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#7 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

River Crossing is one of the adventurous Dandeli activities where visitors have to cross the river using a safety harness that is attached to the rope which is tied to both the sides of a river & the water flows below. This activity is offered by several resorts in Dandeli. They also provide experienced guide. It is a challenging activity because there will be lot of stress and need to have a good balance. more


#8 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

At a distance of 71 km from Karwar, 47 km from Dandeli and 117 km from Hubli, Ulavi is a village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. This is a very beautiful place amidst the Western Ghats and lies between Dandeli and Karwar.

Ulavi is one of the important religious places for the Lingayat sect in Karnataka and also one of the top places to visit near Dandeli. The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. A Samadhi and a temple dedicated to Channabasavanna were built at Ulavi. Originally the temple was in Chalukyan style but it has been renovated and colored. The temple is adorned with statues of Shiva Sharanas (Devotees of Lord Shiva). A very famous Ulavi Jathra is held on Magha Purnima in February with great pomp.

Apart from its religious significance, Ulavi has numerous caves and shapely stalactites. Mahamane Gavi, Aakalu Gavi, Vibhoothi Mantapa, and Panchalingeshwara Cave are the some important caves in Ulavi. The Channabasava ..... more


#9 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

At a distance of 20 km from Yellapur, 66 km from Sirsi, 78 km from Dandeli, 114 km from Karwar and 113 km from Gokarna, Sathodi Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated near Kallaramarane Ghat in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.

Sathodi Falls are formed by several streams and cascades down from a height of 50 feet. It further joins the backwaters of Kodasalli dam built over Kali River. This is popularly known as the Mini Niagara and also one of the top places to visit in Dandeli. This falls forms a part of the Ganeshgudi forest range. The fall drops into natural pool that surround the rock and swimming is possible here. It is advisable to avoid this place during peak monsoon season. It is home to leeches which are very active in rainy season.

Sathodi is 20 km drive through the forests from Yellapur town. From Yellapur, visitors need to take highway towards Hubli and then turn left towards Ganeshgudi (immediately after ..... more


#10 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

At a distance of 18 km from Yellapur, 60 km from Sirsi, 117 km from Jog Falls, 107 km from Gokarna, 108 km from Karwar, 81 km from Dandeli and 88 km from Hubli, Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls situated at Magod village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.

Magod Falls is formed over Bedti River, also known as Gangavalli River. The fall cascades down from a height of nearly 650 feet (200 m) into a narrow valley of rocks. River Bedti flows down in two steps offering a beautiful view. This is one of the best Dandeli tourist places and also a trekker's paradise.

It is situated close to the famous sunset point in the region, the Jenukallu Gudda (6 km). On the way to the Magod waterfalls, one can find a pleasant lake called Kawadikere (11 km) which is spread over an area of 60 acres.

Magod Falls can be reached by road. Visitors have to take deviation to the left after ..... more


#11 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

At a distance of 6 km from Ambikanagar and 24 km from Dandeli Bus Stand, Sykes Point is the top viewpoint in Dandeli and also one of the famous places of sightseeing in Dandeli.

It is a popular sightseeing attraction offering a beautiful view of deep valleys and thickly forested hills. Sykes Point is named after a British engineer who discovered it. From this viewpoint, one can get a good view of Nagzari River & River Kali confluence.

The viewpoint also offers a beautiful view of the sunset. Bird watchers frequent the site to watch the giant hornbills at this place. The Nagzari Power House of the Kali Project is situated at the bottom of the hill. Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) operates this power station. The surge tank, water moving facility, which feeds the turbines of Nagzari Power House, is located near Sykes Point. Kavala Caves are situated nearer to this point.

Permission to visit Sykes point can be obtained from KPCL security office at Ambikanagar. more


#12 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

At a distance of 1 km from Ganeshgudi Bus Stand and 23 km from Dandeli, Supa Dam, built across River Kali, is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This is one of the largest dams in the Karnataka and also one of the well-known Dandeli places to visit. This dam is built to manage the water of Kalinadi River to provide irrigation facility to the surrounding area.

The construction of the dam started in 1974 and ended in 1987. The dam was built by Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited (HSCL) and is now operated by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. The power house was commissioned in 1985. The name of the dam is derived from Suparulu (God of forests).

The height of the dam is 101 m from foundation level and the length is 332 m. It has a catchment area of 1057 sq. km and 145 TMC live storage capacity. Three radial gates of size 15 x 10 m are provided to regulate the flood discharge. The reservoir has two saddle dams of length 705 m and 940 m. The ..... more


#13 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

Kayaking in Dandeli is mostly conducted in Supa Reservoir or River Kali. Dandeli is the only place in south India where one can attempt to learn kayaking to advanced levels. It is one of the main Dandeli activities.

Kayaking is an activity with the use of a kayak for moving across water. Participate in this activity and enjoy an enriching and rewarding time paddling across waters. Personnel specialized in kayaking shall guide the participants through the white water while they start advancing at their own pace.

Kayaking can be done in vast expanses of still waters or in rapids, the latter being more challenging. For this one must be a strong swimmer and have sufficient kayaking experience. Before kayaking in the Supa Dam region, instructors and guides give visitors a demo. They provide introductory sessions on the basic techniques about strokes, basic control and the balance of the kayak.

Fee: Rs.250 person.

Timing: 9 AM - 6 PM. more


#14 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

Dandeli forest is famous for nesting birds. Bird watching is a great option for the enthusiastic birdwatchers and also one of the popular things to do in Dandeli. There are about 300 species of birds in and around Dandeli, they include migrated birds. Dandeli Jungle is a home for 4 species of hornbills out of world's 9 species.

The vast variety of exotic birds found here attracts tourists, birdwatchers and eco-tourists from all over the world. Visitors can find both local and migrating birds. These include the kingfisher, honey bird, peacock, black-crested bulbul, blue-headed pitta, brahminy kite, broad-billed roller, crested serpent eagle, great hornbill, woodpecker, Malabar pied hornbill.

Kulgi Nature Camp environs, Ganeshgudi, Dandeli Timber Depot, Shirali Village, Bomanahalli dam, Syntheri Rocks and Dandeli sanctuary are the best birding places in Dandeli region. There are permissions required to enter the core area of the Dandeli sanctuary, which can be obtained from ..... more


#15 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

Coracle Ride in River Kali is one of the most interesting Dandeli activities. Coracles are small, light-weight boats which are used for river navigation. The boats are made of split and interwoven rods made of willow or other material and tied with bark. There is an outer waterproof layer made of canvas or other waterproof materials. The structure has a flat bottom which helps spread the weight evenly making it ideal for river traveling. It can accommodate four people, including the boat rider-cum-guide.

Coracle Ride: Rs.100 / person.

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM. more


#16 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

Zorbing is a new recreational adventure sport of rolling downhill inside a transparent ball called zorb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some operators have constructed inflatable, wooden or metal ramps. Water Zorbing is a good way to have a stress-free time to relax and rejuvenate.

Tariff: Rs.350/ person

Timing: 9 AM - 6 PM. more


#17 of 17 Places to Visit in Dandeli

Canyoning is a famous adventure sport in Dandeli. Canyoning in the Dandeli jungle can represent a spectrum of activities some of which are mostly rock activities and some of which are mostly water activities. Like Rappelling, this is also the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope; climbers use this technique when a cliff or slope is too steep or dangerous to descend without protection.

Preferably youngsters enjoy a lot and only adults can take part in this, it covers lot of risk while Canyoning. Personnel specialized in Canyoning shall guide the participants. The basic idea is to get down waterfalls and mountain streams using a combination of jumping, abseiling and natural water slides.

Tariff: Rs. 750/person (depends upon groups)

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM. more

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Most Asked Questions on Dandeli

  • What is the best season to visit Dandeli?

    Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Dandeli to explore its gorgeous natural backdrop, wildlife and adventure activities.

  • How many days are required to visit Dandeli?

    It usually requires 2 Full Days to visit all the most important tourist attractions in Dandeli. There are several wonderful destinations you can visit along with Dandelhi like Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Jog Falls by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Dandeli?

    Budget of Dandeli trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Dandeli tour packages offered by start from as low as INR 5400 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 9550 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Dandeli?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Dandeli like Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Syntheri Rock, Kavala Caves, Jeep Safari, Water Rafting, Ulavi, Sathodi Falls, Magod Falls, etc.

  • What are the adventure activities to do in Dandeli?

    Dandeli offers the many adventurous activities like White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Zorbing, Coracle Ride, Cycling, Campfire, Jungle Trek, Jungle Safari, River Crossing, etc.

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