Dandeli Jungle Camp – Things to do, Timings, Review

Dandeli Jungle Camp – Introduction

Dandeli Jungle Camp is surrounded by the Western Ghats in India in the northern part of the Indian state of Karnataka. The centrepiece of this amazing jungle camp is the Kali River. Although Dandeli Jungle Camp is an incredible tourist destination, is it lesser known to the world and retrains its attractions in the most natural state.

Dandeli Jungle Camp Overview


Northern Karnataka


Phradhani Village, Near Ganeshgudi, Dandeli 581325, India

Best time to visit:

October to December

Things to do at Dandeli Jungle Camp

White Water Rafting, Jungle Safari, Trekking, Campfire, Camping

Things to see

Rare birds, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Black Naped Hare, Flying Lizard, Forest Calotes and beautiful butterfly

Nearest Airport

Hubli Airport

Nearest Railway Station

Alnavar Junction.

How to reach Dandeli Jungle Camp

There are several ways to reach Dandeli Jungle Camp. Hubli Airport is the nearest airport, while Alnavar Junction is the closest railway station. Dandeli is well connected to major cities via public buses. You can also hire a private taxi to reach the jungle camp. It is advised that you prebook your car from the camp since it may be difficult to hire a taxi from the station.

Accommodation at Dandeli Jungle Camp

Guests planning to stay at the enchanting Dandeli Jungle Camp Resort will not be disappointed with the accommodation this place offers. The people at the camp are very friendly. Mobile connectivity can be an issue. However, the friendly staff allows you to use their phone if necessary. The rooms are designed to provide a relaxed and comfortable stay. The hotel features spacious and clean rooms that have all the modern amenities. Room and housekeeping service at the hotel ensures a pleasant stay on a clean property. The Jungle Camp is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat, away from the hustle bustle of city life!

Dandeli Jungle Camp

Source: Trip Advisor

While you are here, stay at one of Dandeli’s Hill Top Tree House private rooms. The Tree House is a romantic place to stay and provides a magnificent panoramic view of misty mountains. Dandeli jungle is a lush green forest that is rarely found in India. Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and cool fresh air. Walk on the dew on the grass and embrace the freshness of the place.

Tip: Make sure you check the room before you check in. At times, the bathrooms are not clean, and the bedsheets are dirty.

Things to do at Dandeli Jungle Camp

River Rafting

Dandeli is known for white river rafting, thanks to the Kali River class 3 rapids. It is an unforgettable experience that every adventure seekers should have.

River Rafting

Source: Dandeli Resorts

Open Jeep Safaris

Experience the thrill of spotting wild animals in an open jeep safari into the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. The safaris are accompanied by well-trained naturalists to give tourists the best view of wildlife. Dandeli is home to Tigers, Leopards, Black Panthers, Elephants, Gaur, Deer, Antelopes, & several other kinds of reptiles and Birds.

Adventure Trek

For adventure seekers, a trek into the densely forested trails is something to look forward. Expert guides accompany you on the trek, which takes you all the way to nearby hills.

Outdoor activities

There are other outdoor activities that you can do, including rock climbing, rappelling, fishing, overnight camping, nature walks, and outdoor camping.

Outdoor Activities Dandeli

Source: Trip Advisor

Night Out Camping

One of the outdoor adventure activities that you can enjoy in Dandeli is a night out camping. The camping here is an experience as it gives a chance to stay in the lap of nature. Doom tents are provided near the homestay, and the activities are usually organized by the resort or homestay in Dandeli.

Some places that offer night camping include:

  • Shikra Jungle Resort Camping
  • White Water Living Resort Camping
  • Whistling Woodzs River Resort Camping

Wildlife at Dandeli Jungle Camp

Nestled in the Western Ghats, Dandeli Jungle Camp is home to a range of flora and fauna. Here are some of the wildlife that you can spot while you are here:

Rare birds: Watch or hear the birds sing in Dandeli. Some of the rare birds found here are a Grey-headed Fish eagle, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, and Malabar trogon. Other birds include Hornbills, Chestnut-headed bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Darters.

Mammals: Dandeli Jungle Camp is home to Malabar Giant Squirrel, Black Naped Hare (Lepus nigricollis), Three Striped Palm Squirrel, Common Langur, Bonnet macaque and Spotted Deer.

Wildlife Safari Dandeli Jungle camp

Source: www.weekendthrill.com

Reptiles & Amphibians: Spot and take amazing pictures of Flying Lizard, Forest Calotes, Garden Calotes, Rat snake, Skink, Shield tail snake, Burrowing snake, Checkered Keelback, Burrowing toad, and Rana temporalis (The Bronzed Frog).

Butterflies: These small insects are a beauty to look out. Spot theSouthern Birdwing, Blue Tiger, Common Crow, Immigrant, Plain Tiger, Lemon, Blue, Peacock, grey & yellow Pansy, Blue Mormon, Red Helen, Grey count, Clipper, Leopard, Malabar tree nymph, Tamil Yamfly, Danaid & great Eggfly, Nawab, Baronet, Malabar flat, Bluebottle, Yellows and Cerulians and many more.

Best Time to Visit Dandeli Jungle Camp

Dandeli can be visited all year round. However, the best time to visit is between October and December when you can do almost all the activities. The ideal time for bird watching in Dandeli is from January to March, while the next three months is ideal to get a glimpse of the wildlife at its best. The summer season is the ideal time for wildlife enthusiasts.

The rainy season, which begins from July to September, Dandeli is the perfect time for honeymooners. During this time, the greenery is to the fore, and you can get a pure poetic experience.

Things To Carry

  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • Trekking shoes and rubber slippers.
  • Water bottles, energy bars and drinks.
  • Sunscreen lotion or creams.
  • Insect repellents for the mosquitos.
  • Caps/hats for shade.
  • Goggles/sunglasses.
  • Camera (if required) to capture the best moments
  • Basic medication (if any).


  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants is not advised during the tour.
  • Follow all the instructions given by the tour facilitators.
  • Please do not litter the area and discourage others too.
  • Do not roam around the night without permission from the tour leaders/facilitators.
  • Do not harm or disturb the natural environment or habitat in any form.
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