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Overview

The Sloth Bear Heritage Resort set in rustic natural environs adjoining the sanctuary strikes a chord with nature. At Hampi, one can taste a heady concoction of adventure and awe inspiring creations garnished with heritage trails and nature walks.

Accomodation

20 comfortable twin-bed cottages equipped with modern amenities are spread across the 33-acre property dotted with shrubs and rocky outcrops. Apart from an air-conditioned bedroom and a spacious attached bath, each cottage has porch that offers spectacular vistas of the undulating landscape. The cottages have donned the colors of the earth and blend seamlessly with the pristine natural setting. Their thatched roofs help in keeping the interiors cool. The resort shares a fence with the adjoining Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. Special efforts have been taken to preserve the natural scrub vegetation and grasslands that attract birds

Activities

The Resort is an all-year destination. The weather is at its best and conducive foroutdoor activities from November till February. The months from July to September are a good time to enjoy themonsoons. This region receives heavy showers transforming the surroundings into a verdant paradise. March toMay is generally warm.

Season

The resort is open throughout the year. July to March is conducive for outdoors and also a good time for sighting wildlife. Sloth bears can be sighted all-year through. Even though the summer heat is oppressive, early mornings and late evenings are pleasant and tourist hotspots are less crowded. After the monsoons, the rock dominated landscape and plush fields sport vivid shades of green. November to February is the peak season.

Wildlife

With plentiful thorn scrub vegetation and boulders strewn acorss its contours, the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is home to many free ranging sloth bears. You can enjoy a session of 'bear watching' from the watchtower perched atop a hillock. The sanctuary is also home to hyenas, wild boars, black-naped hares, pangolins, porcupines, jackals and leopards. The 8 Km drive through the forest presents an opportunity to sight several species of birds including endemic species like painted spur fowl and yellow-throated bulbuls and dry land specialties like sand grouse, quails, sirkeer malkohas and stone-curlews. Peafowl are aplenty.

Location

From Bangalore you can reach Kamalapur via Nelamangala, Tumkur, Chitradurga and Hospet. Take NH4 from Bangalore to Chitradurga (199 Km) and NH13 from Chitradurga to Hospet (135 Km). 12 Km from Hospet is Kalamapur. Once at Kamalapur, turn right at Ambedkar Circle towards Kannada University Road leading to P.K. Halli.

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