I had an opportunity to visit my company’s technical center in Bangalore, India early this month which meant I finally got India off of my travel to-do list. Like many of my business trips, I spent most of the week there in offices and hotels but I and several of my colleagues took time to visit Bannerghatta National Park on the weekend in between meetings.
Bannerghetta National Park is a 100 km² park south of Bangalore. Travelling to the park from central Bangalore takes about 1.5 to 2 hours on the weekend.
While the national park has good opportunities for hiking and has several ancient temples, Bannerghetta is best known for its popular biological park which shelters mammals such as Indian tigers, bears, elephants and lions. We did the safari through the park in a couple of jeeps, which put us close to the animals. Most impressive were the tigers, including the one above. There were also some white tigers present, but the photographs I took of them did not turn out particularly well.
Given how dense the human development was just outside, the park provides a reasonable space for these large animals while allowing people the opportunity to see them up close.
Camera: Sony DSC RX-100
Focal Length: 37.1 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/5.6
ISO Speed Rating: ISO 125