22km away from the Bangalore city, Banerghatta national Park, covering an area of 104.27sq km, was established in 1971. This bewitching park is home to fascinating variety of wildlife including spotted deers and sambars, magnificent elephants and mighty bisons along with the king of the jungle, lion. Banerghatta comprises of a national park, aquarium, zoo, children's park, Crocodile Park, Snakes Park, prehistoric animals park and a museum.
'Safari' will take you to get a close view of the majestic beasts. You can also find 100 different species of birds. The hills surrounding the area give a paranomic view of park. It is a treasure house for large variety of Fauna and Flora. Deciduous Teak trees are found in abundance.
The wildlife in their natural habitat creates interests in tourists. Wild animals like Elephant, gaur, leopard, jackal, fox, wild pig, sloth bear, sambar, chital, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine and the hare are found here.
This park is open throughout the year, and the temperature in Banerghatta ranges from 15°C to 35°C during the year. Visiting hours are: 09:00am to 05:00pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Bannerghatta National Park is situated half an hour drive away from the city of Bangalore (22 km south of Bangalore), Karnataka, India. The hilly place is the home for one of the rich natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.