Dandeli, on the banks of Kali river, is a popular destination in Karnataka. Situated in the Western Ghats of North Karnataka, a visit here gives a soothing experience.
Dandeli tourism offers a relaxing as well as an adventurous trip; as Kali river is known for river rafting and many youngsters just go there to try this adventure.
Travellers can also try activities like boating, angling, nature walks and sight seeing. There are many tourist places near Dandeli which are worth visiting during the trip.
The place is famous for its wildlife and tiger reserve, tourists can get a glimpse of animals in their natural habitat. Covered by thick greenery, Dandeli is ideal for long weekend getaways.
It is better to visit Dandeli from October to May, as one can enjoy the weather more during this time.
Let's have a look at some places near Dandeli in Karnataka!
Kali River originating in village Diggi, forms a major part of Dandeli tourism.
Amidst the mountains of Western Ghats, Kali river is a scenic beauty in Dandeli.
The river is known for water sports like kayaking, coracle ride, white water rafting, etc.
Many adventure enthusiasts go from Bangalore to Dandeli, just to try these activities.
Rafting will be stopped if the water levels are too low in the river. One should find out these details, if you particularly want to try rafting there.
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Supa Dam located in Joida taluk is 22 km from Dandeli. Built across Kali river, the dam also has two electric generation stations.
The Supa Dam and the vast back waters is a must visit attraction in Dandeli.
Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park is adjoining Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is home to many animals like black panthers, Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, Sambar deer, etc.
Since it adjoins Dandeli wildlife Sanctuary, the forest area is vast and deep.
Occasionally, one gets to tigers or elephants as the forests are vast; but the thick forests and serene environment draws many tourists.
In 2007, along with Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, it was declared a tiger reserve.
Hence, it is also called Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve.
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Kavala Caves is situated at a distance of 25 km from Dandeli. Tourists should trek through the steps leading to the caves.
A naturally formed Shiva linga is seen inside the caves. The linga is formed by the deposits of stalagmites inside the cave.
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Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is declared as Tiger Reserve and an Elephant Reserve.
The sanctuary is a home to different species of birds; even black panthers are spotted occasionally.
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Syntheri Rocks is around 35 km from Dandeli. A jeep ride and a trek down hill through the steps leads to the ravines alongside the river.
These rock formations are steep and one must be careful while trekking in this place. Tourists can get an amazing view of the ravines.
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