Nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is small town blessed with verdant jungles. It is a paradise for nature lovers and is known to have a distinct culture. The town is named after Dandelappa, a local deity and a servant of the Mirashi landlords. With many places to visit and the best things to do in Dandeli, it is an amazing tourist destination. White water Rafting is the major attraction for people visiting Dandeli and the fierceness of Kali river is an experience no one should miss out on. This activity is best enjoyed when the water is let from the Supa Dam as it provides rafting opportunities at the Virnoli rapids connected to the Kali river. Other than this, travellers, especially wildlife enthusiasts must surely visit Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park. Private vehicles are banned from entering the natural habitat, so make sure you take the authorised vehicles. You can expect animals like tigers, elephants, leopards, black panthers, civets and sambar deer and more than 300 species of birds.
Ulavi Temple, a famous pilgrimage centre located within the sanctuary can also be covered on the same day and can be added to your ‘go-to’ places in Dandeli. Moreover, tourists can engage in a number of activities like mountain biking, trekking, cycling, kayaking, and canoeing. If you enjoy trekking, Trek up 1000 steps through the evergreen forests to reach the limestone caves to find a naturally formed Shivalinga at the Kavala Caves which is a must-do for every adventure lover. Molangi, Sykes' Point, Nagzari Viewpoint and Supa Dam can be some other places of interest for travellers. You may browse through our tours to discover the best things to do in Dandeli and choose the perfect on according to your preference. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the authentic north Karnataka cuisine that includes Jolada roti (Jowar roti), ennegai (brinjal curry), pithla that are few of the many specialties served in Dandeli.