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Bandipur National Park, established in 1974, which is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, has been marked as a world heritage site by UNESCO, and is a reserve under Project Tiger. It is home to a number of rare tree, bird, mammal and reptile species. It was once used as a private hunting reserve by the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. The resorts also organize night camps, safaris and other group activities ensuring that their guests are entertained.
Is it catching a rare bird streaking across the sky or spotting a big cat stealthily-prowling in the woods that make your holiday an adventure? Then Bandipur is the place to head to! 
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  • Bandipur National Park is part of the largest protected are in South India
  • See the 1 foot 9inch sandals of Lord Rangaswamy at the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple
  • Bandipur National Park was initially the private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore
  • Experience the various Adventure or Safari tours
  • Animals are easy to spot between March and May.
Getting to Bandipur
Himvad Gopalswami Betta: A breathtaking view waits at the Himvad Gopalswami Betta, one of the highest points in the Bandipur national park. The entrance fee depends on the type of vehicle, and visitors are allowed between 8.30am to 4pm, for an hour and a half. Be sure not to carry any plastic into this no plastic zone!
Sri Male Mahadeshwara Temple:
A temple located atop a hill, it is devoted to Lord Shiva. Visitors are allowed from 5.30am, and the day includes various poojas at staggered times.

Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple: The Annual Car festival of the deity held during "Vaishakha" in the month of April, is famous in the region and attracts thousands of pilgrims from far and wide.  The local tribes present a large pair of leather slippers measuring 1-foot (0.30 m) and 9 inches, to the Ranganathaswamy once in two years to appease the God. 
Elephant & Jeep Safari: A trip to a wildlife reserve is incomplete without a safari! Prices start at Rs.300, trip timings are 6am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm.

Nature Walks: Guided Nature walks through the surrounding forests, provided by Jungle Lodges are a great way to connect with nature.
Pugmarks: A multicuisine restaurant at the entrance of the jungle lodge, Pugmarks offers great food.

Serai Bandipur: The serai offers a wide range of vegetarian and non vegetarian food.
The resorts themselves will have small souvenir shops, sporting products featuring the tiger.
Languages spoken: Predominantly Kannada, but English and Hindi are spoken too.

Currency: Indian Rupee.

Climate: The three seasons that affect Bandipur are summer (February-June), winter (November-February) and monsoon(June-September)

Connectivity: The jungle regions will restrict connectivity, please ensure you inquire through your place of stay.
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Experience wildlife from the comfort of your own lovely room at the Serai! Look out of your bedroom and you'll be presented with a perpetually changing view of the Nilgiris. Being situated very close to the Bandipur National Park, it isn't uncommon to hear the calls of animals and the trumpeting of elephants as they pass by the resort.
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INR 13600
 Mangala Village Road
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Spread over 5 acres of land with lush green background behind the resort, MC Resort can be traced adjacent to Bandipur forest boundary. the Luxury Resort consists Standard and Suite Rooms, accompanied with efficient and friendly employees.
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INR 4846
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Escape from the ordinary into a secret space where you can watch the moon rise over your shower, bask in the glorious winter sun, snuggle up in your king-sized bed or watch elephants from your porch. Experience a generous slice of the good life at the Windflower. Unwind, relax and and let yourself be taken care of.
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Catch an unhindered view of the entrancing beauty of the Niligiri Mountains at this eco-resort, Dhole's Den. Besides being a perfect vantage point for spotting the wildlife around, its ever changing vistas and hues ranging from misty mornings, village scenery with cowherds passing by to golden sunsets are a treat to watch.
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INR 9387
 Kaniyanapura Village
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Breathe in the cool mountain breeze flowing down the picturesque Nilgiri mountains at the Bandipur Safari Lodge, bordering the Bandipur Sanctuary, be enchanted by the charming trees and wildlife as you go on safaris and treks.
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Set amidst the serene lush green surroundings, Country Club India Wildlife Resort provides various jungle holiday options, variety of leisure activities and luxurious living and dining facilities to its guests. With a Government sanctioned safari permit and its own network of safari vehicles, Country Club India Wildlife Resort offers safaris that take guests deep into the forest for a rare, existing and fascinating firsthand wildlife experience. Twice every day, accompanied by experienced guides, guests get to enjoy trekking and bird watching trails around various waterholes, hillocks and jungle tracks. In the evenings, guests get to watch wildlife movies that help enhance the true essence of jungle holiday set amidst the rustic surroundings of mighty Bandipur forest.
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INR 4736
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