Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
The place is also apt for the bird lovers as it sees several species of birds flocking around. Golden Back, Blue Headed Ground Thrush, white-breasted kingfisher Yellow Browed Bulbuls, Crested Serpent Eagle, Bar Winged Flycatcher Shrikes, bush grail, Magpie Robin, Pompadour Green Pigeons, partridge, Woodpecker, Pied Hornbills, darter, egret, Cuckoo crested serpent eagle and Jungle Babblers are among the few feathered friends that are seen here. Apart from these several amphibians and reptiles may also be spotted here.
The sanctuary also encompasses a wide variety of plants and trees including the likes of terminalia paniculata, pterocarpus marsupium, grewia tiliaefolia, bellerica, tomentosa, xylia xylocarpa, cordia macleodic, dalbergia latifolia, adina cordifolia, mitragyna parviflora, vitex altissima and kydia clycina.
A jungle safari, especially an open jeep ride, in the dense forest at the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is what attracts several tourists to the place. However, this is not the only thing that draws tourists here; there are a lot many other adventure sports that one can enjoy here.
White water rafting at Dandeli
At Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary you may even indulge in rappelling. You get to climb a very steep cliff under expert guidance here. The Natural Jacuzzi at this sanctuary also attracts a large number of people; a dip in the water here is enough to refresh your body and soul.
Canyoning, moonlight boat rides, river side fishing, croc trek, adventure trekking, mountain biking, cycling, overnight camping, outdoor camping, crocodile sighting trips, nature walks, river island visit are among the various other activities that can be enjoyed at this beautiful resort. Professionals proficient in different adventure sports are employed here to guide the tourists as they take on different activities. All the required equipments to enjoy various sports are also available here.
If you are planning a trip to Dandeli then it is recommended to spare at least two days to make the most of your trip. There are a number of resorts located in the vicinity; these include the Dandeli Jungle Camp, Wilderness Chorla, Sai River Resort, OM Forest Camp, Devbagh Beach Resort, Kali Adventure Camp and Bison River Resort. All these resorts offer a luxurious stay and world class hospitality thereby making your trip even more special.
Important Fact :
Entry Fee: INR 40 per person (Indians) and INR 80 per person (foreigners)
Camera: INR 100 per camera
Jeep Safari: INR 40 per person
Opening Hours: 12: 00 AM to 6.00 PM