Dandeli's Thrilling Aquatic Adventure:
River Rafting and Surfing on the Kali River

For those who seek an adrenaline rush amidst the pristine wilderness of Dandeli, look no further than the short yet thrilling rafting experience offered by State Adventures. This adventure takes you through the exhilarating Class 3 rapids of the Kali River, followed by the heart-pounding excitement of river surfing. With expert guides and top-notch safety measures, this adventure promises unforgettable memories in the heart of nature.

There are 3 Types of Rafting

Long Rafting @ ₹ 1650/head
Length: 9 km Duration: 3 hours
Inclusions: Equipment, Surfing, and Transport
Timings: 6:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 AM

Mid Rafting @ ₹ 1350/head
Length: 5 km Duration: 90 minutes
Inclusions: Equipment, Surfing
Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Short Rafting @ ₹ 600/head
Length: 1 km Duration: 45 minutes
Inclusions: Equipment, Surfing
Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Adventure Begins:
Your journey kicks off with a comprehensive safety briefing by seasoned guides who ensure you're well-prepared with the necessary gear and knowledge for a safe and enjoyable experience. As you set sail on the river, you'll traverse through calm stretches, allowing you to soak in the serene beauty of Dandeli's wilderness.

Conquering Class 3 Rapids:
The anticipation builds as you approach the Class 3 rapid—a thrilling challenge that offers an exhilarating rush of adrenaline as your raft battles the tumultuous waters. This is where teamwork and skill come into play, making it a truly exciting part of the adventure.

The Thrill of River Surfing:
But the excitement doesn't end with rafting. The adventure takes a thrilling turn with river surfing. Specialized boards designed for riding river waves are provided, and expert instructors will guide you on how to balance and ride the river's natural currents, creating an intense, surf-like experience that's bound to get your heart racing.

Immersed in Nature's Beauty:
Throughout this action-packed journey, you'll be surrounded by the lush greenery of Dandeli's forests, and the symphony of the river will be your constant companion. The combination of a single Class 3 rapid and river surfing ensures that even those with limited rafting experience can enjoy an adrenaline-charged adventure while taking in the stunning natural beauty of Dandeli's waterways. It's a short yet unforgettable thrill ride that leaves you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The Highlights:

1. Breathtaking Scenery: Dandeli's natural beauty is simply breathtaking. As you embark on your rafting adventure, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush green forests, towering trees, and the serene landscapes of the Western Ghats.

2. Rapids of Varied Intensity: The Kali River offers a range of rapids, suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. The short river rafting trips typically cover stretches with Class II and Class III rapids, providing enough excitement without being too challenging.

3. Safety First: Safety is a top priority for operators in Dandeli. You'll be provided with all the necessary safety equipment, including life jackets and helmets. Experienced guides will accompany you on the raft and provide instructions on how to navigate the river safely.

4. Adventure and Adrenaline: River rafting in Dandeli is all about the adrenaline rush. The feeling of conquering the rapids and working as a team with your fellow rafters is a thrilling experience that you won't forget. 

Planning Your Adventure:
- Duration: Short river rafting trips in Dandeli typically last for about 1 to 1.5 hours, covering a distance of around 1 kilometre. This is a great option if you're looking for a quick adventure during your visit.

- Seasonal Activity: Keep in mind that river rafting in Dandeli is a seasonal activity. The best time for it is during the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons when the water levels in the Kali River are high, and the rapids are at their most exciting.

- Age and Fitness: While river rafting in Dandeli is generally suitable for people of various fitness levels, it's important to inform the operators about any medical conditions or physical limitations beforehand. Children above a certain age, usually around 12 years, may be allowed to participate with parental consent.

- Photography and Memories: Many operators offer photography services during the rafting trip, so you can capture those thrilling moments to cherish later.

- Responsible Tourism: As with any adventure activity in natural settings, it's essential to practice responsible tourism. Avoid littering and respect the environment to ensure that future generations can also enjoy the beauty of Dandeli.

Dandeli's river rafting and surfing adventure on the Kali River is an adrenaline-pumping experience that perfectly blends excitement with natural beauty. With State Adventures as your guide, you'll embark on a journey filled with thrilling rapids, breathtaking landscapes, and memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss the chance to explore the wild side of Dandeli with this unforgettable aquatic adventure.

How To Reach Dandeli

Dandeli is a town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Here are some ways to reach Dandeli:

1. Bangalore to Dandeli:
- You can find Direct buses that operate from Bangalore to Dandeli.
- Look for overnight sleepers or luxury buses as the journey can take around 10-12 hours.
- Few Bus operators: VRL Travels, SRS Travels. Sugama Travels, Navadurga & Kukkeshree Travels

2. Hyderabad to Dandeli:
- There are no direct buses from Hyderabad to Dandeli either.
- You can take a bus from Hyderabad to Hubli, which is the nearest major city.
- From Hubli, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 75 kilometres away.

3. Pune to Dandeli:
- There are no direct buses from Pune to Dandeli.
- You can take a bus from Pune to Hubli or Belgaum, which are the nearest major cities to Dandeli.
- From Hubli or Belgaum, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 75 & 85 kilometres away respectively.

Once you reach Dandeli, you can contact local transportation services or your travel agency, State Adventures, for assistance in reaching your specific resort.

1. Bangalore (Bengaluru): 460-480 km, 8-10 hours.
2. Goa: 75-80 km, 2-3 hours.
3. Pune: 450-470 km, 8-10 hours.
4. Hyderabad: 600-620 km, 11-12 hours.
5. Chennai: 700-720 km, 13-15 hours.
6. Hubli: 70-80 km, 1.5-2 hours.
7. Belgaum: 100-110 km, 2-2.5 hours.
8. Davangere: 260-280 km, 5-6 hours.
9. Bagalkot: 140-150 km, 3-3.5 hours.
10. Kerala Cities: (Kasaragod, Kochi, Calicut or Trivandrum)
Distance varies depending on the specific city;
for instance, from Mangalore, it's around 350 km and 5-6 hours.

Please note that travel times may vary based on road conditions and traffic.

1. Bangalore to Dandeli by Train: (7-9 hours.)
- You can board a train from Bangalore to Hubballi, Dharwad or Alnavar, and then proceed to Dandeli
- From Hubballi/Dharwad/Alnavar, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 75/55/35 kilometres away respectively.

2. Hyderabad to Dandeli by Train:
- You can take a train from Hyderabad to Hubballi.
- From Hubballi, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 70-80 kilometres away.

3. Pune to Dandeli by Train:
You can take a train from Pune to Hubli, Belgaum or Alnavar which is the nearest major railway station to Dandeli.
- From Hubballi/Belgaum/Alnavar, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 75/85/35 kilometres away respectively.

4. Kerala Cities to Dandeli by Train:
- If you are travelling from Kerala cities like Kochi, Kasaragod or Thiruvananthapuram you can find trains to Karwar or Londa, which is the nearest railway station to Dandeli.
- Once you reach Karwar or Londa, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dandeli, which is approximately 110 & 45 kilometres away respectively.

To reach Dandeli by air, you can consider the following nearby airports:

1. Hubli Airport (HBX):
- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 74 kilometres (46 miles)
- Hubli Airport is the nearest airport to Dandeli, and it offers domestic flight services.

2. Goa International Airport (GOI):
- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 146 kilometres (91 miles)
- Goa International Airport is a major airport in the region and provides both domestic and international flight options. While it's a bit farther from Dandeli, it's a well-connected airport with more flight choices.

3. Belgaum Airport (IXG):
- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 110 kilometres (68 miles)
- Belgaum Airport offers domestic flights and can be another option to consider if you're travelling to Dandeli.

After arriving at any of these airports, you can hire a taxi or use other local transportation options to reach Dandeli. It's advisable to check the flight schedules and availability to plan your trip effectively.

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