Bandipur is a wonderful wildlife centre, built by the Maharajas of Mysore and is situated in the Nilgiris. The Kabini, Moyar and Nugu Rivers drain the area. This place is under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is also the first Biosphere Reserve of the country.
By Air: Bangalore International Airport is the major airport, 215 km away from Bandipur.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Mysore, which is 80 km away. This station is connected to Bangalore and other local cities in the state.
By Road: Many state owned buses are available to reach Bandipur from nearby cities.
The forest department maintains reasonably priced lodges, rest houses and cottages. Sprawling deluxe bungalows are also available.