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What You Should Know More About Wildlife in Dandeli
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:
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.
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.
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.
Following are some travel essentials when planning on visiting Dandeli for a wildlife safari:
The sanctuary is home to very rare and endangered wildlife. Namely:
Dandeli forest is home to many rare varieties of trees, plants, creepers and flowers. Such as:
Anshi National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Trees and plants that can be found here are:
Reptiles like the following are also present:
Anshi National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds. Like:
There are two safaris everyday at Dandeli that one can choose from. You will be driven in Open 4WD safari vehicles Find below:
The park is open to tourists from 6.00 in the morning to 6.00 in the evening.
Dandeli is an amazing destination for wildlife spotting and you can tour the sanctuary in a safari for just INR 900
Yes, skilled guides are on every vehicles to show you the best of flora and fauna.
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.
Consumption of any kind intoxicants are strictly prohibited during wildlife safaris. But one can smoke.
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:
There are over 200 birds in Dandeli. Some are mentioned below:
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:
Following are some of the things to do when you are in Dandeli other than going for a wildlife safari:
There are numerous places to visit in Dandeli that can be visited by tourists. Such as:
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.
Traveller Tales from Dandeli
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 liquor, u will get it with a little additional cost..and the evening with campfire is just un forgettable..Rooms are excellent with all facilities provided. In such a low cost, u can't expect more than this. Rooms are like 3 star Hotel room..Just an awesome trip of life..Will love to see the place again in the same resort..."
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, the resort offers a phenomenal view of the water. The best part about the place is you can clearly hear the sound of water from any corner of the resort. This is something that makes it stand apart from the other resorts. The key attractions of the resort are the water sports that are indeed worth the time and the money that you spend. You can definitely enjoy the Natural Jacuzzi of the resort which is sure going to give you an ultimate experience. Other fun activities included coracle and river rafting. Staff here at the resort is very quick and humble. Whenever, we have ordered for anything while our stay at the resort, the staff neither declined nor took too long to help us. Our demands were immediately met.
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 take this adventure jungle stay. Although, I haven’t ever done a jungle stay, I do know that Jungle stays amuse me a lot. And, yes this Jungle stay was just awesome. The stay, food, and the activities at the stay were all well planned and perfect. I had a great weekend at Dandeli. Also, this place is not just for a romantic getaway, but for people who prefer to have a little bit of thrill and adventure too.
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 activities to the jungle's nature walk, everything is just awesome!
29 January 2016
What a nice weekend! I have no words to explain how great this trip was. It was good and interesting. Being in a Jungle and staying so close to nature had become very uncommon these days. However, by taking trips like this, we can still do it. This is once in a life kind of trip to take.
11 September 2015
This is a perfect getaway for friends and family too. This just suits everyone. I was here with family and every one of us enjoyed this trip. Some activities like kayaking, rain dance and campfire were just brilliant. This is also a really cost effective tour especially if you are driving down from Pune or Mumbai.
23 September 2017
"Our purpose of the trip was to relax and chill and we fulfilled the purpose. Thankfully, it didn't rain in the two days when we went so we could thoroughly enjoy the greenery and nature around us. The accommodation and food are good. We wished to do white water river rafting and jungle safari but the uncertainty of the dam water release and animal spotting made it impossible to go for either. There are extra charges for travelling (not included in the package). Synthery rocks was a beautiful place to visit since it was bright and sunny that day. We would have spent longer time there had we known its beauty before."
02 March 2017
We went to the Bison River Resort In Dandeli in a team of 19 people. There is a great range of water activities available there. The location of the resort is good too. It is situated besides the Kali river so activities like boating, Jacuzzi, river crossing and kayaking are well managed by the staff at the resort. The staff takes due measures to ensure that people who try out these activities are not hurt in any way. Rooms are spacious and offer a good view of the Kali River. Amenities and the facilities available at the resort are second to none.
09 April 2015
As a traveller, I always love experimenting visiting new places. This is my first time at Dandeli. After reading a lot about adventure activities and stuff in Dandeli, I didn’t wanna take a regular tour, so when I took this tour package, I was pleasantly happy. Firstly, it involved staying in a jungle, which is something that I love. Secondly, the stay included some adventurous sports and activities, which was just what I needed. I had a very good time here.
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