Bannerghatta National Park
Located 22 km away from Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is an asylum for a large variety of flora and fauna.Spread over a massive area of around 104.27 sq.km,this national park was established in the year 1971.The park itself has a number of establishments within its confines,which includes the country’s first butterfly park as well.Other attractions here are ten Reserve Forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division,an aquarium,a zoo,Children’s park,Crocodile Farm,Snake Park,Prehistoric Animals’Park and a museum.That’s more,you can get up close and personal with the wondrous wildlife here by the means of a jungle safari.Nature lovers and photographers are surely in for a treat.The assorted collection of wildlife here includes elephants,leopards,jackal,fox,wild boar,sloth bear,India gazelle,spotted deer etc.
The most popular activities in this destination is the Jungle Safari.The Safari takes you on a beautiful trip where you can spot herbivores as well as big cats.The Grand Safari is 8 kilometres long.You can also choose from the options available such as the Zoo & Lion-tiger safari, Zoo & Grand Safari or Zoo only.
Fee for Jungle Safari
Indians- Adults: INR 260,
Kids between 6 and 12 years: INR 130
Senior citizens (60 years and above): INR 150
Safari for Foreigners- Adults: INR 400 Kids: INR 300
The park has a dedicated elephant sanctuary,which is a fenced enclosure where elephants roam about freely without any restrictions.Designed by elephant expert Carol Buckley,it is spread over an area of 122 acres.You can interact with these gentle giants safely without harming them.
The zoo has a number of exhibits that display the wildlife in the park. A reptile park and small theatre are included here as well.
The park covers an area of 7.5 acres and has a museum,conservatory and an audiovisual room.The conservatory can house about twenty species of butterflies and has its own artificial ecosystem that provides the perfect conditions for them to thrive and flourish.
Entry Fee & Timings
Open Time: Butterfly park and boating: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM,
Grand Safari: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM,
Closed on Tuesdays
Cost: Indians:Adults: INR 80,
Kids (6 – 12 years): INR 40,
Senior citizens: INR 50,
Adults: INR 400,
Kids: INR 300
Bangalore Cantonment railway station
Kempegowda International Airport