Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary: Safari Timings, Entry Fee & Camps

Sprawled in an area of 834.16 sq.km in the Uttar Karnataka region of Southern India, Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is a joint tiger project with the adjoining Anshi National Park. In 1956, it gained the title of a national wildlife sanctuary and got recognized as the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka.

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Hordes of nature enthusiasts visit the park every year to get lost in the wilderness of lush and verdant jungles of the sanctuary, spotting a plethora of diversified faunas and floras to capture in the camera lenses.

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Today, Dandeli is home to around 11 tigers and is one of the exhilarating getaways in Karnataka that is wet, wild, and wonderful. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is an adventurous escapade that not only encompasses jungle safaris and jungle camps but there are myriads of water activities that one can indulge in such as Kayaking, river rafting and coracle rides in the Kali river that flows through the sanctuary. 

Attractions such as Kavala caves, Magod falls, Molangi falls, Syntheri rock,  Shivaji fort and Anshi National park can be visited in the sanctuary. People from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore who are willing to travel a distance of over 400 can be beckoned by Dandeli as one of the holidaying destinations that call out for a wild and thrilling escape.

Here is a detailed travel guide to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary:

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Safaris in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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Flora

Flora

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.

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Fauna

Fauna

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.

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Campsite

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

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.

Stay

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.

Meals

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+

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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.


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Dandelappa Temple
Syntheri Rocks
Sathoddi Falls
Jenukallu Gudda, Yellapura
Magod Waterfalls


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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:
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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

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Hornbill Resort

Hornbill Resort

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.

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Panther Stay Jungle Resort

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.

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Jungle Nest Resort

Jungle Nest Resort
Situated around 12 KM from Dandeli town and 2 Km from the reserve, This luxurious and neat accommodation option is one of a kind. From budget-friendly tents to lavishly spacious rooms; Jungle Nest resort is the perfect option for all kinds of traveller. 

One can take rented bikes from the resort and also indulge in activities like hiking, cycling, jungle walk, river rafting etc. The main feature that commands a detour to this resort among many tourists is the Jungle campfires which enhances the experiences to a different level.

Location: Patoli Village,SH 46 Dande

Prices: INR 600 to 18,000.

Timing:
Check in after 12 PM and Check out before 11 AM.
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Kali Adventure Camp

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.

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Dandeli Shikra Jungle Resort

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.

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Bison River Resorts

Bison River Resorts
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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.

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Whistling Woodzs Resort

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

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Molangi Falls

Molangi Falls

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.

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Kavala Caves

Kavala Caves
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One needs to cross around 375 steps through a green patch of forest to reach the ancient caves of Kavala. It is believed that the humans from prehistoric era dwelled in these limestone caves and it is now famous as the home of Lord Shiva.

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.
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Anshi National Park

Anshi National Park
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Anshi National Park is a joint venture of the Indian forest authorities with Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and is a safe haven for a number of vulnerable flora and fauna.

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.
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Kulgi Nature Camp

Kulgi Nature Camp
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If you are searching for neat and well-maintained cottages with a porch to where a plethora of birds like Indian hornbill, flycatchers, drongos, parakeets, sunbirds etc can show their moves while you lazily lean against your rocking chair then Kulgi nature camp is the place you need to hit.

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.
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Syntheri Rock

Syntheri Rock
Syntheri Rock is a monolithic granite and is around 300 feet tall structure. This rock structure is nestled deep within the forested patch of Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary and the presence of Kaneri river beside it makes it a sight to behold.

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.
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Shivaji Fort

Shivaji Fort
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Shivaji fort was built by the renowned Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji and it is situated at around 22 KM away from Dandeli.

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.
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Magod Falls

Magod Falls
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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.

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About 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.

About 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.

Timing: 8:00 am to 5:00 PM
Minimum people required:  6
Max. People: 100+
Location: Ganeshgudi near Supa Dam, Dandeli.
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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

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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



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About Dandeli
Dandeli is a hidden gem in Karnataka. Ziplining, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning are some of the adventure activities that are carried out here. Dandeli is the emerging hot favorite destination for adventure activities. Apart from all these, Mother Nature has also gifted Dandeli exotic wildlife which resides in the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary.

About the activity
The zip line in Dandeli is one of the most unique zip lines in India.  The zip line point is located amidst trees and beautiful river Kali. A very strong rod is hanged between the two points. Wear the safety harness and get ready to experience this thrilling adventure. Starting from a little height, you will glide through the air all the way at the end to take a dip in the white waters of river Kali. The instructors will be there to help you, join and remove the harness from the rope.  
How to reach
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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!!!

Activity

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

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting
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The thrilling rapids and the fast flowing river water when toured together in a raft, it almost becomes a heart-stopping experience.

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.
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Kayaking on the Kali River

Kayaking on the Kali River
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Row and scull and then float; that is what one does in a Kayak. A kayak is like a canoe boat which is low to the water where the paddler is supposed to sit with legs in front of the kayak, facing forward and rowing with a double-bladed paddle.

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.
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Coracle Ride

Coracle Ride
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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.

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Bird Watching at Ganeshgudi

Bird Watching at Ganeshgudi
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Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the Mecca for birdwatchers. Ganeshgudi is a fantastic destination at Dandeli for birding. It is one of the richest forests in Karnataka where there is no concept of walking and searching for birds, almost 20 to 30 species of birds can be spotted from the balcony or the porch of your room.

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.
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Jungle Camping

Jungle Camping
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The glory of a jungle is revealed only after the exquisiteness of the dawn’s light. The jungles at Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is enchanting and wild, from lush green swards to hoods of black shadow, camping is one enthralling sport that lets you be in the wilderness and in a very natural setting.

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.

Essential Things to Keep in Mind

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How to Reach Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

How to Reach Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
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From Bangalore: Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is around 465 KM from Bangalore and it can be reached by train, bus, cab or car. If you are travelling by train then you need to get off at Londa junction and then hire a cab to reach Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. You can also take an overnight sleeper bus from Bangalore to Dandeli or can drive on NH48.

From Goa: Dandeli is around 100 KM from Goa and one can drive his/her car or take a cab to reach Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. Take the Panjim-Belgaum highway and turn onto Belgaum Karwar highway via Bapeli-Potoli to be at Dandeli. Local and private buses are also available from different bus stands in Goa.

From Pune: Tavargatti and Belgaum are two nearest stations for Pune travellers who board a train. There are private sleeper buses available from Pune to reach Dandeli. If driving, one has to take NH48 on the Pune-Bangalore highway.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dandeli

  1. Which are the must visit places in Dandeli?

    We have curated a list of some of the best places to visit in Dandeli, that you should not miss:

    1. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (A wonderful getaway to enjoy some time in the company of lush green forests and wild animals)
    2. River Kali (The river has its origins in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and offers a memorable escape for the adventure lovers)
    3. Kaval Caves (Believed to be as old as prehistoric times and made of volcanic origins, these caves can be found in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary)
    4. Syntheri Rocks (These boast of spectacular natural beauty that is made up of volcanic rocks with the River Kaneri passing by its side)
    5. Shiroli Peak (It is a great place to capture one of the most amazing views of the sunset of your life)
    6. Anshi National Park (it is the only place in whole of Asia where you can spot the black panther)
  2. Where can I get upto 40% discount on camping in Dandeli?

  3. How many tigers are there in Dandeli?

    There are 11 tigers in Dandeli Wild Sanctuary. 2 more tigers inhabit the neighbouring Anshi National Park. The dense forests of Uttara Kannada counted for thousands of tigers post-independence. However, hunting, deforestation, and mining over the centuries saw a decline in the tiger population.
  4. What is special in Dandeli?

    The speciality in Dandeli is the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and river Kali. Kavala Caves, Shiroli Peak, Molangi Falls, Dandelappa Temple, Sri Mallikarjuna Temple, Shivaji Fort, Sykes Point, Sathodi Falls, Supa Dam, Kulgi Nature Camp, Dandakaranya Park, etc are some of the other famous tourist destinations in Dandeli.
  5. What is the best time to visit Dandeli?

    The winter season (October to January) is the best time to visit Dandeli. Flora, fauna, and lakes come alive after monsoon and continue to be in full bloom till winters. Forests flourish with greenery and waterfalls cascade with optimum force. The weather remains enjoyable and suitable for sightseeing. Visitors throng Dandeli in large numbers during this season. Summer is also a good time to visit as the weather remains moderate with temperatures seldom crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark. Monsoon is considered the least favoured.
  6. Is Dandeli River rafting safe?

    Yes. River rafting in Dandeli is safe. Adventurists are provided with protective gear such as life jackets, helmets, and paddles. Expert and professional rafters expound handy techniques and safety measures to enthusiasts before they undertake river rafting. Trained rafters act as guides in enabling outdoor sport-lovers to enjoy the pulsating grade 2 and grade 3 rapids.
  7. Which state is Dandeli in?

    Dandeli is located in Karnataka State. It is situated in Uttara Kannada district of North Karnataka in the Western Ghats area, at a height of 473 meters (1,553 ft).
  8. Which river flows in Dandeli?

    River Kali, which originates in a village called Diggi in Uttara Kannada, flows in Dandeli. The thickly forested banks on either side of the river with their branches hanging over the stream resemble a canopy. The banks of the river teem with avifauna, weaverbirds, pied kingfishers, egrets, hornbills, etc. Visitors get the option to laze around the banks and relax or take part in adrenaline-pumping activities like white water rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Coracle boat riding, etc.
  9. What should I wear in Dandeli?

    You should wear full-sleeve shirts and pants or shorts with tie strings to protect yourself from insect bites and sun tanning. It is advised to avoid wearing bright and fluorescent colored clothes. You should wear colors like olive, green, brown, etc that easily camouflage your identity against the forest backdrop, especially if you want to go on a night safari. It is also essential to carry a jacket/blazer to protect you from the cold during the night. You should also wear comfortable footwear like shoes if you plan on trekking.
  10. How can I reach Dandeli?

    You can reach Dandeli via bus, train or flight.
    1. By Bus: Dandeli is well-networked with all major cities of the country through road transport. Tourists can take regular buses or VRL travel buses to reach Dandeli from Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and other South Indian cities.
    2. By Train: There is no railway station in Dandeli. The nearest railway stations to Dandeli are Londa (24 km), Alnavar (23 km), Dharwad (55 km), and Hubli (78 km). Local buses and Taxis ply from these places to Dandeli to transport guests. Tourists traveling from Bangalore can take a train up to Alnavar or Hubli. Ones traveling from Hyderabad should get down at Londa. People traveling from Mumbai need to travel up to Dharwad by train and from there choose local bus or taxi to reach Dandeli.
    3. By Flight: The closest airports to Dandeli are Hubli (56 km) and Belgaum airport (66 km). Air Pegasus operates its services from Hubli to most South Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc. Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways connect Belgaum with major cities in India.
  11. Is Dandeli a good place to visit?

    Yes. Dandeli is a very good place to visit and enjoy your holiday. The river Kali and the Shiroli Peak in the Dandeli Wild Sanctuary not only usher unique charm to the place but also present visitors with umpteen activities that pique their interests such as rafting, coracle boating, swimming, trekking, mountain climbing, safari tours, etc. There are many tourist attractions in and around Dandeli like Molangi Falls, Dandelappa Temple, Shivaji Fort, Sykes Point, Kavala Caves, etc.

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