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  • Things to do in Dandeli includes river rafting in Kali river, rock climbing, jungle stay, moonlight boat  ride, wildlife safari, kayaking, jungle camping, mountain biking, trekking, bird watching, jacuzzi bath, caving, river crossing and  many more.

    Whether you are passionate about wildlife or you get your kicks from water sports, there is a long list of things to do in Dandeli with something exciting for everyone. Kali River cuts through the town of Dandeli, making it a hub for a range of water-based adventure sports. 

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    Thus, you can try your hand at white water rafting, kayaking, coracle boat riding, and many more while you are here. Featuring untamed nature, which is inhabited by a diversity of rare animals and birds, the town also offers perfect opportunities for wildlife exploration and photography.

    And, if you want to make the most out of your break, you are also recommended to partake in trekking, camping, and caving on your trip.

    Check out this amazing list of things to do in Dandeli:

  • 01River Rafting in Kali River

    If you are willing to fill your vacation with thrilling adventures, river rafting in Kali River is one of the most exciting things to do in Dandeli. Soak up the beauty of nature by gazing at the forests, gorges, and valleys as your raft surges with the river stream through grade 2 and grade 3 rapids.

    The 12 km long stretch of Kali River open for rafting offers perfect opportunities to both newbies and professional rafting lovers to experience an ultimate dose of adrenaline rush.

    The untamed terrain of the river and strong currents of the water contribute to making white water rafting here an experience worth remembering.

    Starts in the morning at 9 am, approximately 4 hours to complete.

    Price:  Starts from INR 1300

    River Kali, Western Ghats.

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  • 02Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli - Flat 40% off

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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 river 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 Dandeli bus stand.

    Minimum number of people required: 2

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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

  • 04Moonlight Boat Ride in Dandeli Flat 22% off

    Moonlight Boat Ride in Dandeli Flat 22% off

    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:
    Maximum Booking capacity: 100

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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.
  • 06Wildlife Safari in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wildlife Safari in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

    A wildlife safari experience at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best treats Dandeli has to offer to nature as well as adventure lovers. Spanning across a densely forested area of 834 sq. km., this protected area is home to a wide range of mammals, reptiles, and birds.

    As you make your way to the deeper parts of the forest, you may get lucky to encounter animals such as tigers, elephants, leopards, black panthers, and elephants. The thrill of indulging in an open jeep safari here will not only give a boost to your adrenaline levels but will also provide you with plenty of opportunities to capture elusive wildlife species.

     Safari begins at 6 am and 4 pm

    Price:  INR 890

    Location: Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, Karnataka-Goa border, Western Ghats.

    Also check out: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • 07River Crossing

    River Crossing

    One of the best things to do in Dandeli to quench your hunger for the thrill, crossing River Kali is a favourite among adventure lovers. In this activity, one is supposed to cross the gushing river using a safety harness which is tied to a rope. The fervour of the river and the need for balance and strength makes the crossing a challenging affair.

    However, you need not worry, as experienced guides are present there to ensure your safety. Also, do make sure your friends click some good pictures while you are suspended over the river so that you can flaunt your valour on your social media.

    Timing: 8 am to 5 pm

      INR 540 per person

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  • 08Kayaking


    If you are fond of water sports, kayaking in the volatile waters of Kali River is another reason why you must consider a vacation in Dandeli. The stimulating activity of paddling a narrow watercraft will certainly add to the highlights of your time here.

    The town is widely known across South India for kayaking, and considering the fun quotient involved, the fame is completely reasonable. Those with experience in kayaking as well as beginners who wish to learn the basics of the sport must consider giving this experience a try.

    9 am to 6 pm

    INR 250 per person

    Supa Reservoir or River Kali

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  • 09Jungle Camping

    Jungle Camping

    Owing to the refreshing atmosphere of the town, brimming with raw nature and enhanced by the presence of the River Kali, jungle camping has to be one of the most recommended things to do in Dandeli. Go to sleep as the forest breeze sings you a lullaby and wake up to the chirping of the birds – camping here will rejuvenate you inside out.

    There are numerous jungle lodges and campsites dotting the town where you can camp overnight, and experience the sounds and vibes of the wilderness. The camping choices here range from basic tents with basic facilities to luxury tents with modern amenities.

    2 days and 1 night.

    Price: Starts from INR 1500 per person.

    Location: Near Dharwar, a private tent in the forest.

    Other Stays: Check out some alluring resorts in Dandeli.

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  • 10Mountain Biking in the Forest of Dandeli

    Mountain Biking in the Forest of Dandeli

    Not too popular among tourists visiting Dandeli, the activity of mountain biking amalgamates the feelings of exhilaration and rejuvenation to give you an ultimate outdoor experience. Riding a mountain bike on the rough terrains of the region while being surrounded by refreshing greenery is an experience worth remembering.

    This ride is also an excellent opportunity to come across a variety of flora and fauna popular in the region. Depending on how you enjoy the ride, the length of your track can be anywhere between 7 and 14 km.

    Starts at 8:30 am.

     INR 450 per person

    J.N Road, Dandeli.

  • 11Coracle Boat Ride

    Coracle Boat Ride

    Coracle Boat Ride on the choppy waters of the Kali River is one of the best things to do in Dandeli to explore its natural treasures. This unique activity involves navigating through the river on coracles, which are round, lightweight boats, and can carry 5 people.

    Though these boats were traditionally used by the locals in the past, they have become a major tourist attraction lately. You can look around and enjoy the lush banks of the river, as the guide cum boat rider takes you from here to there.

      9 am to 6 pm

     INR 100 per person  


    See also: Best Adventure Tours in Dandeli

  • 12Trekking


    Trekking, as always remembered from many generations is one of the most interesting activities in the woods. Moreover, with this thick forests, the visitors can explore the nature, wildlife, and birds. It is an adventurous activity in Dandeli forest, which is usually undertaken by the young tourists. 

    It is one of the top things to do in Dandeli. Several trekking routes in Dandeli and some activities are run by the forest department. The guided tour starts with a ride into the gated forest reserve. A 3-4 km downhill walk and 350 steps down will take you to the caves.

    Tourists can take a private vehicle inside the sanctuary, which is the preferred mode of transport, due to the undeveloped roads. Always wear proper shoes, as leeches are a big trouble during monsoon and winter months. Besides the day long trekking routes there are also a few short birding trails around the camp, which people can enjoy.

    Get inspiration from the long walks in the lush forest!

    Timing: Half a day to full day.

    Price: Roughly 500 INR to 1000 INR

    Location: Kavala Caves, and Kulgi-Nagzari Valley.
  • 13Natural Jacuzzi Bath

    Natural Jacuzzi Bath

    Natural Jacuzzi Bath is one of the most natural healing therapy in the Dandeli which attracts the tourists. Springs of water, the aroma of flowers and woods around, the chirping of birds and the blue sky above provide a refreshing experience.

    The water which flows down from Supa Dam takes the shape of the river known as Kali and splashes the water on the black stones. In some places, the water flows rapidly and in some places, water starts spraying with great force.

    It is when you sit in such a place under sunlight in nature, the water hits your back and gives a massage to your body. This would be relaxing if you opt for such an activity. This activity could be done by all age groups of tourists to take part because the trained guide will take you to this spot in a boat and guide you all the way. Take pleasure in having the bath with a soothing massage!

    Timing: No specified timings.

    Price: According to the stay nearby.

    Location: Dandeli

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  • 14Bird Watching

    Bird Watching

    Bird lovers from across the country and beyond frequent Dandeli to explore its treasures of exotic birds with colourful wings and melodious sounds. No matter where you are in the town or what you are up to, there is a good chance that you will come across a rare bird species on jungle safaris, nature walks, or while you are just relaxing on the porch of your cottage.

    Some of the best bird species to watch out for are broad-billed roller, orange minivet, brahminy kite, crested serpent eagle, great hornbill, woodpecker, kingfisher, little spider hunter, and honey bird. Considering the wealth of migratory and resident birds the forests of the town boast, birdwatching is certainly one of the most fulfilling things to do in Dandeli.

    Early morning.

    Depends on the place.

    Dandeli forests

  • 15Nature Walk

    Nature Walk

    Nothing can be more rejuvenating than taking long walks in the untamed jungles of Dandeli and disconnecting with the hubbub of big cities. There are various nature trails across the town allowing you to take a stroll and experience intimacy with nature.

    This is one of those activities which you can participate in even with your family, as these trails are essentially flat and pleasant. Furthermore, a walk across the jungle also gives you multiple chances to spot a wide array of flora and fauna. So if you are seeking tranquillity, this might be the best bet you have in Dandeli.

    Usually in the mornings.

    Price: According to the guide and place for walk

    Location: Dandeli Forests
  • 16Hike to Syntheri Rock

    Hike to Syntheri Rock

    A perfect outdoor plan for all adrenaline junkies visiting Dandeli, a hike to Syntheri Rock deserves to be on your bucket list. Located in the lush green landscape of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, this huge monolithic granite structure is over 300 feet tall. Though one can also reach the base of the rock by hiring a jeep, hiking up to this place through lush foliage is naturally more fun.

    The River Kaneri flowing beside the rock adds to the beauty and dynamism of this place. Whether you just want to soak up the beauty of nature or you want to click some impressive pictures, an adventure to reach here is all you need.

    Timing: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Price: Depends upon the dates and times of journey.

    Location: Syntheri Rocks, Dandeli

    Also visit: 10 Best Tour Packages in Dandeli
  • 17Explore Kavala Caves

    Explore Kavala Caves

    In addition to numerous adrenaline-charged activities, Dandeli also presents a great opportunity for a caving experience in Kavala Caves. Surrounded by lush greenery from all sides, these caves are believed to have their origin in prehistoric times and are counted among the most iconic tourist attractions in the town.

    The caves feature stalagmite and have a network of narrow passages, some of which can only be accessed by crawling. Besides tourists, a Hindu temple at the entrance of the cave also attracts hordes of devotees every day. In order to reach here, one has to climb 375 steps which also adds a sense of adventure to the activity.

    Timing:  6 am every day

    Price:  INR 475 per person

    Location: Dandeli.

  • 18Visit to Kulgi Nature Camp

    Visit to Kulgi Nature Camp

    If jungle fun is your priority on the Dandeli trip, consider accommodating yourself at Kulgi Nature Camp, and you will be thrilled. Set amidst the pure wilderness of Dandeli, this forest is the ultimate destination for a wildlife adventure. Partake in nature walks or drive your heart crazy by trying white water rafting, jungle trekking, and jungle safari.

    Featuring a natural setting, the camp has plenty of areas and activities designed to let their guests feel amused throughout their stay. As per your requirements, you can choose among basic tents and cottages laced with all essential amenities.

    Stretches for a couple of days.

    Price: Starts from 5000 per night

    Location: Kulgi, Dandeli.

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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.

Know more: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary


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.

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.

Planning a trip to Dandeli: Check out these Dandeli Tour Packages.


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.

Suggested Read: 15 Best Things to do in Dandeli


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

Explore more: Adventurous Treks in Dandeli


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 

Check out: White Water Rafting in Dandeli 


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


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


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


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.

Also Check out: Dandeli Tour @INR 4300


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


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.


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.


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


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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  • Q. How can I get upto 40% discount on camping in Dandeli?
  • Q. What are the top adventure activities to do in Dandeli within Rs 1000 only?
  • Q. 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)

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Dandeli?

    The ideal time to visit Dandeli is the winter season between October and February. All the water adventure during this time is the best and it is also the best time for bird watchers as many migratory birds visit here in this season. Dandeli offers several activities but not all activities can be done throughout the year. Hence it is recommended to visit here in the winter season.

  • Q. How to reach Dandeli?

    If you are planning to reach Dandeli from Bangalore, you can take a train from Hubli or Alnavar. You can also take a local bus from Hubli or Dharwad. There is no airport in Dandeli, the nearest one being Hubli which is 80 km away. From Hyderabad, one can take a train to Londa and from there one can reach Dandeli by local taxi or other transport.

  • Q. What is famous in Dandeli?

    There are a lot of things famous in Dandeli: 1. River Rafting in Dandeli 2. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary 3. Kavala Caves. 4. Shiroli Peak 5. Sykes Point 6. Syntheri Rock 7. Sathodi Falls If your trip is well-planned, there are many other places which you would not want to miss here.

  • Q. Can we go on a road trip from Bangalore to Dandeli? What is the distance?

    Yes, you can surely go for a road trip from Bangalore to Dandeli. If you take NH 48, the total driving distance between Bangalore and Dandeli is 460 km. If you take the Shimoga road then the total distance is 550 km

  • Q. How is the weather of Dandeli?

    The climate in Dandeli is moderate being a lush, forest prone zone. Throughout the year, the weather is temperate. The weather here remains pleasant most of the year but the best times of the year are between October and May. The weather at this time is colder and the best time for activities also.

  • Q. Is Dandeli worth a visit?

    Yes, Dandeli is a lovely place to visit. It is a versatile place offering something to everyone. For jungle lovers, the place is predominantly covered with thick jungles. If you visit here in winters, you will be able to enjoy water sports and other activities. If you are a nature lover or an adventure fanatic, Dandeli has someone for everyone.

  • Q. How many days do we need to visit Dandeli?

    Ideally, you can plan for a trip for 3 days. Dandeli has abundant wildlife and you might not want to miss the camping opportunities here. Apart from that, you can comfortably cover the rest of the places in this much time.