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Best Sightseeing Tours in Dandeli

Dandeli is a town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is situated in the Western Ghats region and is popular for adventure sports and the best sightseeing tours in Dandeli. It can rightly be referred to as 'Karnataka's Adventure Capital.' The natural beauty and sceneries of Dandeli have been captivating the minds of travellers for years now. It truly in every sense is a fascinating blend of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports. As Dandeli is well connected to all parts of India, visitors can reach here using different modes of transport like train, bus and fly till Goa which is the nearest airport, located 85 kilometres from Dandeli. Tourists are welcomed with a wonderful climate and mesmerising views and with a number of fascinating places to see, this place gives you the best of your time. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary, Kavala caves, Shiroli peak are some of the famous tourist spots in Dandeli.

 

The sanctuary is home to a variety of fauna and endangered species and is covered with forests; most of which are evergreen; while Kavala caves are ancient structures formed by volcanic activities. The beautiful peak of Shiroli which is highest in the region provides a splendid view of the Sahyadri Range and is a must visit for all nature lovers. Similarly, the monolithic granite structure of Syntheri rock having a height of 300 feet, Supa Dam, the ancient fort of Shivaji which is believed to be built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Dandelappa Temple which is believed to have provided the city with its name and the sightseeing attraction called Sykes point that provides stunning views of deep valleys and thickly forested hills can be some of the other places to be visited by travellers. No matter which of these places tourists choose to visit, be sure of being closest to nature on the best sightseeing tours in Dandeli.

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    Revel in an overnight camping and adventure filled experience at untamed Dandeli.  The guided tour starts early in the morning around 7 am when you are driven from Dandeli to Ganeshgudi for an hour of bird watching. An expert naturalist guides you through the vegetation where over 350 species of birds reside. After a short interval for breakfast, the rest of the morning would be reserved for mountain biking on bikes specially adapted for the landscape. Enjoy riding through rough and bumpy paths. This would be followed by an hour of lunch and then would begin the enlivening surfing session in the River Kali. After the invigorating session in the river water, the trek through the thick evergreen foliage of the nearby jungle with a guide well-versed with the route comes next. The final activity is the coracle ride on the river Kali’s peaceful waters when you might spot snakebirds and darters swooping over to catch a fish. As dusk approaches, you would return to Dandeli and then onto Pansoli forest for the night camping. On reaching the camping site on the river bank, the bonfire is lit around which barbeque and dinner is served. Dinner concluded, you could either decide to sleep and rest in the camp tent or you could even choose to go for the night trek led by a guide through adjacent forest area. The next day after breakfast around 8 am, you will return to Dandeli. Duration: The activities would be spread across one night and two days

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    About the Activity:Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dandeli, the popular adventure destination that is located at a close proximity with Goa and around 460km from Bangalore. This guided sightseeing tour of around 9-10 hours covers almost all the major landmarks. The tour begins around 9 am with your reporting at the decided spot in Dandeli. Post this; take a jeep ride to the Syntheri Rocks that are situated inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the rocks till noon and take a jeep ride towards Uluvi Caves. Walk through the narrow caves and after having lunch, drive to the Supa Backwaters along with the Supa Dam. Following the visit to the dam, drive back to Dandeli and mark the end of this sightseeing tour.

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    About the Activity:Enjoy the view of Dudhsagar Falls, one of the most spectacular ones in the country. This full day guided trip of around 13 hours takes you to the scenic waterfalls where volumes of water plummet several hundred feet creating a misty aura all around, giving it a milky white appearance. The best time to visit the place is from November through to May. After reporting early morning around 7:30am at Dandeli, be driven to Castle Rock where you have breakfast and embark on a 20 minute train journey. It is through the scenic Castle Rock area where the Bollywood flick, Chennai Express was shot. A 30-minute trek after the train journey will take you to the Dudhsagar Falls that is more than a thousand feet in height (~310 metres) and nearly 30 metre wide, falling in a four-tiered formation. Once reaching, you can spend some leisure time with a wonderful view of the cascade. Lunch is served beside the breath-taking beauty. Another trek of nearly 30 minutes to the railway bridge and small ones of 1km offer you the pleasure of enjoying three different views of the falls. The journey back to Dandeli traces back your route, and you finish your day with the beautiful Dudhsagar etched forever in your memories.

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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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    Visit Sathodi Falls - formed by the union of several streams, it can be easily reached from Dandeli. Located near Kallarmanne Ghats in UttaraKannada District, this 49.2ft cascade is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Karnataka. The guided activity would take around 9-10 hours to complete. After reporting in Dandeli; at around 8.30 in the morning, take a jeep ride to the Sathodi Falls. On arrival at the waterfall site, enjoy some leisure moments amidst the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Post lunch, you can go for fishing followed by swimming at the Pansoli Backwaters. With the advent of the evening, drive back to Dandeli and mark the end of this delightful trip. Duration: This one day visit would take around 9-10 hours to complete.

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What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Dandeli

  • How can I reach Dandeli from Bangalore? How much is the distance?

    This small riverside town in North West Karnataka which literally translates into “by the river’ teems with natural beauty, the gorgeous Kali river and multiple adventure activities. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007.


    Bangalore is located at a distance of 460 kms to Dandeli. You can travel from Bangalore to Dandeli by the following mentioned transport options:


    By Road: Travelling by road is the best way 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 railway stations are Alnavar(32 km), Londa (48 km) and Dharwad (57km) away from Dandeli. From there you can catch a cab to the prime adventure spots.
    By Flight: Dandeli does not have an airport, the closest airport being Hubli which is 75 kms away. You can catch a cab or a local bus from there to reach Dandeli

  • How to reach Dandeli from Pune? How much is the distance?


    There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Pune to Dandeli. The distance is about 445 Kms. The convenient way to reach from Pune to Dandeli is to take VRL buses from Pune to Dharwad then take a taxi from Dharwad to Dandeli.

     

    The fastest way to reach Dandeli from Pune is to take Spicejet from Pune to Goa then take a taxi from Goa to Dandeli. The cheapest way to reach Dandeli from Pune is to take Tirunelveli Exp from Pune to Alnavar then take a taxi from Alnavar to Dandeli.

  • How to reach Dandeli from Goa? How much is the distance?


    Distance between Goa to Dandeli is 115 km by Road along with an aerial distance of 62 km. There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Goa to Dandeli. The convenient and fastest way to reach from Goa to Dandeli is to take a taxi from Goa to Dandeli.

     

    The cheapest way to reach Dandeli from Goa is to take Goa Express from Goa to Londa then take a taxi from Londa to Dandeli.

  • What is the best time to visit Dandeli for sightseeing trip?


    Winter season is the best season for a visit to Dandeli. From October to February as the weather is nice and pleasant. Summers are also nice for a visit, the climate being moderate throughout the season.

     

    The monsoons, however, are the least advisable time for a trip if you’re planning on sightseeing or rafting in Dandeli.

  • What all things I should carry for a sightseeing trip to Dandeli?


    Following are the travel essentials when planning a trip to Dandeli.

    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Wooden stick why
    • Energy Bar
    • 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 all places are good for sightseeing 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
    • Pause and breathe in the fresh air at the Shiroli Peak

  • Which all activities are must do on a Dandeli trip?


    Dandeli is a beautiful place set in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It mesmerizes the tourist with its rich flora and fauna. There are numerous activities in Dandeli that you should make a point to do at this places. Here goes:

     

    • Visit the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary
    • Adventure Camp at the Dandeli jungle
    • River Raft in the Kali river
    • Birding at Ganeshgudi

  • Is Dandeli a good destination for couples? Which places are must to visit for couples in Dandeli?


    Dandeli is a beautiful destination for couples with all the nature at your footsteps. Following are some must visit and must do things for couple when visiting Dandeli:

    • Go for River Rafting in River Kali
    • Visit the beautiful waterfalls
    • Go to temples
    • Stay at the Jungle Camp

  • Is it good to visit Dandeli in monsoon? Will we be able to do all water activities in monsoon?


    Monsoon is not recommendable to visit Dandeli. The water gets so high that it makes it impossible for any sort of water activities.

  • Which places are most enjoyable by children in Dandeli?


    Children can do the following when visiting Dandeli:

    • Adventure Camp at Dandeli Jungle
    • Go birding in Ganeshgudi
    • Spot animals at Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary
    • Children above 12 years can river raft in Kali River as well

  • Which all waterfalls I can see in Dandeli?


    Following are some of the waterfalls in Dandeli:

    • Sathodi Falls
    • Dudhsagar Falls
    • Magod Falls
    • Syntheri Rock

  • Which are some of the good resorts in Dandeli for a stay?


    The sound of waterfalls, the enchanting beauty of hills, breathtaking landscapes, alluring adventure spots and an incomparable mix of heritage-scenic beauty is what makes Dandeli one of the best tourism destinations. There are many beautiful resorts around Dandeli that will make your stay a pleasant one.

     

     Nestled in the natural beauty of North Karnataka, this hill station shares proximity with Goa and provides an indelible view of the great Indian landscapes. Following are some of the best options to stay at in Dandeli:

    • Hornbill River Resort
    • Panther Stay
    • Old Magazine House
    • Camp at the Jungle
    • Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness camp
    • Dandeli Nature Nest Resort
    • Bison River Resort
    • Century Resort Dandeli
    • Shikra Jungle Stay
    • Whistling Woods

  • Which are some famous homestays in Dandeli?


    Find below some homestay options at Dandeli:

    • Sarovar Homestay
    • Wild Flower Homestay
    • Dandeli Kingfisher Jungle Stay

  • Is it safe to travel to Dandeli for a solo female traveller?


    Dandeli is extremely safe for girls. Our company has highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek/stay. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent/room to sleep alone.

     

     Also make sure you don’t wander too much by yourself especially at night, but otherwise you’re in a safe place.

  • What is the best time for rafting in Dandeli? Which river is famous for rafting in Dandeli and what are the grades of rapids?


    Winter season is the best season for white water river rafting in Dandeli. 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. The monsoons, however, are the least advisable time for a trip if you’re planning on rafting.

     

    The Dandeli rafting trail stretches for around 12 km, making it one of the most exciting and exhilarating stretches of rafting. This happens in River Kali in Dandeli. 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 through. However, due to the presence of skilled instructors, the activity is safe for amateurs as well as experienced rafting professionals. 

  • Is it worth visiting Dandeli for an adventurous trip?


    Yes, with activities like river rafting, camping, trekking, Dandeli makes for an amazing adventurous trip.

  • How far Dudhsagar is from Dandeli? Can we go for a trek to Dudhsagar from Dandeli?


    The total distance between Dudhsagar and Dandeli is 34 Kms.  Dudhsagar falls is one of tallest falls in India on the Mandovi River.

     

    The trek will be on the ridge of the Dudhsagar waterfalls and not on the railway track. You can trek through the ridge of Castle Rock and then proceed onto Dandeli.

  • What is the best time for a wildlife safari in Dandeli for tiger sighting?

    The best time to enjoy wildlife in Dandeli is from October to June.

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