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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
An Introduction To Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
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 green.
Spread over 834.16 sq.km the Dandeli
wildlife sanctuary is the second largest in Karnataka and is contiguous with the
Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa.
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 and
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.
Sloth Bear, Bush Grail, Deer, Elephant, Sambar,
Tiger, Gaur, Panther and Partridge are some of the many inhabitants of the sanctuary.
Places Near Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Ulavi Temple, Karwar
and Kali Wilderness Camp for white water rafting and other adventure activities.
485 km from Bangalore,
125 km from Goa, 75 km from Hubli, 93 kms from Karwar