The Complete Package
Located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is the picturesque little town of Dandeli. But the adjective “little” doesn’t even begin to describe what Dandeli has to offer. From nature walks and bird watching for the solace seeker in you to kayaking and river crossing for your adventures side. Legend has it that Dandeli got its name from a king named Dandakanayaka who passed through the forest and named them after himself. This little town is extremely rich in terms of biodiversity and is home to the indigenous Black Panther apart from several reptiles and bird species. Lying on the banks of river Kali, Dandeli is blessed with the right amount of wildlife, adventure, and natural beauty.
Local cuisine and dining
While Dandeli might not be a dream pick for foodies who are always on the lookout to try something new, It surely has some above decent food joints that cater to the varied needs of its tourist crowd.
The most well-known multi-cuisine restaurant is the Laxman Palace Restaurant located on Dharwad road. Among the others are Kali Adventure Camp, Sai River Resort, Wildernest Chorla, Devbagh Beach resort, OM house and DJ camp that offer good food along with the accommodation.
Owing to the proximity, the Goan culture and food can be seen creeping into the plates of Dandeli.
Top things do in Dandeli
How to reach
A sought-out tourist destination, Dandeli is well connected to all major cities and can be accessed through various transport forms suitable for different sections of tourist crowds.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport to Dandeli is the Hubli Airport located in Hubli, Karnataka. While a taxi ride from Hubli to Dandeli is convenient and takes about two hours, if you are looking for a more economical option, you could take a train to Alnavar from Hubli, and then take a taxi to Dandeli.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest railway station to Dandeli is the Alnavar Junction which is located 35 kilometers from the town and you will have to take a taxi for the rest of your journey to Dandeli.
How to Reach by Bus
There are buses from all major cities to Dandeli because of the tourist crowd that it attracts. The Dandeli Bus Station is always bustling with tourist traffic.
How to Reach by Road
Other than regular buses from all major cities around Dandeli, taxis and your own private transport are a convenient way of reaching the destination.
How to travel within
If you have still got hours left on your watch, some other attractions of Dandeli are the Dandelappa Temple, Sathodi and Moulangi falls, and Kodasalli Backwaters.
Day 1 :
Start from Hubli by taxi and reach Dandeli in two hours. The journey is convenient and scenic. Directly check into the Kulgi Nature Camp for a wholesome experience during your stay. Start your day with the thrilling jungle safari, enjoy lunch in the nature camp, hike to the Syntheri rock. End the day enjoying the sunset at the Shiroli Peak and retire to your rooms/dorms to rest for the next days' adventure.
Gear up and experience your choice of adventure activities from the wide range of engagements that the Kulgi Nature Camp has to offer. Later in the day visit the Kavala caves for some spine-chilling experiences. After all the activity for the day commences, you can start your journey back to Hubli.