The Bandipur National Park is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India.
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More about Bandipur National Park:
- Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
- It was formed by including most of the forest areas of the then Venugopala Wildlife Park
- It is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country along with the adjoining Nagarhole national park.
- It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
- The Bandipur National Park is surrounded by the river Kabini in the north, River Moyar in the south and the River Nugu runs through the park.
- The Gopalaswamy Betta which is a Hindu pilgrimage centre and it also forms part of the National Park.
- The park has a variety of biomes including dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and shrublands. But dry deciduous forest is dominant.