Bandipur in Summer

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve is a stunning destination located in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in South India. It's known for its rich biodiversity, lush forests, and diverse wildlife, including tigers, elephants, leopards, and numerous bird species. Bandipur is a year-round destination, but the summer season is particularly enchanting for nature lovers. While summer can be hot and humid in many parts of India, Bandipur's weather is relatively pleasant during this time. The temperature during the day ranges between 30 to 36 degrees Celsius, making it comfortable to explore the park during the day. Here are a few reasons why visiting Bandipur in the summer months of April and May is a unique experience:

Jeep carrying people for a jungle safari
Indian roller sitting on a tree stump
An alert tiger scanning the surroundings

Best Time for Wildlife Sightings


The summer season is the best time to spot wildlife in Bandipur. The water spots start to dry up in Bandipur in April, forcing the animals out of their territories in search of water, making it easier to spot them. The park remains open from 6 am to 9 am in the morning and from 3 pm to 6 pm in the evening. The early morning safari is a great opportunity to see animals at their most active time of the day. Sightings of majestic tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and other wildlife species are common, leaving visitors spellbound.

A leopard walking through a dry patch
Portrait of a tiger at golden hour

Great Photography Opportunities


Bandipur National Park is a photographer's paradise, particularly during the summer season. Photographing animals and birds is generally easier during the summer for a few reasons. Firstly, the vegetation is less dense during this time of year, making it easier to spot and photograph wildlife. Secondly, due to water sources being scarce during summer, animals congregate around the remaining waterholes, which increases the chances of sighting and photographing them. Lastly, with fewer visitors during the summer season, there is less disturbance to the wildlife, allowing them to roam more freely and increasing the chances of a successful wildlife photography experience.

Trekking and Hiking


Trekking and hiking in Bandipur in summer can be a pleasant experience due to several factors. The dry weather conditions during this season make it easier to navigate the trails and hills without slipping or getting bogged down in the mud. Additionally, the lower humidity levels in the air make the temperatures more bearable, allowing hikers to cover longer distances without getting exhausted quickly. Moreover, during the summer months, a lot of trails in Bandipur become easier to navigate due to the lack of dense vegetation. This means hikers can enjoy less obstructed views of the surroundings and spot a variety of flora and fauna along the way.

A person trekking through a forest

When it comes to accommodation, The Serai Bandipur is one of the best properties to stay at in Bandipur. The Serai Bandipur is a luxurious resort that offers a comfortable stay amidst the wilderness of the park. Our resort is located at the edge of the forest, providing our guests with beautiful views of the park from their rooms. Bandipur in May offers a unique experience that is a perfect mix of wildlife, nature, and adventure. With its diverse range of flora and fauna, Bandipur is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts. And with The Serai Bandipur as your accommodation, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – comfort and adventure.

So, pack your bags and head to Bandipur this summer to experience the best of wildlife sightings and adventure.