Dandeli Knowledge Guide



Stay in Dandeli

Dandeli resorts have become an attraction for wealthier, mobile residents from India and elsewhere. The biodiversity in the forest has attracted sufficient tourism to support a number of resorts in the vicinity of Dandeli. The government has promoted eco-tourism with proper planning of the healthy breeding of wild animals. The natural environment of the area attracts tourists from other parts of India and abroad. It is an adventure sports destination, and a white-water rafting destination in South India. It is one of the few locations where rafting is possible even in peak summer months of March to June.

Temples and Matha

Dandelappa Temple (Haliyal Road) Shree Ishwar Temple (Old Dandeli) Shri Veerabhadreshwar Temple (JN Road) Shiva Mandir (Kogilban Road)) Mrutyunjay Math (Bank Of River Kali) Datta Mandir (Kogilban Road) Nagadevata Mandir (Ambewadi) Ram Mandir (WCPM Area) Balamuri Ganesh Mandir (Ganesh Gudi Road) Raghavendra Swami Math (Town ship) Shankaracharya Math (Town ship) Venkataramana Temple (Kogilban Road) Jagadamba Temple - Savji's (Maruti Nagar) Hanuman temple (JN Road) Sai Baba Temple (Basveshwar Nagar, Ambewadi)


Dandeli is surrounded by natural, historic, and religious landmarks: the River Kali, the caves of Kavla, the Syntheri Rocks, the Ulavi temple and Sykes point . Karnataka Power Corporation residential colony is situated in Ambikanagar. (18 kilometres or 11 miles from Dandeli). Nagajhari power house is also nearby Ambikanagar where electricity is generated through hydro-power. Also other hydro electric projects of KPCL like Supa dam, Tattihalla dam , Bommanahalla dam are located surrounding Dandeli town.

Other attractions

The sanctuary provides rafting opportunities at the Virnoli Rapids connected to the Kali River. Other tourist activities include nature walks, boating, bird watching, crocodile spotting and angling. Nearby tourist spots include Ulavi, Syntheri Rocks, Anashi National Park, and Moulangi.