(2000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Karnataka | India
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Dandeli is categorised as Adventure / Bird Watching / Riverside

White Water Rafting at Dandeli
Syntheri Rocks (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Dandeli Coracle Ride (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Safari in Dandeli National Park
Safari in Dandeli National Park (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Safari in Dandeli National Park (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Safari in Dandeli National Park
Safari in Dandeli National Park
Safari in Dandeli National Park
Safari in Dandeli National Park
Safari Entrance
Supa Dam Reservoir
Brown Cheeked Fulvetta in Ganeshgudi
White Rumpled Shama in Ganeshgudi (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Flame Throated Bulbul in Ganeshgudi
Black Naped Monarch in Ganeshgudi
Tickels Blue Flycatcher in Ganeshgudi
Puff Throated Babbler in Ganeshgudi (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Malabar Grey Hornbill in Ganeshgudi
Blyths Starling in Ganeshgudi (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Lesser Yellow Naped Woodpecker in Ganeshgudi (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Oriental White Eye in Ganeshgudi
Zorbing in Dandeli
Rafting in Dandeli
White Water Rafting at Dandeli
Coracle ride in Kali river
Around Dandeli
Kayaking in Dandeli
Kali River Views
Kali River Views

Reasons to Visit
  • Dandeli is a tropical rain forest on the northern tip of Karnataka Border
  • Dandeli is renowned for White water rafting and water based adventure activities (Open Oct - May)
  • Dandeli is renowned getaway for its rainforest character and adventure sports on offer including White Water rafting.
  • Dandeli is excellent for bird watching especially hornbills
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is home to black panthers, Malabar Giant Squirrels, Tigers, Elephants, Deers, Wild Dogs, Crocodiles etc., sighting is poor on account of thick forest
  • Natural, historic and religious landmarks surround Dandeli. The river Kali, the caves of Kavala, the Syntheri rocks, and other landmarks including the Ulvi temple, Sykes point and the Supa hydroelectric dam
Know It
  • Stays around Ganeshgudi area offer excellent rainforest experience and bird watching is prolific in area around here
  • White Water Rafting Destinations in India"River Kali in the heart of Dandeli Rainforest offers a most unique Grade III rafting experience. There are 9 kms and 14 kms runs. 9 km run is popular with first time adventure enthusiast where as 14 km one is popular with experience rafting adventure seekers. Rafting Season - Oct - May (Closed June - Sept)"
  • Bird watching Destinations in Goa and North Karnataka"The forests of Dandeli and nearby Anshi are prime bird watching sites and home to over 200 species of birds. Birds here comprise great pied hornbill (found in large numbers), yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle, adjutant stork, black crested baza and peafowls. The Ganeshgudi area (16 kms from Dandeli where some of the lodges are situated) is where one finds a lot of birds such as Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill let alone the flycatchers, orioles, babblers and the Sham"
  • Destinations in India offering Rainforest Experience"A renowned getaway for its rainforest character and adventure sports on offer including White Water rafting. The area is also renowned for bird watching and a complete cut off nature centric getaway experience. "
Access Information

Dandeli has 6 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp2
Jungle Lodge1

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Dandeli

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)4

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List of Holidays for Dandeli


  • Dandeli Adventure Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Baindur Extended Getaway with Dandeli (5 Nights)
  • Dandeli - Karwar Break (4 Nights)
  • Dandeli - Karwar Break with Wildernest (6 Nights)
  • Dandeli Chorla Ghat Adventure break (4 Nights)

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Dandeli has 6 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Dabolim Airport and DandeliRs. 2582

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Hampi and Drop to DandeliRs. 6302
Pickup from Hospet and Drop to DandeliRs. 6302

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Belgaum Railway Station and DandeliRs. 3345
Pickup/Drop between Karmali Railway Station and DandeliRs. 6667
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and DandeliRs. 2582

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Dandeli has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

7 Travel Ideas listed for Dandeli. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching in Dandeli
  • Dandeli Getaway
  • Goa Break in Monsoon
  • Holiday Ideas Goa plus Something else
  • Nature Centric Getaways around Goa
  • White Water rafting in Dandeli

Stay Ideas

  • Kali River Lodge getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Syntheri rocks is a 300-ft tall monolith granite on the banks of Kaneri river (a tributary of Kali river).
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tibetan Self sustained community center at Mundgod is where the monks and lamas live their lives just as they do in Himalayas. There is a monastery and buddhist cultural centre to visit.
    Arts Crafts Culture, Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, Cultural Centre
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The forests of Dandeli and Anshi are home to over 200 species of birds. These are best sighted in Winter (Oct - March). There are number of areas around Dandeli that are excellent for bird watching.
    Bird Watching
    Dandeli is one of the best centres for watersports especially White Water Rafting (Oct - May). The Kali River (Which flows through the area) offers a great opportunity to paddle through numerous, exciting technical class 3 rapids.
    White Water Rafting
    Kavala caves is arpproached via a Trek up a thousand steps though dense virgin evergreen forests

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Dandeli town outskirtsA green area by the quiet Kali river at 2 kms from Dandeli town centreGetaway1
GaneshgudiA thick rainforest area by the gurgling Kali river at 15 kms from Dandeli towards BelgaumGetaway4
Gobral Village6 kms from Dandeli town overlooking a stream and green area.Getaway-
GavegaliGavegali lies at 10 kms from Dandeli surrounded by countryside and forests and excellent for bird watching.Getaway/Experiential1
JoidaAn area 26 kms from Dandeli town in heart of Rainforest around DandeliGetaway/Experiential-
Nearest Airport in Dandeli
  • Hubli Airport ( HBX ) , Hubli-74 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Dandeli
  • Londa Junction ( LD ), Londa-52 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Dandeli from Major Cities.

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