Bandipur Itinerary for 2 Days

Greetings, fellow travel enthusiasts! Welcome to an escapade into the heart of nature. Tucked away in the southern landscapes of India, Bandipur is all about lush forests, diverse wildlife and jaw-dropping views. Bandipur sits pretty in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, and it's a precious piece of a larger puzzle called Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This whole region is like a treasure trove of biodiversity and Bandipur shines bright as one of its precious gems. In this blog, we're about to unveil a meticulously crafted itinerary that will make your 2-day Bandipur adventure a symphony of wildlife encounters, exploration and tranquillity.

deers roaming around in the jungle
a jeep during a safari
A person trekking through a forest

Day 1: Adventure Amidst Nature

Your Bandipur National Park itinerary begins with a sunrise that ignites the sky in hues of gold. Embrace the morning's call to adventure with a guided trek that leads you through the dense forest. Discover hidden streams and cascading waterfalls as you breathe in the pure air and immerse yourself in nature's wonders. The forest comes alive with sounds, and sunlight filters through the leaves, creating a magical aura. Enjoy bird watching, bullock cart rides, or simply walking amidst nature.
After your exhilarating safari, it's time to immerse yourself in local culture. A visit to Gudalur allows you to interact with the local community, learning about their way of life and traditions. As the day winds down, relish a cosy evening by a bonfire, sharing stories under the star-studded canvas of the night sky.

A couple walking on a trekking trail next to trees carrying a large backpack
An alert tiger scanning the surroundings

Day 2: Bandipur National Park

As the second day begins, you set off on a jungle safari, your gateway to the wild wonders of Bandipur National Park. Choose between an open jeep safari, where you'll have unobstructed views of the landscape, or a Canter safari, offering a unique perspective as you traverse the forest. From majestic elephants to elusive tigers and vibrant birds, every moment in the wilderness is a brush with nature's masterpiece.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, engage in enthralling adventure activities. Feel the rush of the wind as you soar above the treetops or descend down rocky terrain. These adrenaline-pumping experiences add a new dimension to your Bandipur getaway. In the evening, you can pay a visit Mangala village or go on a nature walk and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings.

Day Beyond

If your adventure spirit beckons for more and your journey extends beyond 2 days, Bandipur's neighbouring gems await your exploration. A visit to the historic Gopalaswamy Betta Temple, perched atop a hill, rewards you with panoramic views of the lush landscape. Alternatively, Moyar River offers a serene backdrop for contemplation, with its serene waters reflecting the beauty of the surroundings. If you are up for a drive, you could make a pit stop at Ooty, around 2 hours away, and be back by evening. 

lush green mountain top with white clouds in backdrop

Amidst the wilderness, find your sanctuary at The Serai Bandipur – a harmonious blend of opulence and nature. Immerse yourself in comfort as you reside in mountain-view courtyards or log huts, adorned with modern amenities. The resort's idyllic setting offers serene views, ensuring each moment becomes a cherished memory.