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About the Activity:Head to Dandeli for a fun outing at Kali adventure camp, nestled at the banks of the beautiful Kali river.Dandeli is located close to the the Supa dam reservoir and is approximately 525 km from Bangalore.Enjoy nature at its finest as you stay in a bungalow and indulge in a plethora of activity.Experience kayaking, coracle riding, trekking and bird watching. You can also embark on a trip to Siroli peak.You can also indulge in white water rafting at your expense.The check in time is 12:30 pm and check out time is 11:00 am the next day.There are 4 special rooms, 10 normal rooms,
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About the Activity:Jungle based theme package in Bison River Resort in Dandeli for 2 days and 1 night will make your holiday interesting with multiple fun activities.It is an ideal holiday destination in north Karnataka for the avid nature lovers; deciduous forests and a wildlife habitat with rare animals and birds and deep valleys and hilly terrain make the location more scenic.In this package you will get to indulge in amazing Coracle ride, jungle safari, nature walk and bird watching in the vicinity.The package includes food, accommodation and different types of activities.Check-in is at 11:
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About the Activity:Partake in this 2 day 1 night package at Bison River Resort in Dandeli with water based activities; make your holidays more colourful.The most scenic location nestled amidst deep green valleys, deciduous forests, Kali River and wildlife habitats provide an enigmatic time during your stay.The activities mainly include river crossing, kayaking, rafting etc.The package is inclusive of food, accommodation and fun activities.Check-in is at 11:00 AM and check-out is at 12:00 noon the following day.
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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Dandeli

  • 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.

  • 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:

    • 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.
    • 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. 

  • 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.

    • 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.
    • 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 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:

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

  • 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:

    • Kayaking
    • Rappelling
    • Natural Jacuzzi Rapids
    • Jungle Safari
    • Zip Line
    • River Crossing
    • Zorbing
    • Coracle Ride

  • Which all attractions are best for sightseeing in Dandeli?


    Following are some of the best sightseeing places 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 places are best for trekking in Dandeli?


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

     

    • Kavala Caves trek
    • Kulgi-Nagzari Valley trek
    • Potoli-Shiroli trek

  • 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. 

  • What sort of activities are enjoyable by children in Dandeli?


    Children can do the following when visiting Dandeli with family:

    • 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

  • 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:

     

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

  • 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.

  • 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:

     

    • KaIi Adventure Camp
    • Old Magazine House
    • Dandeli Kingfisher Jungle Stay
    • Panther Stay

  • 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:

    • 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 homestays are good for stay in Dandeli?


    Find below some homestay options at Dandeli:

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

  • Which are must visit waterfalls in Dandeli?


    Following are some of the waterfalls in Dandeli:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

     

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

  • 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:

     

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

  • 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.

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


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

  • 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:

    • Visit the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary
    • Adventure Camp at the Dandeli jungle
    • Birding at Ganeshgudi
    • Visit Temples
    • Go to the beautiful waterfalls
    • Trek to picturesque peaks

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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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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Gemini Pothuvaal

02 March 2017

One of the best outing ever. We went in a big group of 14 people. The place was very easy to locate. It is located exactly inside Dandeli and lies close to Ganeshgudi. Situated next to the river Kali, the resort offers a phenomenal view of the water. The best part about the place is you can clearly hear the sound of water from any corner of the resort. This is something that makes it stand apart from the other resorts. The key attractions of the resort are the water sports that are indeed worth the time and the money that you spend. You can definitely enjoy the Natural Jacuzzi of the resort which is sure going to give you an ultimate experience. Other fun activities included coracle and river rafting. Staff here at the resort is very quick and humble. Whenever, we have ordered for anything while our stay at the resort, the staff neither declined nor took too long to help us. Our demands were immediately met.

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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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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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Girika Shah

15 July 2015

White water rafting at Dandeli was an exciting experience. Loved the entire adventure - rafting was an incredible experience. Great place, great activity. Loved it.

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Mani Tagore

13 August 2015

I loved the rafting experience. This was sch an amazing trip. White water rafting was an amazing experience. Can't just get over the fact that I did this trip.

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