The park is open all 365 days of the year. However, if you are planning to visit between June and October there is a possibility of the safari being called off due to heavy rainfall.
|Mode of Safari||Morning Safari||Evening Safari|
|Jeep Safari||5:30 AM||10:00 AM||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Boat Safari||9:00 AM||11:00 AM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|Bus Safari||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||3:00 PM||5:00 PM|
The Safari Model of Bandipur is very different as compared to other national parks in India wherein there is no government-run safari booking portal or booking counter at the park gate. The detailed description is below:
- Gypsy & Boat Safari: Bookings for the same are controlled by JLR(Jungle lodges & resorts). Wherein either you stay at their resorts/lodges and book packages which include safari's or when you book with other hotels, make sure you take the safari included package. However, there is no guarantee as to how many gypsy/ boat safari you would get. It can be 2 gypsy safari's or 1 gypsy and 1 boat safari for standard 1-night booking, depending on the demand.
- The maximum no. of pax allowed in a gypsy safari is 6. However, on high demand days, it can increase up to 8.
- The maximum no. of pax allowed in a boat safari is 16 to 18.
- Canter Safari: The same can be booked at the park gates, as these are managed by the government.
The best time to visit Bandipur is from October to May. Although Bandipur has a tropical climate around the year; hence, it can be visited at any point in time. Summers in Bandipur are usually dry, and the temperature does not go above 33 degrees Celsius. The winters are brief with temperatures remaining within the scale of 14 degrees. However, monsoons are wet, as the region receives heavy rainfall during the season.