Dandeli in a glance :
Coordinates : 15.26 N, 75.21 E
State : Karnataka
Dandeli is a city in the Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. It houses the second largest wildife sanctuary in Karnataka and it was announced to be a part of Project save the tiger in 2007.
How to reach :
By air :
The closest airport from Dandeli is the Hubli airport located at a distance of 55 kilomters.
By train :
The closest railway station from Dandeli is the Alnavar junction located at a distance of 23 kilometers from this place.
By road :
Places to visit :
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary :
This Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 834.16 sq km is home to the rare black panther, the spotted deer, barking deer and many others. Wild deciduous forests surround the wildlife sanctuary on all the sides. Coracle boat rides and trekking can also be enjoyed.
Kavala Caves :
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Kavala caves are limestone stones. These caves along with their 375 entrances and the winding steps of the caves were formed due to volcanic activity.
Kulgi Nature Camp :
Situated at the Wildlife Sanctuary, this is a popular tourist accommodation site, providing a comfortable stay whilst exploring the wildlife sanctuary.
River Rafting :
Neighboring the Kali River, this place is known for river rafting and one must experience the thrill of river rafting in the pure waters of the Kali river. Dandeli river rafting provides an amazing experience.
Shiroli Peak :
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Located within the Wildlife Sanctuary, this is the highest point in the Uttara Kannada region. It provides a splendid view of the Sahyadri Range, and is a good spot for trekkers and nature lovers.
What to Eat :
This area has a number of resorts and hotels that provide a variety of cuisines. One can also relish local cuisine here consisting of Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore pak, Chiroti etc to name a few.