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Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary ; The land of bears

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary ; The land of bears

You may have heard of the famous ruins of Hampi, but have you heard of an exquisitely clean and well-maintained bear reserve known as Daroji Bear Sanctuary?


Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to more than 120 sloth bears, amongst other equally feral animals. If lucky, you might get to watch the scene of the wide gorge from the watchtower, several feet above. Watch them gorging on food from a relatively closer spot at 2 pm every day, when the authorities provide these mammoths with food and water.

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The Sanctuary has rough terrain and during the visit, tourist can spot animals like jackals, wild boars, mongoose, black-naped hares, leopards etc. The major attraction is the sloth bear that is abundantly seen in these scrub-covered topographies. The sanctuary maintains a good number of sloth bears who are hidden in the caves in the green-covered hillocks. The sanctuary provides a watch tower view to the location where these bears are normally seen in the forests, opposite to the Karaikal Gudda. The view from the watch tower is amazing and one can enjoy the overall terrain from the top using a binocular.

Where? The sanctuary is located in Ballari District, 30 km away from Hampi
Visiting hours: 6 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 50/- per person (Indians), INR 300/- per person (Foreigners)
Parking: INR 500/- per car

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