Jeep safariJungle Retreat Masinagudi
Jeep Safari is one of the best ways to explore the rich flora and fauna of Bandipur & Mudumalai. You get to see some of the species found only in this part of the world. The floral beauty is definitely a visual treat to one’s eyes. If you happen to be the adventure enthusiast or the wildlife photographer, then the jeep safari is a trip you must not miss. You get an opportunity to see the untouched part of the world through such safaris. One can find the various species of the animals such as deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, crocodiles etc., ranging over 450 species of animals and birds. Here is a good list of animals and birds that you get to see in a safari.
Mammals: Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Gaurs, Dholes (Indian Wild Dog), Sloth Bears, Langur, four-horned antelopes, chital deer (Spotted), Sambar deer, Muntjac (Barking Deer), Mouse Deer, Wild Boar, Indian giant squirrels
Birds: Peafowl, Grey Junglefowl, Honey buzzards, Red-headed vultures, Indian vultures, Flowerpeckers, Hoopoes, Indian rollers, Brown fish owls, Crested serpent eagles, Changeable hawk-eagles.
Reptiles: spectacled cobra, Indian rock python, viper, rat snake, muggers, monitor lizards, Indian chameleon, Indian pond terrapin, agamids and flying lizards.
The Jeep safari is an Open Jeep Safari and it lasts usually for 2.5 hrs to 3 hours and the timings are always from 6:30 am to 9/9:30 am (the morning safari) and 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (the evening safari). The best time for the safari is from the month of October until June. The weather during these months is clear, thus increasing the chances of getting the glimpses of the animals.
Jeep safari charges: Rs. 1850.00 Per person