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Sightseeing Places in Dandeli Forest


Dandeli is land of variations in many ways, you can find diversity in landscape, climate, appearance, food, clothing, language, religion, culture and tradition. There are a number of places in Dandeli that should be visited while on a sightseeing tour of the city. The city has a rich cultural heritage. This makes dandeli an interesting place to spend your holidays. There is a lot to see in and around dandeli forest that is why a great number of tourists visit here to spend their vacations in every season. Dandeli forest, rivers and streams are simply bursting with wildlife.

If you are looking for some spiritual upliftment and are more curious about temples then there are plenty of options all over this mesmerizing city. Each location has dozens of world-class historical sites, religious temples and fascinating cities worth exploring at length.

Syntheri Rock

This spot is about 35 kms from Dandeli, on the way to Ulavi. It is named after an English lady called Ms. Cinthera who is believed to have discovered this place in the 20th century. There are many boards put up which give lot of information about this spot. A monolithic single granite stone with a height of 300ft with the river Kaneri flowing at its base, it’s a huge, massive limestone rock formed due to volcanic. The rock is home to some reptiles and birds. This place is located deep inside the thick Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. To reach to the base you need to cross more then 200 steps.

Syntheri Rock in Dandeli
Kavala Cave

Kavala Caves which is a limestone caves is located 25 km away from the base camp at Dandeli city. From these caves you can have a view of the River Kali entering the valley below. This cave is very famous for its Shiva Lingam which was formed by naturally. To get the glimpse of Shiva Lingam you need to crawl to the cave. Lot of Shiva Devotees visit here during Shivaratri every year. To visit this cave you need to walk more then 3 Kms on mountains and then climb the steps which are more then 350. This cave is in the mildest of Dandeli forest and a part of reserve forest. This place is good for trekking.

Kavala Cave in Dandeli
Ulavi Temple

Ulavi is a town about 55 km from Dandeli in Karnataka. The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. Ulavi jatra which is celebrate for 10 day attracts lot of piligrims from across the state. This is celebrated every February with great pomp and show with large number of devotees to witness. There are few caves in Ulavi such as Vibhooti Kanaja, which means a place where sacred ash is stored. This is the structure formed by lime stone. There were other caves like Akka Nagammana gavi and Rudrakshi Mantapa. The last and the main cave was Akala gavi. As the cave is at a higher position, an iron ladder is placed to climb.

Ulavi Temple in Dandeli
Supa Dam

Supa Dam is built across Kali River ganeshgudi in Karnataka . The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka. Supa Dam is the second largest dam in the State. This 101 Mtr high and 332 Mtr long concrete gravity dam is built. It has a catchment area of 1057 Sq.Kms. Three radial gates of size 15 x 10 Mtrs are provided to regulate the flood discharge. The reservoir has two saddle dams of length 705 Mtrs and 940 Mtrs. The construction started in 1974 and ended in 1987.

Supa Dam in Dandeli

If you only enjoy the gentler pleasures of nature come to molangi. Exotic romantic place hide behind one of those bamboo thick and hold the hands of your beloved or the trusted friend, where the river kali passes between steep slopes and rock formations. Spot indelible beauties were time moves slowly. Good picnic spot near 6 kms from Dandeli. Spend an entire day backpacking across dense jungles watching spider’s spring their webs and saddle fungus on tree barks. As dusk falls setting the sky ablaze with start, listen to sound of darkness.

Molangi in Dandeli
Sathodi Fall

Satodi Falls is a waterfall in Uttar Kannada district karnataka that is formed by several unnamed streams near Kallaramarane Ghat. The stream then flows into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam, into the Kali River. The forest department was building a pergola for tourists to rest. The best to visit the falls is in winter i.e from early November to the end of April. Avoid the rainy season, when hostile terrain and blood-sucking leeches and slippery rocks make these falls inaccessible and very difficult to walk and enjoy. It is about 15 meters (49.2 feet) tall.

Sathodi Fall in Dandeli
Sykes Point & Nagjari Power House

This place is in Ambikanagar which is 23kms from Dandeli. Sykes Point is famous for its fabulous view of the valley of the river Kali inside the Dandeli Reserved Forest. This is one of the finest view of the river you can see anywhere in Karnataka. There is a temple nearby on top of a small hill. It is lovely to watch the sunset from here or see the giant horn-bills gliding effortlessly from one side of the valley to the other. You can have the glimps of “Kavala Caves". This place offers a great part of the untouched part of the forests of the Western Ghats.

Sykes Point in Dandeli
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