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For fans of wildlife tourism, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful getaway to enjoy some time in the company of lush green forests and wild animals. Located on the Western Ghats, this sanctuary is acclaimed for having a range of diverse flora and fauna. It is amongst the few places to visit in Dandeli that boasts of an incredible landscape which is filled with river valleys, verdant hills and scenic beauty.
It offers a refreshing escape from the mundane activities and tourists here can indulge in a number of activities like wildlife safari, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. Other than, tourists here can look forward to catch a glimpse of animals like black panthers, elephants, crocodiles etc and birds like Malabar pied hornbill, golden backed woodpecker, white breasted kingfisher etc.
Location: Dandeli WIldlife Sanctuary, Dandeli, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka
Entry fee: Indians: INR 40/ USD 0.62 , Foreign Nationals: INR 80/ USD 1.23
Timings: One can visit here from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Dandeli Bus Stand.
Celebrate a trip in the midst of scenic wilderness at River Kali when you are touring attractions in Dandeli. The river has its origins in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and offers a memorable escape for the adventure lovers.
It is a glorious spectacle to see River Kali meandering through the luxuriant vegetation and forming a picturesque landscape with its gushing stream of water. Spending some time by the River Kali is a total serene experience where people can relax and appreciate the beautiful scenery all around.
Tourists can enjoy the best time with River Kali at Kali adventure camp in Dandeli. The camp is a great spot if you seek an adrenaline rush and looking forward to be mesmerised with a number of adventure activities. Some popular thrilling activities that can be enjoyed here are white water rafting, nature walk, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching etc.
Location: It can be visited at Kali Adventure Camp that is situated by the river in Dandeli
Entry fee: It is free to visit Kali River
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is just 2.9 kilometres or 10 minutes to travel by road.
One of the most popular places to visit in Dandeli, Kavala Caves makes for an interesting visit. Believed to be as old as prehistoric times and made of volcanic origins, these caves can be found in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
The caves can be reached only after climbing down 375 steps and enter the stalagmite formations that abound in Kavala Caves. These are limestone caves and known for making the visit a thrilling getaway with narrow climbs and trekking through the picturesque setting.
Kavala Caves offer a wonderful adventure as it is totally dark inside with the presence of snakes and bats. There is also a temple at the entrance of the caves and the most intriguing facet of Kavala Caves is the naturally formed Shivalinga which attracts a number of devotees.
The structure of the Shivalinga which is in the form of raw nuts that are named Kavala in the local language gives the name of this popular tourist spot in Dandeli.
Location: Kavala Caves, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttara Kanadda, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: The best months to visit Kavala Caves is from October to March
Entry fee: No cost
Timings: The timings to visit Kavala caves if from 6:00 am 6:00 pm
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It takes approximately 24 kilometres to reach Kavala caves from Dandeli Bus stand.
Syntheric Rocks is one of the most scenic tourist attractions in Delhi and offers a wonderful time for the visitors with its beautiful landscape. Located in the centre of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Syntheri Rocks boasts of spectacular natural beauty that is made up of volcanic rocks with the River Kaneri passing by its side.
Named after the English lady Ms Cinthera who discovered these caves, Syntheri Rocks are today known for its marvellous topography. It is an idyllic spot for those who like to capture the best scenes in their cameras and those who are looking to retreat in places abound by nature. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Dandeli for getting a taste of adventure in the most splendid nature.
Location: Syntheri Rocks, Dandeli Wildife Sanctuary, Uttara Kannada,Karnataka
Best Time to visit: October to March is the most pleasant time for the tourists to go to Syntheri Rocks
Entry fee: After getting a permission from the Forest Department to reach here, tourists need to pay an entry fee of INR 20/ USD 0.30 per person
Timings: It is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 for the tourists
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Syntheri Roacks at about 32 km from DandelI Bus Stand.
Visit Shiroli Peak to enjoy the most enchanting views of the mountains of the Sahyadri Range and the breathtaking landscape that surrounds the hill. One of the most preferred sightseeing places in Dandeli for tourists, Shiroli Peak is a great place to capture one of the most amazing views of the sunset of your life.
It is located inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and serves as a great spot to enjoy the calm vibes of the scenery and appreciate some time by yourself in a mesmerising setting.
The place is famous as the highest point of Uttara Kannada region and its height makes it a great destination for trekkers who can challenge themselves and nature lovers who want to escape the turmoil of city life.
Location: Shiroli Peak, Dandeli Wildlife Sacncuary,
Best Time to visit: Shiroli Peak can be visited by tourists throughout the year
Entry fee: There is no entry fees to visit Shiroli Peak. However, tourists can go there only after the permission granted by the Forest Department.
Timings: It can be visited throughout the day
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Shiroli Peak is at a distance of 25 km from Dandeli Bus Stand.
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, brace yourself for a thrilling adventure at Anshi National Park to make your vacation to Dandeli worthwhile. It is a part of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and boasts of an interesting topography to explore the wonderful outdoors in the Western Ghats.
One of the most peculiar things about Anshi National Park is that it is the only place in whole of Asia where you can spot the black panther. However, the national park is rich in being a habitat to many diverse flora and fauna which include spotted deer, langur, jackal, Malabar giant squirrel and birds like Ashy swallow shirkes, drongos, yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle and many more.
Some of the activities which you can try your hands on here are trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, jeep safari, camping etc.
Location: Anshi National Park, Kodthalli, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to plan a trip here is from the months of November to June.
Entry fee: N/A
Timings: Anshi National Park remains open for 24 hours every day
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Anshi National Park is located at a distance of about 55 km from Dandeli Bus Stand
Built across the river Kali in Karnataka, Supa Dam makes for an incredible visit for the tourists in Dandeli. The dam has been known for hydroelectric power generation and offers a picturesque landscape for everyone to relax and unwind.
Along with electricity generation, Supa Dam is known for providing the important irrigation waters to the farmers and has also become one of the popular sightseeing places in Dandeli. The dam has been named after the God of Forests called Suparulu and encompasses mind-blowing surroundings that constitute thick jungles and splendid gushing of river waters.
Supa Dam is a popular picnic spot in Dandeli and offers people a great time to enjoy with their friends and family. The visitors at Supa Dam can also engage in a number of enthralling water sports like boating and water scooting when they are in Dandeli.
Location: Supa dam is located in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.
Best Time to visit: The months from June to December are the best to visit Supa Dam
Entry fee: N/A
Timings: The day time is most preferable for going to Supa Dam
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The dam is at a distance of 25 kilometres from Dandeli bus stand
Relax and unwind in the most pristine surroundings of nature at Kulgi Nature for a memorable vacation in Dandeli. Run by the Karnataka Forest Department, Kulgi Nature camp is a must visit among Dandeli Tourist Places for the nature lovers and fans of adventure. The camp is a wonderful opportunity to take your friends and family and have a great time enjoying the brilliant sights of nature.
Kulgi Nature Camp happens to be a frontrunner for adventure activities in Dandeli by offering activities like water rafting, rock climbing, nature walk, jacuzzi bath, jungle trekking and jungle safari.
The place offers a number of normal tents, dormitories and cottages to the tourists looking to stay a night in the realm of nature. One can explore the landscape of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and stay at Kulgi Nature Camp for the best experience on a trip here.
Location: It is located inside Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Time to visit: The months from October to March are the ideal time to plan a trip here
Entry fee: It costs approximately INR 5000-9600/ USD 77-147 for staying a night at Kulgi Nature Camp
Timings: Kulgi Nature Camp is open from 6 am to 6 pm for the tourists.
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It is just 12 kilometres away from Dandeli
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Traveller Tales From Dandeli
28 October 2015
Green home stay in calm and serene atmosphere. Away from the crowds and horns a good place to lay off for couple of days. Treks and rafting are good ways to cool off steam and recharge. Thumbs up for t
16 October 2015
Dandeli has always been my quick escapade. I'm in love with the surroundings, the views and especially the calmness that is something that keeps me going to this place .
18 September 2015
We were a group of 7 people and we availed Dandeli Tour pacakge from Thrillophilia. Loved the entire rafting experience- this was one hell-of-a kind adventure. Amazing experience.
17 August 2015
Dandeli has always been my instant vacation destination. I don't why but I just love this place. Also the rafting is an icing on cake here. You get to enjoy this stunning place in its purest as well as
16 August 2015
Dandeli Tour was an adventurous experience - white water rafting was one of the best experience. If you are into water sports than I must say you have to have to go to this place for this extreme adven
27 June 2015
Dandeli is a lovely place to visit if you are looking for somewhere to go on the weekend for a quick getaway. You can see elephants, deers and even tigers here if you are lucky.
13 April 2015
Lovely place and we were lucky enough to get a chance to do rafting and several other activities here.
19 March 2015
This is a good place to go to if you like the wide open space and if you are into rafting and other sports in the water! This tour has quite a lot to offer. It was fun and enjoyable. New things to do a
14 February 2015
Good place for adventure seekers but not for kids. It is not for family trips. But you can enjoy a lot with friends. The activities were adventurous and fun to do. Instead of a sight seeing tours, I pr...
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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:
Dandeli tour packages generally include the following activities:
Kayaking - sail along and visit the islands around Dandeli
Jungle Camping - stay in tents, gaze at the celestial beauty and enjoy some delicious food
Go Mountain Biking through Dandeli Forest - ride on rough terrains and test your skills. Make sure you take expert advice to stay safe.
Explore Kavala Caves - be blessed by the Shivalinga at this limestone cave
White water rafting - raft through the rapids for four hours. This one’s a favourite among tourists
If you customise your Dandeli tour packages for a romantic stay you can enjoy the following:
Bathe in the Natural Jacuzzi - a natural healing therapy, in a natural set-up, using spring water
Go Coracle boat riding - sit hand-in-hand, soaking in the peaceful surroundings as you watch hornbills taking flight and the sun setting down slowly.
Visit the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary - spot over 200 species of exotic plants and many endangered species
Sit atop Sykes Point - Climb up to the top and sit here admiring the dense forests, valleys and the confluence of River Nagjhari and River Kali
Go Water Zorbing - Rejuvenate as you bounce on water, while placed within a ball of transparent plastic.
Winters are on the pleasant side in Dandeli and the average temperature remains around 26°C. People from different parts of the world love to visit the place in this season.
The winter starts in the month of December and ends in the month of February.
Following are the travel essentials when planning a trip to Dandeli:
Though Dandeli tour packages are inclusive of food, and the town doesn’t have a lot of restaurants, we recommend the following:
Bison River Resort - for an enjoyable barbecue dinner, serving both veg and non-veg
Amara Homestay - simple home-cooked Indian Vegetarian food
Erappa Khanaaval - for a taste of the local cuisine
Laxman Palace - one of the few multi-cuisine restaurants
Kamath Restaurant - for local South Indian fare and great vegetarian options
There are several trekking routes in Dandeli. Check following:
Although Dandeli tours are operational throughout the year, the best time to visit is generally in winter. Summers are also moderate and might be a good time to visit, but the pleasant winters are ideal, especially from October to February.
Monsoons are rarely fun because most watersports aren’t functional in this season and therefore not advisable.
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:
Bison River Resort
Hornbill River Resort
White Water Resort
Dandeli Kali Tiger Resort
Shikra Jungle Stay
Dandeli is a beautiful destination for couple with all the nature at your footsteps.
Following are some must visit and must do things for couple when visiting Dandeli:
Rafting in the white waters of the Kali River is one of the pleasure-filled adventure activities in Dandeli. Other amazing adventures include:
The forests of this park are bio diverse and are home to over 300 species of birds - most prominent among them being hornbills. Bird watchers and professional ornithologists will be rewarded with sightings of rare and unique birds in their natural habitat.
With a skilled naturalist to guide you through the forest area and share with you the interesting details of the animal kingdom, the trip inside the sanctuary is a great learning experience. It costs about 900 INR per person for trip around the wildlife sanctuary
Anshi National Park provides shelter to a variety of animals like Bonnet Macaque, Malabar Civet, Malabar giant squirrel, Deer, Indian bison, Pangolin and Sloth bear.
The Park is a habitat of melanistic leopards, tigers and elephants, among other wildlife.
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.
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:
Yes there are multiple different homestays offering a comfortable stay at affordable prices and if you’re lucky maybe even an evening bonfire.
They are absolutely safe and here are some options for you to check out:
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. There are various resorts in Dandeli to enjoy the lanscape of the beautifuldestination.
Following are some of the best options to stay at in Dandeli for your honeymoon:
River Kali is famous for rafting in Dandeli with the white waters and good rapids. It is absolutely safe as it is spearheaded by skilled instructors.
The total distance between Dudhsagar and Dandeli is 34 Kms. Dudhsagar falls is one of tallest falls in India of the Mandovi River.
The trek will be through the Ridge of the Castle Rock and from there you can head on to visit Dandeli. one can also enjoy varous places near by on sightseeing in Dandeli.
Summeri is the ultimate season to experience wildlife in Dandeli. The weather is pleasant with minimum crowd.
This means the creatures of the wild venture out of hiding with confidence. Perfect for wildlife photography!
You can go river rafting in River Kali in Dandeli or Kayaking in the same river if you love water sports.
Yes, two days is good enough in Dandeli. You can river raft and do other adventure activities there, visit temples and waterfalls and you can even go for wildlife safari tours in Dandeli.
Following are the must visit places in Dandeli if you have three days with you. Here goes:
River rafting in the River Kali
Kayaking in River Kali
Visit Dudhsagar waterfalls
Go for a wildlife safari in the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary
Bird watching at Ganeshgudi
Dandeli makes for an amazing family destination as it has something to offer for everyone. See below: