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Best Wildlife Tours in Karnataka

Karnataka in South India is an abode to various things like a vibrant culture, rich traditional flavour, eye soothing landscapes and a profusion of natural beauty. Adorned with a fine terrain of mist covered hills, white sandy beaches, languid rivers and forests, the state offers great escapades for all. Karnataka is blessed with rich flora and fauna; in fact it is home to approximately 12% of tigers in the world. Due to the Western Ghats, Karnataka boasts of scenic natural hotspots and is home to several National parks in India. Blessed with some of the rarest species, it is one of the best destinations for a wildlife tour in Karnataka. The forest reserves and parks are a home to a variety of animals and birds, some of them are even endangered. Most notable among the animal species like the Indian elephant, gaur, wild boar, muntjac, sambar, Indian leopard, bonnet macaque, chevrotain, chital, gray langur, slender loris, bengal tiger, jungle cat, leopards, Indian civet and many more, Bandipur National park is a well-known reserve frequented by many tourists; it is popular across the country for being one of the first tiger reserves in India.

 

Among other popular National parks in Karnataka is the Anshi National Park which is also frequented by many tourists. Bannerughatta National Park, Kudremukh National Park and Nagarahole National Park are among prominent national parks in India. Karnataka is home to various sanctuaries that attracts several migratory birds like the Nilgiri wood pigeon, Malabar whistling thrush, yellow-throated bulbul, peregrine falcon and rufous-bellied hawk-eagle. This place is a spectacle of a rich tradition, delectable south Indian Cuisine and a beautiful natural setting for the best wildlife tours in Karnataka.

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    Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli
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    Dandeli
    d2 Days n1 Night

    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.

    Very Good 4.0
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    Night Stay in Kabini River Lodge
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Visit this beautiful Kabini River Lodge, located 90 kms from Mysore and is housed amidst the mesmerizing scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of city life built in contemporary architectural style with all the creature comforts to give you real nature experience.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 PM and start your day of relaxation. In the afternoon at around 01:30 PM have a sumptuous lunch.At around 03:30 PM, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and head for a wildlife Safari in vehicle and take a boat ride to Nagarhole National Park with a guide showing and sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the animals that live thereReturn from the safari at around 06:30 PM and enjoy refreshments followed by the wildlife movie screening at around 07:45 PM in the Viceroy's building.At around 08:30 PM, sit comfortably around the campfire and have your delicious dinner.Next day, wake up early morning around 05:45 AM and enjoy a cup of hot coffee.After that cruise through the serene backwaters of the River Kabini on a motor boat viewing sleepy crocodiles and chirpy birds, intent on their morning catch. View a variety of wildlife especially elephants coming to the river for bath or a drink.Head back to the lodge, freshen up and enjoy a delicious breakfast at around 10:00 AM.Conclude your unforgettable trip to Kabini at around 11:00 AM.The river lodge consists of 4 Maharaja cottages, 10 cottages, 14 rooms and 6 tents with modern bath facilities and the lodge can accommodate around 68 guests at a time.

    Very Good 4.0
    39 ratings

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    Stay at Bison River Resort in Dandeli
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    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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    Dolphin Spotting Trips At Om Beach,Gokarna
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    Gokarna, a small temple town located in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, is home to several unspoiled beaches. Situated around 8 kms away from the town is the pristine Om Beach, named so because its shape resembles the Hindu religious symbol. Blessed with tropical weather, the area has plenty of palm trees dotting its coastline. Its azure waters are ideal for an exciting dolphin spotting trip. Organised between 10 am and 3 pm, the guided session lasts between half-hour to an hour depending on the water currents. You will be taken by boat to areas in the ocean which have abundant Humpback dolphin population. Dolphins are said to be wary of noises and strangers in their territory. However, once you manage to spot them flitting in and out of the ocean waters, and click some pictures, the thrill you will experience is unlike any other. Duration: Around 30 minutes to 1 hour

    Very Good 4.0
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    South Coorg
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Coorg in South Karnataka is considered to be the natural vista refreshing the minds of many with an amazing collection of greenery and related sights of the mighty Western Ghats.The replenishing nature, tricky terrains, thickly wooded slopes and the misty valleys have always attracted thousands of travellers and trekkers.To explore the miraculous view of the Western Ghats, choose this Tadiandamol trekking trip for two days starting from Bangalore. Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg and is surrounded by stunning greenery of the Shola forests. It reaches to an elevation of 1,748 m.Get picked up from the different points in and around Bangalore and take an overnight journey to the base camp in Coorg where you will reach early morning.The moderate 10 KM trek would let you delve into the maximised beauty enhanced by the unfiltered views from the top of the hill.Rafting or Dubare elephant camp visit, coffee plantation walk etc are additional opportunities to observe the rustic village of Coorg and understand its ways better.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Bangalore to the destination and return.

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    Chamarajanagar
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Visit this beautiful wilderness camps of Kyathadevara Gudi, located amidst the mesmerising scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 PM and start your day of relaxation. In the afternoon at around 01:30 PM have a sumptuous lunch.At around 03:30, sip a cup of tea or coffee and get ready for a jungle adventure in a jeep as you encounter gaur families, herds of elephants, bears, or a leopard perched on a tree.Witness the amazing wildlife show and learn about the laws of the jungle through others’ experiences at around 06:45 PM.In the evening at around 08:30 PM sit comfortably around the campfire and enjoy a delicious dinner.Next day, wake up early morning at around 06:00 AM and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Again embark on the jungle safari at around 06:15 till 08:30 AM.Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast after your jeep safari and conclude your unforgettable trip to the nature camp at around 11:00 AM.The camp can accommodate thirty to forty guests at a time and it comprises 8 tented cottages, 3 log huts and 2 well-furnished family rooms at the Maharaja’s Hunting Lodge.

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    Bangalore
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Visit this beautiful Bannerghatta Biological Park located amidst the mesmerising scenery away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Reach the resort and check in at around 12.30 PM.In the afternoon at around 01:30 PM have a sumptuous lunch.At around 03:15, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before embarking on a safari of Bannerghatta Biological Park, which will take you through the dense forest and allow you to witness the beautiful wildlife of the same.After the safari at around 04:00 PM, visit Bannerghatta Zoo and watch some exotic animals in its natural habitat.View a wildlife movie at around 07:00 PM at the resort and enjoy a delicious dinner with bonfire till 10:00 PM.Next day, wake up early morning at around 05:45 AM and enjoy a cup of hot coffee.Indulge in a rejuvenating nature walk amidst the beautiful jungle of the national park, followed by a delicious breakfast at around 09:00 AM.Conclude your unforgettable trip to Bannerghatta at around 11:00 AM as you check out and head back to the city.At this camp site there are 2 log huts, 1 chalet or wooden cottage, 8 Swiss tents and 32 bedded dormitory with attached bath facility.

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    Galibore
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Spend an amazing and relaxing time in these peaceful jungle lodges located in Galibore, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is nearly 100 kms from Bangalore.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 and start your day with a sumptuous lunch.Spend some time at leisure and have a cup of hot tea or coffee at around 4 PM, followed by a rejuvenating coracle ride amidst the beautiful scenery.After that, indulge in campfire and savour your taste buds with delicious barbecue at around 07:30 PM.Enjoy a delicious dinner after the campfire session at around 08.30 PM.Next day, start your day early at around 06:00 AM with a hot cup of coffee or tea and head for a guided nature walk in the wildlife sanctuary.Return to the lodges at around 09:00 AM, freshen up and have your breakfast.Conclude your amazing stay at around 11:00 AM. The camp has 10 executive tented cottages with attached bathrooms, 24 hours electricity. Also, the guests will be provided with hurricane/solar lamps.

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    37 ratings

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    Bidar
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:The Blackbuck Resort is nestled cozily next to the Vilaspur Lake, close to the Honnikeri Reserve Forest,18 km from Bidar.The former Bahmani capital, it lies on a stretch of land where the endangered blackbuck roams free in the Honnikeri Reserve Forest. The resort cottage stands right at the lake’s shore, offering the best seats in the house for the spectacular shows nature puts up here. During the course of your stay, you can go on blackbuck trails, bird watching, nature walks and visit the heritage monuments in the vicinity.The check in time is 12:30 PM and check out time is 11:00 AM.The resort has 5 executive cottages, 5 special cottages and 8 normal cottages with all the amenities.

    Very Good 4.0
    30 ratings

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    Coorg
    h7 Hours

    About the activity:Test your adventure skills and thrill for nature with an exciting day trip to Dubare Elephant camp in Coorg with your family and friends! The Dubare Elephant Camp is a chance to get to know these giant, enchanting creatures better. With a host of activities built around the camp just for you, many leave the camp with a sense of responsibility to do their bit towards protecting elephants. A trained naturalist will guide you through the complexities of elephant history, ecology and biology. Here, you not only get to observe the activities, but actually get to interact with the majestic and friendly elephants. Indulge in wildlife safari and coracle ride as well.The tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 17:00 PM.

    Very Good 4.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    1447


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    About the Activity:The budding young bird photography enthusiasts are invited so happily to master the technologies bounded to the specific bird photography by joining this two day camping programme in Bannerghatta.Your child begin to capture images of birds in flight, get through tricky lighting situations and ultimately produce captivating images of birds with this well-crafted workshop conducted by an award-winning wildlife photographer, Phillip Ross.The campsite sprawling across a large space cuddled by the fringes of Bannerghatta National Park is home to an umpteen number of wildlife species and birds.With over 150 species of birds, including the yellow-throated bulbul and rufous-bellied eagle, Bannerghatta has stamped its name in the hearts of bird lovers.The two day camp features a special bird-photography hide as well that overlooks a large bird bath and natural perches that attract many species of birds, some of which are red spurfowl, barred buttonquail, yellow-eyed babbler, white-rumped shama, puff-throated babbler and many more.All the doubts and questions your child's heart develop during the activity will be clarified and resolved by this expert photographer.Any child or teen between the ages of 10 and 16 is welcome to enrol for this workshop. There are no other eligibility criteria, just a passion to learn photography.There are three variants available: 1) for single participant, 2) for a group of 2 participants and 3) for an already registered member attended three workshops before.

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    4900


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    About the Activity:A campsite in Bannerghatta, envied for its pure surrounding and mind blowing wildlife comes up with an innovative idea to let your children develop a genuine interest in protecting the wildlife through a three day camp of wildlife photography and birding.Once your children are picked up from the specific point in Bangalore, they will be taken to the campsite near Bannerghatta National Park, on the edge of a gleaming lake, and offering a perfect gateway to experiencing the joys of birding, wildlife tracking, angling and wildlife photography.The award-winning wildlife photographer Phillip Ross is the camp leader who is dedicated his time to invoke the enthusiasm hidden in children to know the wide vistas of wildlife photography and the very sensitive wildlife species as a whole.Explore the rich diversity portrayed by Mother Nature all around the campsite, meet the chances to spot tigers, leopards, wild dogs and thousands of insects and creepers.Any child or teen between the ages of 10 and 16 is welcome to enrol for this workshop. There are no other eligibility criteria, just a passion to learn photography.There are three variants available: 1) for single participant, 2) for a group 2 participants and 3) for an already registered member attended three workshops before.

    Very Good 4.0
    39 ratings

    Starting from

    8400


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    Coorg
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the activity: Embark on an adventure stay at Dubare Elephant camp in Coorg with your family and friends and explore the wilderness. The Dubare Elephant Camp lets you interact with the elephants up close and personal and you can also learn about them through certain activities such as grooming them or watching them being pampered. A trained naturalist will guide you through the complexities of elephant history, ecology and biology. Experience a wildlife safari, coracle rides, bird watching and nature trails during your stay here.Check in is at 12:30 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM the next day.The campsite offers 12 river view cottages and 6 cottages with attached bath facilities.

    Excellent 5.0
    191 ratings

    Starting from

    7000


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    Bandipur
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Visit this beautiful Bandipur Safari Lodge located 220 km from Bangalore. It is amidst the mesmerising scenery away from the hustle and bustle of city life, built in contemporary architectural style with all the comforts to give you real nature experience.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 and start your day of relaxation. In the afternoon at around 01:30 PM have a sumptuous lunch.At around 03:30 PM, enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee and head to Bandipur Tiger Reserve for an adventurous jeep safari and get a chance to behold beautiful wildlife of the same, ending your safari at around 07:00 PM in the evening.Witness the amazing wildlife show in the conference hall at around 07.30 PM after which enjoy a delicious dinner with bonfire till 10:00 PM.Next day, wake up early morning at around 05:45 AM and enjoy a cup of hot coffee.Again embark on the jungle safari at around 06:15 AM, ending the same at 09:00 AM.Head back to the resort, freshen up and enjoy a delicious breakfast at around 09:30 AM.Conclude your unforgettable trip to Bandipur at around 11:00 AM as you check out and head back to the city.The jungle lodge can accommodate 60 people at a time and it has 10 special cottages and 12 normal cottages.

    Very Good 4
    29 ratings

    Starting from

    8642


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    Bangalore
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:Make a visit to this beautiful Bannerghatta Biological Park, located amidst the mesmerising scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Bannerghatta Biological Park is located at about an hour distance from Bangalore and makes for an excellent day outing.During the course of this tour, participate in a grand safari, a nature walk, zoo visit and butterfly park visit.It's a wonderful adventure on a budget for you and your family and friends to indulge in.The tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 05:00 PM.

    Very Good 4
    32 ratings

    Starting from

    1533


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Traveller Tales from Karnataka

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Shakti Arora

10 April 2014

Wao it was absolutely brilliant to see those majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, this was the first time i saw these animals for the first time. The panoramic views catches our attention , its one of the best holiday destination.

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Rameshwar Bharadwaj

17 March 2016

Chikmagalur is a paradise for nature lovers. This is a place that one can sit back and relax. I wanted to take a relaxing weekend away so chose to stay in the estates. It was a worthy and amazing experience. It was very refreshing and pleasant to stay in an estate instead of normal hotels.

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Madhuri Prajapat

10 April 2016

Coorg is indeed a lovely place and the perfect place to take your spouse and kids. If you are planning a Coorg trip then you should go to this amazing elephant camp for a quick and amazing vacation! There are whole lot of activities and specially elephants. My kids loved it a lot.

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Gandharv Asan

15 October 2015

The term 'Gentle Giant' might have been coined especially for elephants! This was a very offbeat and enchanting experience. Totally loved our stay and activities like jeep safari, bird watching, elephant interaction for best part of the whole trip.

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Prasitha Lakshmi

13 December 2017

"there's nothing that can go wrong with this package! :) nature at its best, organised guidance, adventurous activities, home made yummy food, different tent stay experience! one day is not enough to explore everything here, so my suggestion would be choosing the 2 days and 1 night package! above all, great value for money"

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Anal Pothuvaal

28 April 2015

One hell of a pleasant experience: Staying in jungle, waking up to sound of birds chirping is something that kids these days would have never experienced. When we took this package, the guy-in-charge for this was polite in answering my numerous queries and guaranteed a pleasant stay which was indeed delivered.

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Divyansh Gupta

10 April 2017

This was our perfect weekend escape ! Just the way Thrillophillia described in the package outline . Camping site close to nature , neat and clean tents , simple and tasty food , and warm staff . We loved the way Mr Babu communicated with us from the post booking , arrival to departure. He was very helpful and gave us good suggestions and anticipated our needs well. The Support staff of kitchen , service and activities was very helpful and warm . They had the spirit to serve. The guide Mr Shivlinga who took us for the morning trek was a very nice old man. We enjoyed Kayaking ,coracle ride,zip lining landing into water, Rope obstacle course and Rock climbing . Must do for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Value for money . We will Be back soon ????

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Giriraaj Shah

10 November 2015

This Nagarhole National Park is very popular for its rich wildlife. Loved to discover most inviting and beautiful park of the countrya. The spectacular views of Asian Elephants, Gaurs (Indian Bison), different kind of Deer Barking and Mouse, Sambars, Sloth Bears, Marsh Crocodiles and Spotted,, Otters, Indian Wild Dogs and several others. We were glad to be the part of the trip!!!!!

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Prasad bhavsar

15 October 2017

"Amazing experience, and the people there are really warm hearted and all your requirements are taken care of. "

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