Located just a short two-hour drive from Goa is the Kali Tiger Reserve. Here’s why you should check it out the next time you’re in Goa!
What, When, Where: A Guide To Spending A Day At The Kali Tiger Reserve Near Goa
What Can I Do There?
It is also known as the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger reserve as it was formed in 2007 after joining the two sanctuaries of Dandeli and Anshi together. It is one of the largest, most beautiful jungles and is very bio-diverse in nature, especially for the tiger population in the country, spread over a total area of some 339.866 sq km.
The best part of visiting the Kali Tiger Reserve is doing their safari to sight not only tigers, but also black panthers, jackals, spotted deers, sloth bears, elephants, gaurs and more. Or you could just trek through the forest, do some bird watching or even visit the famous Syntheri Rock which is situated some 14 km from the Kulgi Nature camp and is an attractive monolithic rock about 90 metres in height. With some 270 different bird species, it is also a great place for bird watching. And then one can also do some river rafting.
Where Can I Stay?
In case you want to spend a night or two in ther, then the reserve has multiple options of camp stays managed by the forest department. These are the Kulgi and Anshi Nature Camp, the Castle Rock Adventure Camp & the Attiveri Bird Sanctuary. These are mostly individual tented accommodation or dormitories and really affordable. The food is basic and very affordable again as well as the experience of living in the middle of a jungle with the occasional wild animal coming into the camps.
Carry your own beverages, soft drinks or otherwise, as the camps don’t offer these.