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Daroji Bear Sanctuary

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Address: Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583 2 76 , India
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Hyped place - Just see the bears from watch tower, no safary

Forest reserve is at a distance of 25KM from Hampi or 21 KMs from Hospet. For casual visit one can directly go to the Sanctuary between 2PM to 6PM. Depending on the season one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Bangalore
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Bangalore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Forest reserve is at a distance of 25KM from Hampi or 21 KMs from Hospet. For casual visit one can directly go to the Sanctuary between 2PM to 6PM. Depending on the season one can see the bears after 4PM onwards. During summer Bears will come down after 5PM onwards. In order to improve tourism around the Hampi Forest department... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Daroji is around 25 kms from Hampi and it's definitely worth a visit while you are there. You are assured of a sloth bear 🐻 sighting since the forest guards ensure that they keep some snacks at some key places where the bears would come out to eat them. Otherwise the sighting chances might be very bleak in this huge... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort for 4 days and three nights. The package included a safari trip into Daroji reserve and I took the opportunity to get in some birding during the drive. Our driver, J Venkatesh was very knowledgeable about the history, environment, mammals and bird life in the reserve and I was able to photograph and... More 

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Daroji Bear Sanctuary is quite a long way out of Hampi. According to what we were told, the bears are 'fed' (ie honey is laid out for them) at about 4.30pm each day, which is your best chance of seeing them. The sanctuary reminded me of small game reserves in South Africa. You take your vehicle to an area... More 

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Pfaffing
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit at Daroji Bear Sanctuary. We saw a Sloth bear and a couple of other different mammals and birds in a beautiful landscape. Many people can't understand that a sanctuary is no zoo so they get mad when they do not see a special animal. You have the joice: See real wildlife with the possibility to watch... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The area is sprawling. There is good watch tower. Need binoculars to see the bears. One can see many peacocks, 1 wild boar and many monkeys as well. The bears are fed between 3-5. We went at 3. could see bears after 4. Auto Roughly costs 500 to and fro Hampi.

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Southampton
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

It takes a good hour to drive here from Hampi and the roads aren't great. Some guides say they feed the bears at 5.30 but this seems to happen much earlier in the day. We went late but were lucky enough to see half a dozen bears from the viewpoint but at a considerable distance. There's a substantial climb up... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

This sanctuary is 30-45 minutes from Hampi and the last mile access road is not that great. This should not be high on your priority list as it might disappoint many. If you have visited all the major ruins of Hampi, then you can contemplate your visit here. - Visiting time is from 2-5pm. The sanctuary will be open till... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A short drive away from the city, it's a nice place to see bears in natural surrounding. Honey is spread out on certain strategic points for the bear feeding. Visitors are allowed till a look out point from where they can view the Bears if they are in luck. We waited for quite some time and were going to leave... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went to the sanctuary from Hampi JLR heritage resort. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. I was lucky to spot a bear there. This place is entirely different from other south Indian jungles. A must visit.

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