Kali Tiger Reserve, Uttar Kannada District

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Kali Tiger Reserve is a protected area and tiger reserve. It is located in Uttara Kannada district, in Karnataka, India. The park is a habitat of Bengal tigers, black panthers and Indian elephants, amongst other distinctive fauna. The Kali River flows through the tiger reserve and is the lifeline of the ecosystem and hence the name. The Tiger reserve is spread over an area of 1300 square kilometers.
The forest in the area was declared the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary on 10 May 1956. The state proposed carving out a section of the sanctuary to form the Anshi national park, and the proposal was implemented on 2 September 1987. The initial proposal covered 250 square kilometres. When the final notification of the park area was issued in 2002, it was extended by another 90 square kilometres.
It was renamed to Kali Tiger Reserve in Dec 2015.
The park is home to several hydroelectric dams and a nuclear power station.
It is notable that Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary were together granted the status of Project Tiger tiger reserve, being declared as 'Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve' in January, 2007. The 340km2 Anshi park adjoins the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, and together with six adjacent protected areas in the states of Goa and Maharashtra, forms an almost uninterrupted protected forest area of over 2200km2.
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  • Been to this reserve in Jan 2018. They arrange safari at 6 AM and 4 PM. for two hours duration. You can take your vehicle up to the gate where parking is available. Safari charges are Rs.450/ head. Si...  more »
  • We drove through the KTR on our way from Karwar to Panchgani. The forest is lush green and you half expect an animal to pop out on the road. The road itself is well-maintained and a delight to drive o...  more »
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