Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
This variety of Bear is often referred to as Karadi by the natives here and Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is more popular by the name, Karadi Dhama among them. The wildlife sanctuary is open 7 days a week and may be visited between 6 am and 6 pm by purchasing a nominally priced ticket. The best to visit the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is between August and April.
It is a safe abode for more than 100 Indian Sloth Bears and is said to be the Heaven for this rare species. The Sloth Beer lives in an open land covered with trees and different exotic plants here. Huge rocks, boulders and caves at the sanctuary serve as shelter for these animals.
Indian Sloth Beer is usually found in playful mood and does not harm the visitors however the authorities here make sure that a professional guide accompanies you as you trail through the vast Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. If you are lucky enough you may spot a bear climbing up a tree or running around playfully with his friends.
Besides the Indian Sloth Bear the sanctuary also serves as a dwelling for various other wild animals including Hyena, Jackals, Leopards, Pangolins, Pea Fowls, Star Tortoise, Wild Boars, Monitor Lizard, Partridges, Porcupine, Painted Spur Hen, Quails and Mongoose.
To see the Sloth Bears, the visitors are required to sit in the watch tower set up on a hillock in the sanctuary and keep a watchful eye. This hillock encompasses a number of caves where these bears stay for most part.
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Entrance Ticket Details For Daroji Bear Sanctuary
Rs 50 per person for Indians.
Rs 300 per person for foreigners.
Rs 500 per car is charged.
How to Reach Daroji Bear Sanctuary
The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
The nearest railway station is Hospet.