Karnataka Dandeli Hill Station
Dandeli consists of many migrants mostly from North India including UP, Rajasthan, including parts of Karnataka as well. Though the most spoken language here is Kannada, yet Hindi, Marathi is also spoken here. This place consists of diverse culture and festivals like Ramleela, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi are all celebrated here.
The sanctuary here is filled with variety of wildlife and has a priceless collection of wildlife and nature. Dandeli is the best place to visit for those who love nature and it is becoming more and more favourite tourist spot everyday. There are two main hydroelectric power-stations Nagjhari Power Station and Supa Power Station which are both under the Karnatak government.
The Kali river from which the power plants gain their energy is the main source of life of the people of that region. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary located of Dandeli consists of steep slopes, hilly terrain and river valleys that are deep. Dandeli consists of moist deciduous and evergreen forests. Animals like leopards, mouse deer, elephants, gaur, magpir robin, crested serpent-eagle etc. are the kinds of wildlife and birds that are found here.
How To Reach
The closest airports from Dandeli are Belgaum, Hubli and Goa at a distance of 110, 75 and 150 kms respectively and there is a daily flight of Air Deccan from Mumbai, Banglore to these three places.
The closest train stations are Alnavar, Londa, Dharwad andHubli at a distance of 32, 48, 57 and 75 kms apart.
Places like Goa, Hubli, Karwar, Mumbai,Dharwad and Banglore are well connected to Dandeli. There is ample of bus service from this place and facilities like picking and dropping from close destination can be possible on request.
Places To Visit
Kulgi Nature Camp It has a museum and a center to interpret nature 14kms away from Dandeli.
- Kavala Caves Prehistoric caves that lie at a distance of 25km from Dandeli and 375 steps have to be descended to reach the caves.
- Syntheri Rock It is a granite monolith of huge shape that homes pigeons and bees and is inside the deep of the sanctuary.
- Shiroli Peak In Uttar Kannada it gives an amazing view as it is the highest point and is at a distance of 25km from Dandeli.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
October to June is the best time to visit. Avoid the monsoon as the rains become rather heavy of these parts.
Dandeli has moderate climate all through the year.
- Summers (March to May) the temperature goes up to 33°C and is is preferred by many tourists.
- Monsoons (June to September) There is heavy downpour and is not preferred by many tourists for activities.
- Winters (December to February) the temperature is pleasant and may go up till 26 °C.
Language And Culture
The languages most spoken are Kannada and Hindi. These are the official language.
There are many resorts, guest houses, tents, lodges, etc. to stay here. All of these places are provided with regular and important amenities. Hornbill River Resort, Old Magazine House, Pansoli Guest House, Kali River Resort, etc. are few places where people can stay.
Festivals And Activities
White Water Rafting
For adventure sports like water rafting, Dandeli is the best as it has a 9km long run lasting for 4hours or a run of just the half size for both experts and amateurs.
Due to the vast extent of the sanctuary trekking becomes more fun and the forest department permits trekking.
There are large numbers of birds coming to Dandeli and is an ideal place for bird watching, where the government provides with all the facilities of bird watching and the tourists do not need to have a vehicle of their own.
Supa reservoir, a man-made reservoir covers a huge area and is the place where the Kayaking activities take place.
No festivals take place of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kulgi Nature Camp
Rain Forest Officer, Wildlife Range,Kulgi Haliyal , Dandeli, Uttara Kannada, Dandeli 581325, India
Hornbill River Resorts
Ganeshgudi-Joida Road near Super Dam, Dandeli 581362, India
Bison River Resort
1 star hotel , Village - Ilva, Post - Ganeshgudi, District - Uttar Kannada, Dandeli 581365, India
To get around, a jeep or an elephant is needed.
In Uttar Kannada this is the town, Haliyal which is 15.33°N 74.77°E, where Panchayat sits and is almost a main town. NH-63 is a highway that passes through this town. The elevation of this place is 559metres.
The place Ramanagara is a municipal city an a town of Karnataka. It is 50km of the southwest region of Bangalore and consists of the main headquarters of this place. It is 747metres above sea level.
Shopping is not possible of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.