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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Dandeli
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:
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.
There are a couple of essentials one should carry while planning to do river rafting. See below:
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.
River Kali is one of the best rivers for rafting in the entire country.
River rafting is conducted from morning 9 am to 2pm. The average cost per person is INR 1400.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we will be providing safety jackets to all the people while rafting. This will be included in the package.
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.
One can definitely go for river rafting, regardless of the fact if they are swimmers or no. 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.
We strongly recommend not to carry any electronics while rafting as, when the rapids get high, water splashes everywhere and can damage your devices.
Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this trip.
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.
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:
Dandeli offers numerous activities. Following are some that you can experience during your stay:
Following are some of the places to see in Dandeli:
Traveller Tales from Dandeli
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
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.
13 March 2017
"Awesome place. Food is ok ok..but if u r north indian or south Indian, doesn't matter..u will like the food. The resort owner is so polite and helpful, he will do everything u asked for. If u want liquor, u will get it with a little additional cost..and the evening with campfire is just un forgettable..Rooms are excellent with all facilities provided. In such a low cost, u can't expect more than this. Rooms are like 3 star Hotel room..Just an awesome trip of life..Will love to see the place again in the same resort..."
08 April 2014
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.
06 August 2015
The entire experience of Dandeli water rafting was one to remember forever! We went as a group of strangers but those 4 hours of team work bound us so closely together that we returned as friends. The organisers were also experienced and trained which made us a little less worried about the whole experience. They instructed us very well on safety and how to follow their commands! It is important as if we don’t then we are only at risk! The rafting adventure itself was thrilling to no end and unforgettable! Whenever the raft was bumping the rapids, I used to have a knot in my stomach! Even if my friends were non-swimmers, they were very well taken care of by the instructors.
24 November 2015
Adventure at Panther Jungle Stay in Dandeli was a brilliant experience, I must say. The beauty of Dandeli is unexplainable. While we wondered what special thing we can do for anniversary, we decided to take this adventure jungle stay. Although, I haven’t ever done a jungle stay, I do know that Jungle stays amuse me a lot. And, yes this Jungle stay was just awesome. The stay, food, and the activities at the stay were all well planned and perfect. I had a great weekend at Dandeli. Also, this place is not just for a romantic getaway, but for people who prefer to have a little bit of thrill and adventure too.
18 October 2015
kickass place bro! I am still thanking my stars I chose to have this experience rather than spending it on some other dinner or movie. Everything there is so cool, i mean from kayaking and other activities to the jungle's nature walk, everything is just awesome!
16 June 2015
Rafting is an incredible experience and there is no match for it. Dandeli is an idle place for white water rafting - loved the entire experience. I still get goosebumps whenever I think about my rafting adventure here.
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.
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