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Dandeli - Forest Camping & River Sports

Dandeli, the adventure hub of Karnataka, lies on the banks of the River Kali in north Karnataka and is also an ideal place to unwind amidst natural beauty some 1,551 ft above sea level. Dandeli has a dense forest cover and is one of the best natural habitats in the world.

Dandeli is one of the top white-water rafting destinations in India. Kayaking, water rafting, canoeing, overnight rafting or canoeing trips on the Kali River, along with other adventure sports like cycling and mountain biking are some of the things one can indulge in here. Dandeli also offers crocodile spotting, treks, nature walks, boating, bird watching, and angling trips.

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Tourist Attractions

  • White water rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Adventure trekking
  • Natural Jacuzzi in rapids
  • Bird Watching
  • Jungle Safari in open jeep
  • Kayaking
  • Canyoning
  • Moonlight Boat ride
  • River Side Fishing
  • Overnight Camping
  • Coracle Trek
  • Nature Walks
  • Outdoor camping

Places To Visit

  • Visit to Syntheri Rocks
  • Visit to Cavla Caves
  • Visit to Tribal Village and lifestyle
  • Discover local villages

Where is Dandeli

Dandeli Forest is located in Haliyal Taluk, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India - 581325.

How to Reach

  • Nearest Town: Dharwad - 57 km (Hubli)
  • Distance From: Goa - 130 km, Gokarna - 140 km, Bengaluru - 467 km
  • Nearest Airport: Belgaum - 111 km, Goa
  • Nearest Bus Station: Dandeli
  • Nearest Railway Station: Alnavar - 35 km, Dharwad
  • Transport: Dandeli is well-connected to major cities by road

Where to Stay

Dandeli has hotels that suits all budgets.

Dandeli Jungle Inn on the banks of Kali River offers some quaint and beautiful colonial bungalows.

Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) guest-houses are also available. For booking the stay and activities online visit:

Where to Eat

Dandeli doesn’t have many restaurants to choose from. A few small restaurants offer south Indian food. The resorts in and around Dandeli have dining facilities for their guests.

Best Season & Time to Visit

There will be heavy rainfall during monsoon. Post Monsoon is the best time for activities.

Things to Take Care

Tourists must always be prepared to encounter snakes and wild animals during the treks.

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