Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

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Bannerghatta National Park is a popular tourist destination and around 22km from Bengaluru. It was our second day destination of our weekend trip to Bangalore. We woke up around 8AM and started the journey by local bus after having breakfast at Madiwala. We switched few buses from Madiwala to Bannerghatta via BTM Layout.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Bannerghatta National Park 
First thing to do at Bannerghatta National Park was to take the Safari to Wildlife Sanctuary. There are multiple options to book the safari; one can hire an AC/ NON AC bus or 4-6 Jeep. Also, there are various packages including Zoo, Butterfly Park and Safari etc. We took the whole package to cover Safari, Butterfly Park and Zoo.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Elephants in Safari Area
In 2002 portion of the park become Bannerghatta Biological Park. Bannerghatta National Park includes a Butterfly Park, a Safari Park, a Zoo, a Snake House, and a Pet Corner.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Bannerghatta National park is divided into fenced zone and there are separate roads covering each part of zone. There were many parts of the safari like Herbivorous zone, Elephant zone, Bear zone, Lion and Tiger zone.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
White Tiger in Safari Area
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
There are plenty of animals in Safari ride including with Sambar, Chital, Deer, Black Buck, Nilgai, Bison, Elephant, Beer, Loin and Tiger. At the end of Safari we have an option to get down and visit the Butterfly Park which have greenhouse zone which was very beautiful and full of butterflies. It also has a small man-made waterfall and a small pool full of fish.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Bannerghatta National Park gets really crowded during weekends and it takes around 1-2 hrs just to get tickets. Post getting tickets, you have to line up for the forest bus for Jungle safari which takes another 15-30 minutes.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Turtle in Zoo
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Crocodiles in Zoo
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
How to Reach Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is well connected by public transportation; BMTC buses (AC and NON-AC) are available with good frequency from Bangalore to Bannerghatta Parking area. You can also choose to visit by rental vehicle or private vehicle (Parking space is available).

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
Travel Guide
Best time to visit before 10AM to avoid the long queue and any season is good to visit but avoid weekends and public holidays as it gets huge crowded.
Carry plenty of water and snacks which will help throughout the entire journey.

Visiting hour of Bannerghatta National Park
Zoo: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Safari: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Butterfly Park: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Safari and Butterfly Entry fee apart from Zoo Entry fee
Boating is also available with additional charges


Here's a map for reference:

All in one Bannerghatta Biological Park is an amazing place with all facilities right from parking to hotels, resorts, restaurants and restrooms. All these are within the park itself.
Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru
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