Bannerghatta National Park, one of the prime attractions of Bannerghatta, is a must visit for nature lovers. The park is spread over an area of 104 sq. Km. Established in 1971, the park has been a habitat for tigers, lions, and crocodiles.
Gaur, wild boar, elephants, bears, jackals, sambar, leopards, barking deer, rabbit and fox can seen here The park is also home to a variety of flora and fauna such as sandalwood, jaggery, gijfuss, tamarind, neem and chujul. Various species of snake farming are also a major attraction of the Bannerghatta National Park
Under the aegis of the Bangalore Forest Department, the park is also home to ten reserve forests of the Anakal region. The park was started in 2006 by the University of Karnataka, Agricultural Sciences and Ashoka Trust University and the zoo officials. The park has a museum, a butterfly preserve and an audio-visual room. There are 20 species of butterflies. The specialty of this park is that the roof is made of polycarbonate-like roofs to create a tropical wet and artificial environment.