Bannerghatta National Park In Bangalore

Located approximately 22km away from the metropolitan city of Bengaluru, the Bannerghatta National Park is a sprawling 104.27 home to the myriad variety of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Bannerghatta National Park is committed to eco-recreation, eco-tourism, and conservation of wildlife. A prime attraction, Bannerghatta National Park opened in 1970 and boasts of an aquarium, zoo, museum, children’s park, butterfly park, snake park, and safaris. Embark on an exciting journey of spotting the wildlife in its natural habitat via the various safaris offered by the park.

Bannerghatta National Park Timings  

09:30 am – 05:00 pm, daily except on Tuesdays.

• Zoo timings - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm

• Grand Safari (Tiger, Lion, Bear & Herbivore safari) timings -10:00 am to 04:30 pm

• Butterfly Park timings - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm 

• Boating time - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm

Highlights of Bannerghatta National Park

• View a wide array of diverse wildlife, reptiles, birds, and plantations. The park encompasses of 1941 animals belonging to 94 species

• Take pictures with your favorite animals.

• Venture into the wilderness and feel the thrill and adrenaline rush as you spot the various animals while cruising on your safari.

• Walk amidst the dense verdant flora that constitutes of three types of vegetations namely dry deciduous scrub forest, southern tropical moist mixed forest, and southern tropical dry deciduous forests.

• 48 species of butterflies can be witnessed in various seasons at Bannerghatta Biological Park. Thirty species of butterflies belonging to five families i.e. Papilionidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae, and Hespiridae. These species breed in different seasons under captive conditions and are then released into the conservatory dome.

• Experience the thrilling activities in Bannerghatta National Park such as boating, fishing, and camping. 

Bannerghatta National Park Location

Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083,77.5748587,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bae69e00b196db1:0x4f6f2e78ffa13a5f!8m2!3d12.800285!4d77.5770474

Bannerghatta National Park Fees 

Bannerghatta National Park Fees


Zoo (for locals & foreigners)


Rs. 80


Rs. 40

Sr. Citizen

Rs. 50

Physically Challenged



Butterfly Park (for locals & foreigners)


Rs. 30


Rs. 20


AC Bus Safari (Zoo+Safari+Butterfly Park+Camera) (Locals & Foreigners)


Rs. 500


Rs. 300

Jeep Safari


6 to 8 seater

Rs. 3000 - Rs. 5000


Non AC Bus Safari (Zoo + Safari) (Local)


Rs. 260


Rs. 130

Sr. Citizen

Rs. 150

Physically Challenged Adult

Rs. 200

Physically Challenged Child

Rs. 100


Non AC Bus Safari (Zoo + Safari) (Foreigner)


Rs. 400


Rs. 300


Camera Usage

Still Camera

Rs. 25

Video Camera

Rs. 200


Boating for 30 minutes

For per head / trip

Rs. 50

For full boat (2 seater) hire/trip

Rs. 200

For full boat (4 seater) hire/trip

Rs. 300

Bannerghatta National Park Safaris 

Lion Safari 

Spread across 5 hectares of the verdant Ragihalli Reserve Forest is the animal house that presently is home to 19 lions (10 male and 9 females). Feel the rush of spotting the majestic species in their natural habitat amidst the lush forest as you cruise through in the safari. The route to the safari passes through the picturesque hillock Mattubunde offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent landscape featuring a broken chain of hillocks and valleys with lush green forests.

Tiger Safari 

The Appaiah Tiger Safari takes you through the enclosure that houses 26 (15 male and 11 females) normal tigers and 7 (3 male and 4 females) white tigers. 

 Herbivore Safari

Sprawling over 68 hectares of the Bannerghatta Reserve Forest is the Herbivore Safari that was developed in the 1970's but opened to public in 2002. The marvelous safari features a multitude variety of spectacular species such as gaur, cheetal, pangolin, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, barking deer, porcupine, black buck and many more. The enclosure comprises of diverse fodder species such as symbopogan, sacharam, and heteropogan and 4 water bodies namely Gowdanakere, Chennamanakere, Deepankere and Seegadikunte which are the constant source of water to the animals.

Bear Safari 

Spanning 18 hectares, embark on a safari to witness sloth bears in their natural environment that is surrounded by a diverse variety of fruit bearing trees. The park comprises of 77 (31 males and46 females) bears.

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bannerghatta National Park is a treasure trove of beautiful exotic species that reside within the 25,000 acres of the park. Stroll across the park to see the diverse wildlife such as foxes, wild pigs, elephants, leopards, gaurs, sambars, sloth bears, chitals, common langurs, spotted and barking deers, slender loris, bonnet macaques, and many others. The park also houses fascinating creepy cold-blooded reptiles such as huge monitor lizards, tortoises, crocodiles, pythons, cobras, Russell vipers, kraits, etc.

Bird Sanctuary

A haven for avid bird enthusiasts, it is a delight to see cormorants, common grey hornbill, mottled wood owl, white ibis, paradise flycatcher, tickell’s blue flycatcher, grey heron, partridges, little green heron, quails, white bellied insisted, spotted owlet, flycatchers, cuckoos, Eurasian eagle owl, brown fish owl, collared scop’s owl and many more.

Butterfly Park

View the spectacular and fascinating colourful species at the park that acts as an integrated center to support education, conservation and research activities with exclusive focus on butterflies as flagship ambassadors of conservation. A butterfly trail of 1 km established over a five acre land leads to a an innovatively designed three dome structure comprising of butterfly garden, a conservatory enclosed under polycarbonate roof comprising of humid tropical climate, an artificial waterfall and appropriate flora and research and captive breeding laboratory. The conservatory leads into a museum that proffers information through dioramas and exhibits of carefully preserved butterflies. This further leads into a multimedia center dome which projects a documentary movie based on butterflies.

Other Activities at Bannerghatta National Park 

Visitors can indulge in a wide array of activities at the park such as undertaking an exciting trek adventure at Uddigebande (3.5 kms.), a natural rock formation called Hajjamana Kallu (3 kms.) and Mirza Hill (1.5 kms.), fishing, coracle boat rides, bird watching, river rafting and outdoor rafting.


This park is open throughout the year and the best time to spot the wildlife is in the months of November to June. The temperature in Bannerghatta ranges from 15°C to 35°C during the year, with an average rainfall of about 700mm annually. 

Recommended For 

A fun outing for families for an unforgettable experience of engaging in observing the nature and wildlife and indulging in the attractive activities. 

Interesting Facts About Bannerghatta National Park  

  • A natural and ecological phenomenon that takes place at the Bannerghatta National Park is the annual migration of elephants from the Eastern Ghats to the Western Ghats. It has elevated the prominence of the park becoming a hot destination for research related activities, apart from helping it stay in the public consciousness.
  • The park performs as a relocation area for tigers and lions that are rescued from circuses in India.
  • In 1992 while on safari with her family a 5-year-old girl was killed by a tiger. The tiger was then relocated to the zoo.
  • The elephant fence was funded by PETA India
  • Originating from the Suvarnamukhi hills, the beauty of the park is enhanced by the Suvarnamukhi stream that runs through the park. These hills spread out to a huge rock at the foot of which is the famous Champaka Dhama Swamy temple, built in the Dravidian style of architecture, belonging to the Hoysala age. The temple enshrines an image of Vishnu with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. At a distance of 2 km away is the Suvarnamukhi water pond whose water is believed to have curative powers.

How to get to Bannerghatta National Park 

By Air 

The nearest Airport is the Kempegowda Internatioanal airport in Bengaluru and it is approximately 59km away from the park. From here, you can hire a taxi or take a bus.

By Train 

The Bengaluru railway station is 29km and is well connected to major destinations. From here, you can take the bus to the park.

By Bus 

There are several buses plying from Bengaluru as the Bannerghatta National Park.

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