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Bannerghatta National Park is a national park in India, located near Bangalore, Karnataka. It was founded in 1970 and declared as a national park in 1974. In 2002, a small portion of the park became a zoological garden, the Bannerghatta Biological Park. It covers an area of 260.5 km. The Bannerghatta national park is managed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

There are ancient temples in the park for worship and it is a destination for trekking and hiking. Within the national park area are six rural villages enclosed within three large enclosures for sheep and cattle farming. This park offers a wide range of diverse wildlife. This park offers a guided bus tour all along the 6 km safari roads, which is specially made for the satisfaction of the tourists.

The 65,127.5 acres  (260.51 km) national park is located about 22 km south of Bangalore in the hills of the Anekal range with an elevation of 1,245 – 1,634m. The park has a hilly terrain of granite sheets under moist deciduous forest valleys and scrubland in higher areas. Sixteen villages border the park. Most of the national park consists of artificial forest, and some animals have been introduced. The park is part of a wildlife corridor for elephants that connects the BR Hills and the Sathyamangalam forest. The park is contiguous with Talli reserve forest in the southeast and Bilikal forest in the south.

The park's rainfall is 700 mm per year. The Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the national park. On 15 May 2014, four bore wells were opened to provide water in dry times.

Flora in the park include: Narcissus latifolia: Schleichera oleosa, Sandalwood, Neem, T. arjuna, Grewia tilaefolia, Santalum albumbamboo, Bauhinia purpurea, Samanea saman,Peltphorum pterocarpum

Fauna in the park include: Indian elephants,jaugaur,Indian leopard,jackal,fox,sloth bear,Indian gazelle,spotted deer,barking deer,common langur,bonnet macaque,porcupine,hare,wild boar,pangolin,Royal Bengal tiger,slender loris,monitor lizard,cobras,python,Russell's viper,krait,peacock,crocodile,Asiatic lion,Flamingo,Nilgai,Blackbuck,Pelican,Indian wolf,Striped hyena,Himalayan black bear.

Fauna from other countries: GiraffeHamadryas baboon

One hundred and one species of birds have been recorded in the park. The fauna poses some risk to humans. Occasionally, animals leave the reserve, coming into contact with humans. In August 2012, a man was trampled to death by an elephant. Occasionally, animals leave the reserve, coming into contact with humans. Elephants have been sighted on the Bantamweight-Anekal road which passes close to the park. In 2007, a leopard and her cubs entered a local school. The Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) is a deciduous forest south of Bengaluru city.

 The park is now being threatened by multiple granite quarries operating around the national park. These quarries are located alarmingly close to critical elephant corridors inside the national park such as Kardikal – Madeswara corridor. While there is a ban on mining and granite quarrying around the national park within a radius of One km from the boundary demarcated as "Safe Zone", quarries operate unabatedly. Vehicular movement is also uncontrolled. Tremors from the explosives used in the quarry operations are felt across a radius of at least five km adversely affecting elephants and other wildlife.

Bangalore accumulates the amazing wildlife and natural resources that form a significant part of your visit. If you missed out on the national park, your trip would seem somewhat incomplete. You are able to see real deer, tigers, lions, and more.

Your’s beautiful choice, destination Bannerghatta national park!