Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta national park is a great place to visit while you are in Bangalore. The safari’s are well planned and the parks are well maintained. Today (Jan 17th), was my third visit and the experience has always gotten better. My In-laws are in town and we decided to take them on a jungle safari today. This being a Saturday,  I expected a crowd and hence decided to be there by 10 AM when the park opens. On the way, you can stop at the Meenakshi Temple if you wish. I have recorded my previous experiences here - Meenakshi Temple And Bannerghatta Park

There are several options for a safari. A normal crowded green bus will cost you Rs 264 per head. An AC bus with 13 people that covers also the visit to butterfly park and zoo will cost you Rs 500 per head. Or, you could hire a jeep for Rs 2500 with maximum four people. We choose the AC bus.

The safari is amazing. It takes you to the elephant, deer, lion, tiger and bear camps. The elephants stared at us from the other side of the electric fence. The deers too.

Two bears had a quarrel about something really important.

The Lions were relaxing and cared less about our presence.

Two white tigers put up a show for us.

A tiger heading away, saw our bus and decided to give us a closer look. Its walk with a very confident look and eyes fixed at us was the most majestic walk I had ever witnessed.

The butterfly park is well maintained too. It does not have a lot of variety but sure does have a lot of butterflies. 

And then, there are animals in the zoo; several of them. It is always depressing to see them caged. Specially, the migratory birds like pelicans and storks. The leopard cared less for the visitors. The hippopotamus was busy chewing something but occasionally gave us a stare. And the himalayan Black bear had a bad headache and begged the visitors to let him sleep in silence. 

By the time we were done, it was around 1:00 PM. The park was getting really crowded. But for us, it was time to leave after an eventful morning.