We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583 2 76 , India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Birdwatchers Delight

With three days long weekend ahead my wife and i planned well in advance and decided to visit Daroji Bear Sanctuary.After consulting couple of my friends we booked through Jungle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Prasad_Natarajan
,
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
365 attraction reviews
1,093 helpful votes 1,093 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

In Indian state of Karnataka, Hampi is a renowned world heritage centre near Hospet, in Bellary district. There is a unique Sloth Bear sanctuary near Hampi at about 15km. Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is probably the only such sanctuary in North Karnataka, which commenced from 1994 and it has established as suitable habitat for Indian Sloth Bears in these years.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

With three days long weekend ahead my wife and i planned well in advance and decided to visit Daroji Bear Sanctuary.After consulting couple of my friends we booked through Jungle Lodges webpage,booking was simple and easy.Online payment option is secure and received confirmation in a day's time. It's 5-6 hours drive from Bangalore,most part of the highway roads are really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You might be disappointed when you see the entrance at first. Its located at a very lonely place and there is no hustle bustle at the gate. One can hardly see 1-2 people there. There are no government or private tour organizers there and hence, you need a vehicle of your own. Once you tread inside, you will reach a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On one of the mornings in Hampi, we were fortunate to enjoy a bird watching hike around the beautiful Matanga Hills with a fantastic local naturalist/environmentalist/ornithologist/photographer gentleman named Mr. Samad Kottur - saw the rare yellow throated bulbuls and yellow bellied cuckoo in this hike. It was the photographs of Mr. Kottur (check web) around Daroji, bears, and his influential... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Faar away from Hampi, takes quite some time to reach there (which is ok. Not good if you are running sorry of time). We could hardly see any Bears though the view from the top is beautiful. Don't understand why they need to charge 500 bucks for your own Car. You can give this place a Skip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Hospet, India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mumbai
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Daroji Bear Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Daroji Bear Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Daroji Bear Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?