Bannerghatta national park is located 22 km south of Banglore, the silicon valley of India. The park is expanded to 104.27 sq km which covers ten Reserve Forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division. Bannerghatta comprises the National Park, an Aquarium, a Zoo, Children's park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, Prehistoric Animals Park and a Museum. The park falls in moderate climate zone , thus, it has become centre of tourist attraction all over the year.
The park is an ideal home of exotic species of wildlife and a great variety of flora and fauna. The flora of the place includes dense, mangrove and ever green trees providing shade and shelter all through the year. The flora of the park boasts off Anogeissus latifolia, Schleichera oleosa, Terminalia tomentosa, sandal, neem, T. Arjuna. Grewia tilaefolia, Santalum album, tamarind, chujjullu, Shorea talura, Emblica officinalis, Vitex altissima, jalari, Wrightia tinctoria, Randia sp. Zizphus sp. and Albizzia sp. Bamboos are common in the park, the dominant species being Dendrocalamus strictus. Eucalyptus, Bauhinia purpurea, Samanea saman and Peltphorum pterocarpum form in small amount.
With the mangrove and ever green trees, the park is an ideal home to several endangered species of mammals for instance Elephant, gaur, leopard, jackal, fox, wild pig, sloth bear, sambar, chital, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine and the hare. Beside them wild boars, sloth bears, pangolins, slender loris, huge monitor lizards as well as cobras, pythons, kraits and Russell vipers are other mammals are found here. It also gives shelter to tigers and lions rescued from the circus.
The Banerghatta national park is a hub children attraction. In the park children can explore the butterfly museum where more than 20 species of the butterfly are kept inside the park. In this way the park portrays unique amalgamation of science and technology.