Dandeli - Rafting the Kali river

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July 8th 2009
Published: July 8th 2009
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These were the 30 odd out-bound learning programmes (covering over 500 employees) that I conducted along with my favourite travel partners 'Foliage Outdoors' at Dandeli....

A little bit about the place, just in case you dont know....

Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife. Dandeli Jungle Safari in open jeeps into the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary accompanied by trained naturalists are the best way to view wildlife here. It is home to big cats such as tigers, leopards, and even black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, many kinds of reptiles and a rich variety of birds.

Those who enjoy adventure sports and the rush of adrenalin, Dandeli is the place to be. Water sports have always been the key attraction of this place. Kali River rafting, white water rafting in Kali river, kayaking and canoeing - such an elaborate arrangement will definitely fuel the passion of adventure sports in you. For the sheer excitement of rafting in the river Kali you will surely come to Dandeli again and again.

Another star attraction of the Dandeli wildlife is the Great Indian Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill in addition to the Indian wild Gaur (similar to a bison) and the Malabar giant squirrel. Don’t be surprised if you see giant iguana or the great King Cobra in the dense forests surrounding Dandeli.

Listen to exotic birdsongs and feast on glorious sunsets dusk after dusk. You’ll want to stay for ever...

Our trip was typically filled with team-games, refting sessions, treasure hunts, coracle rides on the river, evening camp fires and a lot of experiential learning/ making friends and introspection.

We stayed at the Bison resort, by the river side. The best part was the floating jetty of the hotel on the Kali river. An ideal place for birding, watching flocks of Hornbills returning to their "dholi's " (tree hollows) by sunset and just feel the tranquility of the place....!!

An amazing experience !...and you musnt miss it.

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23rd September 2009

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hi, I am planning to go for rafting in the Kali river in the month of January.Can u help me out witha fe details..how did u organise ur trip?? n wer did u stay>v r looking 4 d cheapest accomodation and how much does the rafting cost(14kms one). thanks
9th October 2009

Hi Apurva !! Dandeli is awesome anytime after rains !....The rafting goes year round. In summers, however one needs to confirm the Dam-water release timings. Easy ways to arrange a Dandeli camp : Contact Abhay or Rahul at www.foliageoutdoors.com. They are an ecotravel-adventure-nature camps Organsiation based out of Pune. Extremely reliable and cost effective (I have been camping with them for around 8/9 yrs now) :) Have a nice time !! Rafting in the Kali and watching dense forests/birds/bamboo pass by is great !
23rd February 2011

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20th July 2011

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12th September 2011

Thanks Mukesh
16th September 2014

Great Pictures and Blog
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