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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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    Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli
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    About the Activity:and have a tryst with the fascinating wildlife! Discover and explore the appealing beauty of the nature along with spotting several exotic wildlife species.Among the many activities and things to do at Adventure jungle stay in Dandeli, you can take a nature walk through the evergreen jungles, embark on a wildlife spotting tour or go for a bird watching tour and spot some of the colourful birds. While the main attraction of this Panther Stay at Dandeli experience are the ‘Big Five’: Elephant, Bison, Black Panther, Tiger and Leopard, you can also enjoy several encounters with reptiles, butterflies and insects as well.Dandeli lets you indulge into activities like river rafting, kayaking, rappelling, angling, coracle riding and several others.

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    Stay at Bison River Resort in Dandeli
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    About the Activity:Jungle based theme package in Bison River Resort in Dandeli for 2 days and 1 night will make your holiday interesting with multiple fun activities.It is an ideal holiday destination in north Karnataka for the avid nature lovers; deciduous forests and a wildlife habitat with rare animals and birds and deep valleys and hilly terrain make the location more scenic.In this package you will get to indulge in amazing Coracle ride, jungle safari, nature walk and bird watching in the vicinity.The package includes food, accommodation and different types of activities.Check-in is at 11:00 AM and check-out is at 12:00 noon the following day.

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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 would be driven from Dandeli to Kulgi at 5 am. Here you are transferred onto an open jeep of the forest department and the safari commences immediately. The same safari can be undertaken in the evening for which you would need to start at 3:30 pm and you would return at 6 pm. The entire activity from the start to the end would take around 3.5 hours. The forests of this park are bio diverse and are home to over 300 species of birds - most prominent among them being the hornbills. Bird watchers and professional ornithologists are to be rewarded with sightings of rare and unique birds in their natural habitat. With a skilled naturalist to guide you through the forest area and share with you the interesting details of animal kingdom, the trip inside the sanctuary is a great learning experience. At the end of the trip, you will be dropped back to Dandeli.  

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    About the activity with details:  If you love the outdoors and enjoy scouring the depths of the jungle then it is time for you to head for an exciting jungle adventure in Dandeli with your family and friends! The exotic jungle area of this place offers a wide array of  activities for the adrenaline junkie who loves nature photography as well as exploring the different mysteries of the thick greens that surrounds the place! The rustic beauty of Dandeli is incomparable to the other forests around India, with wildlife and flora that will leave you speechless and in awe! Experience the night jungle drive in Dandeli and explore the uniqueness of wildlife and their behaviours at nighttime! Revel in the sounds of nature and indulge in nature photography of the amazing spectres of all that is hidden in the beautiful lands of Dandeli!       

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    About the Activity:Conducted near Dandeli, a small town situated in North Karnataka, this guided tour of around 10 -11 hours is an ideal combination of an enjoyable and action-packed day in the wild. It starts early in the morning around 7 am when you are driven from Dandeli to Ganeshgudi for an hour or two of bird watching. With over 350 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. A half hour stopover for breakfast later, the rest of the morning would be reserved for mountain biking on specially adapted bikes. 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 hour of lunch break and then would begin the 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. After a refreshing session in the river water, the trek through the thick evergreen foliage of the nearby jungle with a guide well-versed with the route comes next. This is another chance to observe the birds and soak in the sights and sounds of wildlife as you make your way through diverse foliage. The final activity is the coracle ride on the river Kali’s peaceful waters. With the sun about to set over the horizon, you return to Dandeli sometime around 6 pm.

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What You Should Know More About Wildlife in Dandeli

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Traveller Tales from Dandeli


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 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..."

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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, 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.


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 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.


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 activities to the jungle's nature walk, everything is just awesome!


Rageshwari Deshpande

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.

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Aryan Menon

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.

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Ananya M

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."


Anjali Malik

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.


Gauranga Nambeesan

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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