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National Parks of Karnataka

Whenever it appears to the State Governmnet that an area, whether within a sanctuary or not, is, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological or zoological association or importance, needed to be constituted as a National Park for the purpose of protecting, propogating or developing wildlife therein or its environment, it may, by notification, declare its intention to constitue such area as a National Park.

National Park means an area declared, whether under Section 35 or Section 38, or deemed, under sub-section(3) of Section 66 of The Wildlife(Protection) Act, 1972 to be declared, as a National Park

Name of the National Parks

Area (sq.km)

Designation & Name of the Officer incharge

Contact Number

Email Id

Nearest Dist. HQ
with distance(kms)

Season to Visit

Anshi National Park 417.34

O.Palaiah, IFS
C.F, Dandeli



Karwar 60
Bengaluru 580


Bandipur National Park 872.24

Ambadi Madhav, IFS
CF & Director



Chamarajnagar 52
Bengaluru 218


Bannerghatta National Park 260.51

-to be updated-



Bengaluru 22

All Seasons

Kudremukha National Park 600.57

Ganesh Bhat, IFS
DCF, Karkala



Udupi 90
Bengaluru 263


Nagarahole National Park 643.39

R.Ravi Shankar, IFS
CF & Director



Mysuru 120
Bengaluru 240


Rescue facilities for animals at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore

A Rescue Centre has been established at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, for accommodating more than 100 Lions and Tigers rescued from various circus companies. As on 31-3-2010, 36 Lions and 1 Tiger out of rescued Lions and Tigers from various circus companies have been accommodated at Rescue Centre at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore.

A Bear Rescue Centre by using a part of the existing Bear Safari with the existing rescued animals has been established at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, with the collaboration of Wildlife SOS, New Delhi, for the benefit of the rescued bears from Khalandars, found astray, injured orphaned, trapped & sick etc., and enables to rescue and rehabilitate more such bears. As on 31-3-2014, 78 Bears rescued, are being accommodated in this rescue centre. The maintenance cost of 25 bears which belongs to Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, `5.30 Lakhs are being borne by Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore. The maintenance cost of other Bears are being directly met by Wildlife SOS.

Tigers rescued from various circus companies in Europe have been accommodated at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore. As on 31-12-2011, there are 2 tigers in this centre. The maintenance cost of these animals has been met from the funds of Born Free Foundation of UK.