Bandipur Tiger Reserve

This National Park was formed by including most of the forest areas of the then Venugopala Wildlife Park established under Govt. Notification dated 19th February 1941 and the area was enlarged in 1985 extending over an area of 874.20 Sq.Km and named as Bandipur National Park.

This reserve was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. Subsequently some adjacent reserve forest areas were added to the reserve and extending to 880.02 Sq. Km. The present area under the control of Bandipur Tiger Reserve is 912.04 Sq. Km.

An area of 39.80 Sq. Km of KFDC plantation area was handed over to this division during 2007-08. During 2010-11 the Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary was handed over to Wildlife Division, Mysore.


Bandipur being one of the first Nine Tiger Reserves in the country is in the forefront of Eco-tourism for the last more than three decades. Extending over an area of 82.00 Sq. km. constituting about 9.40% of the total area of the Reserve, the Eco-tourism activity is operated in the two Ranges of bandipur(54 sq km) and GS Betta( 28sq km).

*Note: In case of any violations FINE will be ₹1000/-*

Dr. Ramesh Kumar P, IFS.,

Conservator of Forests & Field Director, 
Project Tiger, Bandipur, Gundlupet Taluk,
Chamarajanagar District,
Karnataka – 571126
Ph: 08229-236043/60;

Sri. Naveen M N

Assistant Conservator of Forests
Bandipur Sub Division, 
Bandipur, Gundlupet Taluk 571126

Sri. G. Ravindra

Assistant Conservator of Forests, 
Gundlupet Sub Division, 
Gundlupet Taluk – 571111

Sri. Naveen M N

Assistant Conservator of Forests (Incharge)
Hediyala Sub Division,
Hediyala, Nanjangud Taluk – 571315

Sri. Ullavannavar B V

Assistant Conservator of Forests, Special Tiger Protection Force. Handpost, HD Kote taluk – 571114

Mr. Shashidhar V

Range Forest Officer,
Bandipur Range, Bandipur, Gundlupet Taluk – 571126

Sri. Naveenkumar N P

Range Forest Officer,
G.S Betta Range, Melukamanahalli, Gundlupet – 571126

Sri. Naresh

Range Forest Officer,
Moolehole Range, Maddur Post, Gundlupet Taluk – 571111

Sri. D Srinivasa

Range Forest Officer,
Kundukere Range, Gundlupet Taluk – 571111

Dr. Lokesh S L

Range Forest Officer ,
Gundlupet Buffer Range, Gundlupet Taluk – 571111

Sri. Nagendra Naika H N

Range Forest Officer,
Omkar Wildlife Range, Gundlupet Taluk – 571109

Sri. B. Sudhakara

Range Forest Officer,
Maddur Range, Gundlupet Taluk – 571111

Sri. Manjunath H M

Range Forest Officer,
Hediyala Range, Nanjangud Taluk – 571315

Sri. Puttaraju G

Range Forest Officer,
Moliyur Range, Shigevadi, H. D. Kote Taluk – 571121

Sri. Shanmukha

Range Forest Officer,
A.M Gudi Range, H. D. Kote Taluk

Sri. Amruthesha B

Range Forest Officer, 
Gundre Range, H. D. Kote Taluk – 571116

Sri. Shanmukha

Range Forest Officer, (Incharge)
N Begur Range, H. D. Kote Taluk – 571116

Sri. Manjunath H M

Range Forest Officer, (Incharge)
Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary, Hosabeerwalu
H.D. Kote Taluk – 571121


 Range Forest Officer, ICT Cell, Field Director’s Office, Bandipur, Gundlupet Taluk 571126

Room Enquiry

Ph: 08229-236051

Safari Enquiry

Ph: 08229-295004

Range Forest Officer, Bandipur

Range Forest Officer
+91 948-080-7726

Mr. Narasihma Murthy

Dy. Range Forest Officer,
+91 897-152-7101

Mr. Bipin Kumar

Dy. Range Forest Officer,
+91 944-963-7056

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