Picture1 – Buffer zone of the Sanctuary
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Sanctuary is situated approximately 301 kms from Bangalore in Haveri district. It is 8 kms away from Ranebennur town. Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary on the 17th of June 1974 to protect Balckbucks. There are around 6,000 blackbucks in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is spread over 119 sq kms. The vegetation comprises of open grasslands, Eucalyptus, Acacia and Neem trees.
Picture2 – Inside the Sanctuary
The sanctuary is also home to Wolf, Wild Boar, Fox, Jackal, Langur, Porcupine, Mongoose, Hare and Pangolin. In and around Airani Gudda/hill is the sanctuary of Hyenas. The highly endangered the great Indian Bustard bird is found in this region. Other birds spotted here are the Peafowl, Sirkeer Cuckoo, Large Grey Babbler, Baybacked Shrike, Black Drongo, Grey Partridge, Sand Grouse and many others.
Picture3 – Large Grey Babbler
The best time to visit this place is from October to March.
Picture4 – A male Blackbuck resting in the sanctuary
Picture5 – A female Blackbuck rescued by the forest officials
A forest guesthouse situated in the buffer zone of the sanctuary called Gnagajala has 6 rooms and can accommodate up to 12 persons. Nature camp facilities with dormitory accommodation are also available. Hotels and lodges are available at Ranebennur town too.
Type of Place: Wild life Sanctuary
Situated: Haveri district, Ranebennur
Distarnce: 301 kms from Bangalore, 8 kms from Ranebennur town
Transport: Well connected by road, buses and train ply to Ranebennur town
Facilities: Staying option at Forest Rest House, Gangajala and various lodges at Ranebennur
For further details contact:
Assistant conservator of forests,
Ranebennur – 581115
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests – Wildlife
Aranya Bhavan, 18th Cross,
Bangalore – 560 003
Ph: 080 – 23341993
kindly let us know is there any good hotels at ranebennur and also how to go to deveragudda from ranebennur sogal
Yelu Koti yelu Koti….
From what I have seen in Ranebennur there are no good hotels but you can book in the forest guest house. There are many buses plying from Ranebennur to Devaragudda. Devaragudda is well connected by road. (Poona – Bangalore National highway NH4)
Hope this helps…
hi once i had been to ranibeenur … ofcourse u wont get 5 star hotel der .. but one hotel is der which is very sophosticated & well organised u find all facilities der in low price …lodge with north indian &south indian resturant and it is near bus stand… name of the hotel SRI NANDI . very clean rooms & very good service i was very happy visting der & now i book rooms through phone… near dat hotel u get buses to devaragudda & also from guttal cross u get tempo which is very near to hotel sri… Read more »
Thanks a lot for giving this valuable information. Travelers to Ranebennur and Devaragudda will benefit from this.
Thanks a lot for the info on the sanctuary 🙂
I have a few questions,
1. Does the sanctuary include guided safari tours?
2. Should I have my own vehicle or the sanctuary has safari vehicles?
3. Can I trek in the park?
It will be very helpful if I could get that info.
thanks and regards,
You can take your own vehicle inside after buying the tickets and a forest guard / guide will accompany you. Or you can take the jeep safari run by the forest department.
Trekking – Please ask the forest officials as I am not very sure whether you will be allowed to trek inside.
Have a good time,
dear ms Shantha,
I plan to vist Devara Gudda , Mylara, Deer sanctuary and peacock sanctuary . We – myself, my wife , my daughter (23) . son (18) plan to reach Ranibennur at 630 PM on 13 Aug 2011. Please suggest place to stay on 13th and 14th .
best regards and thanks,
I am sorry, I do not know of any place where you can stay. You will have to go there and check out some of the small lodges available there.
Have a nice holiday,
hi can someone suggest how to book forest guest house in ranebennur