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Places to visit in Bandipur

When you travel to Bandipur, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Bandipur, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Bandipur to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Bandipur things to do can include exploring Bandipur attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Cultural Attractions

The major cultural attractions include the various Temples one may find in and around Bandipur. The Hindu Temples speak of the Ancient Indian History, and the too of the one before the British or the Mughals. Bandipur gives tourists a great chance to look into our Ancient culture and appreciate our heritage. 

The Dravidian culture is reflected through the temples at Biligiri Ramaswamy Temple, and lots can be learned about t

Malai Mahadeshwara Temple

The Temple of Shri Malai Mahadeshwara, located in the Mahadeshwara Hills, in Chamarajanagar district of Southern Karnataka is a famous Shiva pilgrim centre. It draws many pilgrims from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu yearly, the huge area around the temple nearly accounts for 156 acres. It was built by a rich Kuruba Gowda landlord. The deity is worshipped by numerous tribals like JenuKuruba and KoduKuruba among others. The presence of Lord Shiva is aymbolised by the pres

BRT Wildlife Sanctuary

Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous reserve for wildlife at the Biligiriranga Hills. It's a protected Sanctuary under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Right at the juncture of the Western and Easter Ghats, it is the home to many ecological systems. This sanctuary was also declared a Tiger Reserve in 2010. 

Dodda Sampige

This is the Big Michelia champak which is considered as the holiest of all of the Soliga tribes around the BRT Sanctuary. A large number of champak trees are cluttering together, and to east of the river Bhargavi, lies this enormous Champak tree which is about 20m in girth and 43m high. It is considered extremely holy by the soliga tribal members and is considered as Lord Shiva's braid. The members of the tribe also perform the Fire Dance on the Eve of Maha Shivra

Himvad Gopalswami Temple

The highest point on the Bandipur National Park is on a hill called Himvad Gopalswami which is the home to this Hindu Temple. It was built by Hoysala King Ballala in 1315. Later on, the Woodeyan Dynasty of Mysore showed a great interest in maintaining the hill temple, who also happened to be great devotees of Venugopala. The temple is dedicated to a form of the Hindu deity, Krishna, called Gopalaswamy. A sacrificial altar and a flag pillar are present on the inner

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

This National Park, which also happens to be a wildlife sanctuary, is located at the crossroads of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu lying on the north-western side of the Nilgiri Hills. It is home to many endangered species such as the Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Gaur and Indian Leopard. There is a huge variety of birds, especially the critically endangered Indian White-rumped Vulture and Long billed Vulture. This sanctuary is also under the consideration of the UNESCO W

Biligiri Ramaswamy Temple

The Bilgiriranga Hills are very famous for the presence of this particular temple of Lord Venkatesha situated on the highest peak of the range, on the 'white hill' which incidentally gives it its name. The local people know this particular deity by the name 'biligiriranga' which is shown to be in a standing position. In the month of April, many pilgrims come from far to visit this temple in huge numbers to attend the Ratha or the Car Festival. The local tribe, pre

Nature

Bandifur is extremely rich in flora and fauna. You can see over 200 species of birds many of which are endangered. Many environmentalists and nature lovers visit Bandipur for this purpose. Birds such as the Hornbill, Woodpecker, Fly catcher, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle are easily spotted during the winter season. 

Bandipur National Park

Away from the busy city life, this beautiful National Park, is a great place to relax as tourists can experience nature at its best here. The Park was expanded in 1941 and adjoined with the Nagarhole National Park, which lies towards its northern side and with Wynad and Madumulai sanctuaries on the southern side. The entire area lies in the Indian Deccan Plateau and is hence shadowed by the Western Ghats. It constitutes the Nilgiri Biosphere, and has been a design

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