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Best Wildlife Tours in Dandeli

Dandeli is an ideal combination of an enjoyable and action-packed day in the wild, offering the best wildlife tours to surprise and excite you. Starting off early in the morning, you are driven from Dandeli to Ganeshgudi for an hour or two of bird watching. With over hundreds of species of birds being residents of this area and an expert guide to accompany you, there would be plenty of opportunities to observe rare birds in their natural habitat. The rough terrain of the region lends itself for an exciting round of biking through the ups and downs and
bumpy paths. This would be followed by an exhilarating surfing session in the River Kali. The Ganeshgudi rapids are ideal to surf on with their low down waves and you can enjoy the occasional splash in the fresh waters. With vibrant streams, diverse wildlife, and innumerable trekking trails, Dandeli is a dream adventure destination.


From camping sites to trekking trails, this place has everything and you can indulge in all sorts of fun. For instance, revel in an overnight camping and adventure filled experience at Dandeli which is a total wildlife haven. On the banks of River Kali lies the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, home to tigers, rare endangered species of Black Panther, and species of rare birds such as hornbills. On this night camping experience, indulge in some photography. With vibrant streams, diverse wildlife, and innumerable trekking trails, this place offers the best wildlife tours in Dandeli.

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    About the Activity:Home to numerous birds and animals, the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, near the Karnataka–Goa border is located in the Western Ghats. This safari into the reserve is conducted twice daily – first at 6 am and the second at 4 pm. For the morning slot, you ...

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Traveller Tales from Dandeli


Akhilesh Choudhury

11 December 2018

"Just onclick all the things are done... Right from booking to say goodbye.. . all people are supportive, owner, coworker ..... Events were very cool. Zipline, Burma bridge, Rain pool dance, DJ, boatin...

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Phularanjan nath

13 March 2017

"Awesome place. Food is ok ok..but if u r north indian or south Indian, doesn't matter..u will like the food. The resort owner is so polite and helpful, he will do everything u asked for. If u want liq...

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Gemini Pothuvaal

02 March 2017

One of the best outing ever. We went in a big group of 14 people. The place was very easy to locate. It is located exactly inside Dandeli and lies close to Ganeshgudi. Situated next to the river Kali, ...


moumita moumita

05 September 2018

What a nice weekend. I went last weekend and must say this place is really worth the money. Though we went when the water activities were all stopped that didn't make me feel that it was a boring one. ...



04 December 2019

We were a group of 19 people and the team managed everything brilliantly. Everyone loved the place. This place might not be popular but it should be. The owner, manager Mr. Mehboob, the staff and the t...



18 October 2018

A memorable trip at Dandeli. The food, ambiance, hospitality, care etc were excellent. I couldn't even imagine how the time flew. I would rate my experience *****+*****. Special thanks to Mr. Vere...



11 August 2019

If you guys ever plan to visit dandeli! Panther stay is the place to be ???????? Never expected such great hospitality from panther stay! Staff members were soo soo kind and fun ! ???? they never hesi...


Tanushri Guneta

24 November 2015

Adventure at Panther Jungle Stay in Dandeli was a brilliant experience, I must say. The beauty of Dandeli is unexplainable. While we wondered what special thing we can do for anniversary, we decided to...


Manisha Dhawan

18 October 2015

kickass place bro! I am still thanking my stars I chose to have this experience rather than spending it on some other dinner or movie. Everything there is so cool, i mean from kayaking and other activi...

What You Should Know More About Wildlife in Dandeli

  • Q. How far is Dandeli from Bangalore and how can I reach from Bangalore?

    Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007.


    Bangalore to Dandeli distance is 460 kms. One can reach Dandeli from by the following mentioned transport options:


    • By Road: If you prefer taking the road to reach Dandeli from Bangalore, you can either take your car or take a us a bus for the same. Lot of buses operate on this route at various price ranges making it very convenient for travellers.

    • By Train: Dandeli does not have a train station, and the nearest railway stations are Alnavar(32 km), Londa (48 km) and Dharwad (57km) away from Dandeli. From there you can catch a cab to the prime adventure spots.


    • By Flight: Dandeli does not have an airport, the closest airport being Hubli which is 75 kms away. You can catch a cab or a local bus from there to reach Dandeli

  • Q. How far is Dandeli from Pune? How to reach Dandeli from Pune?

    There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Pune to Dandeli. The distance is about 445 Kms.


    Road: The convenient way to reach from Pune to Dandeli is to take a VRL from Pune to Dharwad and then take a taxi from Dharwad to Dandeli.


    Air: The fastest way to reach Dandeli from Pune is to fly from Pune to Goa and then take a taxi from Goa to Dandeli.


    Train: The cheapest way to reach Dandeli from Pune is to take the Tirunelveli Exp from Pune to Alnavar then take a taxi from Alnavar to Dandeli.

  • Q. How far is Dandeli from Goa? How to reach Dandeli from Goa?

    Distance between Goa to Dandeli is 115 km by Road. There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Goa to Dandeli. The convenient and fastest way to reach is to take a taxi from Goa to Dandeli.


    The cheapest way to reach Dandeli from Goa is to take the Goa Express from Goa to Londa then take a taxi from Londa to Dandeli.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Dandeli for a wildlife safari?

    The best time to visit Dandeli for a wildlife safari would be the summer months i.e. from April to June. These are said to be the best months as the temperature rises, which means there are less number of tourists around.


    Hence the animals are confident enough to venture out and roam. In turn making it easier for you to spot the vast wildlife this sanctuary has.

  • Q. What all should I carry while visiting Dandeli for wildlife safari?

    Following are some travel essentials when planning on visiting Dandeli for a wildlife safari:


    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Proper clothes to avoid tanning
    • Flashlight

  • Q. What types of flora and fauna is there in Dandeli wildlife sanctuary?

    The sanctuary is home to very rare and endangered wildlife. Namely:


    • Tigers
    • Elephants
    • Deer
    • Sambar
    • Gaur
    • Giant Malabar squirrel
    • Crocodiles
    • King Cobra
    • Viper


    Dandeli forest is home to many rare varieties of trees, plants, creepers and flowers. Such as:

    • Teak trees
    • Bamboo
    • Types of Orchids

  • Q. What types of flora and fauna are there in Anshi national park?

    Anshi National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Trees and plants that can be found here are:


    • Bamboo
    • Teak
    • Eucalyptus
    • Lantana
    • Silver Oak
    • Bauhinia
    • Xylia xylocarpa

    Reptiles like the following are also present:


    • King Cobra
    • Krait
    • Python
    • Rat snake
    • Viper

    Anshi National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds. Like:


    • Adjutant Stork
    • Ashy Black-crested Crested Serpent Eagle
    • Great Hornbill
    • Golden-backed Woodpecker
    • Bulbul, Blue-headed Pitta

  • Q. Evening or morning, which is a good time for safari in the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary?

    There are two safaris everyday at Dandeli that one can choose from. You will be driven in Open 4WD safari vehicles Find below:


    • 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Q. What are the timings to visit the Anshi national park?

    The park is open to tourists from 6.00 in the morning to 6.00 in the evening.

  • Q. What is the cost of wildlife safari in Dandeli wildlife?

    Dandeli is an amazing destination for wildlife spotting and you can tour the sanctuary in a safari for just INR 900

  • Q. Will we have guide during wildlife safari in Dandeli?

    Yes, skilled guides are on every vehicles to show you the best of flora and fauna.

  • Q. What are the chances of spotting tiger and black panthers during the wildlife safari?

    Anshi National Park is known for the black panther as it is the only place in our country where you can spot this particular type of Panther.


    At Dandeli there are chances to spot the tigers if you go during the best months of the year i.e. summer months from April to June.

  • Q. Can we have alcohol and smoke during the wildlife safari?

    Consumption of any kind intoxicants are strictly prohibited during wildlife safaris. But one can smoke.

  • Q. What kind of stay options are there in Dandeli? Which resorts are good for an overnight stay?

    The sound of waterfalls, the enchanting beauty of hills, breathtaking landscapes, alluring adventure spots and an incomparable mix of heritage-scenic beauty is what makes Dandeli one of the best tourism destinations.


    Nestled in the natural beauty of North Karnataka, this hill station shares proximity with Goa and provides an indelible view of the great Indian landscapes. Following are some of the best options to stay at in Dandeli:

    • Hornbill River Resort
    • Panther Stay
    • Old Magazine House
    • Camp at the Jungle
    • Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness camp
    • Dandeli Nature Nest Resort
    • Bison River Resort
    • Century Resort Dandeli
    • Shikra Jungle Stay
    • Whistling Woods

  • Q. What kind of birds are there in Dandeli wildlife sanctuary?

    There are over 200 birds in Dandeli. Some are mentioned below:


    • Grey Jungle Fowl
    • Indian Peafowl
    • Bar Headed Geese
    • Rufous Woodpecker
    • White Bellied Woodpecker
    • Brown Capped Pygmy Woodpecker
    • Brown Headed Barbet

  • Q. Are there any jungle campsites in Dandeli?

    Dandeli offers several activities for travelers, including bird watching experiences, Safari and adventure treks, including white water rafting. Camping at Dandeli is one of the best options to go for as it gives you a chance to stay close to nature and breathe in the beautiful flora and fauna of the place.

    Following are some of the options:

    • Camp by the Kali River
    • Jungle camp near the Dandeli Resort
    • Camp at the National Park

  • Q. What other activities can I do in Dandeli besides wildlife safari?

    Following are some of the things to do when you are in Dandeli other than going for a wildlife safari:


    • River Rafting
    • Kayaking
    • Zorbing
    • Visit Temples
    • Go to waterfalls
    • Go for Trek
    • Camp at Jungle Lodges

  • Q. Which places are must visit in Dandeli?

    There are numerous places to visit in Dandeli that can be visited by tourists. Such as:


    • River Kali for River Rafting
    • Anshi National Park
    • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Camping at Jungle Lodges
    • Staying at Homestays
    • Going for Treks

  • Q. What kind of wildlife photography opportunities are there in Dandeli?

    During Wildlife Safari, you will get ample opportunities to capture the picturesque place and the flora and fauna.


    Birds, mammals, reptiles, there is just so much to shoot from your camera.