Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
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 frogs.

35 km from Dandeli 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.

The Kulgi Nature Education Camp, run by the Karnataka Forest Department is spread over 10 acres near Kulgi village. In the sanctuary. 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.

Travel Tips

Location:
485 km from Bangalore; 125 km from Goa;75 km from Hubli.

Accomodation:
Kulgi Nature Camp, Forest Guest House.
Contact:
The Deputy Conservator of Forests
Wildlife Division
Dandeli
Phone 08284-31585.

Kali Wilderness Camp
C/o Jungle Lodges & Resorts
Dandeli
Phone 08284-30266
E-mail: jungle@giasbg01.vsnl.net.in


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