Dandeli Overview

Weather: 25 °C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 86% Humidity

Ideal Duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Hubli airport

Nearest Railway: Dharwad Railway Station

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Quick Facts


Dandeli – The heaven in the forest, Nestled in the Uttara Kannada state of Karnataka, Dandeli offers a mesmerizing getaway for both nature wanderlusts and adventure freaks. The natural features of Dandeli wildlife include mighty mountains, buzzing rivers, greenish landscapes, and rock caves. For most hippies, Dandeli is a favorite gateway destination that offers them a break from their daily hectic work life. 

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali River, Kavala Caves, Syntheri Rock, Shiroli Peak, and the Anshi National Park, are some of the main attractions of Dandeli. It is famous for white water rafting. Yes! Dandeli is one of the most desired places in the country, where travelers from all over India and abroad come to experience this thrilling river rafting experience.

Best Time for River Rafting In Dandeli

With every passing year, the number of travelers is increasing rapidly. Dandeli is an outstanding year-round dream destination, where you can visit any time of the year. The best month to experience Dandeli river rafting is between October to January, where the monsoon rains will leave behind an air of freshness all around this place and showcasing lush green landscapes.

River Kali is the top source of all the river rafting in Dandeli tours. The river Kali flows through a large part of this region. Travelers will come across many resorts and adventure agencies that will allow you to book and experience this sport. The River rafting trail stretches to a distance of about 12 kilometers. All the river rafting participants will be taken to the starting points via jungle jeep & they will guide you through the rest.

Let us help you with the costs of river rafting in Dandeli. Honestly, the actual amount is difficult to tell. It widely depends on the season you are visiting & the river rafting course you have selected & the sports agency via whom you have booked the trip. On average, the basic cost starts at Rs.700 & for those who want the best facilities and experience, it can extend up to Rs.2500+.

Tips for Rafting In Dandeli
  • While booking a resort/Homestay in Dandeli for a river rafting trip, Always choose a licensed and verified rafting agency when you are in Dandeli.
  • Double-check the rafting safety gear that you receive. It will include a lifejacket and helmet. You need to avoid loose clothing & slippery footwear & follow the rafting guide’s instructions all times.
  • There are various numbers of accommodation facilities available in Dandeli where you can stay for quite a long and explore this heavenly place. Kali Adventure Camp, Bison Resort, Wilderness Chorla & Sai River Resort are the best resorts where you can accommodate. Ensure to book your rooms in advance.
  • Always learn & clearly understand the hand signs which they command. The commands that the rafting guide will teach you at the beginning is important. These hand signs will be used for communicating with the rafting guide when you are on the river raft, rushing down the river.

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