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Wildlife Tourism Gaining Demand Owing to Infrastructure Up-Gradations At Resorts in Bandipur

Mar 26th 2014 at 12:58 AM

Wild life tourism has been expanding at a fast rate especially in a country like India which boasts of wide and extensive wilds landscapes through its territories. The increased orientation of the travelers and tourists towards wildlife and nature trails has produced dedicated interventions by the players involved in the management of the wildlife tourism. While the public agencies have been doing their task of bringing in required flexibilities and framework through appropriate policy interventions from time to time, the private players are also jubilant enough in mobilizing the required funds in particular and provide infrastructural extensions so as to provide house and services to the tourists.

Bandipur national park – a famed biodiversity hotspot

A tropical country like India is house to flora and fauna species of remarkable diversity and beauty. Some of the national parks and sanctuaries of India like ‘Jim Corbett’, ‘Bandipur’, and ‘Kaziranga’ among others have earned reputation for themselves at the global level. The Nilgiri biosphere reserve of which Bandipur national park is a part is a world famous biodiversity hotspot recognized by UNESCO. It being one of the best managed national parks of India, presents a perfect amalgam of the public and private infrastructure. Well laid out and regulated resorts in Bandipur have come up in the last decade to serve the tourists and the forest department has also upgraded it facilities and services in consonance with the rising demands.

Bandipur national Park Resort Image

Visitors to the Wildlife matrix facilitated by Bandipur jungle resorts

Located in southern Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district it is flanked by diversified wildlife trails from all sides. Nagarhole sanctuary in the north, Wayanad sanctuary of Kerala and Mudumalai sanctuary of Tamil Nadu in the south and magnificent Western Ghats in the west abound Bandipur national park and all these combine to produce the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of fame. The park has been receiving increased number of tourists because of its exquisite natural beauty of appeal and charm! A celebrated ‘Project Tiger Reserve’ of the Forest department, Govt. of India, the tourists flock to behold the deserving big cat of the tropical lands. Leopards, dholes, gaur, chital, sambhar, sloth bear and elephants are other wild specialties of the park which create attractions for the visitors. Flora of the region belongs to the tropical regime and houses deciduous and semi deciduous forests, many of which are endemic to the region. The lure to visit the park is strengthened due to the presence of Bandipur jungle resorts which provide well laid out facilities to the tourists. Fully furnished lodge and cottages along with the service of experienced staff attracts the family tourists at large.

Bandipur Jungle Resorts Image

Bandipur national park resort arranging exclusive retreats and safaris

The adjoining Western Ghats section in the west has produced specific wildlife spillovers like those of the reptiles, butterflies and a wide range of about 300 bird species in the Bandipur N P. Kabini, Moyar and Nugu rivers flow through the park and deliver to the lush green vegetation of the park. To cash the tourism potential of such a landscape, operation of open jeep maneuvers as also elephant seated tours are arranged in collaboration with private operators and resorts. Over the years Bandipur national park resort located on the borders of the park has been arranging premium safaris cum retreats for its tourists through its extensive and well serviced facilities. Travelers have the option to book exclusive safaris in the direction of experienced guides, are provided regional and on demand cuisines, and evening retreats furnished with spas and swimming pool. Thus wholesome tourist architecture of facilities combines with the picturesque beauty and charm of the Bandipur national park to produce a healthy tourism environ for all.

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