Bandipur National Parkestablished in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka.
Bandipur is one of India’s best kept secrets and amongst the few Project Tiger reserves in existence. The park spans an area of 874 square kilometers protecting several species of India’s endangered wildlife and is home to tigers, leopards, four-horned antelopes, crested serpent eagles in the midst of towering and fragrant Sandalwood trees.
Bandipur is located in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It is about 80 kilometers from the city of Mysore on the route to a another tourist destination,Ooty.
STAY AT THE WINDFLOWER JUNGLE RESORT & SPA
The Windflower Jungle Resort & Spa Bandipur is a jungle retreat, located inside the Bandipur Forest Reserve. Due to the location of the resort, the resort does not provide television in the rooms in order to preserve the sanctity of the jungle environment and to maintain the delicate balance of the forest eco system.
We occupied the Windflower Suite and the room was huge, sufficient for a family of 2 adults and 2 small kids.
Since the resort does not have any TV’s and internet connectivity, they provide various indoor and outdoor activities and facilities.
Hole in one putting
Kids play area
Jungle safari (extra charge)
BOATING AT OOTY LAKE
LUNCH @ JADE GARDEN – THE GEM PARK HOTEL, OOTY
Bandipur may not be the perfect tourist destination if you are not a nature lover but if you are with kids then it is a must visit.