Bandipur National Park, located in the state of Karnataka, remains one of the most popular national parks of India. Nestling with Western Ghat Mountains, the National Park sprawls over an area of 874.2 sq km. It was initially established in the year 1974 as a forest tiger reserve.
Every year thousands of wildlife and nature lovers visit to this national park to explore the variety of wildlife species residing here, including Bonner Macaque Nilgiri Langur, Dhole, Common Palm, Civet, Smooth-coated Otter, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Tiger, etc. As you enjoy some unseen vistas of the world of wild here, a wide range of timber trees catch your attention, including teak, rosewood, sandalwood, Indian-laurel, Indian kino tree, etc.
The park has been divided into different areas. The East region brims with forest area and scrub jungle. The Central region houses Nugu River where a majority of animals can be spotted who flock here to drink water. HimavadGopalaswamy Betta summit is also here which is the highest summit in the park. The summit is known among trekkers and pilgrims. The North West region of the park is known for Kabini reservoir which is another water source here. Also, South region of Bandipur National Park is considered as best for animal spotting whereas the North region covers the river and backwater of Kabini.