5 National Parks in Karnataka

Karnataka is home to numerous irresistible tourist destinations like Mysore, Hampi, Coorg, Shivanasamudra falls, wildlife sanctuaries and more. With calming and pleasant weather, the state is blanketed with lush green trees making it a perfect home for birds and animals. There is a varied range of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, namely - Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park, Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Bannerghatta National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Kudremukh National Park and a lot more.

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An elephant walks towards us on a white sandy pathway amidst the jungle
a tiger drinking water

Bandipur National Park

Covering over 860 sq. km., Bandipur National Park in Chamarajnagar is one of the oldest of its kind in India. This park also became a tiger reserve under "Project Tiger" in 1973. Towards the north of this park flows Kabini river and Moyar river flows in the southern region. The lush green forests here consist of timber trees including teak, rosewood, Indian Kino, etc. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka shelters an array of endangered species including the hornbill, Indian elephant, sloth bear, Indian rock python, Royal Bengal tiger, golden jackal and more. The park is also home to over 200 species of birds like peafowl, grey jungle fowl, hawk-eagles, red-headed vultures and serpent eagles.

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bandipur national park

Nagarhole National Park

Considered the gateway to South India's most exciting wildlife experiences, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka is sprawled over 640 sq. km. Abundant in flora and fauna, it is home to several susceptible animal species. Located in Kodagu and Mysore district of Karnataka, Nagarhole National Park is bestowed with a varied range of topography. Ideal for nature enthusiasts, this national park offers winding streams, rolling hills and picturesque valleys. It is home to over 250 species of birds, and tourists visiting this national park can witness the Indian leopard, sambar deer, Asian palm civet, European otter, mugger crocodile, wolf snake, Russell's viper and many more species. Stay at The Serai Kabini and enjoy the spellbinding sights of this natural wonder.

Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park is perched near Nilgiri and shares borders with Karnataka and Kerala. In 1986, this national park was declared a tiger reserve and is now a shelter for around 103 tigers. Spread across 367 sq. km., this national park is a natural habitat for wetlands, deciduous forests, teak forests, grasslands and almost 500 plant species. Home to over 250 bird species, 38 aquatic species and numerous mammals, Mudumalai National Park is undeniably one of the best national parks in Karnataka for tourists to visit.

a butterfly collecting nectar from a flower

Bannerghatta National Park

Located in Bangalore, this majestic national park is a great destination for treks and hikes. Occupying over 260 sq. km., Bannerghatta National Park is beautifully designed for tourists to visit without causing any hindrance to the natural habitats of its residents. It also includes India's first ever butterfly park and other attractions like a crocodile farm, snake park, a zoo and more.

Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh National Park is considered to be one of Karnataka's most captivating national parks. Home to panoramic waterfalls like Hanumana Gundi and Kadambi, dense scenic forests and a wide array of flora and fauna, Kudremukh National Park is ideal for thrilling treks and hikes.

a flock of parrots in a forest

Stay at The Serai Bandipur with your loved ones when planning a trip to Karnataka and enjoy the scenic beauty of these splendid national parks, while you take home a bag full of memories and joy. Our luxury resort offers comfortable rooms for a relaxing sojourn after a tiring day of exploring the nearby attractions.