Are you thinking about trekking all the way to the Himalayas or catch a flight to some exotic land to experience hard-hitting, adrenaline pumping adventure tourism? Maybe you are unaware about the numerous nature resorts and adventure hubs near your home turf which are making waves world-wide. One such tourist destination which is a heady mix of natural beauty, adventure and brazen wildlife is Dandeli. Set magnificently in the backdrop of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is located along the course of River Kali in Uttarakannada District of Karnataka. It is extremely famous for the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Dandeli is also notable for its cultural and ethnic diversity and is a msut visit destination on Karnataka tours
Best Time to Visit
Dandeli is blessed with salubrious climate with surprisingly moderate summers and cool winters. The best times to book Dandeli tour packages
are during the months of October to May. Dandeli is decked up in great grandeur during festive seasons of Dusserah and Ganesh Chathurti.
Dandeli is rising in stature as a sought-after tourist destination and is dotted with plenty of jungle-inns and nature resorts with prices ranging from a moderate 1000 INR to 3000 INR and above. You also have an exciting option of camping right in the middle of Dandeli forests. The Kulgi Nature Camp is situated in Dandeli Reserve which caters to your camping fantasies. Dandeli is one of the very few tourist hotspots in India which offers a great mix of adventure, nature tourism and as a pilgrim site. The first thing you should do in Dandeli is book a Safari Trip to the Dandeli Wildlife Reserve. It is the second largest Sanctuary in Karnataka and home to the endangered Black Panther, tuskers, deer and several birds. We recommend you to spend an entire day basking in the glory of the flora and fauna of Dandeli and spend the night enjoying out in the open around a merry bonfire.
White Water Rafting
On day two, you must start early, buckle up your safety vests, position your rafts, paddle your canoes and plunge into the foaming white waters of the Kali River for a mind-blowing white-water rafting experience. Rafting is a time and energy consuming activity and will guzzle up nearly 5-6hours. With Dandeli being the only tourist spot offering such a facility in South India, this is one activity you shouldn’t miss even if the service costs you 1500 INR. There are different water courses like Stanley’s Squeeze, Snuggler’s Trove and Adi’s Beard to name a few.
After all that eye-popping adventure, you should definitely give yourself a break during the evening and spend some time relaxing in harmony with nature. To experience that, we urge you to scale up the Shiroli Peak which is the highest point near Dandeli. The peak offers stellar vies of the setting sun and is thronged by young couples. You can wind up your psychedelic trip on day three with a visit to Kavala Caves located about 25km away from Dandeli. You have to climb down 375 steps to reach the mouth of the cave and then crawl your way 40ft downwards to steal a look at the naturally formed Shiva Ling deity, considered a miracle by the locals.
Dandeli is well-connected by road and is 35km from Alnavar, 55km from
Dharwad, 90km from Belgaum and 480km from Bangalore. The nearest railway
station is in Alnavar and the nearest airport is located in Belgaum and numerous Danedli tours from Bangalore
Shopping & Accommodation
Dandeli is also a burgeoning industrial site, so you have plenty of avenues to do a bit of shopping for a couple of hours just before heading to Kavala Caves A trip to Dandeli can be ideally completed in 2 nights and 3 days with the cost summing upto 5000 INR per day for an individual. What are you waiting for? Grab your travel bags and zoom away to Dandeli- the New Definition of Adventure!