River Kali originates in Diggi, a small village in Uttara Kannada District. Dominating the town, the river offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy boating in the native saucer-shaped coracles made of bamboo and tanned buffalo hide. Banks of the river abounds with avifauna and weaverbirds. At the bank, tourists can also find pied kingfishers, egrets and other birds. White-water rafting in the river between October and March allures numerous adventure enthusiasts
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the Uttar Kannada District, is home to vast tracts of moist deciduous forest. The sanctuary is a habitat of the rare Black Panther. In the sanctuary, wild animals such as spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and many other animals are housed. Great pied hornbill, yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle and peafowl also inhabit the sanctuary.Some of the 200 species of birds that find abode within the sanctuary include Malabar hornbills, ashy swallow shirkes, drongos, minivets, brahminy kites, and many others. The sanctuary also houses spotted deer, sambar, gaur, wild boar, mouse deer and many other animals. Rare species, including black panther, elephantand leopard also inhabit the sanctuary among others.
Syntheri Rock is monolithic granite structure having a height of 300 ft, which is located in the dense Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The River Kaneri that flows at this place passes along the side of this rock. Owing to the flow of the river from the vicinity, erosion has resulted in the rocks getting hollowed. The corners of this rock cave are inhabited by numerous pigeons. Hives of rock bees can be seen hanging from the camp of Kali wilderness, located nearby. The site can be reached either by jeep or by walking through the dense forest.
Supa Dam is built across River Kali or kalinadi in Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka state. The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district.The power house at the foot of the Supa dam has two electricity generators of 50 MW each. The electricity generated here is supplied to different parts of Karnataka. The dam is built and operated by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). The power house was commissioned in 1985.Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is nearest place of interest.
Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park adjoins the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Collectively, along with six other protected areas in the states of Goa and Maharashtra, it forms a protected forest area of over 2,200 sq. km. It was segregated from Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary on 2 September 1987. In January 2007, it was granted the status of Project Tiger sanctuaries. Spread over an area of 340 sq. km, the park is a habitat of melanistic leopards, tigers and elephants, amongst other fauna. Having an altitude that varies from 200 m to 925 m above sea level, the park is located in the Western Ghats Range. The park occupies the North Western Ghats montane rain forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests eco-regions. Both of these regions have been deemed endangered by the World Wildlife Fund.
Sykes Point is a famed sightseeing attraction for offering a beautiful view of deep valleys and thickly forested hills. From the viewpoint, tourists can also view the confluence of Nagajhari River with the River Kali.Named after the British engineer who discovered it, the viewpoint also offers a beautiful view of the sunset. Birdwatchers frequent the site to watch the giant hornbills at this place
Shivaji Fort is situated in the Haliyal taluk of Uttara Kannada District in Karnataka State. It is at a distance of about 22 km from the town of Dandeli. This is an ancient fort, which is believed to be built by Chatrapati Shivaji. The structure offers a glimpse of the warring techniques of those times. Sangolli Rayanna, a legendary king who fought with the British, also occupied the fort for some time.
Sri Mallikarjuna Temple
Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is believed to pre-date the Shivaji Fort. As per a stone inscription present within the temple, Kadamba King Jayakeshi had donated some lands to this temple in 1144. ‘Navarang mantap’ in the sanctum and Kadamba style dome are the prominent highlights of the temple
Kavala Caves can be entered by climbing a flight of 375 steps. Located at a distance of about 25 km from Dandeli, these limestone caves have naturally formed Shiva Lingam. To catch a glimpse of the naturally formed Shiva Lingam present in the caves, tourists need to crawl into the 40 ft deep winding narrow tunnels. It is believed that these caves have been in existence since the prehistoric times. Currently, the caves are inhabited by numerous snakes and bats. Formed by volcanic activity ages back, the caves have a lot of stalagmite formations. Dimensionally very small, these caves offer a view of the River Kali entering the valley below.
Shiroli Peak is located within the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, at a distance of about 25 km from Dandeli. Highest point in the Uttara Kannada Region, it offers beautiful view of the peaks of the Sahyadri Range. Visitors can travel to this place after taking permission from the forest department. Owing to its elevation, it is a favourite with trekkers and nature lovers.
Molangi is situated in the middle of the dense forests of Dandeli. Located amidst large bamboo trees, the place is an ideal camper’s hideout. Between huge rock formations and steep cliffs and slopes, River Kali flows. Apart from being a popular picnic spot, the place is also safe for swimming.
Sri Tulaja Temple
Sri Tulaja Bhavani Temple in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State is located in Haliyal taluk. Established on 16th March 1996, by Sri Tulaja Bhavani Education and Dharmadatti trust, the temple is thronged by devotees from all over Karnataka and states of Maharashtra and Goa. In the temple is housed the 4 ft black stone idol of Goddess Bhavani that was carved in Sivar town of the Kolar District.
Kulgi Nature Camp
Kulgi Nature Camp is situated around 12 km away from the city, it is seen as a substitute of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The place is quite famous amongst the tourists. It is nestled in the mid of the dense forests of the city. You will find 12 tents which are named after birds. The natural camp is spread in the large area and you can comfortably enjoy your trip here.