Located about 100 km from Belgaum, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers. Surrounded by dense forests and verdant hills, the wildlife sanctuary is blessed with a rich biodiversity. It is home to animals like tigers, rare black panthers, elephants, wild dogs and deer, among others. However, the prime attraction is crocodiles. If you're lucky, you can also spot the king cobra. The wildlife sanctuary is a treat for birdwatchers as it shelters species like blue throated barbet, great pied hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill and peregrine falcon. The dense forests of the sanctuary are lined with deciduous and evergreen trees like bamboo and teak. The best way to explore the sanctuary is by taking a forest safari in an open gypsy and witnessing fauna in their natural habitat. Located on the banks of River Kali, the sanctuary is Karnataka's second-largest and draws tourists from all parts of the country.

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