Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
485 km from Bangalore, 125 km from Goa, 75 km from Hubli,
93 kms from Karwar
About Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary:
The calm and peaceful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed as the largest
wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka.Nestling some very rare animal and birds
is an unspoilt, untouched and unexplored treasure of wildlife that is
sure to leave you spellbound. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary abounds with
a richness of Flora and Fauna. Its richness and diversity offers ample
opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape. The
sanctuary is generally undulating with steep slopes with picturesque deep
river valleys and rich hilly forest terrain. The breathtaking valleys,
regal looking meandering rivers and the splendid scenic beauty of the
syntheri rock make it an awe inspiring experience. The forest in Dandeli
is typical moist deciduous and semi evergreen types, with pockets of every
Spread over 834.16 sq.km the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is the second
largest in Karnataka and is contiguous with the Mahaveer sanctuary in
The undulating streams, swaying bamboos, abundance of wildlife, sylvan
surroundings and trekking tracts make Dandeli sanctuary a unique holiday
destination. River /kali and its tributaries, Kaneri and Nagajhari, meander
through the forest.
Sighting animals is difficult and always involves an element of luck.
The sanctuary is home o the barking, spotted and mouse deer, sloth bear,
panther, tiger, gaur, elephant, wild dog, civet cat, bison, jackal, langur
and giant flying squirrel, besides a variety of colourful birds and reptiles.
The reptilian and amphibian fauna of the region include a variety of ruffles
Evening ride in a coracle (a circular boat, woven with bamboo and lined
with buffalo hide), down the river Kali is memorable. The leisurely drift
of the coracle allows you to watch hornbills returning to nest in tall
trees on river banks, observe darters drying their plumes on deadwood
entrenched in the river and admire egrets flying against an orange sky.
35 km from Dandeli National Park is Syntheri rocks, awsome monolithic
granite structure amidst thich forest, with the perennial river Kaneri
flowing by its side. There are innumerable trekking trails and fishing
spots at Dandeli.
In the Dandeli National Park. It has well furnished tents, dormitories,
a herbarium, well stocked library, video film screening etc. Jungle safaris
are arranged for tourists both during morning and evening hours.
The main wildlife species include elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, flying
squirrel, mouse deer etc., and main bird species include magpie robin,
golden backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and a large variety of
Prime Wildlife Attractions (Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary):
Bush Grail, Deer, Elephant, Sambar, Tiger, Gaur, Panther and Partridge are
some of the many inhabitants of the sanctuary.
Main Wildlife Attractions:
Ulavi Temple, Karwar and Kali Wilderness Camp for white water rafting
and other adventure activities.
Enjoying The Wild :
The sanctuary offers wildlife safaris in jeeps, nature walks, bird watching,
crocodile sighting trips, fishing, coracle boat rides, trekking in the
jungles of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
Where to Stay:
Completely furnished-tented cottages with attached baths. Rooms at spacious
lodge with attached baths.