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Jungle Safari in Dandeli – Adventure Activities in Dandeli

Karanjoida, Uttara Kannada, KarnatakaShow Map - 04 Dec, 2019

Description

One of the most renowned safaris in Karnataka is the wildlife safari in Dandeli, known for its unique and diverse amalgamation of flora and fauna. The forest, spanning over 860 km2 is what can be defined as one of the jewels of Karnataka, harbouring over 300 species of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is considered to be a heaven for those seeking the pleasure of birdwatching. With birds like the great hornbill and the Malabar pied hornbill, Dandeli wildlife sanctuary has it all for you! But, wait, that’s not nearly the end of it. Wildlife tour in Dandeli forest is also for those that seek the adventure and thrill of spotting fauna. It is also the only known tiger reserve in India to report frequent sightings of the elusive black panther.

Alongside that, a jungle safari in Dandeli can yield you the sighting of animals such as Indian sloth bear, the Indian pangolin, the giant Malabar squirrel, dhole, the Indian jackal and the muntjac (barking deer), Indian elephant and the Indian peafowl. The king cobra and the mugger crocodile (Indian crocodile) are the prime reptilians in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. With so much to offer to tourists visiting the forest, a sanctuary is a place of bliss.

The safari begins early in the morning and goes on for about 2-3 hours, covering a track of 14 km. This jungle safari can be undertaken in an open 4×4 jeep with an expert guide alongside you. The guide’s primary purpose is to make you understand the diversity that the forest has to offer. The landscape of the forest is also something extraordinary as the track cuts through the deep forest to offer you a more immersive safari experience.

Don’t be mistaken though. Dandeli is not only for animal lovers. It is an equally beautiful place for those seeking the lush of the flora. The main forest of this sanctuary is the southern evergreen forest. Tourists can find a wide range of plant life, magical herbs, and shrubs. Dominant species are Mango, Jamun, Hirda, Behda, Bamboo, Shrub, Herbs, Climber, Grass, and Fern. These are just among the few things to do to make your stay at Dandeli fruitful!

But with an increased flux of tourism, it is important to plan your trip right. There are various times to visit, but you must ensure that you don’t plan your trip during the monsoon season. The best time to visit and indulge in activities in Dandeli is during the summers when the animals out of their nests to quench their thirst at the nearest watering hole, or during the winters when the animals are out seeking sunlight to keep themselves warm. With so many things to keep in mind and attend to, people often plan so much that they forget to have fun.

To make sure that you get the most out of your vacation, book your travels through Dandeli Resorts (dandeliresorts.in) in and get the best experience; one that you are likely to remember for a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Let your jungle spirits roar like a tiger and make Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary witness to your wild spirit.

LOCATION

Karanjoida, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka

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