For a walk on the wild side, look no further than the southern outskirts of Bangalore city, where you can find everything from avifauna to panthers in the Bannerghatta National Park. The 25,000 acre park is home to panthers, lions, tigers, and a large variety of birds. Indulge your sense of adventure with a lion and tiger safari for a t?te-?-t?te with the big cats. You could also wander through the Zoological Garden, with its canopy of shady and sturdy trees, find a quiet resting spot beside a pond and watch waterfowl frolic. The zoo boasts of an amazing reptile collection; a snake park that lets you get upclose and personal with scaly, slithery creatures. A children’s corner provides an added attraction. Trekking enthusiasts will enjoy Uddigebande (3.5km) a natural rock formation called Hajjamana Kallu (3km) and Mirza Hill (1.5km).
Bannerghatta Biological Park is carved out of the Bannerghatta National Park in the year 2002. Bannerghatta National Park was conceived and started in August 1971 for conservation of wildlife and promotion of wildlife tourism with special intension to create recreation facilities to the urban population of the fast growing city Bangalore. Bannerghatta Biological Park is located about 22 Kms south of Bengaluru city. It is one among the few places in the world where wilderness is preserved so close to a big city. It is having different units such as Zoo, Safari, Butterfly Park and Rescue Center (Conservation of captive animals). All the inhabitants have been provided with an appropriate ambience to live in harmony with nature.