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Welcome to the stunning Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State, home of the Kali Tiger Reserve. KTR, which spans the taluks of Dandeli, Haliyal, Karwar, and Joida, is home to numerous wildlife species, including Bengal tigers. Enjoy tranquil, environmentally friendly lodging in the midst of stunning scenery and a profusion of vegetation.

Between latitudes 14° 57′ 23.04″ N and longitudes 74° 15′ 7.56″ East and latitudes 15° 9′ 56.16″ North and longitude 74° 43′ 10.56″ East, there is a reserve. It is made up of two significant protected areas: Anshi National Park (339.866 sq km) and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (475.018 sq km), which together make up a single tract of protected territory situated in the biologically delicate Western Ghats.

Come along with us as we work to preserve these priceless natural treasures for future generations and take in Kali Tiger Reserve’s breathtaking splendor.


On May 10th, 1956, Kali Tiger Reserve the local woodland was designated as the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The state suggested separating a portion of the sanctuary to create the Anshi national park, and this idea was put into action on September 2nd, 1987.

The original concept was 250 square kilometers in size. When the park area’s final notification was made in 2002, it was expanded by an additional 90 square kilometers.


The elevation of Kali Tiger Reserve, which is situated in the Western Ghats between 14°54′ and 15°07′ N latitude and 74°16′ and 74°30′ E longitude, varies between 27-1,059 m (89-3,474 ft) above MSL.

Water holes in this area dry out quite early in the summer despite the fact that it rains heavily there because the soil is laterite, and which has a low water-holding capacity.

The tiger reserve’s current name, Kali Tiger Reserve, was given to it in December 2015. The river Kali is the lifeblood of the inhabitants of Uttara Kannada and flows through the Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.

The name change was intended to raise public awareness of the value of the River Kali to the ecology. Additionally, the name contributed to the tiger reserve having a distinct character.

The Dandeli Tiger Reserve spans 1300 square kilometers and includes two of the most significant protected areas in the area.

They are the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, which spans an area of roughly 475 square kilometers, and the Anshi National Park, which together total an area of 339.866 square kilometers.


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has classified both the wet deciduous forests and the montane rain forests of the North Western Ghats ecoregions, which include the park.

The biodiversity of the forests is high.Here, common trees and plants include Garcinia morella, Malabar tamarind, Bintangur, and Calophyllum wightianum.


Although they are rarely seen, the park is home to tigers, elephants, and black panthers . The northern plains grey langur, the sambar deer, the spotted deer (chital or axis deer).

The Indian bison, the sloth bear, the Indian wild boar, the bonnet macaque, and various deer are among the other large mammals found here.


The woodlands here are home to pangolins, flying squirrels, Malabar civets, Indian giant squirrels, jackals, jungle cats, leopard cats, little Indian civets, Indian grey mongooses, and wild dogs.

Animals in Kali Tiger Reserve

Despite being a tiger reserve, it is uncommon to see tigers here. Rare black panthers and elephants are also kept here. On the other hand, it can be challenging to spot these species.

In addition, a variety of deer and squirrels can be seen here, along with the Indian bison, sloth bear, bonnet macaque, jackal, porcupine, and wild boar known as Hanuman Langur.


This location is home to a variety of reptiles, such as the monitor lizard, as well as a variety of snakes, such as the Spectacled Cobra, Bamboo Pit Viper, King Cobra, Russell’s Viper, Saw-Scaled Viper, and Indian Rock Python. 

Kali Tiger Reserve provides a variety of nature-inspired and educational camps for both tourists and students. Here are some of the camps offered within the reserve:

  • Adventure Camp Castle Rock Nature
  • Education Camp Tulgi Nature Education
  • Camp Anshi Ever-Green Camp

Visit Information

  • The greatest months to visit are October to May.
  • The recreation area is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Time Required : 7-8 hrs
  • Section Expense : Indians: INR 40,
  • Outside Nationals: INR 80
  • Safari Timings : Morning – 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM; Evening – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Safari Cost : INR 2500 to INR 3000 (Incorporates a vehicle, an aide, driver, licenses)
  • Best Opportunity to Visit the Safe-haven : October to April
  • Safari Length : 3 to 4 hours. With 8 individuals in a jeep.


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