Monday, January 24, 2011

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park (Karnataka) is at a distance of 22 kms from Bangalore. Total area of park is approximately 104 sq.kms and is covered by mostly dense forest and scrub land. It is home for various wild animals such as tiger, lion, bison, leopard, wild boar.

Other attractions include a zoo, crocodile farm, butterfly park. In addition, a portion of the park is used as a sanctuary for rescued wild animals, mainly from circuses. Below are set of images from the zoo.

On Tuesdays, the Park remains closed.

58 comments:

Carol said...

What a great zoo! Such gorgeous animals are there, great shots!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

These animals and birds are so gorgeous...Your mosaic is like a little visit here!!!

Diann said...

What a fun mosaic!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun mosaic!

Cloudia said...

nice job





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SandyCarlson said...

Sure looks like a wonderful place.

Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

Voted foe your blog. Best of luck Rajesh.

V Rakesh said...

Have always wanted to go there! Heard about it a great deal now!

Zuzana said...

Love the yellow and blue bird, they look like they are in love.;))
xoxo

Jeevan said...

Good knowing about this Park nearby Bangalore. I wish to check the zoos for long lately and couldn't do it still!

Callezee said...

now a days more than zoo are natural

Debbie Smith said...

Sounds like a very interesting place to visit! Great photos!
Have a fabulous day!

shooting star said...

recently i had been to mudumalai nationa park..it was so much exciting to see wild bison on a close range!!!

Beyond Horizon said...

beautiful!!!

ladyfi said...

Looks like a fun place to visit.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

A very nice selection, thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

I do love parks and zoos and your photos are delightful, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing them! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the national park. It is wonderful for the wildlife to have a refuge!

Photo Cache said...

Is this like a zoo? It's not too far from Bangalore.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is wonderful that an area is set aside for the wild animals. We forget that they were there first.

Mary said...

It looks like a wonderful spot to visit!

Ebie said...

You have captured the animals even through the fence. I wish I am able to do that.

Nice mosaic!

Kay L. Davies said...

You live in a very interesting world indeed, Rajesh!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Al said...

That looks like a fun place.

I love the shot of the aptly-named Brain Celosia below.

Sridharan said...

beautiful collage..! I always wanted to visit this Zoo whenever I visit Bangalore, Somehow could not find time.

Indrani said...

Beautiful collage.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

What an awesome mosaic!

joshi daniel said...

cool and nice information!

roughterrain crane said...

So large zoo! amazing!
It's quite joyful even for adults to watch animals eating, sleeping, moving.

alicesg said...

Nice photos of the animals.

Wren said...

I love zoos! Thanks for sharing your photos.

magiceye said...

nice collage!

Team G Square said...

lovely

Jane and Chris said...

I love that there is an animal sanctuary there!
Thank you for showing me another part of our wonderful world.
Jane x

BraCom (Bram) said...

I do love parks, your photos are wonderful, Rajesh!

Hope you have a great week!

Nanka said...

Bangalore and the Bannerghatta National Park are amazing places!!

Roger Owen Green said...

A nifty locale.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

George said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit. The peacock is especially impressive.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating and very large zoo. Thank you for taking us on your travels.

Wanda said...

What a lovely Montage of pictures.

Carver said...

Looks like a fascinating place to visit. Sounds like a very extensive zoo and great that they have a butterfly park and a sanctuary there.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful captures! I'm fascinated by your great country.

sm said...

beautiful photo

Eden said...

What a beautiful place! Love your collage.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so glad to read in your post that animals have been rescued and are now being well cared for. It looks like a nice zoo. I love the leopard photo!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

B for Broken Plate, come and see.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Only 22 kms from Bangaluru!. I have included this sanctuary in my wish list. Thanks for the info.

Pietro said...

What a nice collage, really enjoyable!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful Park. I am so ignorant, I only recently learned that other countries besides the USA have National Parks! I felt really stupid, not to have known that before.

We hope to visit all of the US National Parks -- we have seen most but not all in our travels.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this national park and zoo.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shot!

Three Horses, have a great weekend!

Gary said...

Another great tour Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Marie said...

What a neat zoo, although I think I'll avoid the crocodile park :-)

Visiting via Camera Critters

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this national park and zoo.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

entry fees have been increased 5 times now

Rajesh said...

Yes, that is the sad part of it.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

You could have shared more detailed photos.. My post here

http://www.enidhi.net/2010/07/bannerghatta-national-park-wildlife.html

Rajesh said...

Thank you. I will share more images of the place soon.