Bandipur And Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) BNHS Camp
November 22-26, 2014: BANDIPUR AND NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK (KABINI) BNHS CAMP: Once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore, Bandipur is primarily a dry deciduous forest. Together with Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole and Mudumalai National Park it forms the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, making it part of the largest protected area in southern India.
Bandipur has a good population of Asian Elephants, Tiger, Leopard, Cheetal and Gaur. Apart from these animals one can spot birds like Red Spurfowl, Lesser Adjutant, Crested Serpent Eagle, Spot-billed Pelican, Emerald Dove, Indian Nightjar, Stork-billed Kingfisher and White-bellied Woodpecker. Nagarhole National Park is most famous for its Leopard sightings due to the high density of its Leopard population. The Park has a variety of habitats from grassy swamps to moist and dry deciduous forests, with an abundance of wildlife and biodiversity. Large mammals like Tiger, Leopard, Dhole, Sloth Bear, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sambar, Grey Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar, Indian Giant Flying Squirrel, and Malabar Giant Squirrel can be seen during the camp. Birds like Red Spurfowl, Grey Junglefowl, Pallas’s and Grey-headed Fish-eagle, Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon, Grey-headed and Yellow-footed Green-pigeon, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Malabar and Blossom-headed Parakeet, Malabar Trogon, White-cheeked Barbet, Black-rumped Flameback, White-naped Flameback, Common Flameback and Greater Flameback, Purple Sunbird, Loten’s Sunbird, Small Sunbird, and Purple-rumped Sunbird can be seen here. Camp Charges: Rs. 40,000/- for members, and Rs. 41,200/- for non-members (ex-Bangalore). Registration: Call at Hornbill House 22871202/22821811, Mon-Fri 09.30 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. or e-mail at