Visit Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta National Park
Inaugurated as a national park in 1974, Bannerghatta National Park lies in the Anekal hills south of the city centre. Home to more than 100 bird species and wild animals, ranging from Royal Bengal tigers to sloth bears and pangolins, Bannerghatta National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bengaluru.
In 2002, a section of Bannerghatta National Park was set aside to form the Bannerghatta Biological Park, which contains a zoo, a safari park, an elephant sanctuary, and a huge butterfly park, the first to open in India. The humid tropical climate supports more than 20 kinds of butterfly, and there’s also a research and captive breeding laboratory and a museum.
Hotels near Bannerghatta National Park
Because Bennerghatta National Park is so close to Bengaluru, many hotels are within easy reach, especially in Electronic City. Here you’ll find accommodation from major hotel brands like Marriott, Hilton, Crowne Plaza and Novotel, as well as budget hotels from affordable Indian chains Treebo, FabHotels and OYO Rooms.
In Bengaluru city centre, you’ll find hotels and accommodation in the popular districts of Koramangala and Jaya Nagar, the first residential neighbourhood to be planned post-independence.
Choose from a range of no-frills hotels, mid-range chain accommodation and modern four-star business hotels with conference space, leisure amenities and multiple restaurants.
Fun Things to Do near Bennerghatta National Park
Base yourself near Bannerghatta National Park, and you’ll be close to some of Bengaluru’s most popular out-of-town tourist attractions. Check out Wonderla Amusement Park with the first reverse looping rollercoaster in India, plus water rides, high thrill rides and kids’ rides.
Not far from Bannerghatta National Park is the famous Dodda Aladha Mara, or Big Banyan Tree, a single tree with a spread of three acres and one of the largest of its kind in India. With picnic spots, a population of monkeys, and designated walkways between its roots, it’s a popular excursion from the city.
Book a hotel near Bannerghatta National Park and you’ll be able to explore Bengaluru after a comfortable night’s sleep.