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Top 5 Wildlife Sightings at Bandipur

Bandipur has been a hub for wildlife lovers and ecological tourists alike. As one of of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India, Bandipur is renowned for showcasing spectacular sightings of majestic animals in their natural habitat.


You’ll encounter these incredible animals here which are a visual treat to watch and an absolute joy to capture on your camera.



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Sambar Deer – You can easily spot Sambar deers grazing around Bandipur. Their senses are highly developed, which helps them in detecting their predators easily. Whenever they perceive danger, they start giving a repetitive honking alarm call.








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Dhole – Also known as the Asiatic wild dog, red dog, and whistling dog. Dholes are incredibly athletic. They are fast runners, excellent swimmers, and impressive jumpers. There’s never a ‘dhole’ moment with these around the jungle.








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Gaur – You can find these casually chomping their way through the evergreen forests of Bandipur. Gaur is the tallest species of wild cattle, bigger than the African buffalo, the extinct aurochs, wild water buffalo or bison.








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Elephant – The largest mammal on land can be sighted regularly in Bandipur. Once common throughout Africa and Asia, elephant numbers were severely depleted during the 20th century, largely due to the massive ivory trade.








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Tiger – Bandipur National Park harbours one of the largest population of endangered tigers. With a keen eye and some luck, you can find these big cats spread thinly across the forest.







Now that you know what’s in store for you at Bandipur, getting there should be on top on your to-do list. Grab your camera on the way so you can bring back some great memories from your wild adventures.

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