steep slopes, picturesque deep river
valleys and rich hilly forest terrain and the splendid scenic
beauty of the syntheri rock makes it a picturesque sanctuary.
The forest in Dandeli is typical moist deciduous and semi
evergreen type. The Kali river and its tributaries, Kaneri and
Nagajhari, meander through the forest.
Wildlife Attractions in the Dandeli
The major wildlife attraction in the Dandeli Wildlife
Sanctuary are the crocodiles. Besides crocodiles, Barking
deer, spotted deer, mouse deer, Sambar, sloth bear, panther,
tiger, gaur, elephant, wild dog, civet cat, bison, jackal,
langur and giant flying squirrel are the various wild animals
which are found in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides
this, a variety of colourful birds like Bush Grail, Partridge,
magpie robin, golden backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle,
reptiles, ruffles and frogs can also be seen in the Dandeli
Jungle Safari in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
You can visit the Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary by having the
safari in jeep. Apart from having jeep safari, you can also
enjoy the nature walk, bird watching, crocodile sighting
trips, fishing and trekking in the jungles. In the Dandeli
Wildlife Sanctuary, you can also enjoy the evening ride in a
coracle on the Kali river, viewing the crocodiles basking in
the sun and flock of beautiful waterbirds returning to nest in
trees, darters drying their plumes on deadwood entrenched in
the river and egrets flying in the sky.
Best Time to Visit Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
The best time to visit Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is from
October to March.
Other Attractions in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
About 35 km from Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the Syntheri
rocks. These are the monolithic granite structure located
amidst thick forest, with the perennial river Kaneri flowing
by its side. There are innumerable trekking trails and fishing
spots at Dandeli. You can also visit the Ulavi Temple and the
Karwar and Kali Wilderness Camp for white water rafting and
other adventure activities.
How to reach the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
The nearest airport is located at Dabolim (Goa), about 145 kms.
The nearest railway station is located at Londa, about 25 kms
and Dharwad, about 57 kms.
Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary is location about 485 kms. from
Bangalore, 145 kms. from Goa, 75 kms. from Hubli.