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Address: Vidyaranya | Bellary District, Hampi 583 2 76 , India

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See the Sloth Bears

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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Beijing
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 costs 500 to and fro Hampi.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Neil C
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jasuvi
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We spent good 3 hours here having binoculars around our neck , but all we could managr to see was few red faced monkeys and pea cocks . Perhaps we started for the sanctuary , bit late . Howver like all other places in Hampi , this place can also be simply enjoyed by soaking in the calmness and the... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Most Amazing Bear sanctuary...very fascinated by the sighting of the Bears and super Birding too... Eurasian Thicknee and Francolin

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly finding the place is a bit of a task due to unclear signboards. GPS is truly a blessing. At the gate you are charged an exorbitant 500 bucks for a car entry & Rs. 25/- per adult, we thought we'd atleast spot one out of the hundred & twenty bears. Reception below the first view point was shut and... More 

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