Bannerghatta Biological Park which is also a known Biological reserve is situated about 22 km from Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. This 25,000 acre park is the perfect weekend getaway for all wildlife and nature lovers. You can visit this national Park all year round. The weather is moderate here, in the range of 20 – 32 *C throughout the year and best season to visit here is between Septembers to January. To get more close to nature and wildlife during your ride all you need to do is to book bike rentals in Bangalore from Ziphop.in and enjoy your whole tour.
Route to Bannerghatta
You can reach the Bannerghatta National Park which is located approximately 22 kilometres on the outskirts of Bangalore City, with route number 365. Apart from that route No. 366 also connects through the National Park from city market via Lakkasandra and dairy circle. Also, Jayadeva Hospital or Mico check post is the easiest route to Bannerghatta National Park. There is total rush and chaos to ride on day time to all the routes of the National Park during weekends or holidays, so it would be better if you start early morning between 6 or 7 a.m.
What to see and do
The park is open to visitors between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays. On weekends, it is better to reach the park before 2 p.m. to avoid non-availability of tickets. The whole tour takes 10 to 12 hours, so you can opt for a two days tour for relaxed sightseeing.
This huge national park possesses dense forests which is home to wild animals such as tiger, lion, bison, leopard, wild boars etc. It is also an important corridor for elephants migrating between the eastern and western ghats. There is a crocodile farm, serpentarium and a newly added beautiful butterfly park. A portion of the park is used as a sanctuary for rescued wild animals . You can opt for an enthralling adventure with a Lion and Tiger safari or a Grand Safari that covers various herbivores and big cats or else you can wander around the Zoological Garden to find a quiet, resting spot beside a pond and enjoy the lovely foilage. There is a children’s corner with swings and see saws that is an added attraction.
The Champaka Dharna Swamy temple built in the Dravidian style of the Hoysala age, a small shrine dedicated to Narasimha, Suvarnamukhi pond and beautiful Suvarnamukhi stream running through the park. Nature trails can be explored at the Suvarnamukhi hills located inside the park.
Where to eat and stay
There is a Dosa camp on the opposite of the entrance of the Park serving hot Dosas and other dishes. The Children’s corner is surrounded by many stalls and push cart vendors can be found selling mouth watering Indian chats, snacks, sweet, dry roasted corn and peanuts etc. You can enjoy a night stay at Jungle Lodges and Resorts just a few yards outside the zoo having restaurants that serve food on order or else ride back to the city, on your bike rented in Bangalore from Ziphop.in.