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Hornbill Festival, Dandeli - 16th & 17th February 2019

Starting from USD 90

The Karnataka Forest Department in association with The Tourism Department of Karnataka has organised Hornbill Festival of Dandeli in the sylvan city of Dandeli nestled in the Western Ghats – which is at the heart of habitat of the Hornbills in this region.

  • Duration
    2 days
  • Group Size
    2 to 10
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Season
    February - February
Hornbill Festival, Dandeli - 16th & 17th February 2019

The Karnataka Forest Department in association with The Tourism Department of Karnataka has organised Hornbill Festival of Dandeli in the sylvan city of Dandeli nestled in the Western Ghats – which is at the heart of habitat of the Hornbills in this region.

The Hornbill is also a significant part of several tribal cultures and rituals across India. The male and female bodily differences in the bird are also striking. The back of the casque is reddish is females, while the underside of the front and back of the casque black in the males. The wing beats of the birds are heavy and the sound produced by the birds in flight can be heard from a distance. They mainly feed on fruits of Ficus spp, Cinnamomum spp, Myristica spp, Canarium spp and aid in dispersal of seeds through droppings and help in regeneration of important species and thereby earning the apt clepe “Farmers of the forest” or “Feathered foresters”. They also feed on arthropods, lizards, snakes, bat, squirrel etc.

The Hornbill is now placed in the category of endangered and threatened bird species. Successful conservation efforts have been taken up by Karnataka Forest Department with help of conservationists and local people by sensitizing about the importance of these Avian Jewels which are part of our cultural heritage and Biodiversity. To further the cause of conservation efforts- “Hornbill Festival” has been organized from 2nd to 4th of February, 2018 at Forest Rest House premises in Dandeli to draw attention of the world-wide avian lovers to this species and to create awareness to people and sensitizing them about importance of conservation of Hornbills and their habitat.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry to the event & talks.
  • Bird Walks.
  • First day Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Dinner.
  • Second day Breakfast, Lunch & Tea.
  • 36 hours stay in Nature Home Stay..
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Last day Dinner.
  • Pickup from/to airport/railway station/bus stand.
  • The commute from the hotels to the event area.
  • Transport from your city to Dandeli (but can be arranged on request).
  1. Day 1: - Arrival at the Home Stay.

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    • Following your early morning arrival; around 08:00AM, at the Home Stay get freshened up and enjoy a delicious South Indian breakfast. Post this, you will be headed to Birding Walks, Talks on Bird Conservation, Interaction with Eminent Birders and Bird Photographers.
    • Post this, having delicious Lunch.
    • Cultural Evening
    • Camp fire
    • Dinner

  2. Day 2: Activties - Departure

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    • Following your early morning delicious South Indian breakfast. Post this, you will be headed to Jatha & Swimming in River Kali.
    • Post this, having delicious Lunch.
    • Activities like Archery etc.
    • Departure.

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Accomodation

  • 3 star Accommodation with Double / Triple sharing

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Medical Kit Required

Refund

  • No refund can be done for the bookings.

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