Bannerghatta National Park which is located near Bangalore – India, is one of the popular tourist destination in Bangalore which includes a Safari park, a Zoo and a Butterfly Park. A variety of animals to be looked after here in this National park or Biological Park.
Last Sunday I have visited Bannerghatta Nation Park and I must say the experience is one of a kind. I have reached Bannerghatta National Park around 12:00 PM and since it was a Sunday a lot of people came to visit it, as I said it is one of the popular tourist destination in Bangalore. It took me nearly 20 minutes to get the tickets. There are three types of entry
- Grand Safari which includes Tiger, Lion, Bear & Herbivore Safari + Zoo
- Butterfly Park
In the Grand Safari visitors were taken around the forest in a well caged AC/ Non AC mini-bus to view animals who were left free in the forest and I have taken that package. I had to wait more than 1 hour in a queue for the mini-bus. The total distance of Grand Safari is 16km and it takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour to complete the Safari.
At first, the Safari will take you the Herbivorous section which comprises of animals like deer, elephants and few monkeys here and there.
Next, it took me to the Bear Safari where I have seen a lot of black colour bears.
The last part of the Safari consists of Lion and Tiger Safari where I got the glimpse of Lions, Bengal Tiger and a beautiful and adoring White Tiger.
On the return of the safari I got down at the Butterfly Park but since I did not have a lot of time I skipped it and went directly to Zoo. In the Zoo there were a variety of Reptiles, Birds and Mammals are displayed in captivity. The main attraction were White Peacock, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Zebras, Crocodiles, Monkeys in the zoo area.
If you have not been to Bannerghatta National Park then I would strongly suggest you go once, it’s one of a kind of experience. Some of the commonly asked questions about Bannerghatta National Park are :
How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is easily reached from Bangalore city by the public transport by both AC and Non AC BMTC buses.
- BMTC Route 365 has both AC bus and Non AC bus which starts from Majestic and take you directly to Bannerghatta National
Park. AC buses frequency is much more than the Non-AC bus in this route.
- BMTC Route G-4 runs between Park and the Brigade Road.
- BMTC Route 366 from KR Market to the Park.
- BMTC Route 368 from Shivajinagar Bus Stand to the Park.
Bannerghatta National Park Entry Fee
Grand Safari (Non AC) – Rs. 260 for Adults, Rs. 130 for Children Aged between 6 and 12 years, Rs. 150 for Senior Citizen
Grand Safari (AC) – Rs. 500 for Adults and Senior Citizen and Rs. 300 for Children Aged between 6 and 12 years
Zoo – Rs. 80 for Adults, Rs. 40 for Children Aged between 6 and 12 years, Rs. 50 for Senior Citizen
Butterfly Park – Rs. 30 for Adults, Rs. 20 for Children Aged between 6 and 12 years, Rs. 20 for Senior Citizen
Timings of Bannerghatta National Park
Zoo and Butterfly Park is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday Holiday)
Safari is open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday Holiday)
Bannerghatta National Park Online Booking
For online booking, you can register to Bannerghatta Biological Park Website and book the tickets.