The year 2017 is all about long weekends. Maybe because of luck or maybe even God saw how badly we are always in need of weekend getaways! We don’t know when again we will able to witness so many long weekends in a single year, but now when we have them, let’s make the most out of them! So all the travel-loving people out there in Bangalore, we have a perfect place for you to chill and relax! Dandeli, a perfect heaven for adventurous souls, bird-watchers and foodies! We give you 5 reasons why you should pack your bags and travel for your long weekend getaways to Dandeli.
If for you also, chilling literally means just doing nothing, then Dandeli lets you do that in the best way possible. For serenity, you can visit Syntheri Rocks and Supa Dam to just lie down and relax. Syntheri Rocks are breathtaking because of the waterfall on rock formations; while Supa Dam lets you enjoy the scenic beauty of backwaters. Even at the resorts, you can enjoy various activities like boating, campfires, target shooting etc.
Because of being situated on River Kali, the place is a hub for different adventure sports where rafting is the most sought after. The place also consists of various resorts too, which also offer sports facilities. We know you must be a little apprehensive about the safety of these water sports. But don’t have to worry as all the guides are trained in a professional way and take proper safety measures. Along with rafting, there are other activities too like croc trek here, zorbing and river crossing. You can buy a package which will include all the sports.
Even if you don’t have that adventure streak in you, just experiment with it this time by taking a therapeutic bath in River Kali. A guide will be there to take you to the particular locations where getting to the rapids will be easier. And once you enter the river, all your anxiety will just vanish, we assure you that!
If you are planning to go to Dandeli by road, you will probably stop at the various sweet shops at Dharwad Haliyal Road. These sweet shops are loaded with Laddoos, Barfis, Mysore Pak and Ras Kadams. But the highlight of the place is its ultimate ‘pedha’. ‘Pedhas’ are going to melt in your mouth and will give a fantastic start to your journey!
As we told that the place is a hub for bird-watching and nature, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary just proves us right with around 300 species of animals and birds. With Hornbills being the highlight of the place, you will also be able to see Kingfishers, Storks, Peacocks and Woodpeckers. In animals, you will spot jackals, bison, deer etc.
Distance: 465 Km From Bangalore (Map)
How To Reach Here From Bangalore: By Road Via NH 48.
By Rail – Take Janshatabdi Express From Bangalore To Reach Hubli And Then Take A Taxi To Reach Dandeli.
Best Time To Visit: October To March