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Best Rafting Tours in Dandeli

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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    About the Activity:and have a tryst with the fascinating wildlife! Discover and explore the appealing beauty of the nature along with spotting several exotic wildlife species.Among the many activities and things to do at Adventure 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 colourful 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 into activities like river rafting, kayaking, rappelling, angling, coracle riding and several others.

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    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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    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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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Dandeli

  • 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:

    • 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.
    • By Train: Dandeli does not have a train station, and the nearest station is  It is about 48 kms from Dandeli.
    • By Flight: There are direct flights available to Dandeli from Bangalore. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. 

  • 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.

  • 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:

    • Quick dry shorts/bathing suit
    • Synthetic shirt for warmth and sun protection
    • Sturdy footwear – sandals with straps (no flip-flops), sneakers, wetsuit boots
    • Hat with brim to protect face from sun
    • Sunglasses with retainer strap
    • Avoid all cotton clothing, as cotton gets cold when wet

  • 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. 

  • Which river is famous for rafting in Dandeli?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Can we have alcohol and smoke before going for rafting?


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

  • 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.

  • 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:

    • Camp by the Kali River
    • Jungle camp near the Dandeli Resort
    • Camp at the National Park

  • 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.

  • What other activities can I do in Dandeli besides rafting?


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

    • Bird watching experiences
    • Safari and adventure treks
    • Evening boats for couples and family
    • Rock climbing
    • Fishing
    • Camping overnight
    • Nature walks
    • Famous rappelling activities

  • 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

Traveller Tales from Dandeli

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Yogendra Butt

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...

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Chandrabhaga Bhattathiri

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.

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Phularanjan nath

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..."

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Chandrani Pothuvaal

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.

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Lalit Sodha

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.

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Tanushri Guneta

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.

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Manisha Dhawan

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!

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Gopal Ahuja

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.

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Nirbhay Nair

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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