Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is very rich in fauna. Those were the days when the British Government gave rewards for killing the tigers in the vicinity. During that period hundreds of tigers in this vicinity. During that period hundreds of tigers and cubs were shot dead to control the tiger population, because some of the tigers had become man-eaters. Now for your dismay there are 13 tigers left in Dandeli jungle (dandeli wildlife sanctuary). When Dandeli wildlife sanctuary came into existence in the 1998 these endangered animals got protection. There are about 45 elephants in this Dandeli forest, it is said that these elephants are not the residents of Dandeli forest because the records maintained during British regime say that they are migrated from neighboring districts. Later due to one or the other reason they become permanent residents of this region of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary provides various adventurous activities which begins with the nature walk in the morning and white water rafting. Along with this the arboreal mammal lovers can go for bird watch. Dandeli jungle (Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary) is famous for having about 300 species of birds which includes hornbills (4species). The existence of these hornbills in dandeli wildlife sanctuary itself indicate the existence of dense forest because they need more then twenty varities of fruits for their survival. Jungle safari in an open jeep takes you closer to nature of Dandeli forest. You have lot of chances of sighting wildlife of Dandeli jungle (Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary).
Dandeli wildlife sanctuary famous for the teak, rose trees, valuable unidentified medicinal plants. It is now a hub for the tourist people from all walks of life. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is a birding paradise and well known for its varieties of bird life. It is also now known to few for its white water Rafting as a additional activity. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary situated on banks of Kali River has at least 400 species of bird life among them are the commonly seen Malabar Pied Hornbill. It also has a huge forest cover with many rare floras and faunas. Among them are the famous Black Panthers, Slender Loris and big king cobra. Most part of this forest is covered with Bamboos, the Maharashtra nomads called goulis who migrated to this place from outskirt of Maharashtra State used to call it as Dand ka Aranya. Till then this place was occupied by the Dravidians. So the name Dandkaranya was formed, which means thick forest. This later came to be known as present Dandeli.
White Water River Rafting in Dandeli:
White Water River Rafting in Dandeli is the other name taken when people talk about tourism in Dandeli. White water Rafting in kali river is the most exiting and thrilling event for all the visitors of Dandeli. Your visit to Dandeli gets meaning only when you be a part of white water rafting. Once you under go with this experience you feel like experiencing it again & again with white water rafting.
The beauty of kali river is that it flows from rapids created by kali river makes the white water rafting the most thrilling activity. Along with white water rafting in kali river you can experience the ride of coracle, they help you to visit islands. Fishing in kali river makes you feel happy when you get about 5 to 6 varities of fishes in this river. Visit to crocodile park in Dandeli amazes you. All these activities including white water rafting offered by Dandeli are surely going to fill in you the spirit of team work and oneness.
You surely miss something in your life if you do not visit Dandeli & do not do white water rafting. if you visit once to Dandeli and did white water rafting you feel the urge of visiting it again & again for white water rafting . This is the real beauty of Dandeli.
Dandeli - In the forefront of willdlife tour and Adventurous Activities:
Dandeli is the best place for the lovers of nature. This small town in Karnataka has got dual beauty of nature. One is the forest of Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and the other is the Kali river. These two significant things have brought good fame and name to this small town. The forest has got good vegetation and the Dandeli teak is famous in India. Even the dandeli wildlife sanctuary of Dandeli has attracted many lovers of nature to visit such a place. Added beauty to this forest of Dandeli is river Kali which is very famous in Karnataka for white water rafting, not only in Karnataka and India but also many foreign countries are attracted by this Kali river for white water rafting. The river has gained this popularity for its purposeful and beautiful flow. It seems as if mother kali is inviting the nature lovers with her arms stretched to give them the soothing sense and healing touch and rejuvenate them.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, in these recent years became more popular when resorts and adventure camps came into existence. These Dandeli ( resorts in Dandeli ) gained popularity and stared as good resorts in Dandeli. They further come in the ranking of the best resorts in Karnataka. We stand firm to cater to your needs and place you properly knowing your taste in dandeli.