Anshi National Park, Dandeli
National Park

Anshi National Park

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Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 14,
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in Dandeli
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9 Ratings & 7 Reviews

About Anshi National Park

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Winter: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Anshi National Park adjoins the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Collectively, along with six other protected areas in the states of Goa and Maharashtra, it forms a protected forest area of over 2,200 sq. km. It was segregated from Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary on 2 September 1987. In January 2007, it was granted the status of Project Tiger sanctuaries.

Spread over an area of 340 sq. km, the park is a habitat of melanistic leopards, tigers and elephants, amongst other fauna. Having an altitude that varies from 200 m to 925 m above sea level, the park is located in the Western Ghats Range. The park occupies the North Western Ghats montane rain forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests eco-regions. Both of these regions have been deemed endangered by the World Wildlife Fund.

Bamboo, bauhinia, eucalyptus, lantana, silver oak, teak and xylia xylocarpa forms the vegetation of the park. Fauna inhabiting the park include bonnet macaque, barking deer, mouse deer and many other animals.. The park also houses pangolin, sloth bear, king cobra, krait, python, rat snake and viper.

Birdwatchers can spot around 200 species of birds in the park. These include crested serpent eagle, great hornbill, golden-backed woodpecker and many others.. In the park, tourists can also spot adjutant stork, ashy woodswallow, black-crested bulbul and others.. The park can be visited between November and June.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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7 traveller reviews for Anshi National Park

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Rajendra

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  • Rajendra
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  545 readers

"OK place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
In national park overall ride is good. We have not seen much animals in park except birds, monkey and deer.
May be sunrise time not suitable. If park authority use animal tracking system might help tourist to enjoy more .. Our visit to national park was not much fruitful.
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Megharaj Birje

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  • Megharaj Birje
  • 1 Review
  •  453 readers

"Hornbill Park"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Anshi wildlife sanctuary has very dense vegetation. Jeep ride takes us through jungle, no private vehicles allowed. To be in better chance to spot wildlife go to Anshi entrance very early in the Morning and try to catch very first jeep ride. We were able to see Tiger Paw's, Hornbills, Deers, lots of Peacock. It's worth a visit. :)
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Shanmukha Raj jampula

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  • Shanmukha Raj jampula
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  635 readers

"Great experience with many activities"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
Had a great experience with Dandeli. The best experience ever experienced in my life. Recommend everyone to visit atleast once. Experience Kayaking, Zorbing and River Rafting which will leave you lot more memories.
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Srujan Desai

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  • Srujan Desai
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 9 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  8865 readers

"Some wild animals are easily spotted"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2015
The National Park is also a tiger reserve. So all the other formalities like permits and stuff are necessary. The forest department also organises safaris. However, I would suggest hiking or taking forest trails with a guide. Jackals, hornbills and giant squirrels are easily spotted. A lot of species of birds are spotted if you dress inconspicuously and stay quiet.
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  • 5 votes

Timmaah

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  • Timmaah
  • 4 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  7799 readers

"Early morning is the best time to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2014
It is a nice national park, though one has to be lucky to spot the animals though there are plenty of deer and birds present. Early morning is the best time to visit the park.
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews
  •  2437 helpful votes
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"Mind blowing park"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2014
Beauty of this forest is mind blowing . This is the one of the most beautiful forest i ever seen . Here river rafting is also available . River rafting at this place is awesome .
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  • 6 votes

Sandhya Akre

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  • Sandhya Akre
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  19026 readers

"Fun time with family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2014
The river Rafting was a total Paisa Vasool experience. All 7 of us were reeling the experience of it. The Barbecue night was fun filled and the bird life was colorful. We sighted many horn bills and my daughter had a galore of photographs.
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