Bannerghatta National Park was established in the year 1971 and spreads over an area of 104 sq. km. Ten reserve forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division come under this national park. The park surroundings are a biological reserve belonging to the Forest Department. Ministry of Environment and Forests(MoEF, Govt. of India) is the governing body responsible for the administration of this national park.
The reserve belongs to an Elephant Corridor and is connected with the B.R. Hills, Sathyamangalam forest areas extending up to Waynad. It is home to bisons, elephants, lions, tigers, leapards, panthers, deer etc. Rare species like white tiger and white peacock are preserved in the zoo. Lion and Tiger safaris are organized.
A pet's corner, a museum and a Butterfly Park is are situated inside this national park.
Spread over an area of 7.5 acres, the butterfly park comprises of a butterfly conservatory,
a museum and an audio-visual room.
Travel info: 22 km South of Bangalore city
Open: 9am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Accessible by BMTC buses
ECity: 378 -> 365 / 366 / G4
Brigade Rd Jn.: G4
Shivaji Nagar: 366
Shivaji Nagar: 368