Bannerghatta National Park, Bannerghatta

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Bannerghatta National Park, one of the prime attractions of Bannerghatta, is a 'must visit' for nature lovers. This national park sprawls over 104 sq km of area and is a home to numerous species of animals, birds and plants. The park was established in 1971 and since then became the home of tigers, lions, and crocodiles.

Animals like gaurs, wild pigs, elephants, sloth bears, jackals, sambar, leopards, barking deer, hare and foxes can also be seen at this park. This park also features diverse flora species that include sandal, jalari, zizyphus, tamarind, neem and chujjullu. The snake farms are the major attractions of Bannerghatta National Park. This park also includes ten reserve forests of Anekal Range that are supervised by the Bangalore Forest Division.

Tourists can also visit the country's first Butterfly Park that is spread over a vast area of 7.5 acres. This park was set-up by Zoo Authority of Karnataka, University of Agricultural Sciences and the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) in 2006. This park has a museum, butterfly conservatory and an audio-visual room. An abode to 20 species of butterflies, the Butterfly Park is bounded by a polycarbonate roof that creates tropical, humid and artificial climate.

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