Bannergattha National Park

Bannerghatta National Park


Bannergatta National Park

Attractions

  • Bannerghatta Biological Park
  • Safaris
  • Zoo
  • Wildlife filmshow
  • Museum
  • Butterfly park
  • Reptile park
  • Pets corner
  • Boating

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.

Bannerghatta Biological Park

Estabished in 2002, BBP occupies 731.88 Ha within BNP. Zoo, Safari, Butterfly Park and Rescue Center are some of its units. Rare species like white tiger and white peacock are preserved in the zoo. Lion and Tiger, Herbivore and Bear safaris are organized. Wildlife film show and Museum are other attractions.

Butterfly Park

The 7.5 acre Butterfly Park was established in 2007, by Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) with Department of Biotechnology (DoBT), Government of India. A 1 km long butterfly trail runs over a 5 acre garden, and leads to a 3-dome structure housing the conservatory, museum and the multi-media center. 48 species of butterflies are reported to be found in the park. There is a Research and captive breeding laboratory and a curio shop.

Boating

Pedal boats and rowing boats are available for recreation in Kavalkere lake, Within the zoo premises.

Other Facilities

All basic amenities like drinking water, rest rooms, baby-care unit, restaurant and parking space have been provided.
Travel info:
22 km South of Bangalore city
Zoo, Boating: 9:30am - 5pm
Butterfly Park: 9:30am - 5pm
Safari: 10am - 4:30pm
Accessible by BMTC buses
ECity: 378 -> 365 / 366 / G4
Brigade Rd Jn.: G4
Majestic: 365
K R Market: 366
Shivaji Nagar: 368
Location