Located about 15 km from Hampi; the bear sanctuary is home to Indian sloth bears. It covers more than 82.72 sq km and was declared as a sanctuary in 1994. The most interesting part of the sanctuary is that a narrow pathway with thick forest on both the sides of the path. This pathway leads you to the observatory tower from where you can watch the Sloth bears, the star resident of the sanctuary. The landscape of the sanctuary includes boulders, stones and dense vegetation. Wild fruit bearing trees have been planted for Sloth bears here along with orchards of mango, custard apple and other trees. Apart from bears other wildlife that are seen are leopards, hyena, jackals. One can also see 90 species of birds. You can also see peafowls and pangolin.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT HAMPI
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