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Dandeli River Rafting and Camping

Dandeli, Karnataka, India

2 Days 3 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




Discover the adventure capital of South India with Dandeli, a city situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Enjoy the beauty of untouched green landscapes, colossal mountains, nature reserves, and fascinating wildlife. Participate in a range of adventurous activities including whitewater rafting, boat rides, kayaking, and wildlife safaris. Experience the maddening peace and beauty of the Western Ghats by hiking on to the Syntheri rocks. Dandeli offers a complete package of fun, peace, and adventures for every kind of traveler. The best time to travel to Dandeli is from October to January, during the post-monsoon season.

Dandeli is a city located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. Known as the adventure capital of South India, Dandeli offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, water sports, and wildlife safaris. The city is surrounded by lush green landscapes and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Some popular attractions in Dandeli include the Syntheri Rocks, Kali River, and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The climate in Dandeli is subtropical, with temperatures ranging between 20 and 42 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Dandeli is during the post-monsoon season from October to March, although the weather is also pleasant from September to November.

In addition to the adventurous activities and stunning natural beauty, Dandeli also offers a unique cultural experience. The city is home to the indigenous tribes of Karnataka, and visitors can learn about their traditions and way of life by visiting local villages and interacting with the community. The food in Dandeli is also a highlight, with a variety of delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes available, including local specialties like bisi bele bath and pandi curry.

Accommodation options in Dandeli range from luxurious resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses and homestays. Many of these options offer an immersive experience, with activities like bird-watching, nature walks, and bonfires available on-site. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family on vacation, or a group of friends looking for adventure, Dandeli has something to offer for everyone.

Overall, Dandeli is a hidden gem in South India that offers a unique blend of adventure, nature, culture, and relaxation. It’s the perfect destination for those seeking an offbeat travel experience and an opportunity to connect with nature and local communities.


  • Adventure activities: Dandeli is famous for its adventure sports such as white water rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, trekking, camping, and much more. The Kali River offers a range of water sports and other activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
  • Nature and wildlife: Dandeli is a great destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, and many species of birds.
  • Scenic beauty: The Western Ghats offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape, with green hills, valleys, and waterfalls. The Syntheri Rocks are a popular attraction and offer a unique experience of natural rock formations.
  • Cultural and historical sites: Dandeli has several historical and cultural sites, such as the Ulavi temple and ancient caves of Kavla. These sites provide a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region.
  • Relaxation: Dandeli offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's a perfect destination to unwind and relax in the lap of nature. You can take a dip in the natural Jacuzzi or just soak in the beauty of the surroundings while camping in tents.


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Day 0 – Departure from Bengaluru
Day – Departure from Bengaluru

Journey to Dandeli

As the sun sets over Bangalore, our adventure begins as we head toward the Uttara Kannada District. We'll embark on a comfortable journey of 460 km in a Tempo Traveler or a Minibus with push-back seats, ensuring a smooth ride for our hikers.

We'll pick up our fellow explorers at the following locations

  • 07:00 PM: Silk Board
  • 07:20 PM: Koramangala
  • 07:30 PM: Domlur
  • 07:45 PM: MG Road
  • 08:30 PM: KTM Mekhri Circle
  • 08:45 PM: Yeshwanthpura
  • 09:00 PM: Goraguntepalya

Note for the entire trip: The travel time may vary depending on the traffic and road conditions. Yet, we will make sure that we will cover all the places on the itinerary.

Day 1 – Outdoor Pursuits that ignite excitement
Day 1 – Outdoor Pursuits that ignite excitement

07:00 AM - 09:00 AM: Reach campsite, freshen up, have breakfast, and explore the campsite

09:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Start hike from the campsite up the Syntheri Rocks to view the waterfalls (2.5 hours)

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Enjoy the stunning views of the waterfall from the top of the Syntheri Waterfall

11:45 AM – 01:30 PM: Return to reach the campsite (1 hour 45 minutes)

01:30 PM – 02:00 PM: Have Lunch

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM: Head to experience the most popular Adventure Activities*Self-Sponsored and return to the campsite (4 hours)

06:00 PM: Enjoy the warmth of the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with fellow travelers. Dinner will be served and retire for the night.

Day 2 – Climax: We reach the peak today!
Day 2 – Climax: We reach the peak today!

06:00 AM – 08:00 AM: Wake up, explore the campsite, have breakfast, and meet your guide at the Homestay

08:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Start the drive to and reach the starting point of the trek

10:00 AM – 02:00 PM:  Start the trek to and reach Ulavi Cave (4 hours)

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM: Explore the caves and take a dip in the natural pool of the cave (Optional)

02.30 PM – 03:00 PM: Have Lunch  

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM: Descend to reach the starting point of the trek (2 hours)

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM: Have a cup of tea and relax

06:00 PM: Board the vehicle to return to Bengaluru

08:30 PM: Have Dinner*Self-Sponsored

Day 3 – Homeward Bound

05:00 AM: Reach Bengaluru

Drop-off Points: The drop-off points will be the same as the pick-up points to ensure convenience for all travelers. Please ensure you have all your belongings before leaving the vehicle.

Drop-off Schedule:
05:00 AM: Goraguntepalya

05:15 AM: Yeshwanthpura

05:30 AM: KTM Mekhri Circle

06:15 AM: MG Road

06:30 AM: Domlur

06:40 AM: Koramangala

07:00 AM: Silk Board

🏡Once you’ve reached your drop-off point, it’s time to head home, take a well-deserved rest, and start planning your next adventure!

Things To Carry (Use this as a check-list before you leave your house)

-Face Masks and Hand Sanitisers

-Xerox Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)

-Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek

-Water bottles – 1-2 (1 liter each)

-Lunch Box (to carry your packed lunch) and spoons

-Raincoat and Bag covers (in case of rain)

-A comfortable pair of shoes with a good grip for trekking

-An extra pair of socks

-Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite

-Torch/Headlamp (to walk around at night)

-Portable chargers for your electronics

-Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet

-Polybags to pack your wet clothes

-Eatables during the trek like Energy Booster, Tissues, Chocolates, Dry fruits, etc.

-Personal Medication

-Snacks for yourself

Christmas and New Year Plan!!

Note: The trek lead will decide on which day these activities will take place

Christmas and New Year:

  • Two people would get one sky lantern. 
  • People are also supposed to get a gift to play "Secret Santa" where we exchange gifts with each other (The price of the gift should ideally not exceed 300 rupees) (Only for Christmas)
  • Cake cutting
  • Music and Dance (if and only if, enough of you join the trip, we could get a DJ!)
  • Genuinely enjoyable activities that bring happiness.
  • Firecrackers in all places except Nethravati trip and Kudremukh trip (We would rather enjoy the silence) (Not allowed)


  • To and fro transport from Bengaluru (Non-A/c)
  • Only Veg Food
  • Dorms/Tents (to Camp)
  • Trek Leads from the Tripbae Team
  • Forest/Trek Permits
  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water, etc)
  • Anything not included above

Tour's Location

Dandeli, Karnataka, India


What is included and not in the without-transportation package?

You will have to reach all the places on time as per the itinerary, by yourself. You will also need to synchronize your arrival times with the trek leader in case the Tripbae vehicle's journey experiences any delays. Other than that, accommodation, guidance, permits, and the rest which are mentioned in the included list are included.

Can I call to book tickets with Tripbae?

Yes, please call +91 991 662 7799 to book your tickets

How much advance would I have to pay to book the trip?

50% of the entire charge including taxes

What will happen if the trip does not go through?

Your money will be refunded within 2-3 business days

How will I be communicated with once the payment is done?

You would be added to a WhatsApp group a day or two before the trip date where all the last-minute information is shared. An email is also sent including important information about the trip.

Who can I contact for personal issues on or before the trip?

The trek lead. His/her phone number would be in the What’s App group you are added to.

Is it safe for females?

The safety and security of women/girls are paramount to us. Hence, it's entirely safe for women/girls to participate in our treks and travels. Our trek leaders always accompany the group, offering constant assistance and direction. Our campsites are thoroughly secure and provide a safe lodging environment. In addition, our female trek leaders often join our treks.

Can I reschedule my trek to a future date if I am unable to attend on the day of departure?

Unfortunately, it's not feasible to reschedule your trek to a future date if you're unable to attend on the designated day, regardless of the circumstances (like family emergencies, health problems, or work commitments). However, if you have concerns about this policy, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected], and our team will get in touch with you to discuss further.

Are solo travellers allowed to join?

Yes, solo travelers are more than welcome on our trips. The beauty of solo travel lies in the chance to connect with individuals from varied backgrounds. As the journey unfolds, unfamiliar faces become friends, cultivating a feeling of fellowship. Thus, we strongly encourage solo travelers to join our exciting ventures.

Which district is Dandeli in?

Dandeli is in the Uttar Kannada District.

When is the best time to visit Dandeli?

The best time to visit Dandeli depends on your preferences. If you prefer pleasant weather and a wide range of activities, consider visiting during the winter season. If you appreciate the lush greenery of the monsoon, plan your trip accordingly.


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