A scenic destination which is blessed with some breathtaking natural beauty, Ganeshgudi is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and is home to some lush green forest ranges of the Sahyadris on the banks of the river Kali. The place is blessed with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Going by its name, the place offers some excellent sightings of the malabar pied hornbill and malabar grey hornbill; both birds can be seen in abundance feeding on the fruits on the trees. The hornbill crossing is a routine of the majestic birds crossing across the Kali river every evening which a sight is not to be missed.
The Old Magazine House is haven here for nature enthusiasts and travellers who come seeking some peaceful atmosphere. The forest camp here would be an ideal vacation destination, if you are looking forward to a peaceful and tranquil holiday.
The summers in Ganeshgudi are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of April marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 30°C to 36°C during these months. The Month of November marks the start of the winter season in Ganeshgudi. Temperature ranges between 17°C to 29°C. Winters last till February in Ganeshgudi. This is one of the best seasons to visit Ganeshgudi as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains.
The best season to visit Ganeshgudi is the winter season that lasts from October to February.
How to Reach
The nearest Railway Station is Karwar Railway Station, roughly 108 kms. from Ganeshgudi which is connected to the major cities of India like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Patna.
The nearest International Airport is Dabolim Airport, Goa, roughly three hour drive from Ganeshgudi. Dabolim Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune and Lucknow.
Ganeshgudi is 67 Kms from Dharwad, 75 Kms from Belgaum, 84 Kms from Hubli, 103 Kms from Karwar, 115 Kms from Uttara Kannada, 150 Kms from Gadag, 206 Kms from Bagalkot and is linked via Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and some private travel services.
The camp is wrapped up in some of the finest moist deciduous forests, which support a fine assortment of wildlife. The occasional sightings of the sambar, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel and the flying squirrel add on further to the beauty of the place. The lack of large animals is compensated by a plethora of birds which begin with the Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill. The list goes on further to the flycatchers, orioles, babblers and the shama. The flying lizard can be seen very frequently in these forests. The Hornbill Trio Ganeshgudi is home to the beautiful hornbills. The birds are found in three different species: the first being the Malabar grey hornbill, the second the Malabar pied hornbill and the last one is the great Indian hornbill. The Malabar grey hornbill is found predominantly in the western ghats and other hills attached to the Sahyadris in south India. These birds have a large beak but lack the casque which is found in some other hornbill species. They move around in small groups and feed on figs and other forest fruits; their loud cackling call makes them familiar to the people of the region. The great Indian hornbill is one of the large members of the hornbill family and is found in south and southeast Asia. The bird is impressive in size and colour and holds an important place in many tribal cultures and rituals.
Let’s Go Birding
At JungleTrail, we customise your packages as per your requirements. Generally, 2 or 3 nights package would be ideal to explore the entire forest and have the best wildlife experiences. There are 2 jungle safaris in a day. One starts early morning and the other in the afternoon. All our packages includes transfers from the nearest railway station or the airport, stay with all meals and jungle safaris as per the plan. Kindly fill in the form on the page with your requirements and we shall get back to you with a complete Itinerary designed for you.