10 Best Rafting Tours in Dandeli - 2020 (with 1360 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.

Popular Dandeli Rafting Tour Packages

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Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli | Book Online & Save 21% 2D/1N ₹ 1350 5.0 star View Details
White Water Rafting at Dandeli Flat 20% off 1H ₹ 600 5.0 star View Details
Long Weekend Special Trip, Dandeli 3D/2N ₹ 6900 4.0 star View Details
One Day Water Adventure, Dandeli 1D ₹ 3150 3.0 star View Details
Adventure Trip to Dandeli from Goa 12H ₹ 4800 3.0 star View Details
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Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli | Book Online & Save 21% Best Seller
Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli | Book Online & Save 21%



This is a special package with a complimentary sightseeing tour like no other. Please read the end of the overview for details.About the Activity:Among the many activities and things to do at Leisure jungle stay in Dandeli, you can take a nature walk through the evergreen jungles, embark on a wildlife spotting tour or go for a bird watching tour and spot some of the colorful birds. While the main attraction of this Panther Stay at Dandeli experience are the ‘Big Five’: Elephant, Bison, Black Panther, Tiger, and Leopard, you can also enjoy several encounters with reptiles, butterflies, and insects as well.Dandeli lets you indulge in activities like pond Swimming, kayaking, trekking, boating. Discover and explore the appealing beauty of nature along with spotting several exotic wildlife species.Check-in: 11 AMCheck-out: 11 AMHow to reach-The campsite is just 5kms away from the Dandeli bus stand.Special Package : Camping will all meals, activities, transfers from Bangalore and Complimentary Sightseeing tourWe bring you a special package with round trip transfers from Bangalore and a complimentary sightseeing tour around the campsite. You will get transfers to and from Bangalore from various pick up and drop locations in Bangalore. We will take you to many amazing places nearby for exploration and sightseeing absolutely for free! The sightseeing attractions include:Dandelappa TempleSyntheri RocksSathoddi FallsJenukallu Gudda, YellapuraMagod WaterfallsPickup time: 10:00 PMMinimum number of people required: 4

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White Water Rafting at Dandeli Flat 20% off Featured
White Water Rafting at Dandeli Flat 20% off



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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Long Weekend Special Trip, Dandeli Best Seller
Long Weekend Special Trip, Dandeli



Departure Date: 29th December, 2019.Starting Point: Multiple pick-up locations in Bangalore city.Dandeli,  situated on the banks of the Kali river, is blessed with the lush green forests and is the perfect blend of scenic beauty, wildlife, and adventure sports. The travel and nature enthusiasts indulge in various activities with maximum excitement as this place offers numerous adventurous options for water sports such as kayaking, river rafting, and river crossing.About the ActivityThe Long weekend special trip in Dandeli brings you the best combo which lets you experience super thrilling and adventurous Water Sports Combo along with a comfortable stay amidst nature, accompanied by a delightful sightseeing tour. The package lets you enjoy fun-filled activities such as White water rafting, Kayaking, Zorbing, Boating in the River Kali.Besides, you get a chance to experience a joyous Jungle trek that will lead you towards viewing the majestic beauty of mini Pangong in Dandeli. Also, the package lets you gather glimpses of other famous spots in Dandeli such as Anshi national park, Honey Park Dandeli, Supa Dam water and grasp the charm of the waterfall, Syntheri Rocks with the help of the Sightseeing Tour. The trip also provides you with warm stay amidst nature in a comfortable homestay with the provision of separate rooms for boys and girls.The trip, in order to ensure maximum convenience, provides Pick up and drop facility from Bangalore in a vehicle, where the type of vehicle depends on the size of the group. You get  conveniently picked up on Friday night from different spots at a different time and then the fun-filled overnight journey transfers you till base camp.Pick-up Locations07:15 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala08:00 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel08:30 PM: (Hard rock café) MG road at 8:30 PM Time Duration of the Trip : 3 days and 2 nightsHow to Reach?The above-mentioned pick-up locations could be easily reached with the help of public or private transport.Stay The Long weekend special trip in Dandeli provides you with comfortable accommodation that would be provided in Homestays. There are separate rooms for boys and girls.MealsWith the Long Weekend special trip in Dandeli, you get to grab delicious meals in the form of three breakfasts, two lunch on the peak, 2 Dinner (veg, non-veg).

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One Day Water Adventure, Dandeli
One Day Water Adventure, Dandeli



Delight in an adventure packed day along the gushing waters of River Kali. The close to 9-10 hour rafting expedition begins in the morning around 9 am, when you are picked up from Dandeli for an hour long drive to the River Kali. Once there, you are briefed about the techniques and safety measures by a professional guide who also kits you up with life jackets and helmets. The next hour or so is spent in indulging in the stimulating and exciting activity of paddling your raft in the swiftly swirling waters of the river. With rapids ranging from grade 2 to 3, the 12 km rafting route on the Kali River is fairly placid and is ideal for even inexperienced rafters. Having completed this activity and built up a sufficient appetite, you are then driven to another shore for a lunch break. With the water at this shore being calmer, the remaining activities of kayaking, river surfing and coracle riding are conducted here for the next 2 hours. A specialised person guides you through the kayaking experience as you slowly make you way over the river water in your inflated raft. Also get an opportunity to revel in the natural Jacuzzi formed with the crystal clear waters of Kali. Having concluded an action-packed day, you return to Dandeli for a much welcome rest. Duration:  This one day activity would take around 9-10 hours
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Adventure Trip to Dandeli from Goa
Adventure Trip to Dandeli from Goa


About the Activity:Head out for this adventurous trip to Dandeli from Goa and indulge in an array of activities.Start your trip at 6:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel in Goa in an air conditioned shared vehicle.Experience the fun and thrill as you try river rafting and raft through the currents.Enjoy kayaking and coracle boat ride in the crystal clear waters.Delight in a quick bath while exploring the natural Jacuzzi in the river Kali and spot some crocodile.Enjoy sightseeing in the Syntheri rock and if you are lucky spot some wildlife in this trip.Conclude your tour at 7:30 PM and get dropped back at your hotel.
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11 December 2018
"Just onclick all the things are done... Right from booking to say goodbye.. . all people are supportive, owner, coworker ..... Events were very cool. Zipline, Burma bridge, Rain pool dance, DJ, boating, campfire, tent stay... Jungle trek was too good.... Food was awesome. Thanks, Thrillophilia for such cool gesture and keeping such homestay in your site. ... will suggest all people to stay.... will visit next year to ... an unforgettable and most memorable trip.
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.
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
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.
16 February 2020
A very good experience.Camping, bonfire, food, activities was awesome.Just that the common washrooms could be kept cleaner.Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and helpful.The manager Veeresh was very friendly.Overall a very good experience.
04 December 2019
We were a group of 19 people and the team managed everything brilliantly. Everyone loved the place. This place might not be popular but it should be. The owner, manager Mr. Mehboob, the staff and the thrillophilia team, everyone helped a lot and made this trip memorable. They helped us with everything we wanted during the stay. The food was amazing and the rain dance pool will force you to cancel few of your outdoor plans :P its worth it. Even after we left, few of my colleagues had left some valuables and they happily couriered everything back to us within a couple of days. Kudos to the people there. Must visit if you are planning your stay in Dandeli. Don't go for big names and widely popular ones. This is the place to be.
11 August 2019
If you guys ever plan to visit dandeli! Panther stay is the place to be ???????? Never expected such great hospitality from panther stay! Staff members were soo soo kind and fun ! ???? they never hesitated to provide us whatever we asked! Mr.Veeresh was soo kind! And the cooking staff is the best thing you can find here! After all the activities! Cooking staff will make sure they will serve the most delicious food of dandeli!! Kind staff! Fun activities! Good food! Best service! What else you need ? Panther stay is probably the best resort with best ppl you can find there! Will refer all my friends and colleagues who wants to visit dandeli! Much love Panther stay! The best experience! ????????
05 August 2019
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.
05 August 2019
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!

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