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Situated in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur National Park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later established as a reserve in 1974, and these deciduous forests rich in wildlife and flora have become a popular tourist attraction since then. Due to a lot of wildlife casualties due to tourist traffic, a ban on traffic between 9 PM to 6 AM has been established to ensure the safety of the animal population.
Replete with a wide range of beautiful wildlife and multitudes of teak and sandalwood trees, this is the first Biosphere Reserve of the country. Once a private hunting ground to the Maharaja of Mysore, this one travelled a bit through irony, only to be transformed into a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Neighbors with the Nagarhole and the Wayanad Wildlife sanctuaries, and at a distance of a few minutes from the Mudumalai National Park, the park is home to a number of endangered species.
Situated in Nilgiris the are is blessed with a unique natural beauty. The area is the habitat for a number of animals such as elephants, hornbills, deers, pythons, sloth bears, pythons, panthers etc. An enjoyable town nearby that one must visit is Ooty.