Spreading across three states is the largest contiguous stretch of wilderness in South India – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve - where elephants roam free and tigers hunt for their prey. Bandipur National Part constitutes a section of this vast forest land in Karnataka.
Once known as the region where notorious sandal wood smuggler Veerappan terrified people and governments alike, today Bandipur National Park attracts tourists looking for a weekened break to naturalists intending to study the teeming wildlife in these jungles.
Most common sightings in the forest includes peacocks, chitals, wild boars and gaur. Other inhabitants include elephants, dholes(wild dogs) and even tigers.
Recent years have seen an increase in premium accommodations around the park, permitting tourists to see the pa + more about Bandipur