Dandeli is an ideal holiday destination for the nature lover. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is a heady mix of nature, adventure and wildlife. This town in Uttar Kannada district is growing in stature as a preferred tourist destination. Dandeli offer a natural habitat for wildlife including
including tigers and has recently been designated as a Tiger reserve in 2003. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. The jungle is also home to many kinds of reptiles and around 297 varieties of birds.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary offers wide range of activities for the tourists for an action packed vacation in Dandeli. With large expanse of dense deciduous forests, lush vegetation, flowing streams and trekking paths the sanctuary offers a lot to do in a holiday trip to Dandeli. Be it walks through forest trails, boating, bird watching, crocodile spotting or angling trips Dandeli has it all. Dandeli also offers the chance to enjoy the thrilling experience of white water rafting in Dandeli for the adventure lover. The sanctuary provides rafting opportunities at the Virnoli Rapids connected to the Kali River.
Open jeep safaris and trekking is the highlight of the trip to Dandeli. Sykes Point, the highest point in Uttara Kannada district, which gives a captivating view of the backwaters of the famous Supa Dam, Syntheri Rock, a 300 ft tall monolithic granite rock is something that one shouldnt miss during the trip to Dandeli. Dandelappa temple, is one
Dandeli - For the outdoor adventure
is one of the oldest temples in Dandeli town and considered very sacred by the locals, while the Ulavi Channa Basaveshwar Temple is about 50 km away from Dandeli. The Kavala Caves is another destination in Dandeli where you will get to see a naturally formed gigantic Shivlinga. You could visit the many adjoining villages of Dandeli if you are interested in experiencing tribal life of the Gowlis and the Siddis.
Camping in Dandeli is also organized by many outdoor travel organizers. There are a few nature camps and hotels in Dandeli for accomodation in Dandeli.
Nature Camp
Dandeli Wildlife Division,
Dandeli, Uttara Kannada
Tel: 08384-231585
Tariff : Rs 200-250/- per tent
Kali Wilderness and Adventure Camp
Kogilban, Haliyal Taluk, Dandeli, Uttara Kannada
Tariff range:Rs. 1900/-
State Lodge
Opposite Central Bus Stand,
J N Road, Haliyal Taluk,
Dandeli, Uttara Kannada
Tel: 08284-231920, 231299, 233606
Tariff : Rs. 230 - 500/-
Bison River Resort
Karwar Belgaum Highway,
Ilva Village,
Tel: 08383-256548
Tariff : Rs. 1,200 - 3,850/-
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