Best Rafting Tours in Dandeli - 2020 (with 46 Reviews)

The best rafting tours in Dandeli are a stunning recreational water activity. White water river rafting is an arduous and a challenging adventure and this activity in Dandeli starts from Ganeshgudi which is the start point and ends at Maulangi Dandeli. The river near Dandeli, coupled with Virnoli rapids make a perfect hotspot for adventure sports like river rafting. This stretch covers a distance of about 9.5 kilometres and you need at least 3 hours to cover it. The thrill starts at around 8 - 9 am in the morning. The best time for river rafting is from November to February. However, travellers, who do not visit Dandeli during this period, can still river raft, depending on the water flow. Before getting on the rafts, passengers are instructed with all safety measures. It is very essential for all these measures, to understand the technique and apply them whenever needed and guided. It is also necessary to wear gears like helmet and life jacket and take every possible precautionary measure. As river rafting is a thrilling adventure activity, performing it under an expert’s supervision is a must and Dandeli has guides who are experts in the sport.

The rafts that are used for this activity are inflatable boats, consisting of very durable, multi-layered rubberized or vinyl fabrics with several independent air chambers. The length of these vary from 20 feet, having a width of 8 feet down; to very portable single-person packrafts that may be as small as 4.9 feet long. These may weigh as little as 1.8 kg. As Dandeli is an eco friendly tourist destination, river rafting here can be really enjoyable. Rapids range between 2 to 4 grade which is great for a first timer as well as for an experienced rafter. The adrenaline gush from navigating these mix rapids is an unmatched experience and must be tried at least once by every person. Along with the fun rafting experience, you can also enjoy other parts of Dandeli such as the wildlife sanctuary, rappelling, kayaking, various excursions, etc. You can choose these expeditions from our list of the best rafting tours in Dandeli and other tours, carefully curated to showcase the best of eco-friendly Dandeli.

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Duration: 1 hour About Dandeli Located in the western area of Karnataka, this little town of Dandeli is the emerging hot favorite place for adventure sports. It has a lush green forest where resides its exotic wildlife it has something to offer to everyone. Dandeli is the perfect place for all the adventure sports because it is none less than a hill station as well as a beach. About the activity The flow of the river Kali is perfect for white water rafting. You will be taken to the starting point by the jeep and then you will have to climb down from the hill to start your rafting. Before starting the thrilling adventure the professional and experienced guide will teach you some of the basics tips and tricks for the activity. They will provide you the safety equipment and two guides will take the ride with you. You can decide the length of your rafting depending upon your rafting skills. The speed and the center of mass of the boat may change during the journey, but don’t worry this is where you will get the adrenaline pump. Face the rapids, dive in the stable water and enjoy the thrilling adventure. How to reach You have to reach the vendor’s office where you can easily reach with the help of public or private transport. After reaching to the vendor’s office a Jeep will transport you to the starting point of the activity. Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ( You can choose any one hour in this range) Two variants: 5km rafting and 1km rafting

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28 December 2015
an amazing experinece. went with friends and we had alot of fun. will recommend you that you take thin clothes because you will get wet so that these clothese will dry soon...
28 December 2015
Chandrabhaga Bhattathiri White Water Rafting at Dandeli
I always wanted to go for rafting and this trip made it possible. it was an amazing rafting experinece between the violent river streams. totally unforgettabl experinece.
08 April 2014
Chandrani Pothuvaal White Water Rafting at Dandeli
Fascinating experience and that too so close to Bangalore. Best weekend ever!! Me and my friends had lot of fun in challenging the rapids of river Kali. Our guide for very good and we just need to follow his instruction.
10 September 2015
I had rafted before in the Vaitarna river, but rafting here was a whole new experience. The scenery surrounding the river is simply beautiful, and it was a very well organized trip.
13 August 2015
I loved the rafting experience. This was sch an amazing trip. White water rafting was an amazing experience. Can't just get over the fact that I did this trip.
This was one of the adventurous trips I ever had. This is one of the popular river rafting places in Karnataka. They provide safety jackets and helmet. Even people who do not know swimming can experience the river rafting.
A great adventurous activity. We had so much fun with our group and our safety was also well ensured. A must try thing for all!
31 December 2016
I recently visited Dandeli on the Christmas eve with my friends. We were so excited about river rafting as we heard it was the best activity in Dandeli. Thanks to our guide Jaffer , we were able to go for river rafting and it was an awesome experience. The rapids are good and water is so clear u can just see the rocks underneath. I am rating it 4 only because i felt that the distance(5km) was less for the price (1400) we paid. But overall is was an awesome experience all due to our very helpful guide Jaffer who just tried so hard to get us river rafting on a day it was difficult to arrange due to some issues with the resort guys. He also arranged an awesome home stay at Stanley's Farmhouse. Thank you Jaffer bhai. You must surely try this activity at Dandeli.
12 January 2016
Very Good
The resort is at good location in proper forest area all around and just across the Kali river. Has good facilities for Kayaking, coracle ride, water rafting etc. however during our visit in September 2015, rafting was not available due to low water level.
12 January 2016
Very Good
Perfect vacation resort not so clean and well equiped... But the location is just amazing.. the awesome flow of the river and all the activities like boat ride, rappelling , archery ,kayaking ,river crossing.. all in one spot are just Icing on the cake for any adventure sports enthusiast!

People Also Ask About Rafting in Dandeli

  1. Where is Dandeli? How far is Dandeli from Bangalore and how can I reach?

    Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007.
    Bangalore to Dandeli distance is 460 kms. One can reach Dandeli from Bangalore by the following mentioned transport options:

    1. By Road:
    If you prefer taking the road to reach Dandeli from Bangalore, you can either take your car or take a bus for the same. Lot of buses operate on this route at various price ranges making it very convenient for travellers.

    2. By Train:
    Dandeli does not have a train station, and the nearest station is  It is about 48 kms from Dandeli.

    3. By Flight:
    There are direct flights available to Dandeli from Bangalore. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight.
  2. What is the best time to visit Dandeli for rafting?

    Winter season is the best season for a visit to Dandeli for a taste of river rafting. From October to February as the water levels are high for the same. Summers are also nice for a visit, the climate being moderate throughout the season.

    There are various adventure activities in Dandeli that you can do at the different time of the year.The monsoons, however, are the least advisable time for a trip if you’re planning on rafting.

  3. What all should I carry while visiting Dandeli for rafting?

    There are a couple of essentials one should carry while planning to do river rafting. See below:

    1. Quick dry shorts/bathing suit.
    2. Synthetic shirt for warmth and sun protection.
    3. Sturdy footwear – sandals with straps (no flip-flops), sneakers, wetsuit boots.
    4. Hat with brim to protect face from sun.
    5. Sunglasses with retainer strap.
    6. Avoid all cotton clothing, as cotton gets cold when wet.
  4. What types of rapids will be there in Dandeli?

    The Dandeli rafting trail stretches for around 12 km, making it one of the most exciting and exhilarating stretches of rafting. The rapids in the Dandeli River Rafting can be classified into grade 2 and grade 3 rapids which are ideal for both professionals and inexperienced rafters.

    While Grade 2 rapids are relatively easy to maneuver with little bumps and easy passages, the grade 3 rapids require expert steering and an eye for detail for passing ways. However, due to the presence of skilled instructors, the activity is safe for amateurs as well as experienced rafting professionals.

  5. Which river is famous for rafting in Dandeli?

    River Kali is one of the best rivers for rafting in the entire country.

  6. What is the cost of rafting in Dandeli?

    River rafting is conducted from morning 9 am to 2pm. The average cost per person is INR 1400.

  7. What should be worn during rafting in Dandeli?

    One should wearlight clothes or bathing suit while going for rafting. Avoid cotton clothing as it absorbs all the water and gets cold when wet.

  8. Will we have guide while river rafting in Dandeli?

    Yes, there are skilled instructors while rafting so the activity is safe for amateurs as well as experienced rafting professionals.
    These rafting guides also train you before the session about all the equipment and also with various instructions during the entire session.

  9. How many people will be there on a single raft?

    At normal water levels rafts can fit three to six people comfortably.
    If it is a full flow of water, then 8 - 10 people can easily be accommodated on a single raft.

  10. Will there be life jackets for rafting?

    Yes, we will be providing safety jackets to all the people while rafting. This will be included in the package.

  11. Can someone with spectacles do river rafting in Dandeli?

    Yes, if you wear contacts or spectacles you can still do river rafting.
    When rapids come, water definitely splashes all over but the instructor gives fair warning before each of them.

  12. I do not know swimming; can I go for rafting in Dandeli?

    One can definitely go for river rafting, regardless of the fact if they are swimmers or not.
    We provide safety jackets to all the people who do this activity and have skilled instructors on board in case of any emergency. This will still be a life altering experience.

  13. Is it fine, if I carry my camera during Dandeli river rafting?

    We strongly recommend not to carry any electronics while rafting as, when the rapids get high, water splashes everywhere and can damage your devices.

  14. Can we have alcohol and smoke before going for rafting?

    Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this trip.

  15. Is there any age restriction for the river rafting in Dandeli or it can be enjoyed by anyone?

    Kids below the age group of 12 years are not permitted to do river rafting in Dandeli. This is because the rapids can get very high while rafting.

  16. Can we do camping in Dandeli? Which are some good camp sites?

    Dandeli offers several activities for travelers, including bird watching experiences, Safari and adventure treks, including white water rafting. Camping at Dandeli is one of the best options to go for as it gives you a chance to stay close to nature and breathe in the beautiful flora and fauna of the place. Following are some of the options:

    1. Camp by the Kali River.
    2. Jungle camp near the Dandeli Resort.
    3. Camp at the National Park.
  17. Can I book a Dandeli rafting package online or do I need to pay at the rafting spot?

    One needs to book Dandeli rafting package online before arriving at the location. This is to slot all the groups beforehand and avoid confusion on spot.

  18. What other activities can I do in Dandeli besides rafting?

    Dandeli offers numerous activities. Following are some that you can experience during your stay:

    1. Bird watching experiences,
    2. Safari and adventure treks,
    3. Evening boats for couples and family,
    4. Rock climbing,
    5. Fishing,
    6. Camping overnight,
    7. Nature walks,
    8. Famous rappelling activities.
  19. Which places are a must visit in Dandeli?

    Following are some of the places to see in Dandeli:

    • Visit Syntheri Rock
    • Go to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Anshi National Parks
    • Spend some time at the Kavala Caves
    • Stop and breathe in the fresh air at the Shiroli Peak