10 Best Wildlife Tours in Dandeli - 2020 (with 164 Reviews)

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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Dandeli National Park 8H ₹ 300 4.0 star View Details
Anshi National Park Dandeli 8H ₹ 300 4.0 star View Details
Camping in Lush Green Forest, Dandeli Flat 20% off 2D/1N ₹ 1800 3.0 star View Details
Jungle Safari Dandeli 3H ₹ 450 3.0 star View Details
Wildlife and Adventure Activities, Dandeli 1D ₹ 2400 3.0 star View Details
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Dandeli National Park Featured
Dandeli National Park

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Dandeli

Activity Location: Dandeli, KarnatakaActivity Timings: 8 Hours (Open from 7 AM to 6 PM)About the activity:The Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is the second largest sanctuary in Karnataka and is located on the banks of River Kali. It is surrounded by thick forests and hills of the Kannada District. It has a rich diversity of plants and animals in and around the sanctuary.The sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna. Crocodiles are a major wildlife attraction in this sanctuary. It offers a unique experience of bird watching and crocodile spotting. You can walk through the forest or enjoy bird watching. There are a variety of reptilian and amphibian species in and around the wildlife sanctuary.You can experience the lush forest in a forest jeep safari and get a look at the exotic creatures in the sanctuary. The dense deciduous trees and evergreen trees, including bamboo and teak cover the entire forest area. Dandeli is a paradise for bird watchers and an ideal destination for nature lovers. Note: An individual above 5 years of age has to purchase a full ticket. Less than 5 yr child is not allowed in jeep safari experience.How to reach: This place is situated on J N.Road, Dandeli, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada. You can reach easily by Private Transport. The nearby railway station to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is in Alnavar which is 32 km and Londa which is 48 km from the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Anshi National Park Dandeli Featured
Anshi National Park Dandeli

8H

Dandeli

Activity Location: Anshi National Park, DandeliActivity Timings: 8 Hours (Open from 7 AM to 9 PM)About the Activity:Anshi National Park, in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, is one of the most beautiful parks in India. Located amid the majestic Western Ghats, it has well-acclaimed flora and fauna. It is part of the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and is situated on the highway of Kanwar-Londa. Located on the river Kali, the park spans across an area of 340 square km.Anshi National Park encompasses the Kali Tiger Reserve. One of the main attractions in the park is the rare Black Panther. The park hosts the dense deciduous forests and evergreen rain forests. Wildlife admirers will have ample opportunities to witness innumerable species of wild animals and birds roaming around in a natural habitat. Anshi National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds. The park is encompassed by meandering rivers, deep valleys and pristine mountains. Adventure enthusiasts can opt for trekking near the park. You can also experience the serenity of village life inside the park premises.Note: An individual above 5 years of age has to purchase a full ticket. Less than 5 yr child is not allowed.How to Reach: Anshi is 32 kms away on the way between Joida and Karwar and you can reach the spot with the help of public and private transportation.
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Camping in Lush Green Forest, Dandeli Flat 20% off Best Seller
Camping in Lush Green Forest, Dandeli Flat 20% off

2D/1N

Dandeli

Check-In Time: 10:00 AMCheck-Out Time: 10:00 AMDandeli is the emerging hot favorite tourist destination for adventure activities. Located in the western area of Karnataka this town is an amalgamation of a beach town and a hill station. Tourists visit Dandeli for various adventure activities amidst nature.Dandeli is the perfect place for camping as it is surrounded by lakes and lush green forests. The camp is located amidst nature and far away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Trekking is one of the most suggested activities here, as you trek through the lush green forests and reach the spectacular vantage point. Exotic wildlife resorts in the forests of Dandeli, so a nature walk in the forests will please the photographer inside you. You can also indulge in various activities like Zipline, Zorbing, Target Shooting, and Archery. If you want to experience water activities then you can perform River Kayaking, River Boating, and Coracle ride. Coracle ride is the boat ride but in a traditional boat known as Coracle.  If you are in Dandeli to seek peace then you can take a Jacuzzi bath in the river. Make memories during the bonfire session in the night with your friends and family. If you want to experience camping in the true sense then you can stay in a  Camping tent or Commando tent. But if you are here to seek peace and forget about all the stress then the Deluxe room will suit you the best.How to reach:You can reach here by your private vehicle or you can also take a public transfer or a private cab.Note: Minimum two people are required to book this package.
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Jungle Safari Dandeli Best Seller
Jungle Safari Dandeli

3H

Dandeli

Activity Location: Dandeli, KarnatakaActivity Timings: Morning 5:30 AM to 9:00AM                              Evening 3:30 PM to 07:00 PMAbout the activity:Home to numerous birds and animals, the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, near the Karnataka–Goa border is located in the Western Ghats. The forests of this park are biodiverse and are home to over 300 species of birds, most prominent among them being the hornbills. 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 7 pm. 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 the 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.Note: An individual above 5 years of age has to purchase a full ticket.How to reach: Jungle Safari Dandeli situated in Pansoli,14 km from Dandeli. You can reach easily by Private Transport.  
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Wildlife and Adventure Activities, Dandeli
Wildlife and Adventure Activities, Dandeli

1D

Dandeli

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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03 January 2019
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Me along with family celebrated the new year 2019 at this camp. We enjoyed a lot while doing watersports activities like river kayaking, river boating and what not. We also played games like volleyball, carrom, table tennis, and target shooting. Thanks, Thrillophilia for this amazing activity package for new year celebration.
Celebrated New Year and Christmas last year(2018) with Thrillophilia At Dandeli. it was an amazing experience at Dandeli. The accommodation provided in the package was very comfortable. we also played many games and fun sports like football, Table Tennis, Dart, and Carrom. the accommodation was neat and clean and close to nature. Food Provided was also tasty. Thanks to Thrillophilia they made the celebration more exciting.

People Also Ask About Wildlife in Dandeli

  1. 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
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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
      Camera
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.