It is an emerging tourist destination which is a fine blend of nature scenic beauty, adventures and wildlife. It is located on the banks of Kali Kaveri with a backdrop of Western Ghats. It is often expressed as ‘mini India’ as people are from several cultural diversity backgrounds. The entire city is saturated with thick forests which are considered one of the best natural habitats of animals and birds. Besides its nature treasures, it offers exciting adventurous sports like trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, river rafting, canoeing, kayking and cycling. It is a picture perfect place to enjoy in the midst of marvelous nature.
Places to visit
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
It is huge vast area of dense thick forest. Jungle ride in a open jeep is the center of attraction. It houses several endangered species. One can get a glimpse of Black Panther, Giant Squirel, Leopards, Tigers and many more. It is paradise of birds where more than 200 bird species can be found. It also offers an excellent trekking experience.
Kulgi Nature Camp
It is camping area located 12 m from Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. It is popular village for tents and accommodation. It is in the middle of forest and there are twelve tents which are named after birds.
Shiroli Peak and Kavala caves are other known picnic spots.
How to reach Dandeli
Belgaum airport is the nearest one, located 90 km away from Dandeli.
Alnavar railway station is located 35 km from Dandeli is the closest railhead.
Many state owned and private vehicles are well connecting Dandeli to major cities of Karnataka.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. It can be visited throughout the year.