INP member Krishna Narain (KN) owns and runs this delightful camp. It’s a superb sprawling patch (~60 acres) of forested hills < 20kms from Bangalore. It borders the Bannerghatta National Park. It is, to put it mildly, a naturalists’ delight. Elephants, sloth bears and leopards exist in and around Forest Trails.
This is probably the only place in Bangalore where Yellow Throated Bulbuls are regularly seen and probably breed. I managed to see and photograph a flock last winter. Nightjars are very common in and near Forest Trails and a night drive should definitely produce a few. I have attached some nightjar images in the gallery. This July, I photographed a family of Paradise Flycathers – proof that they breed here. The list of birds and experiences in Forest Trails are endless…
I have visted Forest Trails twice – once during Christmas 2004 and once in July 2005. This trip report if from the December 2004 trip.