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Bannerghatta National Park

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Bannerghatta National Park is in Karnataka, about 21 kms from Bangalore.

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This 100sq.km national park consists mostly of dense forest and scrub land, and is home to wild animals like bison, leopard, wild boar as well as being an important corridor for elephants migrating between the eastern and western ghats. Other attractions here are a crocodile farm, serpentarium and a newly added butterfly park. In addition, a portion of the park is used as a sanctuary for wild rescued animals.

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You can find everything from avifauna to panthers in the Bannerghatta National Park . The 25,000 acre park is home to panthers, lions, tigers and a large variety of birds. Indulge your sense of adventure with a lion and tiger safari. Wander through the Zoological Garden, with its canopy of shady and sturdy trees, find a quiet resting spot beside a pond and watch waterfowl frolic. The zoo boasts an amazing reptile collection; a snake park lets you get up close and personal with the scaly, slithery creatures. A children's corner provides an added attraction. Trekking enthusiasts will enjoy Uddigebande (3.5 kms.) a natural rock formation called Hajjamana Kallu (3 kms.) and Mirza Hill (1.5 kms.)

Covering an area of 104 sq kms, including ten reserve forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division, the scenic hills are covered with many ancient temples.

The beautiful Suvarnamukhi stream running through the park, originates in the Suvarnamukhi hills. These hills spread out to a huge rock, about a kilometre long. The Champaka Dharna Swamy temple built in the Dravidian style of the Hoysala age, lies at the foot of the rock. The temple enshrines an image of Vishnu with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. The Suvarnamukhi hill also houses a small shrine dedicated to Narasimha, and two kms away is the Suvarnamukhi pond. The waters of this pond are believed to have curative powers.

A trip to Bannerghata National Park is truly an unforgettable experience for nature, history, botany and wildlife buffs.

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Climate

You can visit the place yaer round.. The weather is moderate in the range of 25 - 30 Degree C all through the year

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Bannerghatta Nature Camp Bannerghatta, Bangalore - 560 083 Tel: 080-5597021 - 25 (Corporate Office) Fax: 080-5586163 (Corporate Office) Email: junglelodges@vsnl.com Web site: www.junglelodges.com


Tariff: Swiss Tent: Indians: Rs. 1000/- Foreign citizens: US $30/- Dormitory: Indians: Rs. 500/- Foreign citizens: US $20/- Day Visit: Indians: Rs. 325/- Foreign citizens: US $15/-

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