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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli city is situated on the banks of River Kali in Uttara Kannda District (border of Goa and Karnataka) and it is located at a distance of 480 Km from Bangalore. It is believed that the city is named as "Dandeli" after Dandelappa, a loyal servant of the Mirashi landlords who lost his life because of his loyalty.
The calm and peaceful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 834.16 sq. km and rewarded as the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is neighboring with the Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa. The altitude of Dandeli varies from 100 m to 970 m; the highest point is the Hegada Temba.
Dandeli is also a perfect place for white water rafting. Dandeli has become one of the important tourist destinations of Karnataka and attracts many local and foreign tourists.
Flora and Fauna: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. The area is also rich in bamboo.
Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, many kinds of reptiles like Crocodiles and various kinds of snakes.
The birds in Dandeli wildlife sanctury include the golden-backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, white breasted kingfisher, grey hornbill, great pied hornbill, the Malabar pied hornbill.
Safaris in open jeeps into the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary accompanied by trained naturalists are the best way to view wildlife at Dandeli.
Activities possible in Dandeli: Wildlife safari, white water rafting in river kali, adventure activities like kayaking, canoying and mountain biking.
The best time to visit the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is between March and October. The sanctuary is open between 6 AM and 6 PM.
Accommodations at Dandeli: Completely furnished-tented cottages with attached baths. Rooms at spacious lodge with attached baths.
Nearby attractions include Vantage Point to view Supa Dam, Backwaters of Supa Dam, Crocodile viewing on River Kali, Syntheri Rocks, Kavala Caves, Skyes Point, Ulavi Channabasaveshwara temple and Vincholi Rapids.
Distance from Dandeli:
Bangalore: 480 Km
Karwar: 117 Km
Hubli: 75 Km
Dharwad: 57 Km
Londa: 35 Km
Goa: 145 Km
Belgaum: 95 Km
Supa Dam: 25 km
Ulavi Channabasaveshwara Temple: 50 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Nearest airport: Belgaum, Hubli and Goa.
Nearest Railhead: Nearest rail head: Londa, Dharwad and Hubli
Road: Dandeli is well connected to Bangalore, Goa, Belgaum, Karwar and Dharwad, Hubli by road. Several buses ply to Dandeli everyday.
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