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Kali Tiger Reserve

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Kali Tiger Reserve

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Kali Tiger Reserve, a wildlife reserve in Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district was constituted in 2016, spread over 1300 sq km including Dandeli and Anshi forests. 

Kali Tiger Reserve is home to rare black panthers. Filled with dense evergreen forests, Kali Tiger reserve counts tigers, chital, gaur, spotted deer and all four species of hornbills as its residents.

Activities and places of interest near Kali Tiger Reserve 

  • Jungle safari is organized in Kali Tiger reserve twice a day- 6AM to 8AM and 4PM to 6PM. Phansoli is the reporting point and guests are advised to report at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Current Safari fee is INR 450 per person and guests may call 08284 231585 for reservations, queries or directions. 
  • Ulavi Caves: Home to Chennabasaveshwara temple and multiple caves- Akala Gavi, Vibhooti Kanaja, Akka Nagamma Cave, Rudrakshi Mantapa are the main ones.
  • Syntheri Rocks: River flowing through sharp rocks, forming rapids
  • Kadra Dam: Dam across river Kali
  • Supa Dam: Another dam off Karwar-Dandeli road.
  • Shirve Gudda trekking: Popular trekking trail
  • Forest Safari: Jeep Safaris into the forest is available from Dandeli. Check with Kali Adventure Camp run by Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd..
  • Bird-watching: High probability of spotting hornbills and other rare birds.
  • Adventure Sports: White water rafting, kayaking and other water sports are conducted in Kali River, organized by Jungle Lodges & Resorts

How to reach Kali Tiger Reserve:

Kali Tiger Reserve is 500 kms from Bengaluru, 340 kms from Mangaluru and 70 kms from district hq Karwar. Hubballi is the closest airport (110 kms) while Karwar and Hubballi and Karwar are nearest major railway stations. Dandeli is the nearest big town while Phansoli village (12 kms from Dandeli) is the reporting point to board Jungle Safaris in Kali Tiger Reserve.


Forest department operated nature camps are available at Kulgi (10 kms from Dandeli), Anshi (50 kms from Dandeli) and Castle Rock (65 kms from Dandeli). Jungle Lodges & Resorts operates Kali Adventure Camp and Old Magazine House in Dandeli. Multiple private homestays and resorts are available in and around Dandeli.

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