Top 5 Activities in Bandipur

Bandipur is an attractive spot when it comes to natural beauty and wildlife sanctuaries. This town is set amidst the dense forest, scenic hills, offering a treat to visitors embarking on a wild journey. The activities in Bandipur are numerous which can keep you engaged throughout the adventure. In this blog, we have listed some of the activities to make your experience more thrilling and worth remembering.

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Trekking in Bandipur

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Bandipur's diverse landscapes with a trekking adventure that promises unmatched natural beauty and wildlife encounters. The park is divided into distinct regions, offers trails that meander beside a river, revealing pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and verdant forests. The Gopalaswamy Hills trek, a highlight of the area, leads you through fog-laden paths to the highest point in the park, where the ancient Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple awaits. For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, secure permits from the Forest Department to camp at scenic spots and extend your exploration to the serene Brahmagiri trails.



Photography & Camping Ventures

Experience the thrill of the great outdoors with photography and camping tours at Bandipur National Park. Nestled in the vast Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, this densely forested area offers frequent sightings of deer, elephants, dholes, bison, and a variety of birds. Prepare for a unique adventure as you set up camp at one of the many designated sites, perfect for a night under the stars with a cosy bonfire. Remember to secure the necessary permissions for camping and ignite your passion for wildlife photography. With just a bit of patience and a love for animals, you're set to capture stunning images in this breathtaking natural habitat.




The Safari managed by the Forest Department of Karnataka is one of the most thrilling Bandipur activities. Bookings open 30 minutes before commencement and operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so arriving early is advised to avoid long queues. Safari schedules and durations may vary depending on vehicle availability and weather conditions. Additionally, please note that entry fees differ for Indian and foreign nationals. Enhance your stay with seamless safari bookings! Experience the wild with ease by booking your safaris through our partnered jungle lodges when reserving your accommodation with us.


Bird Watching


Bandipur National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting an impressive diversity of over 200 bird species, including both local and migratory flocks. Visitors can revel in the sights and sounds of these birds, making it an ideal spot for those looking to immerse in an exciting combination of wildlife and tranquil nature experiences. Whether you're an avid birder or a casual observer, the park's rich avian population is sure to provide a memorable outing. Nestled in a serene reserve area, the park offers the perfect backdrop to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Come and experience the joy of birdwatching at Bandipur National Park, where nature’s melody is always in the air.


Explore the Local Cuisine


Despite its remote location, Bandipur National Park offers a range of dining options. Visitors can indulge in authentic South Indian meals, along with a variety of snacks and diverse culinary offerings, catering to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences. While the area around the park may lack in quantity of eateries, the quality and variety of food available ensure a satisfying dining experience. These establishments are conveniently located close to the park, making them easily accessible to tourists and nature enthusiasts alike.


Now that you have explored all the famous activities in Bandipur, it’s time you understand the lodging process. We recommend you to stay at The Serai Bandipur. We offer comfortable and lavish accommodations, a restaurant that offers outdoor diningspaces, and other personalised services. Embrace adventure and relaxation at our resort and make unforgettable memories in Bandipur.