Blogs from Dandeli, Karnataka, India, Asia


Asia » India » Karnataka » Dandeli May 2nd 2011

“ Hey Shaf, be ready in the morning, we're going somewhere with Pradeep and shall be back after a day or two “ It was Melwin over the phone, We used to call him Mel or Melly. He was my classmate and Colleague and is a dear friend in Bangalore. Pradeep is his childhood friend; I met him couple of times and became his friend as well. Nice guy and a driving passionate. He is good at driver seat on any roads. Next day Pradeep came a little late and picked me from the spot and the car directly went to pick Pradeep’ s friend.I do not remember his name now, after a year or so since we met, one accident has taken his soul away from this world. It was in the year 2011, We ... read more
L to R : Deepu, Mel & myself(xtr.R) with some medi. students @ Davengare Med. Col'g.
Dandeli Forest
Syntheri Rocks!

Asia » India » Karnataka » Dandeli July 8th 2009

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 ... read more
cheerful teams
b kite print

Asia » India » Karnataka » Dandeli March 9th 2009

11th January 2009 At 5am we were all up and having breakfast of toast and coffee. Our driver Edmond arrived at 6am. Our trip to Kanataka was a long and tedious 8hrs winding through the glorious jungle and mountains of the Western Ghats. 80% of the journey was along very basic roads in dire need of repair with massive pot holes caused by the relentless pounding from the hundred of Lorries taking Iron ore from the mines and also the annual monsoons. We saw a couple of Lorries abandoned and hanging of the cliff roads, this was a little unnerving to say the least. Everybody seemed to driver at the maximum speed possible and barely slowly to negotiate the hundreds of hairpin corners either going up or down the mountain. I just watched the jungle go ... read more
The smiles soon faded after hours of driving
Karwar fisherman being mobbed by Kites
Brahminy Kite

Asia » India » Karnataka » Dandeli February 2nd 2007

Me and my cousins were hunting for a holiday destination when Dandeli appeared to be a good option and we finally zeroed in on Dandeli . Dandeli is situated in Uttara Kannada district in Karnatak and is approximately 57 kms from Dharwad . Dandeli is a beautiful place with the lush greenery of Western Ghats and River Kali adding to its beauty.And if you are a nature lover trust me its worth a place to be visited atleast once.Its a joy to the eyes with its avid mixture of nature and adventure. We started from Dharwad around 11:30 am on 26th Jan 2007 with my cousin's friends joining us from Mumbai .It was a hot day. Our adventure started with the boarding of the bus to Dandeli ...The bus broke down through mid way and we ... read more

Asia » India » Karnataka » Dandeli February 23rd 2006

On the 20th of January 2006, evening when I left the office to home, I was not sure how many of us would finally make it to this trip to Ganesh Gudi, from where we planned to do some adventure activities including white water rafting. Despite several weeks of planning ahead, not many made up their mind to make it to this trip from NetDevices and then there were many last minute drop outs as there was some client related closures. But I was adamant that who ever would, will at any cost make the trip. Finally, at the station, 9 of us boarded the train to this trip. That was a small group from NetDevices - Ram Pratap, Kedar, Ashish and I and Ashish family (His wife and 2 kids). My cousin Sumi and his ... read more

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