White water rafting on the River Kali etches an unforgettable experience in one’s mind. Dandeli also provides ample options for cave explorers, most of the caves in this region are of limestone caves where one can see stalagmites and stalactites.
Dandeli is located on the banks of River Kali in the middle of Western Ghats. It falls in the northern part of Karnataka (125 Kms from Goa). Dandeli is known for its lush green valleys which is surrounded by deciduous trees and it is also home to a few exotic animals like elephant, tiger, Black Panther. River Kali in Dandeli offers white water rafting for 9 Km that lasts for four and a half hours. The river offers rapids of Grade II and Grade III. Dandeli provides a plethora of caves both explored and unexplored in this deccan part of the Western Ghats. Some of the popular caves of this region are the Kavala cave, Akala Gavi, Vibhooth Kanaja, Rudrakshi Mantapa, Panchlinga Gavi, Chilume Honda and Mahamuni cave. Dandeli wild life sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary of Karnataka and it is home to a lot of exotic animals and birds. It is home to tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, etc and many kinds of reptiles like crocodiles and snakes. The birds include golden- backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, grey hornbill, etc. Safaris by open jeep accompanied by veteran guides is the best way to explore the flora and fauna of Dandeli. I leave it you to write us about your rappelling experience at the gushing waterfall Sathkonda Canyon.
Day 01: Arrive at the camp site
After reaching the campsite, you can pick activity of your choice. Post this activity, lunch will be served. One can opt for either vegetanarian food or non-vegetarian food. Rafting is the next planned activity. Once you are back from rafting, one can indulge in games like volley ball, etc. After having snacks and tea, one either can either choose to take rest or continue the available sport. Before saying good night, don’t forget to attend the bonfire and yes, food will be ready to be served, please don't skip your dinner.
Day 02: Cave Exploration and Trekking
After a good night's sleep, kick start your day with a powerpack breakfast. Cave exploration and trekking are the two activities lined up for the day. You may choose either activity to start with. If a long trek is planned then it is advisable to pack your lunch from the campsite before you leave. While returning to the camp cave exploration can be performed. Campsite will be ready to serve you refreshments as and when you arrive. Bonfire will be followed by dinner of your choice before you crash for the day.
Day 03: Jungle Biking , Safari and Rappelling
Jungle biking, before breakfast is the mantra of the day for today. Explore the jungle on the biking trail. Have a your breakfast when you return to the campsite. Wild life safari awaits you to experience the intensity of dense jungle, which is home to many exotic animals. Lunch will be served at the campsite, take rest for a while before you go for rappelling at the waterfall.
Cancellation and Refund:
10% of published Tariff charged : If Cancelled 15 days before Check-in
25% of published Tariff charged : If Cancelled 15 to 7 days before Check-in
50% of published Tariff charged : If Cancelled 6 to 2 days before Check-in
NO Refund of published Tariff : If Cancelled less than 2 days before Check-in
How to Reach to Dandeli?
One of the most convenient way to reach Dandeli is to travel by train . Train no.16589 leaves Bangalore at 21:15 PM and reaches Alnawar junction at 7:15 AM. Government and private buses also ply from Bangalore to Dandeli, one may also like to explore this option. Transportation can be arranged from the Alnawar junction to the campsite or from Dandeli bus stop to the campsite.