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Bandipur National Park

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The Bandipur tiger reserve was started by the Maharaja of Mysore who created a sanctuary of a small area of 90 Sq Km called the Venugopala wildlife park which later extended by an addition of another 800 Sq Km and now is the Bandipur reserve area. Among the very few tiger reserves in India and the ones which have seen a commendable progress in maintenance of the Tiger Projects, the Bandipur and Nagarhole parks are on the forefront.

Bandipur reserve is a host not just for the tigers, it also hosts several species of the country’s endangered species. The biomes include the deciduous forests, shrublands which are well fed by the monsoon rain and the Nilgiri region adding to the variety in the species that grows here. The reserve is flanked by two rivers namely Kabini and Moyar at North and South ends. The highest point in the reserve is the Gopalaswamy Betta which has a temple on the top and is a popular attraction among the local visitors.

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Mysore Tourist Places

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Mysore is one of the tourist hot spots of southern India. Apart from having lots of tourist places within the city, Mysore also serves as a base for many other tourist places nearby. Be it religious, academic or adventurous, whatever maybe your calling to tour Mysore, the city of Palaces, the city of Lakes, the Heritage/Cultural Capital of Karnataka - Mysore, has plenty to offer.

Top tourist spots in and around Mysore:

Mysore Palace

The official residence of the Wodeyars, the Mysore Palace is situated in the heart of the city. The construction of the Palace was completed in 1912. Tourists are allowed to go inside the Palace after paying a certain amount of fees. Read More 

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Mysore Zoo - Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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The Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore Zoo), is one of the oldest and the most popular zoos in South India. It is expanded over a wide expanse of 245 acres and is a home to a wide range of species from the Pythons to the Anacondas, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Rhinos, Baboons, etc.

The zoo dates back to 1892 and was originally set up by a German landscaper and a horticulturist under the patronage of King Chamaraja Wodeyar and hence the name. One of the fondest memories as a child is being taken on an excursion to the zoo where it was a treat for the eyes to see the many animals. Just the sight would be a great attraction and also the wide grounds and the lawns which served as picnic areas.

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