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  • Places to visit in Dandeli comprises of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali River, Kavala Caves, Syntheri Rock, Shiroli Peak, Anshi National Park, Supa Dam, Kulgi Nature Camp, Sykes Point, Ullavi Temple and many more.

    Located in the western part of Karnataka, there are a plethora of places to visit in Dandeli, that lure the travelers for the experience of an untamed exploration. The mountains, rivers, caves and the lush landscapes make Dandeli a perfect weekend getaway for people from Mumbai, Pune, and Bengaluru.

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    There are also several vantage points for the tourists to witness the stunning sunsets. Other than the natural bounty, there are also man-made attractions, such as dams and temples.

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    What makes Dandeli unique is that the wildlife sanctuary and the national park give you an enthralling encounter with the wild animals here. Moreover, the region is also an adventure haven with several thrilling activities to try out. For all this and more, come here and be mesmerized by the tourist places in Dandeli.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Dandeli:

  • 01Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

    Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

    Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the foremost amongst the tourist places in Dandeli. It offers lush flora and rare species of fauna. Some unusual mammals you will come across in this wildlife sanctuary are sloth bears, black panther, barking deer, the Indian pangolin (an ant-eating mammal), the Malabar giant squirrel, rare black panther amongst others.

    It isn’t surprising that the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary tops charts amongst the other places to visit in Dandeli because it offers over 200 species of birds for the bird watchers.

    Birds like Casque, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Blue-Throated Barbet, Peregrine Falcon, are often spotted by nature-lovers. There are ample medicinal plants amongst the evergreen and deciduous growth. These wildlife safaris and bird watching are a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is exactly at 3 km distance from Dandeli and believed to be on 8 minutes drive via J.N.road and 9 minutes drive via Barchi Road and Haliyal - Dandeli Rd.

    Some of the landmarks you will come across on the routes are Singapore gift center, Syndicate circle Dandeli, Shree Ganesh Hotel, BB Bakery, Dandeli Eco-Tours and Deluxe ground.

    Location: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located precisely in North Kanada. To be precise, it is on the SH46 route.

  • 02Kali River

    Kali River

    You can listen to the soothing, gurgling sound of the river which is surrounded by lush greenery. Sadashivgad is a picturesque fort which is located on the Kali river bridge and is amongst the popular places to visit in Dandeli.

    One can stop by to admire the beauty of nature or try out water sports which include boating, flying fox, kayaking to name a few. The river offers natural Jacuzzi and it will be the one-of-a-kind experience for all. What better than nature giving you a soothing massage!

    River Kali is also a most sought-after spot for overnight camping and outdoor camping in Dandeli. Adding a bit of spice with barbecue parties and campfire games will also be another memorable moment you can take back with you.

     Another attraction offered by the prospering river is white water rafting, albeit its availability depends on the weather. And if none of these options suit you, you can try river crossing and/or coracle ride.

    Distance from Dandeli: Kali River is 86 km away from Dandeli and it takes approximately two hours to get to the river.

    Location: It flows through the Karwar region so one can stay on SH46 and take Karwar-Belgaum road or Ramnagar- Karwar road to reach the Kali river. 
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  • 03Kavala Caves

    Kavala Caves

    Next up in the places to visit in Dandeli is Kavala caves. It is way below the surface of the Earth, into the darkest depths where it houses a temple. To reach the temple you climb down over one thousand steps which seem never-ending. These limestone caves are said to exist since the pre-historic era.

    The caves have religious importance and they are often linked to Mahabharata. The sight of Dandeli and nearby area is alluring to watchTrekkers are especially attracted to the Kavala caves, also spelt as Cavla caves. This is one unusual adventure, said to have been meant for only a few brave hearts.

    Because not only do you travel in heart of the earth, engulfed by darkness but you will also have to brave the snakes and bats which inhabit the caves. The attraction of this cave is a naturally formed Shiva linga which is said to be in the shape of a rudraksha.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is precisely 26 km from Dandeli. But if you happen to come via Ambikanagar then it is 7km away. A government jeep drops the tourists and then they have to trek all to the caves.

    Location: If you come via Dandeli than it is located in Lalguli and you take the route via Kulgi road.

  • 04Syntheri Rock

    Syntheri Rock
    Nature seekers and photographers have to add this place under their category of places to visit in Dandeli. You trek all the way to meet this monolith granite rock which is 300 meters in height. The place boasts a small waterfall and a rocky ravine.

    Though advisable to refrain from swimming or rock climbing, brave hearts can and do face the rocky adventure. The place has rocky elevations but slippery surface which might be tough to tread in the rainy season. Such adventurous activities in Dandeli are seen at many places around it.

    One can bring in food as this is spot is perfect for the picnic with family, mini-breaks and photography. Sitting by the bed one can listen to the melody of nature. You will find lots of beehives all over the rock and chances are that you can slip on the honey droplets or yellowish bee wax. One has to walk up to the rock as it is around 200 steps away from the parking lot.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is approximately 31 Km away from Dandeli. If one drives it can take up to an hour or 45 minutes.

    Location: It is located on the banks of river Kalindi in Gund. Kalindi is a small river which then merges into Kali river.

  • 05Shiroli Peak

    Shiroli Peak

    Touted to be a place beautiful beyond words, Shiroli Peak is a part of wildlife safari when in Anshi National Park. However, one can choose to trail by on your own, although, a safari is a much-recommended option. It is the highest peak in North Kannada.

    It gives you a breathtaking view of the brave and mighty Sahyadri ranges. And it is a popular spot for trekkers and nature lovers. View from this vantage point is picturesque and photographers are likely to fall in love with it.

    It is surrounded by dense green forests. Recommended is staying back to view an exquisite sunset. To get to the viewpoint one has to take a flight of stairs. It is said to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Dandeli and hence a must-visit.

    If you are lucky you could meet with the fog spreading across the horizon making it look as if the sky is touching the peak. 

    Visit these places should be definitely included in your Dandeli tour so that you won't have any regrets later. Apart from trekking and photography, the peak offers the view of the Western Ghats and the dense forests so it is also quite famous for nature lovers and bird watchers.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is about 25 Km from Dandeli.

    Location: It is located within Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • 06Anshi National Park

    Anshi National Park

    Anshi National Park is well known for its Tiger reserve. It is alternatively also called Kali Tiger Reserve since the River Kali passes through the reserve. It is a highly protected area and is spread over 1300 square kilometers. It is an evergreen tropical rainforest.

    One may spot a distinctive fauna while on this path and the fauna may range from Indian elephants to black panthers and Bengal Tigers. You may also find some common flora such as bintangur, Calophyllum wightianum, Malabar tamarind, Garcinia Morella, Knema attenuata, Hopea wightiana, etc.

    Best months to visit Anshi National parks are October to May and the park is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are ample trek trails in the park and one may also enjoy camping by nature. Tent and dormitory accommodations are provided. 

    Because of its nearness to the Kali river, you can pick your favorite water sport, including natural Jacuzzi. Anshi National Park is well connected to Dandeli and has public transportations available to Dharwad, Hubli, and Bengaluru.

    Distance from Dandeli: Dandeli is about 37. 5kms away from Dandeli, which is approximately one hour to 45 minutes' drive.

    Location: It is located in Kodthalli and you may take the route via SH46 and follow Ramnagar-Karwar road.

  • 07Supa Dam

    Supa Dam

    Away from the hustle of the city, amongst the places to visit in Dandeli, Dandeli offers you this picturesque Supa Dam. The dam is built across river Kalindi. It is a second largest dam in the state of Karnataka and allows for the best dam backwater trek experience. 

    With the height of 101 meters and length of 332 meters, Supa Dam is a concrete gravity dam. One can take a trip with their children as it is the most appreciated projects of Karnataka government for its hydroelectricity plan. The place is a beautiful hub for photographers and nature lovers. The road leading towards dam is equally scenic and one may spot varied species of mammals and birds while on the route.

    It is highly recommended to view the sunset from this vantage point. In midst of the dam, there exists small islet, touring these river islands is one unforgettable experience. You may also enjoy the best river rafting in Dandeli here. The vicinity is also best suited for a short cycling trip.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is approximately 21.6 km from Dandeli, about 30 minutes drive.

    Location: It located in Ganeshgundi, in the town of Dandeli. You take the route via SH28 and onto SH34.

  • 08Kulgi Nature Camp

    Kulgi Nature Camp

    In the heart of nature, amidst the serene melodies of birds chirping, the heart tearing roars of mammals, one can go camping while in Dandeli to Kulgi Nature Camp. The place offers fine food and all in good accommodation. While in Kulgi nature camp you’d be able to explore the unexplored jungles of Dandeli.

    As for those wishing to try their photography skills, there are not only ample mammals and birds but different species of butterflies such as Blue Tiger, Common Crow, Immigrant, Southern Birdwing, Plain Tiger, and many more. One may find it fascinating to spot the Langur families and other such mammals moving in through the camp without causing any chaos. 

    Other activities in Dandeli that have been favored by the tourists are tyre swinging, net climbing, tyre bridge to name a few. Bird trails and jeep safari are must when in Kulgi Nature Camp. It is highly recommended to take the morning safari as you are likely to spot more rare species of animals. The camp also offers the screening of different wildlife documentaries every evening.

    Distance from Dandeli: Kulgi Nature Camp is about 12 km from Dandeli town.

    Location: It is located in the Kulgi village, Haliyal taluka of Dandeli.
  • 09Sykes Point

    Sykes Point

    Sykes Point is said to be named after a British officer who found it during one of his hunting expeditions. One has to take permission before heading to the Sykes Point. It is touted to be a favoured sunset point by the tourists. It gives you a striking view of nature with a view of the mountain and river alongside. 

    You can choose the water sports like rafting, kayaking, coracle ride while on a visit to Sykes point. It is recommended to choose the longer course which gives you ample time to enjoy the soothing swirls of the rivers.Children below the age of 12 aren’t usually allowed for the varied water sports activities. It is always advisable to plan this trip in advance. 

    Sykes point is around 700 meters above the sea level. It’s proximity to the Supa dam and hydroelectric plant, Kali river and the dense greenery makes it a must-visit amongst the tourist. Add to that is the confluence of Kali river Nagzari river which is cannot miss. Not only sports activities but even trekkers and photographers will fall in love with this place.

    Distance from Dandeli: Sykes Point is around 26 km from Dandeli.

    Location: It is near Ambikanagar in Dandeli.

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  • 10Ulavi Temple

    Ulavi Temple

    Ulavi Temple also spelt Ulvi temple is quite famous amongst the tourists. It is the temple of Shri Ulavi Channabasaveshwara. It is located in the tiger reserve and is very famous amongst the pilgrims. Every year lakhs of pilgrims and devotees come to seek blessings of Shri Ulavi Channabasaveshwara.

    The annual fest of the temple is held in February or Magha Poornima. It lies amidst the town of Dandeli and Karwar and has been in the heart of the Western Ghats. It goes without saying that it is quite scenic. It is one reverential spot of the lingayat community as it has the Samadhi of Saint Channabasavanna. Originally styled after the Chalukyas style, it has recently been renovated.

    Statues of Shiva Sharanas, a devotee of Lord Shiva, adorn the temple premises. Ulvi Temple is also popular for many caves and stalactites. Caves you will find in Ulavi are Mahamane Gavi, Panchalingeshwara Cave, Vibhoothi Mantapa and Aakalu Gavi. The renowned Kodthalli falls or better known as Channabasava Jalapatha are also situated here. These falls are around 50 feet high.

    Distance from Dandeli: It is around 47 km from Dandeli approximately one and a half hour drive from Dandeli

    Location: You take the SH46 route on the Ulavi road to reach the Ulavi temple.

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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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Kali River

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.

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Kavala Caves

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.

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Syntheri Rocks

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.

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Shiroli Peak

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.

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Anshi National Park

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

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Supa Dam

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 

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Kulgi Nature Camp

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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Sykes View Point

One of the most spectacular sightseeing places to visit in Dandeli, Sykes ViewPoint is a great place to be mesmerised by the vistas of verdant valleys and evergreen forests. It gets its name after the British engineer who discovered the place and boasts of the most magnificent views in Dandeli. 

Tourists here can enjoy a wonderful view of Nagzari River & River Kali confluence from Sykes View Point and also look forward to spend an evening filled with radiant colours of the sunset. Sykes ViewPoint is an interesting to visit as one can catch a glimpse of many giant hornbills who frequent the place. 

For those who wish to challenge their spirits can also indulge in a great trekking experience up to the point after getting the required permission from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd and enjoy some sweeping views of the region from Sykes View Point

Location: Ambikanagar – Bommanalli Rd, Lalguli, Karnataka 

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Sykes View Point is from October to

Entry fee: None

Timings: One should visit here from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm to have a splendid time

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sykes View Point is at a distance of 23 kilometres from the bus stand in Dandeli

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Ulavi Temple

One of the most holy places for the pilgrims in Karnataka, Ulavi Temple is an important tourist attraction in Dandeli. It is considered a very sacred place for the Lingayat community with the samadhi of Channabasavanna, a revered 12th century Lingayat saint. 

The temple is surrounded by a blanket of evergreen forests and the Western Ghats adorn the landscape. These forests also happen to a natural habitat for many rare wild animals like cheetah, cobras, tigers, elephants etc.

Ulavi Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over Karnataka during the Ulavi Jathre or congregations. The natural beauty surrounding the temple is totally breathtaking and offers a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Another distinct feature of the temple is that it is built in the Chalukyan style and also has a number of caves and stalactites for the tourists to explore.

Location: Ulavi Temple is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Ulavi Temple can be visited by the tourists throughout the year

Entry fee: None

Timings: The timings at Ulavi Temple are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is 35 kilometres when you travel by road

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Moulangi Eco Park

Surrounded by the blissful landscape comprising thick evergreen forests, Moulangi Eco Park is a place that you ought to be when you are in Dandeli. An ideal spot for those who are fond of camping, Moulangi Eco Park is a breathtaking place where you can enjoy the serenity of nature at its best. It is replete with beautiful bamboo trees and makes for a perfect picnic place for the tourists.

This place is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts as one can enjoy an exhilarating trek in the jungles on the steep cliffs, indulge in rock climbing and appreciate the plummeting silence of the wilderness. 

It is also known to be a great place to spot various species of plants and animals and add it to your list of adventures in Dandeli. Moulangi Eco Park is one of the most surreal attractions in Dandeli if you wish to have a wonderful time with your friends and family.

Location: Moulangi, Dandeli, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Moulangi Eco Park is from October to March

Entry fee: None

Timings: It remains open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm every day

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 6.8 kilometres and takes approximately 16 minutes to go there via Moulangi Road.

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Dandelappa Temple

Drawing in scores of pilgrims, Dandellapa Temple is known to be as the one of the most auspicious places to visit in Dandeli. Located across the belt of Maland, Dandelappa Temple is replete with mesmerising natural beauty making the landscape a visual treat for the eyes. 

It is also one of the oldest temples in Dandeli where the people come to seek the blessings of Lord Dandelappa to whom this temple is dedicated. The local deity Dandelappa is considered to be a beloved figure among the locals in Dandeli and it is interesting to note that the name Dandeli comes after Dandellapa. 

It is said that those who worship at Dandelappa temple get their wishes fulfilled. The temple is a great tourist spot for its spiritual ambience and also offers an insight into the history and society of Dandeli.

Location: Ganesh Gudi, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Tourists here can visit the temple anytime throughout the year. However, the most preferred time is from October to February

Timings: Dandelappa Temple is open for tourists during the day

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is just 2.3 kilometres which takes approximately 7 minutes to travel via Jawaharlal Nehru Rd in Dandeli

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Molangi Falls

Gear up for a scenic retreat at Molangi Falls for a rejuvenating visit with your friends and family in Dandeli. Surrounded by the panoramic landscape of dense green forests, Molangi Falls is one of the most popular picnic spots in Dandeli. 

The place is a visual delight for all the nature lovers and also offers an adventurous escape for the tourists. This popular waterfall in Dandeli is nestled in the midst of thick bamboo trees and steep rocks making the setting unforgettable if you revel in the company of nature. 

You can enjoy a cool plunge in the revitalising waters of Molangi Falls and also savour an adrenaline rush with white water rafting here. Molangi Falls makes for an idyllic romantic spot at the time of sunset as the cool breeze brushes against your face and the landscape becomes nothing but spectacular.

Location: It is located near Molangi in Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Molangi Falls is best visited during the monsoon months of the year.

Timings: N/A

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Molangi Falls is at a distance of about 8 kilometres from the bus stand in Dandeli.

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Sri Mallikarjuna Temple

Believed to be older than the Shivaji Fort in Dandeli, Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is amongst the few famous temples in Karnataka that tourists should not miss out on visiting. There is a stone located inside the temple which says that the land over which this temple is built was donated by the Kadamba King Jayakeshi in the year 1144.

One of the most astounding things about Sri Mallikarjuna Temple for the tourists is its mind-blowing architecture among other temples in Karnataka. The temple draws in a number of pilgrims throughout the year. 

The temple is notable not only for its spiritual significance but also for its architectural brilliance. Some of the most notable features of Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is the ‘Navarang mantap’ places inside the sanctum sanctorum and the dome which is shaped in popular Kadamba style.

Location: Ganesh Gudi, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The winter season from October to February is great to visit Sri Mallikarjuna Temple

Entry fee: None

Timings: One can visit here from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm every day of the week

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is located approximately 20 kilometres from Dandeli Bus Stand.

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Shivaji Fort

Shivaji Fort in Dandeli is one of the most prominent Dandeli tourist places where you can appreciate the art and heritage of this beautiful region. The ancient fort is an intriguing place where you can learn about the shrewd warring techniques used in the olden times and explore how the strategies were executed when the enemy was ready to storm the gates.

This magnificent tourist attraction in Dandeli is believed to be constructed by the Maratha Chief, Shivaji and offers a memorable visit for the history buffs. Shivaji Fort is also known to be a favourite spot for the adventure lovers. A visit to Shivaji Fort takes the tourists back into the ancient times and offers a nice getaway to enjoy with friends and family over a scenic attraction in Dandeli.

Location: Haliyal Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time for visiting Shivaji Fort is from the month of October to March

Entry fee: N/A

Timings: Tourists can visit the Shivaji Fort during the day

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Shivaji Fort can be reached after travelling a distance of 20 kilometres from Dandeli Bus Stand

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Sathodi Falls

A splendid vacation for nature lovers in Dandeli cannot be complete unless you pay a visit to the beautiful Sathodi Falls. It is a rectangularly shaped waterfall that comprises a breathtaking landscape with the rocky hills and the water pool underneath it. 

It joins the backwaters of Kodasalli Dam and its serene ambience is truly captivating for everyone who visits here. Sathodi Falls cascades down from an elevation of about 50 feet and often called Mini Niagara in Dandeli. These falls are located near the town of Yellapur and renowned as one of the most picturesque places to visit in Dandeli.

A short trek leads the tourists to the Sathodi Falls that makes the visit a spectacular adventure if you seek an adrenaline rush. The roaring waters of Sathodi Falls surrounded by verdant greenery offer an unforgettable moment that you’ll not be able to forget anytime soon.

Location: It is located in Balagar, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months from November to April make the best time to visit Sathodi Falls

Entry fee: The entry fee at Sathodi Falls is INR 5/USD 0.07

Timings: The opening time here is from 8 am to 5 pm every day

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sathodi Falls is situated at a distance of 34 kilometres from Dandeli

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