Bandipur National Park is situated
in Karnataka. The Bandipur National Park includes the
neighbouring wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai National Park
in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala.
It has moderate climate
that support a variety of flora and fauna. The Bandipur was
declared a National Park under the Wildlife Protection Act in
1974. The Bandipur National Park has huge elephant
The Bandipur National Park is covered with deciduous forests,
evergreen forests and scrub. The major fauna in this reserve are
the Asian elephant, gaur, sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four horned
antelope, wild pig and the Indian porcupine. Bandipur also has a
large number of tigers. The scrub jungles consist of stunted
trees, bushes and open grassy patches. The vegetation contains the
open dry deciduous forests to tropical mixed deciduous forests.
Bandipur is a tourists' paradise from April to October. During
summer, the backwaters of the Kabini Reservoir provide the best
opportunity to the tourists to observe large mammals, especially
the elephant and the gaur. Other animals found in this forest are
gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned
antelope, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, Malabar
squirrel, porcupines, and the black-naped hare.