Chasing the Wild at Bandipur-The Nilgiris Biosphere reserve

It was an enticing empiricism to chase the wild at Bandipur National Park at Karnataka.Two hours short drive from Ooty takes us to the Man Eaters of Nilgiris which is a part of the Nilgiris Biosphere reserve.There are deodar,pine trees and most of the area traveled is covered with forests and creates an impeccable hysteria in the minds of  wildlife enthusiasts across the country.It is a notable place in the minds of wildlife photographers and nature lovers and enthusiasts and is worth a visit during any time of the year.

Best ecosystem engineers
Best ecosystem engineers of the country

There are waterfalls,tea gardens,border check posts between the two adjoining states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.The tourism sector is prevalent in these areas as the only means of business across the region.One important factor that fascinates me are the chocolate factories all along the way and some museums depicting the importance of various brands of chocolates.They are affordable and within the reach of the middleman and sold in grams in various town outlets.

Drier areas of the forest
The drier areas of the jungle depicting the various forms of trees

Tiger spotting was something that did not materialize due to lack of time and hectic schedule.The national bird,wild elephants,different types of deer,sloth bear,unique monkeys were visible in the jungle areas traversed in the safari bus.It is quite refreshing for the mind and the body and more importantly the eyes to visit the green areas of the region that creates an unfathomable interest to convoy this important forest area.Bandipur remains the largest national park in Karnataka defeating its peers and competitors.Lot of care is being taken by the Govt Of Karnataka and developments being undertaken in different forms to preserve the area covered under forests and maintain its dignity.

Core areas of bandipur
Core areas of the forest

Dry deciduos forests are dominant in the national park and adjoining areas of Bandipur tiger reserve which is located in the area compounding the Deccan Plateau and Western Ghats.There are lot of flora depicting the value of the region including bamboo,rosewood,sandalwood and other endangered species which are found in various corners of the forests.Overall it was an important and exciting travel adventure during my travel lifespan to cherish good memories for the future.