COVID-19 : DANDELI is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to DANDELI?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • No e-passes, test certificates or accommodation proof are required by travellers before entering Dandeli.
  • There is no requirement of a COVID-19 test or thermal screening upon entry in Dandeli.
  • There is no lockdown, except in containment zones.
  • Dandeli has done away with all forms of night curfew and weekend lockdowns
  • Supermarkets, malls, parks and other attractions, others can cinema halls, pools, theatres and open-air theatres have opened up.
  • Social distancing norms are to be followed when out in public or using public transports.
  • Restaurants, pubs and clubs are to function with 50% of seating capacity.
  • Inter-state and Intra-state travelers shall NOT have to undergo any form or institutional or home quarantine upon arrival in Dandeli.
  • Asymptomatic travelers are advised to self-monitor their health status for the next 14 days after arrival. In case of symptom appearance, they are to call the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.
  • Symptomatic inter-state passengers must immediately self-isolate and seek medical attention by calling on the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.

the nearest airport to Dandeli is the Belgaum airport. Flights are functional to this airport from Bangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore and 2+ more destinations.

Local Transport

Buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws are plying in the city.

The state government of Karnataka has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Dandeli. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Hotels, Homestays and Resorts in Dandeli Ready to Welcome Tourists Updated: 10 Sep 2020

Karnataka State Government has issued new guidelines for the opening of resorts and hotels for tourists. Functioning as 50% capacity, hotels and resorts must follow all the norms of social distancing as well as all the SOPs laid out by the state government.Read more.

All Travel Restrictions Lifted in Dandeli in Hopes to Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Days Updated: 10 Sep 2020

Public and vehicular movement in Dandeli has been restored back to normal. There is no need of any e-pass or permissions for travelling within the districts or outside the district borders through public and private transport.Read more.

No permissions or e-pass requirements for inter-state and intra-state travel to Dandeli Updated: 10 Sep 2020

According to the new guidelines released by the state of Karnataka, inter-state and intra-state travelers do not need to get an e-pass to enter Dandeli. Hand stamping for inter-state travelers has also been done away with.Read more.

Mentioned as the adventure capital of South India, Dandeli is synonymous to peace and adventure. Located in the rocky trails of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is a splendid city of Karnataka. This place is situated at an altitude of 1551 ft above sea-level. 

Dandeli is made up of trails and green environment. The beauty of this place resides significantly in the adventurous hikes and beauty of Western Ghats. The untouched green landscapes house a staggering range of flora and fauna. Apart from the adventurous activities, there are several historical places including Ulavi temple, ancient caves of Kavla, and much more.

An integral part of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is home to colossal mountains, nature reserves, and fascinating wildlife. This place is an incredible destination for every kind of travellers. You can head on to the Kali river for a range of watersports, then, stop by Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, or hike on to the Syntheri rocks and engulf the maddening peace and beauty of the Western Ghats; Dandeli is a complete package of fun, peace, and adventures. 

There are plenty of activities to do in Dandeli. If your interests are inclined towards adventurous hiking trips, then you should explore the Syntheri Rocks in the city. Or, feel the adrenaline rush at Kali River while participating in Whitewater rafting, Boat rides, and Kayaking. End your day by relishing the therapeutic Natural Jacuzzi and soaking in nature’s beauty while staying in tents. Moreover, you can also embark on a wildlife safari to spot exotic wildlife at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Dandeli’s climate is subtropical, with a major influence of the Western Ghats on it. Temperatures can stay between 20 and 42 degrees Celsius. The closeness to the Arabian Sea affects the weather of this place. The post-monsoon season, October to January is the best time to travel to Dandeli. Temperature from September to November is also pleasant as it starts to cool down.

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"Just onclick all the things are done... Right from booking to say goodbye.. . all people are supportive, owner, coworker ..... Events were very cool. Zipline, Burma bridge, Rain pool dance, DJ, boating, campfire, tent stay... Jungle trek was too good.... Food was awesome. Thanks, Thrillophilia for such cool gesture and keeping such homestay in your site. ... will suggest all people to stay.... will visit next year to ... an unforgettable and most memorable trip.
16 February 2020
A very good experience.Camping, bonfire, food, activities was awesome.Just that the common washrooms could be kept cleaner.Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and helpful.The manager Veeresh was very friendly.Overall a very good experience.
14 April 2015
It was a great experience. Accommodation and meals were good. Activities offered here are very adventurous. Great place and would recommend everyone.
"Awesome place. Food is ok ok..but if u r north indian or south Indian, doesn't matter..u will like the food. The resort owner is so polite and helpful, he will do everything u asked for. If u want liquor, u will get it with a little additional cost..and the evening with campfire is just un forgettable..Rooms are excellent with all facilities provided. In such a low cost, u can't expect more than this. Rooms are like 3 star Hotel room..Just an awesome trip of life..Will love to see the place again in the same resort..."
13 March 2020
One of the best camping places in Dandeli. I had an amazing time there with my friends. This place is very calm and you can forget all your worldly worries here. I have never been to such a calm campsite.
07 March 2020
This place connects you with nature and gives you time to calm yourself. This place also provides you a view in the wilderness of Dandeli. I was hooked on this place. In the morning, you can hear birds chirping and rustling of trees. It is the best place to spend your money. On top of that the hospitality that you get from the staff during your stay is amazing.
19 January 2020
I booked my camping tickets from Thrillophilia. They provided me with various choices for this campsite. After reaching there we met with the manager who was super friendly and welcomed our stay. The food was excellent there as well. A recommended place to visit.
04 March 2020
This campsite in Dandeli gives you a glimpse of nature in Dandeli. I am thankful towards all the staff that made my stay pleasant. I am also thankful towards the Thrillophilia team for advising me to visit there. This place has a pleasant aura and you will feel that aura running through you. This place is heaven in disguise.
14 March 2020
It is a value for money Deal. As you get excellent food there. They also have a swimming pool where you can enjoy with your friends. Booking in advance gave us a benefit to choose our desired side. Overall, a 5 Star place.
06 March 2020
I had an amazing stay at this campsite. I felt that it is the best campsite in Dandeli and everyone should visit once. They have an amazing campsite with a dining place and a swimming pool. I really loved the concept of this place. The Manager of this place was very polite and the staff there was courteous. Much appreciated gesture.

How to Reach

  • How to reach Dandeli by air: There is no airport in this city, but the closest is Hubbali Airport that is in Hubbali. It is 80 kilometres to Dandeli and you will have to fly to this airport from Mumbai or Bangalore. It will take around 1 hour and 47 minutes to reach if you are driving, but you can also take a taxi or even a local train to get to Dandeli from the nearest airport.
  • How to reach Dandeli by Rail: There aren’t any close train stations, but you would need to travel to Alnavar Junction, which is 23 kilometres away or Londa Junction that is 24 kilometres away from Dandeli. From here you can get a taxi or a local bus that can take you to Dandeli and will take you around 55 minutes to reach.
  • How to reach Dandeli by Car/Bike:
  • From Goa:
  • Distance: 99 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: 2 hours 29 minutes
  • Route Map: Goa – Mollem – Londa - Dandeli
  • From Pune:
  • Distance: 426 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
  • Route Map: Pune – Khandala – Kashil – Karad - Dandeli
  • From Bangalore:
  • Distance: 463 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: 7 hours 42 minutes
  • Route Map: Bangalore – Tumakuru – Chitradurga – Haveri - Dandeli
  • How to reach Dandeli By Bus:
  • From Goa:
  • There aren’t any direct buses that start in Goa and travel directly to Dandeli.
  • From Pune:
  • There are no direct buses that go directly between the cities of Pune and Dandeli.
  • From Bangalore:
  • Total Distance: 461 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: 9 hours 35 minutes
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Not easily available
  • Ticket Price Non AC: Rs.500
  • Starting Bus Stand: Vijaya Bank Colony
  • Ending Bus Stop: Dandeli Bus Stand
  • Route Map: Bangalore – Tumakuru – Chitradurga – Haveri - Dandeli

Best Time To Visit

  • Dandeli is enjoyable for everyone, which means there is something that everyone would enjoy here. It is full of wildlife and adventures, so know what you can enjoy here. For every location, there is a good and a better time to visit and Dandeli is no different. Dandeli is perfect to enjoy during the winter as well as the summer since the temperatures are lower. Monsoons are not the best time to visit due to the intense amount of rain that the area normally receives.
  • Summer (April to June) – This is the hottest part of the year and most people avoid coming during this time. However, if you are looking for great prices, then this is the ideal time to come and visit. You can enjoy temperatures around 33 degrees, which is perfect for river rafting and hiking to Shiroli peak where you can go mountain biking or rock climbing. This is also an ideal time to spot some of the bird species that live in this area.
  • Monsoon (July to September) – This is the time when most people avoid coming to the area since it receives a high amount of rain and can put a damper on going out. However, if you manage to get a few days without rain this is the ideal time to commune with nature at the nature park, caves and some trekking in the nearby peaks.
  • Winter (October to March) – This is the best time to visit the area since the weather is perfect and it normally hovers around 20 degrees. You can go enjoy the local markets for shopping or even go to the Kulgi Nature Camp to try to scope out the wildlife. You can also visit the Kavala Caves during this season. Some other good locations to visit include Syntheri rocks, Ulvi Temple, Supa Dam and the Anshi Tiger Reserve, which is also called Anshi National Park.

People Also Ask About Dandeli

  1. What is the best time to visit Dandeli?

    1. Kavala Caves:
    Located in the heart of the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kavala Caves are a collection of prehistoric caves of volcanic origin. The caves can be reached after climbing down a series of steps from the point of origin. The interior of the caves are pitch dark, and have to be navigated with the aid of a flashlight. With its interesting display of stalagmite and stalactite formations, the Kavala Caves offer one of the most terrific destinations for trekking in Dandeli.

    2. Shiroli Peak:
    Like the Kavala Caves, the Shiroli Peak can be reached through the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Being the highest point in the Uttara Kannada Region, the Peak commands a stunning view of the surrounding valleys. The peak is one of the most popular destinations for trekking in Dandeli, and is known to provide fantastic views of the sunset.

    3. Sykes Point:
    Sykes point is a popular viewpoint in Dandeli, and is ideal for trekking expeditions. Located about 6 kilometers away from Ambikanagar, the climb to Sykes Point is a fairly easy one. The location commands an excellent panoramic view of the deep valleys below, and of the confluence of the two rivers Kali and Nagzari.

    4. Sathodi Falls:
    A majestic waterfall located in the Yellapur district of Uttar Kannada, the Sathodi Falls is one of the most visited sites for Dandeli trekking. The path leading to the top of the falls is covered with a number of bushes and rock formation, offering an interesting but easy climb up.

    5. Kulgi-Nagzari Valley Trek:
    The Kulgi Nazagari Valley trek is one of the tougher trails for trekking in the Valley, and requires a level of expertise. The trail takes its trekkers from the town of Kulgi to the origin point of the Nagazari waterfalls, and covers streams and jungles in its routes. The Kulgi-Nazagari route is a haven for birdwatchers. While travelling through the forests, trekkers are bound to note a number of exotic bird species, such as the fairy bluebird, or the black throated monarch.

    6. Potoli-Shiroli Trek:
    The Potoli Shiroli trek is a moderately difficult trail travelling across 13 kilometers. This trek is ideally done with the help of a guide, who assists in pointing out natural formations that might otherwise go unnoticed. A number of different bird species can also be spotted here.

  2. What is the best time for trekking in Dandeli?

    The best time for Dandeli trekking is during the winter and monsoon months between October to February. During this time, the humidity in this area is extremely less. Weather is cool and pleasant, and the climate is absolutely ideal for partaking in rigorous outdoor activities such as trekking.
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Dandeli?

    Dandeli being situated in the lap of nature, you would come across a lot of serene places to visit. We have created a list for you of the best tourist spots in Dandeli:

    1. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (A wonderful getaway to enjoy some time in the company of lush green forests and wild animals)
    2. River Kali (The river has its origins in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and offers a memorable escape for the adventure lovers)
    3. Kaval Caves (Believed to be as old as prehistoric times and made of volcanic origins, these caves can be found in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary)
    4. Syntheri Rocks (These boast of spectacular natural beauty that is made up of volcanic rocks with the River Kaneri passing by its side)
    5. Shiroli Peak (It is a great place to capture one of the most amazing views of the sunset of your life)
    6. Anshi National Park (it is the only place in whole of Asia where you can spot the black panther)
  4. Which are the best adventure activities to do in Dandeli?

    1. White water rafting: River rafting in Kali River is a must try in Dandeli. The rafting will start from Ganeshgudi and will end up in Maulangi. You can go rafting from 9 in the morning and continue for 3 hours at a stretch. The charges for rafting vary at times, though it is round Rs. 1500 for a person. 

    2. Kayaking: 
    Another adventure-filled water sport is kayaking in the white waters of river Kali. You will be given a canoe and you are good to go. Don’t miss the chance to visit small islands while kayaking. Isn’t that thrilling? 

    3. Trekking: 
    You will fall in love with the forests of Dandeli if you are a trekker. The Dandel Forest offer a fantastic and trilling trekking experience. You will witness amazing flora and fauna throughout the walk. Charge for trekking is Rs.250 per person. 

    4. Jaccuzi
     Bath: Never heard of it? This is a natural and therapeutic bath you must enjoy in River Kali. Relax your mind in the pure waters of the river and enjoy your tour to the fullest.

    5. Riding a Coracle: 
    Another adventure in Dandeli is riding a coracle. Coracle is a saucer-shaped ride used for river navigation. Get in to one with your family and enjoy the ride, watching the thick wild vegetation on the banks of the river. You will notice various birds and animals too.

    6. Zip line: 
    If you are addicted with speed, you must try your hands on zip line. You will be hung to a rope tied to two mountain peaks apart in an inclined position and you will glide down towards the lower one. 

    7. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary: 
    Located in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, this national park was made a part of the AnshiDandeli Tiger Reserve. You can’t miss Open jeep safari in this national park. This place is famous for bird-watching. You will encounter a variety of hornbills. Don’t forget your binoculars. Another animal you can’t afford to miss seeing is crocodile.

    8. Zorbing Ball: 
    Not many places in India offer you this amazing adventure watersport of zorbing. Luckily, river kali does. You will be put inside a light weight, huge transparent ball and you have to walk inside the ball on water. This sport requires good physical fitness. 

    9. Kulgi
     Camp: Situated inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kulgi Nature Camp is amidst pristine lush greens. There are 12 tents named after birds as this place is ideal for bird watching. 

    10. Kavala Caves: 
    Situated inside thick forest, these limestone caves are amazing to see. You will get to see a “Shivling” inside the cave. Locals worship this during the shivratri.  You can reach the caves after a flight of around 380 stairs. You need to crawl down to enter these caves. 

    11. Shiroli Mountain Peak: 
    This beautiful peak is located inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka. The views from the peak are breath-taking which includes the lofty Sahyadri Range. If you love trekking, this place is your paradise. This peak is also known as the sunset view point. You need to seek permission from the concerned authorities before trekking. 
  5. What to carry while trekking in Dandeli?

    -While participating in any length of trekking activity, it is always advisable to carry a bottle of water along.
    -For longer treks, you can also opt to carry some light lunch, or munchable items such as dry fruits or nuts.
    -Trekking or Hiking Boots are absolutely essential while trekking in Dandeli, for the terrain might be rough and prove to be unscalable in regular shoes.
    -A lot of Dandeli trekking trails also take you through dense forest terrains. For this reason, it is advisable that you carry along a pair of binoculars, insect repellants and anti-inflammatory ointments.
    -Carrying a flashlight with you would also be recommendable.
    -If you are trekking in Dandeli during monsoon, you must carry an umbrella or rainwear along.

  6. What should I wear for trekking in Dandeli?

    -During Dandeli trekking, it is advisable to wear layers of clothes rather than one thick sweater or windcheater.
    -Even during cold winters, the rigorous climb of some of the trails might warm you up considerably, and you might need to shed some layers.
    -During trekking expeditions, it is ideal to wear long sleeved tops to protect your skin from insects and the sun, and shorts or comfortable long pants underneath to assist in better climbing.
    -For footwear, wear hiking boots or shoes with socks. Rainwear is a must for trekking in winters.

  7. Where is Dandeli located? How far is Dandeli from Bangalore?

    Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007. Bangalore to Dandeli distance is 460 kms. One can reach Dandeli from by the following mentioned transport options:

    By Road: If you prefer taking the road to reach Dandeli from Bangalore, you can either take your car or take a bus for the same. A lot of buses operate on this route at various price ranges making it very convenient for travelers.

    2. By Train:
    Dandeli does not have a train station, and the nearest railway stations are Alnavar(32 km), Londa (48 km) and Dharwad (57km) away from Dandeli. From there you can catch a cab to the prime adventure spots.

    3. By Flight
    : Dandeli does not have an airport, the closest airport being Hubli which is 75 kms away. You can catch a cab or a local bus from there to reach Dandeli.

  8. How far is Dandeli from Bangalore?

    The distance between Dandeli and Bangalore is 464 kms which takes approximately 8 hours to journey there.
  9. How many days are enough for Dandeli?

    A holiday itinerary of approximately 3 nights and 4 days to visit all the popular attractions and spend a good time with your loved ones.
  10. Is Dandeli River rafting safe?

    Yes, river rafting in Dandeli is quite safe. The activity is undertaken under the guidance of skilled and professional rafters. These people supervise the activity by taking care of the participants and helping you manoeuvre through the rapids and meanders of the river.

  11. What can I buy in Dandeli?

    The most famous things to shop for in Dandeli are the bamboo craft items. These handicraft items showcase the vibrant culture and heritage of the place. The popular things to shop for in Dandeli include bamboo items like bags, hand woven baskets, flutes, body gears etc which serve as brilliant souvenirs.
  12. What are the best places to stay in Dandeli?

    Some of the private homestays and resorts offer comfortable accommodations to its visitors in Dandeli are:

    1. Riverside Homestay: For a comfortable stay while you are in Dandeli, choosing the Riverside Homestay resort would be a good idea. They provide luxury and super luxury cottages, with an in-house restaurant, so this could be also an ideal choice for honeymooners and luxury vacationers.

    2. Bison River Resort: Located amidst the lush greenery of Dandeli forests, the Bison River resort is one of the most popular Dandeli stays among the visitors. With private balconies for most rooms to enjoy the view, the resort authority also has arrangements for jungle safari, kayaking, bird watching, river crossing, and other adventure activities.

    3. Old Magazine House: One of the popular places to stay in Dandeli is the Old Magazine House. Revel in the sound of birds whistling and get glimpses of the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Malabar pied hornbill, orioles, babblers while staying here. You can also take part in some adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, and kayaking.

  13. How far is Dandeli from Goa? Can we visit Goa after visiting Dandeli?

    The distance between Goa to Dandeli is approximately 115 km by road. Dandeli is situated in Uttar Kannada district in the Western Ghats region. The fastest and convenient way to reach Dandeli from Goa is to hail a taxi.
    You can easily visit Goa after exploring Dandeli. After exploring the niceties of Dandeli, visitors usually extend their trip to Goa. Also, the availability of transportation is more convenient and easier at Goa.

  14. Which are the best tent stays in Dandeli?

    Some of the tents stays that allow you  to connect with nature while including amazing offers are:

    1. Adventure Jungle Stay: Adventure Jungle stays is one of the top favourites among the visitors for its superior accommodations. They offer a three-time meal a day and some of the fun adventure activities like Jungle Trekking, Ziplining, target shooting, Burma bridge, and bird spotting etc.

    2. Rangers Camp: A great place to spend some tranquil time with family and loved ones, while staying in cottages, enjoying peace surrounded by lush greenery.

    3. Wild Woods jungle-stay: Another great place for a family stay, with great homemade food. This homestay has a coconut farm surrounding the area, giving the environment a quiet and peaceful impression.

    4. Dandeli Samba Jungle Stay: This is more of a resort than a jungle stay. It allows the guests to have complete privacy, and enjoy fun adventure activities like Jungle safari, rafting, river rafting, and trekking, etc.

  15. What is Dandeli famous for?

    Dandeli is widely famous for its tourist attractions such as Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Kavala Caves, Shiroli Peak, River Kali, and Shivaji Fort. It is also popular for its adventure offerings starting from nature tours to trekking expeditions. 

  16. What is famous in Bundi?

    The dramatic murals on the palace walls in a style distinctive to this city, and the step-wells or baoris are the famous attractions in Bundi. The city is great for history lovers and people who want to admire various architectural masterpieces.
  17. What is the best time to visit Dandeli for a vacation?

    October to March is the best time to visit Dandeli as the weather is perfect to enjoy trekking and various other activities as well.
  18. Which are the best farmstays in Dandeli?

    The farm stays for your days in Dandeli stays offer the privilege of witnessing the forests from a close range, waking up to the early morning chirps of the birds, and enjoy the eco-friendly stay.

    1. Dandeli Jungle Farmstay: Situated amidst the evergreen forests of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, this farmstay is the centre of all kinds of adventure activities, sightseeing, and trekking. You could wake up in the early morning for bird watching or relax at the spa.

    2. River Valley Farmstay: Perfect for both business and leisure travellers, River Valley Farmstay allows its guests to enjoy nature in Dandeli from close proximity.

    3. Backwater Heritage: The traditional cottages, with the jungle streams flowing down nearby, makes the perfect scenery for a nice family weekend getaway. The private rooms with a porch make the stay in this farmstay fun and peaceful.

  19. What is the famous food of Dandeli?

    Some of the famous foods of Dandeli are Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Jolada Rotti, Akki Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Vangi Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu. It is at all times advisable to try out the local recipes here to take home some wonderful memories. 
  20. What all should I carry while visiting Dandeli for a vacation?

    - Don’t forget to carry water and a hat as it can get sunny.
    - Keep mosquito repellent and sunscreen lotions with you to protect your skin.
    - For walking across the hikes around Dandeli, have some comfy sneakers, or sturdy boots at the ready.
    - Going to water sports? Don’t forget to pack your beachwear and swimsuits.
    - Tourists are usually prone to sunburn and sunstrokes. To avoid these risks, apply high SPF sunscreen.
    - Bring the first-aid kit while vacationing at Dandeli to treat basic injuries on your own.
    - For maintaining the basic hygiene, keep hand sanitizers and necessary toiletries.
  21. Which are the popular cottages for a stay in Dandeli?

    The cottages that you could choose for your Dandeli stays come with an offer of impeccable hospitality, free Wi-Fi, AC rooms, swimming pools, and delicious meals and privacy.

    1. Hornbill River Resort: The cottages at Hornbill River resort offers you a comfortable stay with all modern amenities. The wonderfully built modern cottages in the midst of a forest make it easier for the guests to take a nature walk, whenever they desire.

    2. Whistling Woodzs: Enjoy some vacationing time in a cottage of Whistling Woods with a view of the river, treehouse or a camping tent. Whatever accommodation you might be looking for this resort offers it all. It also has spa services and a restaurant that have food made by some of the best cooks

    3. Shikra Jungle Resort: The Shikra Jungle Resort is enveloped in the thick jungle from all sides. The guests can enjoy jungle trekking, bird watching, mountain biking, and sightseeing.

  22. Which are the best homestays in Dandeli?

    Homestays in Dandeli are a completely different experience and for many, it’s the best way to get a feel for a place. Dandeli has several options, each promising comfort and a home away from home.
    1. Dandeli Chalet Homestay
    2. Sarovar Homestay
    3. Wild Flower Homestay
    4. Dandeli Nature Camp
    5. Sarovar Homestay
  23. What is the basic Travel Advice to first time travelers to Dandeli?

    - Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and sunglasses for protecting your skin and eyes. 

    - To spot the birds around Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, carry binoculars with you.

    - Wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, keep checking your shoes every time before wearing them to avoid scorpions and other creatures.

    - Carry mosquito and insect repellent creams with you to avoid allergies and insect bites.

    - Wear comfortable clothes and muted forest colours like earthy green or beiges.

    - Look out for network connectivity as it can get patchy and provide no service at all.

    - Explore the place within the limits explained by the authorities.

  24. What you will like there?

    1. Simple lifestyle: Dandeli is a small town with fewer population with village-style living. This close to the nature lifestyle will amaze you as you won’t find it in the busy cities.

    2. Locals: 
    In Dandeli, you will find people from all over the country. They are well educated and offer good hospitality. They are simple and down to earth people.

    3. Local cuisine: 
    If you love the aroma of south Indian cuisine, you will love the food in Dandeli. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the local restaurants. In every dish you will find a hint of coconut and a strong appetizing flavour of curry leaves.

    4. Wildlife: 
    The varied wildlife in the Dandeli National Park will blow your mind. Tigers, birds, crocs, barking deer, pangolin, snakes, sloth bear, Dandeli has it all.

    5. Adventure: 
    You will get a high adrenaline rush in Dandeli as the adventures there are breath-taking. The main adventure activities to do in Dandeli are trekking, kayaking, coracle riding, zorbing, mountain biking and many more.

  25. What is the lowest & highest price of the homestays in Dandeli?

    You can find budget homestays like Jungle Nest, State Lodge, etc. that cost as low as Rs. 900 per night. The prices of luxury homestays like Whistling Woodz, Kali Adventure Camp, Scenic Holiday Home, and Paradise Stay, etc. range between Rs.6, 000-8,500 per night.
  26. Is it safe to travel to Dandeli?

    Dandeli is safe for visitors. The guides and instructors are friendly and helpful. Also, the people of Dandeli are welcoming in nature. They would warmly greet you and let you explore their locality. Although, in the night, certain areas can be deserted and should be completely avoided.

  27. Which are the luxury homestays in Dandeli?

    Dandeli also has some of the best luxurious homestays with top-notch hospitality services, private balconies, swimming pools, and majestic views.
    Some of them are:

    1. Pebble Bay Homestay: The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary offers terrific views of the woods. Apart from the well-furnished room, each room has a private bathroom, free private parking, a terrace, and a garden.

    2. Prakash Homestay: This place provides comfortable accommodation to its guests, with high-quality food, private bathrooms, a sitting area, a kitchen, and dishwasher.

    3. Dandeli Jungle Nest: The features that the homestay offers are tent stay, cottages, commando stay, cycling, archery, fire camp, bicycle on rent. The scenic view of the nearby sites also makes choosing this place worthwhile.

  28. Where can we stay in treehouse in Dandeli?

    Adventurous travelers can add something more to their holiday with a stay in a tree house in Dandeli. You get a different perspective of your surroundings (literally!) and can appreciate the Dandeli landscape better. Two resorts that offer a great tree house experience are Dandeli Jungle Camp and  Hornbill River Resort.

  29. I am woman visiting Dandeli alone? Will I be safe?

    Yes, you will be absolutely safe in Dandeli. The guides and instructors are friendly and very helpful and all the activities including water sports are comfortable for women to indulge in. 
  30. What is the best time to visit Dandeli?

    The best time to visit Dandeli is during the winter season. When the weather is pleasant and windy, from October to February is when you can enjoy your visit to the fullest. Since there is less to no rainfall during winter, river rafting and all other water sports seem more fun as well.

  31. Is Dandeli safe?

    Dandeli is one of the safest cities to visit. However, if you are out exploring the jungles of Dandeli make sure to not disturb the wildlife and try to blend in by wearing dull colours. Flashlights are prohibited in the jungles as it could startle the wild animals and provoke them to attack you. You also should not try to feed wild animals as it can agitate them.
  32. Is Dandeli a good weekend getaway option from Bangalore?

    Situated 461.4 km away from Bangalore, Dandeli is the most preferred destination for weekend getaways. Explore Kavala caves and Shiroli peak, or look out for rare flora and fauna at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Dandeli is a full package of wildlife, watersports, hiking, and much more. This place ensures a peaceful break from the daily hassles of Bangalore.

  33. Is Dandeli worth visiting?

    Yes, Dandeli is a place that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. Not only its wildlife, but Dandeli is also famous for its various adventure sports, campsites and other tourist places near Dandeli.
  34. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Dandeli?

    The ideal duration for a weekend in Dandeli is 3-4 days.

  35. Which are the best jungle resorts in Dandeli?

    The Western Ghats are a haven for wildlife and being so close to nature is a feeling like no other. If you want to get up close to the action, a jungle resort is the best place to stay in. Here are a few top choices –

    1. Dandeli Kingfisher Jungle Stay
    2. Dandeli Shikra Jungle Resort
    3. Panther Stay Dandeli
    4. Old Magazine House
    5. Kali Adventure Camp
  36. Can we do river rafting in Dandeli? How much it will cost us? Is it safe to do?

    Yes, you can do rafting in Dandeli. River Kali that flows through Dandeli is the hubspot for riiver rafting. It is a safe activity as every raft has a skilled instructor to ensure the safety of passengers. You may explore river rafting in Dandeli to know about the prices and best packages available..

  37. Can we go for Natural Jacuzzi in Dandeli?

    River Kali in Dandeli has Natural jacuzzi rapids that one can go for.

  38. What sort of tents will be provided while camping in Dandeli?

    1. Dome tent – Dome tent is perfect for camping with families. They are available in various sizes and is quite easy to set up.
    2. Geodesic tents – One of the strongest tents, geodesic domes are perfect in extreme weather conditions. While trekking up to windy terrain, you can choose this.
    3. Instant or quick-pitch tents – Throw the whole tent into the air and the tent turns itself into a shelter. It is quite spacy and perfect for families.
    4. Inflatable tents – Inflatable tents are expensive and a little heavy. You can easily set up this by just pressing the compressor.
    5. Tunnel tents – Yet another tent for groups and families, tunnel tents are sturdy and rigid. It provides a separate space and is quite convenient.
  39. Which waterfalls are famous in Dandeli?

    Following are some of the waterfalls in Dandeli:
    1. Sathodi Falls
    2. Dudhsagar Falls
    3. Magod Falls
    4. Syntheri Rock
  40. How far is Dudhsagar waterfalls from Dandeli? Can we visit Dudhsagar falls and come back to Dandeli the same day?

    Dudhsagar Falls which is on the Goa-Karnataka border. You can take a train to Dudhsagar from Dandeli or even go by road which is about 15-20 kms away and half an hour train ride. One can go back to Dandeli the same day by taking the evening train.

  41. Which are some famous resorts to stay in Dandeli?

    Some of the best resorts in Dandeli are:

    1. Hornbill River Resort
    2. Panther Stay
    3. Old Magazine House
    4. Camp at the Jungle
    5. Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness camp
    6. Dandeli Nature Nest Resort
    7. Bison River Resort
    8. Century Resort Dandeli
    9. Shikra Jungle Stay
    10. Whistling Woods
  42. Which all restaurants are must visit to taste local cuisines in Dandeli?

    Dandeli doesn’t really have an elaborate cuisine when it comes to food and not many options as well. But there are a whole lot South Indian food delicacies peppered all over this place. You can taste them at the resorts in Dandeli such as:

    1.  Amara Homestay
    2. Bison River Resort
    3. Stanley Farm House
  43. How to deal with any medical emergency we might face in Dandeli? Are there any good hospitals?

    There are a few medical stores available in and near Dandeli. In case of medical injuries, you can head to these stores. These are equipped with many medicines and can help you with treating the basic injuries. There are some hospitals too with advanced medical facilities.

    - Patil Nursing Home – The nursing home is situated at J.N Road in Dandeli. This place excels in treating people and provide the necessary medications.

    - Shekhar Hospital – Well equipped with doctors and staff, Shekhar hospital is a private hospital. It is situated at JN Road in 14th Block behind the double building.

    - Hiremath Hospital – The hospital is known for gynaecology and obstetrics. Situated at J N road at Channamma circle near Karnataka bank in Dandeli.

    - Rajayoga Hospital – Situated at Somani Marg, Rajayoga Hospital is a recognized name in patient care. It is equipped with well-trained medical staff and advanced healthcare facilities.

  44. Is smoking and drinking legal in Dandeli?

    Yes, consumption of intoxicants is allowed in Dandeli. But strongly not allowed during adventure activities.

  45. Can we do adventure activities after having liquor?

    No, going for adventure after consumption of any kind of intoxicants is prohibited.

  46. Can we go for wildlife safari in Dandeli? What are the name of national parks?

    There are only two national parks where you can go for a wildlife safari in Dandeli.

    1. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
    2. Anshi National Park

  47. What is the best time for tiger sighting in Anshi National Park?

    The best time to visit Anshi National Park for tiger sighting is in summers, i.e., from April to June. Due to hot and dry weather of the surroundings, other animals and tigers can be easily spotted near water bodies. During day-time, tigers can be found under shady place to escape the baking rays of sun.

  48. What type of flora and fauna is found in Anshi National Park?

    Anshi National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Trees and plants that can be found here are:

    1. Bamboo
    2. Teak
    3. Eucalyptus
    4. Lantana
    5. Silver Oak
    6. Bauhinia
    7. Xylia xylocarpa

    Reptiles like following are also present:

    1. King Cobra
    2. Krait
    3. Python
    4. Rat snake
    5. Viper

    Anshi National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds like:

    1. Adjutant Stork
    2. Ashy Black-crested Crested Serpent Eagle
    3. Great Hornbill
    4. Golden-backed Woodpecker
    5. Bulbul, Blue-headed Pitta
  49. Which places are famous for bird watching in Dandeli?

    Anshi National park and the Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary are the best places for birdwatching in Dandeli.

  50. What are the best things to do in Dandeli?

    1. River Rafting:
    River rafting in the kali river is one of the most thrilling things to do in Dandeli. The long stretch of the river offers adventure seekers an amazing experience with an ultimate dose of adrenaline rush.

    : Starts in the morning at 9.00 AM.
    Price: Starts from INR 1300.
    Location: River Kali, Western Ghats.

    2. Adventure Jungle Stay:
    In this activity, you will find some to relax in the middle of the jungle and relish a number of fun filled activities like your loved ones like bonfire and barbeque.

    : 11 AM – 11 AM (Check-In & Check-Out).
    Location: 5 kilometres away from the Dandeli city centre.

    3. River Crossing:
    River Crossing activity in Dandeli can be considered as the best thrilling activity that you can be a part of. You will be crossing the river with the help of a rope tied across the river.

    : 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
    Price: INR 540 per person.
    Location: Dandeli.

    4. Safari:
    Head out on a jungle safari to spot a wide variety of Mammals and Birds inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, which is spread over an area close to 834 sq km.

    : 6.00 AM and 4.00 PM.
    Price: INR 890.
    Location: Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats.
  51. Why is Dandeli known as an adventure capital of the South?

    Famed as the ‘Adventure Hub’ of South India, Dandeli is synonymous to enthralling expeditions. From exploring the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary to hiking around the trails, from thrilling watersports to savouring the historic Kavala caves, Dandeli has a lot to offer. Situated in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka, this place is home to a staggering range of flora and fauna too. With a full package of adventures and tranquil getaways, Dandeli is suitable for the tag of the adventure capital of the South.