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Daroji Bear Sanctuary

Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583 2 76 , India
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Ranked #27 of 35 Attractions in Hampi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hospet, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Daroji Bear Sanctuary is simply a vast rocky area with trees at some places. I first visited this place when I was in school and I can now say that this place has lacked maintenance since then and lost its glory. It feels like the place has been abondoned. The terrible part is, for this really vast area, also called... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I went to this place with the staff of the nearby Jungle Lodges Resort. They told us that there is a good chance to see bears in the evening although with wildlife there can be no guarantees. The staff brought along good quality binoculars and long-range spotting devices. We went to the site a little before sunset and had to... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

i had been there inmonth of october.though have seen lot of reserves,this one is not upto the standards.we can take your own car inside the park.will have to trek a small hill from where u can get glimpse of bears.should have a good pairs of binoculars.not much of wildlife either.strictly avoidable.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Lovely views of countryside on drive out from Hampi.The views from the watchtower in the centr of the bear sanctuary also impressive. Was told probably would not see any bears as it was mating season after about 2 hours.I saw 2 bears but need binoculars for a good view. i thought you would be able to drive around the place... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

One can go here by oneself or on a safari through the sloth bear resort run by Jungle Lodges. Eitherway a sighting of the bears is almost certain as they are fed by the authorities at a location that is easily viewed from the watch tower. Throw in the odd wild boar and peacock and the visit is a very... More

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Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I really thought this was much a do about nothing. Nothing seen, just rocks and more rock. Not recommended to visit, but, there again, you might be lucky!

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Bangalore, India
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Horror of horrors, the fabled mango tree in Hampi was closed and we needed lunch. The restaurant staff at Daroji welcomed us, long after lunch had closed, apologising that they could only do a simple veg Thai from scratch. The surroundings are beautiful and the food was some of the best veg Indian I've had recently. Thanks very much! Can't... More

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Bangalore, India
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It was a really really short trip as we had just one and a half days in hand. Driving down all the way from Bangalore, we wanted to concentrate only on bird watching ,leaving out the architectural tour of Hampi for the next time. We did our birding in and around the forest guest house located at Kamalapur during the... More

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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I had a few issues with this 'sanctuary'. The first was the price, it was extremely expensive (300 foreigner, 500 for the car, and 100 for the guy that did nothing) so total 900. We got there and drove in land to a watch tour where the guy left me. He proceeded to feed the bears far away. My understanding... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

disliked that it was quite hard to see them from the designated view tower. Loved the scenery.

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