Bandipur wildlife sanctuary in the south Indian state of Karnataka, is situated in the foothills of the Nilgiri hills on the highway from Mysore to Ooty.
With its hilly forest, waterholes and pleasant weather, this wild life reserve is an enchanting place to visit. The herds of deer that graze unconcernedly in between the tourist huts, add to the charm of the tourist huts.
The park has a significant number of tigers and elephants. Tame elephants of the forest department on which tourists are taken for elephant safari rides are also
present. Herds of gaur - the Indian wild bull - are to be found here. Many different species of deer, monkeys, squirrels and birds can also be seen.
The months from April to October are the best time to visit Bandipur. The park is green with new growth after the monsoon rains and the deer, gaur and elephants can be seen grazing in the clearings in the forest.
Bandipur wildlife sanctuary's unique attractions make it a must visit for tourists on a wildlife tour of India.