds can also be seen here. The sanctuary is rich in flora with various species of plants found there. The sanctuary houses plenty of  Dhoke and Khair trees interspersed with other trees and meadows.
    Van Vihar wild life sanctuary is home to many species of animals like sambhar, chital, sloth bear, wild boar, blue bull, leopard and hyena. Ramsagar part of the sanctuary has a lake situated in it. The lake houses many crocodiles and varieties of fishes. Moorhen, white-breasted water hen, Jakanas, River tern, Ringed plover, herons and sand piper can also be spotted here.
    Temperature of the region varies from 33 to 45 degree Celsius in summer while it is from 8 to 23 degree Celsius in winter. October to February is the best time to visit the Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dholpur is just 18 km away from the sanctuary. There are many state run buses that connect Dholpur to Van Vihar Sanctuary. Dholpur further is well linked by rail and road to other parts of the state and the country. Dholpur Railway station is connected to Rajkot, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and many other cities and towns of the state and the country.
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Tourist places in Ranthambore

Famous for its national park, Ranthambore is a small town situated in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Ranthambore National Park :

Ranthambore National Park is a primarily tiger reserve. The park is spread over an area of 392 sq km.  Earlier it was a hunting place for kings of Jaipur. It is an ideal place for wildlife lovers and is abundant with beautiful ponds, rocky hills, fascinating ravines etc. it was earlier wildlife sanctuary.  Then in 1980 it was declared as a National Park.  Other than tiger, its main habitat, the park also houses other species of animals.

The Ranthambore fort :

The Ranthambore fort situated in the National Park is one of the remnants of rich heritage of history of the region. The fort was built in 994 AD and has a massive gate, high walls, temples and water tanks. It was built in such a way that enemies could not make an easy entry in the fort. The temple situated in the fort is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Temple of Lord Ganesha is another temple situated in the fort. The fort is visited by many tourists

Jogi Mahal :

Jogi Mahal is another place of interest in Ranthambore. It was built as rest house for the members of Jaipur royals who came there for hunting. It is now a guest house and offers tourists modern amenities. The structure of the Mahal is beautiful one. The place also offers fascinating views of it surrounding natural sites.

Padam Talab :

 Padam Talab located there adds to the beauty of the Mahal. Surwal Lake is another place of tourist attraction you can visit near Ranthambore. It is situated about 25 km away from Ranthambore. The lake mesmerizes the onlookers with its stunning views. You can also have the fun of jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park.

Best time to visit : 
October to February is the best time to visit Ranthambore.

How to reach Ranthambore:

By road:

Many state run buses connect Ranthambore to Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar and other parts of the Rajsthan state and the country.

By train: 

Sawai Madhopur serves as the nearest railhead to Rathambore. The railway station is just 10 km from it and is well linked by many trains to other parts of the country.

By air: 

Sanganer Airport is closest airport to Ranthambore and is well connected to other major cities of the country.

Have you ever been to here ? If yes then do not forget to share your experience in comment.

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