Beautiful scenery, adventure sports and exotic wildlife are a few attributes that make Dandeli a popular travel destination in Karnataka. Located at the River Kali, with the backdrop of Western Ghats, the place is praised for its unspoilt tranquility and natural setting. The town is also located in proximity with Goa. From Bangalore, Dandeli is regarded as a great getaway as visitors get to enjoy varied travel themes such as nature trails, adventure, beach, wildlife and more.
How to Reach Dandeli from Bangalore
Hubli Jn and Alnavar Jn are the two nearest railway stations that have rail connectivity from Bangalore. At the railway station, there are taxis and cabs available for hire to move in and around the town.
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport that connects Bangalore to Dandeli via air. At the airport, there are cabs and taxis available for hire.
Bangalore and Dandeli is also connected through 466 km long road stretch. Visitors can travel through their self owned vehicles or hire a cab or a private taxi. Moreover, bus service is also available on frequently between Bangalore and Dandeli.
Attractions in Dandeli
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary together with the Ansh National Park features grand areas of thick deciduous forests. The rich flora and fauna is one of the major factors that attract wildlife enthusiasts to visit Dandeli. Moreover, one can visit the sanctuary in open jeeps with trained guides to provide information about the diversity of the sanctuary.
The town, as situated by the river Kali, is regarded as an excellent rafting site. There are about 9-14 km of rafting facility with the Class 3 rapids ongoing for 2-3 hours and even more. The names of rapids are Adi's Beard, Snuggler's Trove, The Stitch, Stanley's squeeze and more. Each rapid is of one of a kind. There are operators available, who organize rafting for visitors.
Located at a distance of 25 km, Kavala Caves are limestone caves. There are about 375 stairs that visitors have to climb down to reach the entrance. Thereafter, they have to crawl down about 40ft deep through winding, narrow tunnels to sight the naturally formed Shiva Linga.
Shiroli Peak is one of the popular attractions in the town. Situated at a distance of 25 km and in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, the peak is considered as one of the highest points in the area. From here, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the town.