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Bandipur, a small town in Mysore is primarily known for the Bandipur National Park. Engraved in the greens and forests, it has the most fascinating of wildlife and nature, exquisitely on display. The drive to the place is a trail in its own. With trees and greenery on both sides, once you enter the national park you’ll be beaconed by deers in herds. There’s the occasional spotting of bisons and herds of elephants. There’s a hawk flying by and some perched on branches too. Pretty little colorful birds and if you are lucky, then the tiger too.

It was once the private hunting ground of the Maharaja himself and was preserved as the National Park under the Project Tiger. This and a conglomeration of other parks around forms a major part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is the largest Biosphere Reserve Zone. Considered to be one of the best managed park in South India, it is a site to visit for the dry deciduous forests and the wildlife. Stretched far and wide, it is considered to be one of the best managed park in the country. It was mainly christened off to preserve the tigers and elephants in the region and also to curb the over usage of sandalwood.

It falls enroute Ooty, which is a popular hill station and is known for its warm and comfortable climate throughout the year. The rains are erratic here and usually sporadic. But when it does rain, it blooms up the lushy greens and adds to the variety of flora here. One can enjoy camping and comfortable camping here or the sightseeing safari tours that form the basis of all here.

The Nilgiri fauna has some of the most vulnerable kind of species, which are protected and preserved here. A lot of species of this and the adjoining areas are preserved here. The Bandipur National Park holds a large variety of flora too apart from its exquisite and extravagant fauna. It is home to sandalwood and rosewood trees, apart from luscious variety of fruit and flower trees and shrubs.

Bandipur Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bandipur tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC+05:30
  • Currency: Rupees
  • Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. 2G and 3G Wi-Fi services are available in most hotels. There’s availability of 3G broadband services on mobile phones.
  • Languages: The official language of Bandipur is Hindi.
  • Security: Police: 100, Fire Department: 101, Ambulance: 102 & Emergency Disaster Management: 108
  • Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.


  • Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.
  • Dress for comfort. Avoid bright colours.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Avoid smoking. Anything can start a fire.
  • Avoid plastics. It's not in sync with the norms of this place.

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Facts and Stats for Bandipur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bandipur

    Know the pollution level of Bandipur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Bandipur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bandipur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bandipur.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Bandipur - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75 (High)
    • Pollution Index 35.06 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bandipur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bandipur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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