Safaris in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Embark on a Jungle safari in a jeep and venture into the land of sights and sound. Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary has some of the exemplary green patches to spot wild animals like Crocodile, Bison, Tigers, Black Panther, Sloth Bear, Elephant, Leopards, a number of reptiles and birds etc.
The wildlife reserve authorities or professional guides take you on a safari covering a distance of around 30 KM into the deep dense forest. The open jeep can accommodate around 8 people in one trip. The Safaris run in two slots out of which one sets off in the early morning and the second trip runs in the evening.
Safari Timings: Morning trip from 6 AM to 8 AM, Evening trip from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Safari cost: You end up paying somewhere between INR 2500 to 3000 which includes a vehicle, a guide, a driver, permits and entry fee.
How to Book Jeep Safari: The safaris are conducted by Professional wildlife guides and the wildlife reserve authorities at the entry of the park.
Best time to visit: October to March.
Safari duration: Around 3 to 4 hours.
The verdant green and olive shades of the forest is caused by a number of creepers, wildflowers, trees, shrubs and plants. Plant species such as Eucalyptus, Tectona grandis, Grevillea robusta, T. bellerica, Adina cordifolia, Mitragyna parviflora, Acacia, Xylia xylocarpa and various types of orchids are found at Dandeli wildlife sanctuary.
It is also rich in herbs, climbers and bamboos with many other wild and medicinal plants.
Dandeli wildlife sanctuary houses the umpteenth number of bird and animal species. It is home to vulnerable and endangered species as well.
The commonly seen faunas at this nature’s paradise are Malabar Giant Squirrel or Ratufa Indica, Barking Deer, Gaur, Indian Pangolin, tigers, flycatchers, woodpecker, Malabar pied hornbill, parakeets, kingfisher, leopards, barking deer, elephants, Chintal, sloth bear, wild boars, black panther and crocodiles etc.
Places to Stay in Dandeli
Christmas & New Year Special Package:
With this package, you get to celebrate New Year and Christmas in Style. On 24th Dec, 25th Dec, 28th Dec, and 31st Dec, you can enjoy dancing during the evening on DJ and enjoy firecrackers. Make this New Year and Christmas season more special with these augmented amazing activities.
This is a special package with a complimentary sightseeing tour like no other. Please read the end of the overview for details.
Nature’s treasure that is Dandeli, is gilded with natural flora and fauna. With lush greenery all around and scenic views to die for, Dandeli is the perfect place for a nature camping experience. The campsite is located in a quiet secluded property not very far from the main town. Natural beauty all around and the peaceful environment is this place’s specialty. A river stream just next to the property is a treat for nature lovers. The campsite hosts a lot of fun activities whole-heartedly loved by all the guests.
Activities like Kayaking and Boating are conducted in the river stream. You can also go for Nature Walks, Archery and Shooting in the woods. Fun games like Volleyball, Table Tennis, Dart and Carrom can also be enjoyed by the campers. Besides this, Cycling, Swimming, and other leisure activities can also be enjoyed.
You can opt between staying in tents, cottages and dorm rooms on a sharing basis. The accommodation is neat and clean and close to nature.
All 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the package. You can choose between veg and non-veg food as per your choice.
How to reach?
The campsite is located near Chennamma circle. You can easily get a public or private transport to the Chennamma circle from where the campsite is a short walk away.
Check in: 11:00 AM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Minimum booking: 2 pax
Maximum Capacity: 50+
Pick-up Points( Day 0):
First Pickup (09:00 PM): Indiranagar, Near CMH Park
Second Pickup(09:15 PM): Domlur, New Shanthi Sagar Hotel
Third Pickup(09:30 PM): MG Road, opposite to 1 MG Lido Mall
- Pick-up can be done from other places as well if your group size is large.
We provide you to choose this tour with transportation or without transportation to and from Bangalore. Click on Book Now and choose the option you want.
Our transportation will be in Tempo-Traveller, Mini-Bus or SUV car depending on the group size.
If you choose this package with transportation, you will experience a complimentary one of a kind customized sightseeing tour en route to make the boring drive a lot interesting. You will be visiting the major attraction in and around the region, with no extra cost. The places covered are:
Choose the package with transportation, avoid the hassle and expenses of public transport and visit these attractive sites absolutely for free.
Even if you choose to book without transportation our travel experts recommend you to visit these places en route.
You will not find this kind of a package anywhere else.
Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM
Dandeli is the emerging hot favorite tourist destination for adventure activities. Located in the western area of Karnataka this town is an amalgamation of a beach town and a hill station. Tourists visit Dandeli for various adventure activities amidst nature.
Dandeli is the perfect place for camping as it is surrounded by lakes and lush green forests. The camp is located amidst nature and far away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Trekking is one of the most suggested activities here, as you trek through the lush green forests and reach the spectacular vantage point. Exotic wildlife resorts in the forests of Dandeli, so a nature walk in the forests will please the photographer inside you. You can also indulge in various activities like Zipline, Zorbing, Target Shooting, and Archery. If you want to experience water activities then you can perform River Kayaking, River Boating, and Coracle ride. Coracle ride is the boat ride but in a traditional boat known as Coracle. If you are in Dandeli to seek peace then you can take a Jacuzzi bath in the river. Make memories during the bonfire session in the night with your friends and family. If you want to experience camping in the true sense then you can stay in a Camping tent or Commando tent. But if you are here to seek peace and forget about all the stress then the Deluxe room will suit you the best.
How to reach:
You can reach here by your private vehicle or you can also take a public transfer or a private cab.
Minimum two people are required to book this package.
About the Activity:
Among the many activities and things to do at Leisure 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 colorful 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 in activities like pond Swimming, kayaking, trekking, boating. Discover and explore the appealing beauty of nature along with spotting several exotic wildlife species.
Check-in: 11 AM
Check-out: 11 AM
How to reach-
The campsite is just 5kms away from the Dandeli bus stand.
Minimum number of people required: 2
Hornbill resort is situated right next to the magnanimous Kali river and has an abundance of water activities to offer. This grand property is a set of four spacious and well-equipped rooms with a river and jungle view. It is situated around 28 KM from the Dandeli Bus stand and can be reached by cab or a private car.
Activities like water rafting and swimming can be arranged by the resort if requested. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly to make you feel comfortable at Hornbill resort.
Location: Ambeli Village, Near Supa Dam, Ganeshgudi, Joida, SH 34, Dandeli, Karnataka 581365
Timing: Check in after 12 PM and Check out before 12 PM.
Prices: From INR 12000 to 14000.
Panther Stay Jungle Resort
This jungle resort is surrounded by a pond and open green field where a number of recreational activities are conducted. A total of 5 well-maintained and opulently decorated rooms in the middle of Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is a treat to all the five senses in your body.
It is about 2 KM from Dandeli National park, offering a variety of activities like zip-lining, Kayaking and boating in the Pond nearby with other indoor games.
Location: kogilban Road, badakashirada, Dandeli, Karnataka 581325
Prices: INR 2500 to 3500.
Timing: Check in after 12 PM and Check out before 11 AM.
Jungle Nest Resort
Timing: Check in after 12 PM and Check out before 11 AM.
Kali Adventure Camp
Kali adventure camp is a grand bungalow against a mesmerizing lush backdrop of the dense forest gorges and valley, and the frothing and swirling meander of Kali river. The camp is well-equipped for taking a coracle or river rafting experience.
The lodge is adequate and serves simple delicacies which are commendable. It is easily accessible from NH 4 and hence getting there is not a task.
Location: Dandeli, Karnataka 581363
Prices: INR 11000 to 13500
Timing: Check in after 12 PM and check out before 11 AM.
Dandeli Shikra Jungle Resort
This well-constructed resort is situated at a distance of 12 KM from Dandeli village in the Global village of Karnataka. From tented cottage rooms to tree houses, from adventure pitch tents to dormitory; you can avail any kind of accommodation according to your budget and you will boast of your stay here.
It is ‘value for money’ resort which also offers guided trekking tours and river rafting expeditions.
Location: Global Village, Haliyal Taluk, Karnataka, 581325
Prices: INR 1500 to 2500.
Timing: Check in after 2 PM and check out before 12 PM.
Bison River Resorts
Bison river resort is situated around 20 km from Dandeli in Illva village and is one of the best accommodation to enjoy Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. This resort sits at the bank of river Kali and has many facilities to offer the visitors such as kayaking, river rafting, river crossing, river jacuzzi, coracle ride and zipline etc.
People taking abode at this resort are lucky to witness flocks of Malabar Pied Hornbills and minivets. If you take a jeep jungle safari then there are chances to spot leopards, gaur, black panthers, tigers, elephants, deer, bears and antelopes etc.
Location: Ganeshgudi, Dandeli, Karnataka 581365
Prices: INR 4000 to 7500.
Timing: Check-in after 12 PM and check out before 11 AM.
Whistling Woodzs Resort
The location of this river resort wins an Oscar as it widely sprawls in an area of 7 acres right on the banks of river Kali in Dandeli. The deciduous forests surrounded this grand resort and the gushing sound of the river flowing next to it adds a jewel in their unparalleled hospitality and resources.
One can indulge in myriads of activities within the campus itself such as zip line, natural jacuzzi, boating, river rafting, kayaking and adventure obstacle activities such as Moto-karting, Burma bridge, vertical and horizontal swing, multi-vein swing, jungle safaris and camping, dumbbell walk etc.
Location: Whistling Woodzs Wilderness River Resort, Village Badgund, At Post: Ganeshgudi (Dandeli), Taluka: Joida, Dist: Uttar Kannada, Ganeshgudi, Karnataka 581365
Prices: INR 5000 to 18000.
Timing: Check-in after 12 PM and check out before 12 PM.
Places to Visit in and Around Dandeli
The Kali river running through steep cliffs and treacherous rock formation in the thickets of Bamboo trees is where the Molangi falls are located.
It is one of the best hideaways for jungle treks and camping. It is situated 8 KM from the city centre and can be visited on a guided tour.
Molangi falls is an ideal picnic spot and can be visited for a couple of hours to feel the refreshing mist and greenery.
The enchanting feature of this volcanic formation Shivlinga is that river Kali flows through the caves from 40 feet down, giving a surreal touch to the exotic location.
Anshi National Park
This national park is a birder’s paradise, wildlife photographers and nature lovers spend days in the vicinity of the forest to enjoy slow life amid the green and wild terrain.
Kulgi Nature Camp
Kali Forest Tiger safari can be accessed due to its proximity to the camp, other than that, this camp conducts some interesting strengthening activities like tyre swinging, trampoline, net climbing, tyre bridge etc.
It is situated close to Ulavi temple and is home many bird species in the forest. It is located 35 Km from Dandeli and can be reached by hiring a jeep or by walking down 200 steps from Ulavi temple.
It is a great escape for trekkers and heritage lovers who once reach will find the rigid and strong structure of the fort where some exemplary forms of warring technique and architectural marvels can be witnessed.
It is a well-maintained fort which is one of the oldest in Karnataka with a very fine view of the region.
In the Magod village of North, Karnataka flows river Bedti which takes a plunge from an elevation of nearly 200 meters and this group cascading beauties are famous as Magod falls.
The location of the falls is very remote and it runs dry during the summer season but the volume increases in the monsoon season making it a captivating sight to the sore eyes.
Things to Do in Dandeli
Dandeli is the amalgamation of a beach town and a hill station. Caves, temples, forest, exotic wildlife, sanctuaries, national parks, and adventures sports describe Dandeli. It offers a variety of adventure sports, like white water rafting, kayaking, trekking, mountain climbing, and canyoning.
Canyoning is the most thrilling adventure in Dandeli. It is also the toughest activity that you can do in Dandeli. The staff will provide you the safety equipment required for the task. You will be tied to the safety rope by the professionals. You will be either asked to go down the cliff or climb up the cliff, but you will get the most thrilling experience when the water flow will come to splash you on your body and won’t let you climb up or down. Enough instructors will be present there for giving you constant guidance. So if you are a guy seeking thrill in your life, this adventure is definitely for you and don’t dare to miss it when you are in Dandeli.
How to reach
You can easily reach to the adventure point, using public or private transport.
Lies on the banks of Kali River, Dandeli is the adventure hub of the Karnataka and also an ideal place to unwind in the midst of nature's beauty. From water sports to wildlife and from temple tours to scenic nature sightseeing, this place has everything for every age kind. Here, one can indulge in maximum excitement as it offers numerous options such as mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, and river rafting.
About the activity
Experience rock climbing in the mountains of Dandeli and enjoy the grueling activity like a true adventurer! The aim of this activity is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. To successfully complete a climb, you will return to the base of the route safely. The location of this activity is Ganeshgudi near Supa Dam and you will be provided with the professional guide that will assist you. This activity promises fun at every step of the way and is a fabulous experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
Time Duration- 5 Hours
How to Reach?
The location would not be very far from Dandeli and could be easily reached by public or private transport.
Time Slots: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Minimum capacity: 6
Maximum capacity: 100
If you’re looking for an offbeat yet exhilarating holiday by the waters, then this time ditch Goa, Kerala, and head to Dandeli instead. It’s a quaint town for both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.
About the activity
Moonlight Boat Ride- it may sound like a romantic activity, but it has many surprises in store. This activity involves boating in the night, which is a thrill filling ride that can make even the most adventurous souls weak in the knees!! While boating, you need special accessories such as night vision binoculars and yes, you are sailing through the waters, there will be wild animals lurking about!
When you are taking part in the activity, always make sure that you’re carefully following the guide’s instructions.
Time Duration: 30 minutes
The location is Ganeshgudi near Supa Dam, Dandeli.
How to reach?
You can easily reach the location via public and private transportation.
TIMINGS: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum Booking Capacity: 4
Maximum Booking capacity: 100
Surrounded by the dense forest of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is one of the most famous adventure sports destinations in South India. This place offers numerous options for you to indulge in thrilling activities and out of them, one is here. So, let’s go!!!
Rappelling in Dandeli is an utmost adventure activity that really keeps you on your toes and feet. In this activity, you have to climb the stark rock and steep cliffs of the mountains and come careening down suspended by, but only one single piece of rope. The location of this adventure activity is Ganeshgudi near Supa Dam. And, if there is a skilled adventurer or a non-professional, the guide at Dandeli will take care of each and everything.
Time Duration: 20 minutes
Minimum capacity: 6
Maximum capacity: 100
Timing :- 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
White Water Rafting
The inflatable rafts can accommodate eight to ten people depending on the size of the boat and the sport is divided into different grades depending on the rapids in the river.
The sport at Dandeli takes around 2 to 3 hours including the instruction and training sessions and the grades that one raft in Dandeli is 2nd or 3rd level.
Kayaking on the Kali River
You will be given life jackets to wear while kayaking, the difficulty level of the sport depends on the rapids in the river and river Kali is an ideal waterbody to launch your kayak far into the river.
Hire a traditional Coracle rower and scull in the rippling water of Kali river at Dandeli. In simple words, coracle is a kind of roundish and small boat that has a waterproof layering at the base and has an interwoven wicker framework inside.
Coracle ride fancies almost everyone who visits Kali river for adventurous yet traditional water sports. If you take a coracle ride in the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary, you will be dodging crocodiles and watching fishes and turtles through the water.
Bird Watching at Ganeshgudi
Some of the commonly seen birds such as paradise flycatcher, yellow browed bulbul, rufous woodpecker, Golden-fronted leafbird, greater flame back woodpecker, black-naped monarch flycatcher, Malabar trogon and Malabar pied hornbill, emerald dove, and brahminy kite etc can be captured in your camera at Ganeshgudi.
The vastness of jungle at Dandeli can be a sight and sound experience while staying in a tented accommodation, listening to the harmony of the river and the hissing of insects. For a guided camping experience contact some of the organizers at Dandeli who offer tents and other facilities.