Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
The wildlife sanctuary lies in the Western Ghats about 125 km for the state of Goa. It is situated in district of Uttar Kannada in Karnataka State in India. Because of Dandeli WLS the tourism is throbbing and is the main income source for people here.
Dandeli is well known for melanistic leopard or black panther as it is commonly known. Few of them have been seen in the wilderness here. The WLS is home many more animals.
The nature preserve is one of the finest birding destination withe more than three hundred avian species. Many affordable package tours are organized in this sanctuary for bird watching.
October to March.
Location and Area:
Area 834.16 sq. kms.
The mammals present in the sanctuary are Indian wild elephant, panther or leopard, tigers, sloth bear, dhole, sambar deer, langur, spotted deer, bison or gaur, mouse deer, barking deer,
wild boar, flying squirrels, hyena, wolf, ratel, mongoose, civet cats, porcupine, fox and the jackal.
Crocodiles and many other reptilian species are found here.
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