If you are interested in visiting Dandeli but are short on time, opt for Dandeli Packages for 1 Day. Although a single day is way too little to completely cover this natural wonderland and the adventure sport capital of India, a lot can be accomplished if you plan it right.
A Dandeli 1 Day Package will give you just enough time to get a taste of the place and engage in some of the main attractions that have made Dandeli a preferred destination for thrill seekers, nature lovers and animal lovers.
When to go?
It is best to pick a time of the year when the weather is good. Dandeli gets quite hot in the summer and wet in the monsoon season. Therefore, Winter is the best time to avail the 1 day option. For the best results, make sure to check the weather forecast to ensure that your day in Dandeli will not be spoiled by rain, heat or stormy weather.
It is also advisable to book in advance after conversing with your hotel or resort to ensure that all the activities that you want to engage in are readily available on that day. Many times, the resort will advise you and help you plan the day accordingly.
What to do?
Since you only have one day, it is best to start early. Try to check into the resort around noon, deposit your luggage and get ready to hit the road after a brief tour of the resort and a quick meal.
Start by driving to the main attraction. This is the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected reserve where you can spot many rare and majestic animals, birds and reptiles that are native to the region.
The Safari starts at the gates of the reserve where you can book a jeep for Rs. 600 that takes you inside the forests for a two-hour drive though the heavy jungles of Anshi Tiger Park.
Here, you can get some great photographs and if you are lucky, you may spot a Black Panther in Dandeli. Even if you do not spot any large game, the drive is very pleasurable and the feeling of being in a virgin unspoiled jungle is like nothing else. The Jungle Safari includes a stop at Shiroli Peak, one of the best-known spots in Dandeli.
After the Safari, you can go for a swim. Then, opt for a quiet dinner at your resort or drive into town and try some local delicacies, visit some of the local markets and get a general feel for the locality.
The next day, you can try some of the adventure sports in Dandeli like River Rafting, Boating or Trekking. River Rafting is very famous in Dandeli and is a unique experience that is sure to give you an adrenalin rush.
Depending on your schedule, you can then take the long way home. You can visit some of the remaining tourist spots such as temples, Doodhsagar Waterfalls, Supa Dam etc. on your long taxi drive to your bus, train or plane. If you are driving, this is a great opportunity to check out areas of interest on your way out.
Where to stay?
There are many resorts in Dandeli that understand the time limitations that many travelers are under. Chief amongst them is the Starling River Resort located on the banks of the Kali River.
This resort offers great accommodations of all types including Dormitories, Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms and Tents. The food at their River Deck Restaurant is very good and the staff is very helpful.
Starling Resort is also very good at arranging activities for tourists and offers a great 1 Day Package starting at Rs. 1799. If you are short on time and have good time to travel, leave it on Starling to help you make the best of your day in Dandeli.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.1 Is one day enough for Dandeli?
Ans. Yes. While there is a lot to do and see in Dandeli, one can cover the most important places in one day on a well-planned trip. These activities include: the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandeli River Rafting and some local landmarks like Supa Dam.
Q.2 Are Dandeli packages for 1 day expensive?
Ans. No. One can avail of special packages that re under Rs. 2500 and cover your stay, meals and one or two activities and tourist spots.
Q.3 Where to stay in Dandeli for one day?
Ans. One of the best places to stay in Dandeli for a one-day trip is the Starling River Resort located near the Kali River. The resort has easy check-in and check-out facilities and will help guests get the most out of their short trip.
Q.4 Which places can I visit in Dandeli in One day?
Ans. The most important places to visit in Dandeli on a one-day trip are: the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali River Rafting and Supa Dam.
Q.5 Which is the best restaurant in Dandeli that I should try while visiting for one day?
Ans. One of the best restaurants in Dandeli is the River Deck at the Starling River Resort. It offers a great selection of multi-cuisine dishes and beverages along with breathtaking views of the River Kali and the forests of Dandeli.