The Bandipur Safari Lodge is located halfway down the Mysore-Ooty road and is situated adjacent to the world-renowned Bandipur National Park.
The Bandipur National Park is one of 27 tiger reserves in India, a protected area that is part of a scheme, called Project Tiger, launched in 1973 by the Government of India, to save the tiger and its habitat. The national park lies nestled between the foothills of the Nilgiri Hill Range of the Western Ghats and the mountain breeze blowing down the vales of the picturesque Nilgiris (or the Blue Hills) sets the perfect backdrop for a wildlife safari. The Bandipur National Park was formed by extending the Venugopal Wildlife Park, set up in 1931 by the Mysore Maharajas. It also forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is one of the last refuges for the endangered Asian elephant and many other species of animals that are not found anywhere else in the world.
The major attraction of the Safari Lodge is its wildlife odysseys into the Bandipur National Park. For those who want an arduous workout, there is no greater challenge than hiking up the heights of Gopalswamy Betta or trudging down the slopes of the Moyar Gorge. Bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography can have no better opportunity than a walk through this treasure trove of natural features.
Bandipur opens before you a plethora of wildlife, which fascinates your imagination and educates you and your children about the need for biodiversity conservation. The Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar, spotted deer or wild dogs and there is always the bonus of sighting the elusive predators like the tiger or a leopard.
Bird-watchers will not go back disappointed as the forest provides them with the opportunity to spot birds such as Peafowl, Grey Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Quail, Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Drongo, Cuckoo, Oriole, Minivet, Wagtail, Myna, Blue Jay, Kingfisher etc.
2 days/ 1night Itinerary