Daroji Bear Sanctuary was instated in 1994 in Hampi. it has proved to be a suitable habitat for the Indian Sloth Bears in a span of few years. It is estimated that about 120 Sloth Bears are living in this sanctuary. A visit to this sanctuary can be coupled with a trip to Hampi!
Netrani islands or Pigeon island, 10 nautical miles off Murudeshwar is a divers Paradise where the depths range from 6 to 40 meters with excellent visibility of 15 to 30 meters and more. In netrani islands you can see an abundance of colorful marine life thriving in un-polluted environment, in a natural oceanic marine ecological system of coral reefs.
Wildlife and Waterfalls near Bangalore..
Karnataka has over 20% of its geographic area under forest cover and has diverse flora and fauna ranging from the pachyderms to the majestic tigers. Karnata has as many as 6 tiger reserves, Bandipur tiger reserve and the Nagahole tiger reserve being the most popular.
There are a few bird sanctuaries also near Bangalore like Ranganthitu Bird Sanctuary which is worth a visit as a one day excurssion from Bangalore.
Waterfalls in Karnataka
Karnataka has many gigantic waterfalls and Jog Falls india's tallest waterfall bears testimony to this fact!
Uttara Kannada has a profusion of the number of watefalls in Karnataka.
There are many small waterfalls near almost all the hillstations in Karnataka adding to the beauty of the destination. The falls are at their best during the monsoon, with arching rainbows colouring the mist.