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Dandeli Ganeshgudi Wildlife


Located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Dandeli-Ganeshgudi is endowed with a scenic landscape and is renowned for adventure sports and tourism. Nestled in the Western Ghats on the banks of Kali River, Ganeshgudi is notable for its breath-taking scenery and panoramic views of Nature. Located 25 Km from Ganeshgudi is the town of Dadeli which is known for water rafting, night camps, nature walks, boating, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spotting and angling, along with picnics, eco-tourism, and trips to nearby caves and temples. A major tourist attraction is Dandeli Widlife Sanctuary which has unique flora and fauna such as black panthers, Sambhar deer, bison and Malabar giant squirrels. Ganeshgudi is also a bird watcher’s paradise. A popular birding spot is Old Magazine House. Birds can also be found at Supa Dam, on the banks of Kali River and nearby lakes. One of the must watch phenomena here is Hornbill Crossing– a routine of these birds crossing across the Kali river every evening. Other birds found here include flycatchers, shamas, Indian pittas, cuckoos, doves, drongos, thrushes and fulvettas.

When to go

Best time to visit Dandeli-Ganeshgudi is October to March and in monsoon.


The region offers both spectacular views of Nature and adventure sports.

Quick facts

Location –  North Karnataka
Nearest Airport – Dabolim Airport (Goa)
Nearest Rail Head – Karwar railway station (108 Km)
How to reach – Ganeshgudi is the nearest bus station
Famous for – Hornbills
Months Open – Open round the year
Best Time – October-March, monsoon

What's there

Mammals – Spotted Deer, Sambar, Gaur, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Mongoose, Porcupine Jackal, Common Langur, Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Civit Cat, & Crocodile The lesser seen species are Black Panther, Elephant, Sloth bear, Tiger and Leopard
Birds – Great Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Indian Grey Black Eagle, Night Jar , Grey Tit , White cheeked Barbet , Lesser Yellownape , Coppersmith Barbet
Reptiles – King Cobra, Python, Krait, Rat snake, cobra ,vine snake and Vipers

Images made at Dandeli Ganeshgudi by our team


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