Places To Visit In Dandeli

01 Kavala Caves

Dandeli, in Karnataka stand testimony to the idiosyncrasies of nature and belong to the exotic type of destinations. One must visit during one's lifetime. Situated 25 kms from the base camp at Dandeli, Kavala Caves are limestone caves that came about due to a volcanic activity dating back to ages. These caves are very tiny in dimension and an interesting way to enter them, after climbing down 375 steps one reaches the Cave entrance, and then has to crawl 40 ft deep through winding and have a lot of stalagmite formations. There is a particular huge stalagmite, which is revered by the local people as a Shivling. A temple stands in front of the caves. The naturally formed Shivalinga is a miracle of nature and should not be missed.

02 Syntheri Rocks

Syntheri Rocks is located in the dense forests of the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats and is a remarkable aberration of nature that has whipped up the interests of geologists, archeologists, historians, tourists and nature lovers since ages. The monumental rock is 28 kms away from Dandeli town. Rising majestically from the banks of River Kalindi which merges into the River Kali, Syntheri Rocks is a remarkable masterpiece of nature and truly worth a visit. It is named after an English lady called Ms. Cinthera who is believed to have discovered this place in the 20th century. A flight of 200 odd steps downwards lead you to the base where the river flows and you get to see a giant rock formation from the bottom.

03 Ulavi Caves

Ulvi (Ullavi) Caves are a bunch of caves in the Uttara Karnataka District of Karnataka. They offer a continuous circuit of trekking trails that allows you to explore gloriously dark rock caverns in a single day. The six known caves of Ulvi are situated in a tiger reserve and near it is Ulvi village. Despite this, you do not need permission as this region is also a well known pilgrimage and religious destination. Most devotees are making their way to the Channabasaveshwara Temple; incidentally, this is where your trail begins. Two kilometers away from the temple, or a downhill trek from the watchtower, brings you to Haralayana Chilume, a natural spring considered religious especially by the Lingayat sect of Hinduism. You have no cause for concern as all trails on this popular trek are well defined; in fact signboards have been placed intermittently to guide you on your way.

04 Ganeshgudi Dam

Supa Dam(Ganeshgudi Dam) is built across Kalinadi (Kannada) or Kali river in state of Karnataka in India. The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka. The dam was built by Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited (HSCL) and is now operated by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. The power house was commissioned in 1985. At a distance of 1 km from Ganeshgudi Bus Stand and 23 km from Dandeli, Supa Dam, built across River Kali, is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This is one of the largest dams in the Karnataka and also one of the well-known Dandeli places to visit. This dam is built to manage the water of Kalinadi River to provide irrigation facility to the surrounding area.Visitors are not allowed near the main dam entrance. On the way to the dam, there is a bridge over Kali River from where one can have a view of the dam and see the water gushing out if the gates are open.

05 Sykes Point

Sykes Point is the top most viewpoint in Dandeli, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. It is 23 km from Dandeli. Sykes Point is named after a British engineer who discovered it. The view point will give you a breathtaking panorama of River Kali flowing down the valley. You may also sight the flying hornbills adding an extra dash of scenic beauty to the bounty of nature that unfolds in front of your eyes. Sykes Point, Ambikanagar near Dandeli is renowned for this view of the River Kali that flows inside the Dandeli Reserve Forest. The viewpoint also offers a beautiful view of the sunset. Bird watchers frequent the site to watch the giant hornbills at this place. The Nagzari Power House of the Kali Project is situated at the bottom of the hill. Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) operates this power station. The surge tank, water moving facility, which feeds the turbines of Nagzari Power House, is located near Sykes Point. Kavala Caves are situated nearer to this point.

06 Moulangi River

It is a small river which joins the river Kali, So it is also called as Sangam. This spot has become one of the most popular picnic spots for people in and around Dandeli. You can enjoy beautifull view of nature.It is also the place where the rafting ends.It has Rock garden now which is attracting maximum tourist who can spend their summers with their family. You can spend the whole day hiking over the profound thick wilderness viewing the creepy crawlies turn their networks and organism developed on tree husks. These spots are a mainstream cookout spot furthermore alright to swim. You can spend the entire day backpacking across the deep dense jungle watching the spiders spin their webs and fungus grown on tree barks.

07 Crocodile Park

The crocodile park comes under Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and is recoginised by the Govt. ofIndia. Event he Government has sanctioned fund for the development of this park. This place is very close to Dandeli that is about 3 kms near Dandeliyappa Temple. If you just stand on the bank of the Kali river, you can see number of crocodiles in the river kali, you can also see same on the island. Yet there is lot to do as far as development is concerned and the department is working hard to make this place as one of the best tourist attraction in the coming days.

08 Sathkhanda Water Falls

Sathkhanda water falls is one of the unknown waterfall in history of Dandeli tourism. It's been discovered recently. It's a adventurous trek to the place.It's along the Nagajhari River. The trek route to this place is not easy people take help of guide to visit this place because it's dangerous too as you need to go through dense forest.

09 Diggi (origin of river Kali)

Its waters are emerald green, flowing steadily. Its banks are thickly forested with a continuous canopy. Endemic species like Malabar Giant Squirrel, Malabar Pied Hornbills, Malabar Gray Hornbills are a common sight here. Down the river, a monitor lizard is stretched across a branch, low over the waters. Fishing eagles and several kinds of Kingfishers look for fish. Fisher folk hover along the banks in beautiful coracles, laying hooks in the riparian vegetation.Like the Goddess Kaali after whom the river is named, Kalinadi is a black river that releases endless energy. The west-flowing Kalinadi River has its origin at an elevation of 900m, near Diggi village in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.

10 Back Water

It’s just 15 kms from our Dandeli to reach backwaters where Kali water is stored at the back of Supa dam. Make a trip to backwater in the evening to have memorable sunset beauty.It's the most visited place by the tourist of Dandeli and most used as photoshoot area.

11 Sathodi Falls

This is a waterfall in India that is formed by several unnamed streams near Kallaramane Ghat, Uttara Kannada District, near Yellapur, Karnataka, and 32 km from Yellapur. It is about 15 metres tall.In between the bushes and the rocky terrain, there are small pathways leading to the waterfalls. The water flow is formed by the union of many other rivers that flow to Kallarmane Ghat, in Uttara Kannada region. The water that forms the waterfalls then flows into the River Kali through the Dam Kodasalli. The waterfall is found amidst the Ghats and the evergreen forests that truly bring out the marvelous beauty of the waterfall. Sathodi Falls is not very approachable because of the rocks.

12 Magod Falls

This is a group of waterfalls in Karnataka, India, where the river Bedti falls from a height of nearly 200m in two steps. The falls are located about 17 km from the town of Yellapur, in the district of Uttara Kannada and are easily accessible from several lakes and towns.The place is remote with a magnificent view of the falls. You will find a large lake on the way to Magod Falls known as Kavade Kere which has an area of 60 acres. It is an ideal picnic spot with a beautiful view. The fall flows down into a rocky path from the height of 650 feet.

13 Jainkallu Gudda

This is one of Charmudi's most challenging expeditions. Found in a range of hills called Charmudi, this rugged Western Ghat trail will show you the best of the rains as the monsoon replenishes these hills. There are two trails to take while at Jainkallugudda. The first is a more strenuous one that goes straight up the hill; the starting point for this can be found at the Annappagundi Temple which is behind the ghat. The second trail begins from Bidurtalabetta.

14 Shirley Falls

This is one of Charmudi's most challenging expeditions. Found in a range of hills called Charmudi, this rugged Western Ghat trail will show you the best of the rains as the monsoon replenishes these hills. There are two trails to take while at Jainkallugudda. The first is a more strenuous one that goes straight up the hill; the starting point for this can be found at the Annappagundi Temple which is behind the ghat. The second trail begins from Bidurtalabetta.

15 Doodh Sagar Falls

The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breath taking and awe inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature much more powerful that the human mind and body. The name ‘Dudhsagar’ literally translates to ‘sea of milk’ which many believe is an allusion to the white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates as it cascades into the waters of the lake. The falls are at their zenith during the monsoon season, although they are a popular attraction all year round.

16 Pansoli Elephant Camp

Pansoli village which is hardly 15 km from Dandeli city. The stay is surrounded by dense trees of the Dandeli forest. This homestay is famous for sighting some wild species if you are lucky. The common wild species found near this place is Spotted deer, Elephant, Black panther, Malabar giant squirrel and some good number of bird species. Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is also famous for bird watchers because more than 200 species of birds are found in this place. The wildlife sanctuary is also popular for Hornbill birds because 4 types of hornbill species are found in this Dandeli Forest.

17 Tiger Reserve Jungle Safari

Dandeli, is a town in the western ghats of North-West India in the state of Karnataka is really proud of beholding the magnanimous wild land under the tiger project. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary what the name of the reserve is; actually locating in Uttarkannada district of Karnataka which is abundantly rich in wide varieties of flora and fauna. Being spread over an area of 834.16 sq.km, this reserve is reputed as the largest sanctuary in Karnataka. The sanctuary is also counted amongst the most attractive tourist spots in Karnataka. Numerous tourists from Karnataka and all over the India come and visit the sanctuaries every year to witness the wildlife while having jungle safari, or from a boat. The calm and blissful serenity all across the reserve with a diversified varieties of floras and faunas are the added attraction to the area.

18 Chandewadi Water Rapids

Tributary of Kali river i.e pandari river joins the Kali river and form a huge sea type backwaters for supa dam. it's a trekers and nature lovers paradise picnic spot. Pandari river jumps into the backwater making a scenic view.

19 Terali Betta

Joida is located near dandeli its around 28km. It has an average elevation of 532 metres (1745.4), and is situated in the Western Ghats. Joida is covered by 87% of dense forest. It is located around 412.1 kilometer away from the state capital Bengaluru. The other surrounding state capitals are Chennai 254.6 KM., Mumbai 457.9 KM., Hyderabad 494.2 KM., Kavaratti 549.3 KM. River Kali begins at a place near Joida called "Kushavali" and the river spread over 162 km in Joida and flows through all four dams (Supa, Bomnalli, Kodasalli and Kadra). Uttarakannada's highest hill called "Terali Betta" is in Joida its 1048 meter tall