30 Things to Do in Dandeli 2021: Upto 40% Off
1623481949 shutterstock 704804041.jpg
Water Sports
Day tours.jpg
Day Tours
1594019885 cubbon.png
In City
1592503350 walk2.png
Local Experiences

Nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is small town blessed with verdant jungles. It is a paradise for nature lovers and is known to have a distinct culture. The town is named after Dandelappa, a local deity and a servant of the Mirashi landlords. With many places to visit and the best things to do in Dandeli, it is an amazing tourist destination. White water Rafting is the major attraction for people visiting Dandeli and the fierceness of Kali river is an experience no one should miss out on. This activity is best enjoyed when the water is let from the Supa Dam as it provides rafting opportunities at the Virnoli rapids connected to the Kali river. Other than this, travellers, especially wildlife enthusiasts must surely visit Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park. Private vehicles are banned from entering the natural habitat, so make sure you take the authorised vehicles. You can expect animals like tigers, elephants, leopards, black panthers, civets and sambar deer and more than 300 species of birds.

Ulavi Temple, a famous pilgrimage centre located within the sanctuary can also be covered on the same day and can be added to your ‘go-to’ places in Dandeli. Moreover, tourists can engage in a number of activities like mountain biking, trekking, cycling, kayaking, and canoeing. If you enjoy trekking, Trek up 1000 steps through the evergreen forests to reach the limestone caves to find a naturally formed Shivalinga at the Kavala Caves which is a must-do for every adventure lover. Molangi, Sykes' Point, Nagzari Viewpoint and Supa Dam can be some other places of interest for travellers. You may browse through our tours to discover the best things to do in Dandeli and choose the perfect on according to your preference. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the authentic north Karnataka cuisine that includes Jolada roti (Jowar roti), ennegai (brinjal curry), pithla that are few of the many specialties served in Dandeli.

Showing 1-21 of 26 results
Price Range
  • «
  • 00
  • 01
  • »

Newly Added Dandeli Experience

Dandeli Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Dandeli

Popular Related Destinations

"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.
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.
14 April 2015
It was a great experience. Accommodation and meals were good. Activities offered here are very adventurous. Great place and would recommend everyone.
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.
We enjoyed staying at the homestay. We loved the hospitality. The rooms are well maintained, proper precautions were taken for covid, loved the food served at stay. Had fun trying archery, cycling & other outdoor activities. staff at the stay was helpful, Thanks Thrillophilia for the amazing stay experience at the best price.
The location of the homestay is awesome, very peaceful and amidst lush greenery, The rooms are clean, spacious. Another awesome thing about this place is the food here very yummy home-cooked food. The view outside is amazing. Trekking & cycling activities included in the stay package made the whole experience worttwhile.
Amazing Location, Great views, Excellent hospitality, delicious food, and great ambiance. The rooms at stay were clean & comfortable, the food served at the stay was delicious, the guided plantation walk and birdwatching activities were so much fun, bonfire at night was great, Thanks Thrillophilia for such an amazing deal!!
Thanks to Thrillophilia for giving us the best price. The homestay is very beautiful and the staff is very friendly. It was one of the best stay experience you can have. The food was very delicious. Activities included in the stay package like boating, trekking, cycling made it more fun!!
I and my family stayed here, had a pleasant and comfortable stay. The room was very clean including the rest room. The location is amidst nature, view from the room was scenic. Out of all, their service is the best and almost all them were very friendly and ready to support where ever possible

People Also Ask About Dandeli Things To Do

  1. What all activities can be done in Dandeli?

    Dandeli is a beautiful place set in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It mesmerizes the tourist with its rich flora and fauna.
    There are some of the amazing activities to do in Dandeli. Here goes:

    1. Visit the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary,
    2. Adventure Camp at the Dandeli jungle,
    3. River Raft in the Kali river,
    4. Birding at Ganeshgudi.

  2. What all adventure activities can be done in Dandeli?

    Rafting in the white waters of the Kali River is one of the pleasure-filled adventure activities in Dandeli. Other amazing adventures include:

    1. Kayaking,
    2. Rappelling,
    3. Natural Jacuzzi Rapids,
    4. Jungle Safari,
    5. Zip Line,
    6. River Crossing,
    7. Zorbing,
    8. Coracle Ride.
  3. Is Dandeli a good destination for Camping? Which are some good jungle camps in Dandeli?

    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.

  4. Which are must visit waterfalls in Dandeli?

    Following are some of the waterfalls in Dandeli:

    1. Sathodi Falls,
    2. Dudhsagar Falls,
    3. Magod Falls,
    4. Syntheri Rock.
  5. Where can we go for wildlife safari in Dandeli?

    Dandeli is known for its wildlife sanctuary and is known for spotting animals. One should definitely go for a wildlife safari, if you visit Dandeli.

  6. Is Dandeli a good destination for a family vacation? What places and activities can families do in Dandeli?

    Yes, Dandeli is an amazing family vacation destination as it has something to offer for everyone. Following are some activities:

    1. Visit the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary,
    2. Adventure Camp at the Dandeli jungle,
    3. River Raft in the Kali river,
    5. Birding at Ganeshgudi.

  7. What all things can couples do in Dandeli?

    Dandeli is a beautiful destination for couples with all the nature at your footsteps. Following are must do things and must visit places in Dandeli:

    1. Go for River Rafting in River Kali,
    2. Visit the beautiful waterfalls,
    3. Go to temples,
    4. Stay at the Jungle Camps.

  8. What all water activities can be done in Dandeli except rafting?

    Dandeli is a beautiful place set in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It mesmerizes the tourist because of its rich flora and fauna.

    There are some of the activities that you should make a point to do when visiting Dandeli. Here goes:

    1. Visit the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary,
    2. Adventure Camp at the Dandeli jungle,
    3. Birding at Ganeshgudi,
    4. Visit Temples,
    5. Go to the beautiful waterfalls,
    6. Trek to picturesque peaks.

  9. Can we do kayaking in Dandeli? Which place is good for kayaking?

    Yes, you can do Kayaking in the Kali River at Dandeli.

  10. Is it advisable to visit Dandeli in monsoon?

    No, it is strongly recommended not to visit Dandeli in Monsoon as the rains get crazy in Dandeli and can be unsafe.

  11. What is the best time to travel to Dandeli?

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

  12. Can we go on road trip from Bangalore to Dandeli? How much is the distance?

    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 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 us 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.

  13. How far is Dandeli from Pune and Goa?

    There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Pune to Dandeli. The distance is about 445 Kms.

    1. 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 the Spicejetfrom Pune to Goa and 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 and then take a taxi from Alnavar to Dandeli.

    2. 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.
  14. Which all attractions are best for sightseeing in Dandeli?

    Following are some of the best sightseeing places in Dandeli:

    1. Visit Syntheri Rock,
    2. Go to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary,
    3. Anshi National Parks.
    4. Spend some time at the Kavala Caves,
    5. Pause and breathe in the fresh air at the Shiroli Peak.
  15. Which places are best for trekking in Dandeli?

    There are several trekking routes in Dandeli. Check out the following:

    1. Kavala Caves trek,
    2. Kulgi-Nagzari Valley trek,
    3. Potoli-Shiroli trek.

  16. What is the best time for wildlife safaris in Dandeli? What is the cost of a safari in Dandeli?

    The best time to visit Dandeli for tiger spotting are summer months i.e. April to June. This is because during summer, there are less people around, hence making the animals venture out in the open with confidence.

  17. Where can we do river rafting in Dandeli? How challenging are the rapids?

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

  18. What sort of activities are enjoyable by children in Dandeli?

    Children can do the following when visiting Dandeli with family:

    1. Adventure Camp at Dandeli Jungle,
    2. Go birding in Ganeshgudi,
    3. Spot animals at Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary,
    4. Children above 12 years can river raft in Kali River as well.
  19. What types of animals are there in Dandeli wildlife sanctuary? Are there any tigers?

    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.

  20. Can we drink and smoke at campsite?

    Yes, one can drink and smoke at campsites. Although you are not allowed to be intoxicated before any adventure activities as it could deteriorate your thinking capability which could prove very dangerous to you and others around you.
  21. Are there any jungle lodges in Dandeli? What is the cost of stay in jungle lodges?

    Dandeli is surrounded by some fabulous Jungle lodges that make for an amazing adventurous trip because you get to stay so close to nature and experience both the flora and fauna.
    Following are the best options:

    1. KaIi Adventure Camp,
    2. Old Magazine House,
    3. Dandeli Kingfisher Jungle Stay,
    4. Panther Stay.

  22. Which are some of the affordable resorts to stay in Dandeli?

    The sound of the birds and flourishing wildlife around, the gush of the multiple waterfalls, the different forest adventure activities, Dandeli has the perfect makings for a weekend getaway.

    Nestled in the jungles of North Karnataka, this hill station is road trip away from Goa and is a pristine and picturesque destination with great Indian landscapes. Following are some of the best resorts to stay at in Dandeli:

    1. Hornbill River Resort,
    2. Panther Stay,
    3. Old Magazine House,
    4. Camp at the Jungle,
    5. Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness camp,
    6. Dandeli Nature Nest Resort,
    7. Bison River Resort,
    8. Century Resort Dandeli,
    9. Shikra Jungle Stay.
    10. Whistling Woods.
  23. Which homestays are good for stay in Dandeli?

    Find below some homestay options at Dandeli

    1. Sarovar Homestay,
    2. Wild Flower Homestay,
    3. Dandeli Kingfisher Jungle Stay.