Daroji Bear Sanctuary

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  • Address: Vidyaranya, Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka- 583276, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-802235282
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Water Body, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids

The Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is also known as Karadi by the locals. The speciality of this place is that the sloth bears live in open habitats such as scrub forests, rocky terrains and lovely areas full of water bodies. This place also has lots of Mahuva trees that are favorites for the vegetarian bears as the honey from the flowers is loved by them. Sugarcane and maize are also part of their regular diet.

The sanctuary is in Hampi, which is in the Bellary district of Karnataka. It is a renowned world heritage site and is protected by the Forest Department of Karnataka. The sanctuary was founded in 1994 and has since proved to be an ideal habitat for the sloth bear and in turn has become a very popular tourist attraction.

The area stretching from Daroji of Sandur and Ramasagar of Hospet is a rocky area which has been the house of sloth bears from many years ago. The Karnataka Government later declared large portions of the Bilikallu Reserve Forests as the Daroji Bear Sanctuary.

There are many kinds of sloth bears living here. Apart from the bears there are other lovely animals that you can find here such as the leopards, hyenas, jackals, wild boars, porcupines, pangolins, star tortoises, monitor lizards, mongoose, peafowls, partridges, painted spur hens, quails and a variety of beautiful butterfly species.

The sloth bears are only found in India and Sri Lanka and look quite different from other bear species. These have long and darks coat of hair on their bodies. The unique features in their bodies are the V-shaped chevrons on their chests. Their fore limbs are longer than their hind limbs, their feet are hairless and have curved claws. The heads are comparatively large. Their ears and eyes are smaller in proportion to their heads and because of this they have a very poor vision and hearing sense but they have a fantastic ability to smell their prey. These bears are mostly vegetarians and look for food at night while they sleep in the daytime.

Daroji Bear Sanctuary Travel Tips

  • The best time to visit this place is during the months of August to April.
  • Photography is allowed here.
  • To watch the bears coming down from the caves above the Karadikallu Gudda, you have to wait and watch from the watch tower on the opposite side.
  • Try to wear clothes of dark and natural colours and avoid light and white coloured clothes.

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.

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  • Daroji Bear Sanctuary Address: Vidyaranya, Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka- 583276, India
  • Daroji Bear Sanctuary Contact Number: +91-802235282
  • Daroji Bear Sanctuary Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Daroji Bear Sanctuary(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Daroji Bear Sanctuary: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 16.03% of people who visit Hampi include Daroji Bear Sanctuary in their plan

  • 41.51% of people start their Daroji Bear Sanctuary visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Daroji Bear Sanctuary

Monday, Friday and Saturday

92.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Daroji Bear Sanctuary

People normally club together Vijaya Vitthala Temple and Trikuteshwara Temple while planning their visit to Daroji Bear Sanctuary.

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