Safari In Bandipur
You can go around seeing the park in open jeeps which are available on hire inside the park. The facility of open vans with guides who would make it an interesting experience for you is also available. The much sought after elephant safari is an exciting feature of the Bandipur National Park wherein you could actually tour the park sitting on the back of an elephant.
- The Bandipur van safari is a 30 minute drive in a 25 seater van costing Rs.75 per person. The timings for the same are:
Morning: 6.30 AM to 9AM
Evening: 3.30 PM to 6PM
- The jeep safari is for a maximum of six people at a time and there are two trips in the morning and two in the evening which costs Rs.1750/- for a jeep (for a maximum number of 6 persons) and Rs.2000/- for foreign nationals. The timings for the same are:
First trip 6.30AM to 8AM
Second trip: 8am to 9.30am
First trip: 3.30PM to 5PM
Second trip: 5PM to 6.30PM
- The Bandipur Mudumalai elephant safari includes a 10 minute ride on the elephant in Bandipur which would cost you Rs.50/- per head. In Mudumalai, the elephant safari is for 30 minutes. The tickets for the same are sold at the Ooty forest office and half the tickets are sold at the Mudumalai Theppakadu reception counter. A maximum of four persons are taken on one elephant costing Rs.100 per head. The tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis and so do make your bookings in advance to avoid disappointment.