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Daroji Bear Sanctuary

#32 of 59 things to do in Hampi Features Animals
Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583276, India
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Daroji: Enchanted Forest

There are 2 reasons the sanctuary is worth visiting. 1) Although you can see the bears only from a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Though I have been to the Daroji Bear sanctuary before. This trip was a memorable one for the sheer... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583276, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 2 reasons the sanctuary is worth visiting. 1) Although you can see the bears only from a great distance, from the viewing point, it was a unique experience for me as I had never seen a bear before. That is reason enough. A...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Though I have been to the Daroji Bear sanctuary before. This trip was a memorable one for the sheer numbers of bears we witnessed. In all we saw 13 bears of which two were mothers carrying two cubs each on their backs. from 3 PM...More

Thank s0ugatag
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank HarishAsTraveler
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

Thank Kiran B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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,...More

Thank mass462
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...More

Thank Herschelian
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...More

Thank Nymuck
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank FamilyOfThree181
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...More

Thank Neil C
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...More

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