Bandipur is one of the first Tiger reserves of India, established in 1974. Fostered as an eco-tourism spot, it holds a reputation for being the historic hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore. With Mysore to Bandipur Car Rental, you can combine a trip to Bandipur along with Mysore and explore both the places at leisure.
In the year 1974, the deciduous forests of the Nilgiris were recognized as the country’s first Biosphere Reserve under Project Tiger. The Bandipur National Park conserves a wide variety of wildlife, including the National Animal of India- Tiger.
The lush forests comprising well-preserved teak and sandalwood trees are a haven for nature lovers. The park inhabits endangered species of wildlife. You can experience the thrill of spotting Tigers, Elephants, Bison, Hornbills, Pythons, Sloth Bears, and Panthers in their natural habitat.
It is a popular tourist attraction offering adventurous activities like Jungle Safari, trekking, and camping. The reserve also offers plush accommodation with panoramic views of the wild surroundings.
The distance between Mysore and Bandipur is only 80 kilometers, which is just two hour’s drive by car. With Mysore Wheels, the fun begins right from the start of your Mysore to Bandipur road trip, as the highway is lined with picturesque forests and the verdant route refreshes your mind instantly.
Bandipur is the perfect getaway from Mysore to spend a weekend away from the clamor of city life.
Our fleet of vehicles at Mysore Wheels has a wide variety of car models at affordable prices to fit your group size and budget. Browse our selection and choose the vehicle of your choice from the list given below:
Your Car Rental Options
A hatchback from Mysore Wheels is well suited to the tight city streets of Mysore to Bandipur route. An economical vehicle can save you big on fuel and travel costs and is an ideal option if travelling with a small family.
Rent a Toyota Innova from Mysore to Bandipur rent a car service for a fun filled vacation at Bandipur with your large family or group of friends. With plenty of seating capacity, you can be rest assured you’ll be touring the place in premium style and comfort.
Sedans offer space, comfort and a high standard of equipment for your Bandipur trip from Mysore. Carry all your essentials for your trip with plenty of boot space offered by sedan from Mysore to Bandipur car rental service.
SUVs are perfect for those who are traveling with more gear. With plenty of luggage and leg room, travel in utmost comfort and style with a SUV car rental from Mysore Wheels.
A Tempo Traveller can accommodate larger parties who wish to travel together. A Tempo traveller from Mysore Wheels can carry 9+ passengers and with ample seating capacity you can bring along all your friends and family together for a group trip.
Rent a minibus from Mysore to Bandipur to explore the exciting wildlife at Bandipur with your whole group in a single vehicle. When traveling with a large group of people, a minibus can save you big on money and travel cost.
What to expect with Mysore Wheels
- Pickup from any location in Mysore
- No hidden fees in your Mysore to Bandipur car rental fare
- Affordable prices along with break up of charges in detail
- Any additional charges and night charges applicable will be mentioned in the itinerary
- Vehicles in top condition
- Friendly and Reliable customer service
- Well trained and well mannered drivers
- Flexibility in operating hours
Why book with Us?
- Choose from our wide fleet of vehicle options in Mysore
- Online booking option available
- No cancellation fee up to 48 hrs
- Easy to book Mysore to Bandipur Taxi Rental service
- Round the clock customer support
Price / Tariff / Packages
One Day Mysore to Bandipur Car Rental Package
|Vehicle Option||Duration||Package Cost|
|Tata Indica||1 Day||₹ 2800|
|Swift Dzire||1 Day||₹ 3050|
|Toyota Etios||1 Day||₹ 3150|
|Chevrolet Tavera||1 Day||₹ 3500|
|Toyota Innova||1 Day||₹ 3750|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||1 Day||₹ 5100|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||1 Day||₹ 5600|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||1 Day||₹ 8900|
|Bus (49 Seater)||1 Day||₹ 12000|
Multi Day Mysore to Bandipur Car Rental Tariff
|Vehicle Option||Price / Km||Min Km / Day||Driver Bata|
|Tata Indica||₹ 9||250||250|
|Swift Dzire||₹ 10||250||250|
|Toyota Etios||₹ 11||250||250|
|Chevrolet Tavera||₹ 12||250||250|
|Toyota Innova||₹ 14||250||250|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||₹ 16||300||350|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||₹ 17||300||350|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||₹ 28||300||400|
|Bus (49 Seater)||₹ 38||300||750|
One Way / Drop Only Car Rental from Mysore to Bandipur
|Vehicle Option||Seating Capacity||One Way Fare|
|Hatchback | Tata Indica||4 + 1||₹ 1950|
|Sedan | Swift Dzire, Etios||4 + 1||₹ 2150|
|SUV / Toyota Innova||7 + 1||₹ 2700|
Mysore to Bandipur Traffic Information
The route for Mysore to Bandipur road trip is via NH 766. The roads are in good condition and the greenery along the route is invigorating. Traffic isn’t usually heavy but weekends are busy so you must make sure to keep a track of time. Book a car rental from Mysore Wheels to have a comfortable journey to Bandipur.
Reaching Bandipur on time is necessary as traffic movement within the reserve is prohibited between 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM for the safety of wild animals. So, make sure you reach the reserve well in time, even if you have booked the on-premise accommodation.
In case you have booked the Jungle Safari, you shouldn’t miss your slot. You will find restaurants and hotels on the highway for a night stopover in case required. Hire a Mysore to Bandipur Taxi to have a fun filled trip to this exciting place.
Sightseeing destinations in Bandipur
1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked among the World’s top 10 Biodiversity Hotspots, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits rare and endangered species of mammals, reptiles, and birds. Located in Kerala at the confluence of the Western Ghat Mountains, the Nilgiri Hills, and the Deccan Plateau, it was recognized as a sanctuary in 1973.
The sanctuary is home to Tigers, Langurs, Monkeys, Bison, Flying Lizards, and Bears. The hilly terrain intervenes with moist deciduous forests and marshes. Being one of the most picturesque natural sites in the world, it attracts nature lovers, wildlife, and landscape photographers from across the globe.
2. Mudumalai National Park
India’s first Biosphere Reserve, Mudumalai National Park, was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1986. It conserves several endangered and vulnerable species like the Indian elephant, Bengal Tiger, Gaur, and Indian Leopard in their natural habitat. You can also spot Deer, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, and Bonnet Macaque amidst the wilderness.
The area is lined with tropical deciduous and semi-evergreen trees. Moyar River runs through the forest and is an important spot to catch a glimpse of the jungle animals. The magnificent Moyar falls, Kallatty falls and Pykara Lake are the most scenic spots of the national park.
3. Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
The mist-covered hill, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta houses a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Gopalaswamy or Lord Krishna. Situated at a height of 4770 feet from Sea level, the temple was constructed in the 14th century.
The idol of the deity was ensconced by Sage “Agasthya”. The hill is the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park and is an important sightseeing place. Elephant ride is a major tourist attraction in the area.
4. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Located on the majestic Western Ghats, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reserve circumscribes several smaller national parks and sanctuaries of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. It conserves vulnerable species like Tigers and Elephants.
Other rare animals that inhabit the reserve are Malabar Giant Squirrel, Gaurs, Indian Leopards, and Lion-tailed Macaques. Exotic flowers and herbs add to the scenic beauty of the wilderness.
What to do in Bandipur
Amidst the spectacular vistas of nature and the wilderness of the forests, there are a lot of exciting activities to enjoy in Bandipur. Wildlife Safari of the Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve is a must-try activity in the area. It is a thrilling experience to explore the reserve in an open jeep. You can also enjoy a boat ride on the pristine Kabini and Moyar Rivers. The riversides are also interesting spots as they are visited frequently by herds of animals quenching their thirst.
Adventure seekers can indulge in trekking, hiking, fishing, river rafting, and adventure camping activities organized by the state government in the national park. Guided nature walks can give you an immersive experience of the national park.
Minibus rides across the reserve and elephant rides are fun activities to try with family and kids. Witnessing the astounding Moyar Gorge and ravishing Pykara falls are interesting activities for nature enthusiasts at Bandipur.
You must spend a night in the jungle resorts like the Bandipur Safari Lodge, run and maintained by the Government of Karnataka. It is an enthralling experience to listen to nature sounds at night as you enjoy yummy South Indian cuisine served at the in-house restaurants.
Mysore is nestled among the foothills of Chamundi hills and has the reputation of being the ‘City of Palaces’. It lures tourists from across the globe with its ancient architecture, royal heritage, traditional yoga schools, and spectacular landscape. It is a tourism hot spot replete with flamboyant palaces, grand temples, majestic gardens, and balmy waterbodies.
Besides, the city is surrounded by several tourist attractions drawing history aficionados, nature travelers, adventure enthusiasts, and explorers. Several nearby places are just a few hours’ drive from Mysore.
Mysore to Bandipur road trip offered by Mysore Wheels is a tranquil experience that soothes your soul, making you fall in love with nature. It offers you the most-needed break from the monotony of your routine life.
With a car rental from Mysore Wheels for your Mysore to Bandipur road trip, you can make the most of your holiday to this fascinating and diverse place.Experience the sights of rich flora and fauna at Bandipur at your own pace with a car rental and see everything you want on your own time.