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Basavaraja Durga Island
The Island of Basavaraja Durga is about a km from main land off Honnavar. You can reach the island through boats and small coasters. The landing place is at the south end where there is a ruined fort with eight mounted guns.....more
Darya Bahadurgadh Island
Darya Bahadurgadh Island : Daria-Bahadurgad Island the northern-most island also close to near Udupi or Malpe is famous for its export of processed fish. While on this Island you can visit the Balarama Temple and Malpe's oldest tile factory....more
Devbagh Island
Karnataka's undiscovered gem, Devbagh is a destination with a difference. Pristine beaches, casuarina plantations and an eco- friendly environment beckon the adventurous tourist. SUSHEELA NAIR writes about this romantic getaway which offers complete privacy and solitude....more
Karwar Island
Karwar is a port town situated 100 Km from Goa and 260 Km north of Mangalore. Tucked between the sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, Karwar is an unexplored destination.....more
Kurumgad Island
Kurumgad Island is a remote haven, located 4 km into the Arabian Sea from Karwar. This tortoise-shaped island, 6 km from Baithakola in Karwar harbor, offers a beautiful view of the sea. Tourists can enjoy exotic beach walks, nature walks, swimming, fishing, bonfires and barbecues, dolphin spotting, boat rides and snorkeling....more
Sadashivgad Island
Sadashivgad is a small village across the Kali river from the town of Karwar in Uttara Kannada. There is an abandoned fort built circa 17th century, and a temple to goddess Durga. The hill on the island offers spectacular views of the Kali river and Arabian sea.....more
Sanyasi Island
Sanyasi Island:Most of the Island resorts provide a complimentary boat trip to the Sanyasi Island. There is an interesting legends about this Island, in ancient times, a sage sought refuge on this island for penance and hence the name.....more
Gokarna Temples
Gokarna situated in coastal Karnataka is 453 kms from Bangalore and about 55 kms from Karwar, the District headquarters. It is described as a Shaiva Centre, as important as Kashi and Rameshwar. History has it that the Atmalinga brought by Ravana got struck here and his efforts to extricate it resulted in his throwing the coverings of the Linga to Dhareshwar, Gunavanteshwara, Murdeshwar and Shejjeshwar temples (the last places is very near Karwar)....more
Honnavar Temple
Honavar or Honnavar is a port Town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. The town is the headquarters of Honnavar taluk.History: The first ever historical reference about the Honavar town appears in the works of the Greek author Periplus (AD 247) and it was called Naour.[citation needed] It was mentioned as the first port of Limurike in Tamil country.....more
Banavasi Historical
Located on the border of Uttara Kannada and Shimoga districts, the ancient temple town of Banavasi has been a great religious hub for ages. The fact that it is regarded the most ancient city of India after Varanasi, speaks volumes about rich heritage of Banavasi.....more
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of River Kali, amidst thick forests and hills of Uttara Kannada District. The sanctuary is at a distance of 125 kms from Goa, 117 kms from Karwar, 95 kms from Belgaum and at 400 kms from Banglore.Dandeli offers you much more than the sundry outings and picnics.....more
Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park is Karnataka In the district of Uttar Kannada Anshi National Park is located. The scenic beauty of this park is non-parallel. An animal lover will definitely fall in love with Anshi National Park. The flora of this place has been blessed with plants like eucalyptus, bamboo, teak, xylia xylocarpa, silver oak, bauhinia and others.....more
Bhatkal Archeology
The west coast style of south India starts from here. The roofs of the buildings are steep since it rains heavily in the western Ghats. They are mostly wooden constructions as in Kerala. In Karnataka , stone structures are prominent....more
Benne Hole Falls
This glorious water falls is formed from the tributary of river “Aghanashini”, which flows in the Devimane Ghats region of the Western Ghats. The height of the falls is about 200ft. Benne Hole means big stream in Kannada. About 21kms from Sirsi to Kumta is place called Kasage, which is 6kms from the waterfalls....more
Burude Falls or Dodmane Falls
This wonderful waterfall is around 20+kms from Siddapur and 55+kms from Sirsi, on Siddapur-Kumta road. The way to get down to the river is through a small creek which is dry in summer. And which will be full in rainy and winter seasons which makes the entry to the waterfall and the valley impossible.....more
Lalguli Falls
On your trip to Karnataka you can choose to visit its cascading waterfalls. The Western Ghats rising to an average of 900m converges into the Nilgiri Hills and offers to Karnataka a plethora of thundering waterfalls plummeting down from great heights.....more
Magodu falls
Karnataka is well known for its cascading waterfalls. Being the eight largest state in India in terms of area, Karnataka not only has historical monuments dating to 7th century but it boasts of beautiful unspoilt hill stations. While vacationing in the remote hills of the Karnataka, you will be taken aback with the breathtaking view the waterfalls in Karnataka offer.....more
Satodi falls
From Yellapur, take the highway towards Hubballi (Hubli) [opposite direction of Magod Falls] and then turn left towards Ganesh Gudi (do not confuse this for Ganesh Gudi near Dandeli) immediately after the petrol bunk. An arch at the beginning of this road is a good landmark for the road to Sathodi Falls.....more
Shiv Gange Falls
Shiv Gange Waterfall is situated on the border of threee taluks of North Kanaradistrict(Sirsi, Yellapur, Ankola). The water falls plunges from about 200ft, providing a picturesque view and pleasand trek. In the middle of the river is Ganesha temple, on the upstream.....more
Unchalli Waterfalls
The river Aghanashini, originating from the Western Ghats, makes a spectacular waterfall called Unchalli. The spot is around 30 km from Sirsi and 35 km from Siddapura. Jeep is the best mode of transportation. Buses operated by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will arrive up to Heggarani, from where one has to walk a few kilometers.....more
Vibhooti Falls
Vibhooti is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the Western Ghats. It is about eight kilometers from Yana, in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. The adjoining areas of the waterfalls are dotted with huge rocks, apart from a lime stone rock structure from which Vibhooti got its name.....more
Waate Halla / Hole Falls
This beautiful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from Unchalli Falls. A tributary to the Aghanashini River makes this wonderful falls some 30km away from the Sirsi Town falling from a height of around 100+feet....more
Bhatkal Beach
Indian Beach Tours, offers a look-in into the beautiful and attractive Bhatkal Beach, located in Karnataka, India. Indian Beach Tours offers information about Bhatkal Beach, located in Karnataka, in India.....more
Karwar Beach
Karwar is the capital of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India; it is a small seaside town situated on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. The town lies about 15 kilometres south of the Karnataka-Goa border. Karwar is a port town situated 100 Km from Goa and 260 Km north of Mangalore.....more
Kudle beach
One of the most beautiful and safest beach of gokarna to swim (Expert Swimmers only). The best place to visit this place is from December to March, ,most of the people who visit this place is gohras and gohris. please take enough water and food as the food and water avilabe near the beach is not so good, the best place to buy is from gokarna town.recently two students from manipal got drowned here.....more
Murudeshwara Beach
Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea....more
OmBeach
Gokarna is about 200km north of Mangalore (7 hr by bus) and 56km southwest of Karwar on the seashore. According to the Gokarna Purana, “By mere entrance into this Ksetra (holy place), one becomes liberated from hundreds of sins, including even brahma-hatya (the killing of a Brahmin).”....more
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary

Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 km from Mundgod in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. from Hubli-Dharwad it is 43 km away.Spread over an area of about 2.23 sq km, the sanctuary is located in and around the Attiveri reservoir. The part of the sanctuary surrounding the reservoir has riverine and deciduous forests.....more

Kadra Dam
Kadra Dam is situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. The dam is constructed across river Kalinadi. The dam was primarily built as hydroelectric project for supply of water to turbines of electric power generating station....more
Kodasalli Dam
Kodasalli Dam is constructed across Kali river also called Kali nadi, flowing in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. Karnataka Power Corporation had built this dam and the electric power generating station successfully serves the purpose of a Hydroelectric Power station....more
Supa Dam
Supa Dam is built across Kalinadi ( Kannada ) or Kali river in state of Karnataka in India. The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka.....more
Yana Hills
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Banni falls

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Island of Mallikurve
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Murudeshwar Temples
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Kali River

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Kali River

About:

The Kali River or Kalinadi is a river flowing through Karnataka state in India. There are many dams built across this river for the generation of electricity. The river has its origin in the Western Ghats and flows westwards to join the Arabian Sea near the town of Karwar. The river flows mostly through the district of North Canara. The river has tributaries, Upper Kaneri and Tattihalla.

The Jungle Lodges Kali Adventure camp is located on the banks of River Kali, which is the most famous perennial river flowing through the Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India at 120 kms from Goa.

It is close to two wildlife sanctuaries; the Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The whole district is a dense forest with around 70% area under forest cover.

Location info:

Address:The river has its origin in the Western Ghats and flows westwards to join the Arabian Sea near the town of Karwar. The river flows mostly through the district of North Canara.
District:North Canara
Nearest City:Dandeli
Best time to visit: Its open throughout the year, but the best time to visit would be between the months starting from October to June.

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History:


Interesting things to do:

Must Do:Hop abroad a coracle with a life jacket and a helmet on for the ideal bird watching experience. Birds of every shape, size and color dot the landscape. Dazzling hornbills and cormorants, snake fish and woodpeckers. You could also spot some crocodiles as they laze around in the sun on the rocks.

River rafting is another important activity at the Kali Wilderness camp. For that you are taken in the resort jeep to Ganeshgudi which is around 29 kms from the camp. Once you get started and as you battle the foam, oars in hand, you can feel the spray on your face and excitement and fear coursing through your veins. Some rapids are tame while the others test one's tenacity The experience is a total communion of man and the elemental forces of nature.

One could also go on one of the most scenic wildernes safaris in jeeps and also for nature walks. Elephant rides in our campus is another major attraction.There is plenty of bird-life and animals here at the Kali Wilderness Camp, but the sighting of animals is a matter of chance.

A coracle ride down the river Kali is a memorable experience. You will encounter large crocodiles and turtles, apart from dozens of different species of birds. Accompanied by experienced naturalists, you can go on elephant back or in a jeep ride into the forest.

The Camp and the River Kali live in harmony and this camp brings you closer to the greens and browns of nature. The wildlife sanctuary here spans an area of approximately 400 sq km of bamboo and moist deciduous trees. A liberal growth of thyme and basil permeate the air as you trek through it.

Interesting things to Visit:

Must See: Once at the Kali Wilderness camp, a visit to the nearby kavala Caves is a must. Situated at a distance of 25 kms from the base camp at Dandeli, the ancient Kavala Caves is a "must see" destination for all visitors who come to Dandeli. A person must trek up a thousand steps through dense virgin evergreen forests to reach the caves. Said to be inhabited by humans since prehistoric times, these limestone caves are today revered as the abode of Lord Shiva - the Hindu God of Destruction. As you trek back from the caves, enjoy a breathtaking view of the river Kali winding through the valley below.

Another important attraction is the Syntheri Rock. It is a 300 feet tall monolithic granite located deep inside the thick Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. With the Kaneri river gushing ferociously by its side, the Syntheri Rock is a spectacular sight. It is at a distance of 32 kms from the Kali Wilderness Camp.

If the outdoors excite you, then Molangi is the place to be. A spot of incredible beauty, it is situated at a point amidst dense bamboo thickets where River Kali passes between steep slopes and rock formations.

You can also visit Sykes Point,one of the most beautiful spots in Karnataka. From here you can get an unhindered view of the Kali River flowing through the valley below. For miles together, one can see nothing but undulating lush green forests all around.

You can also visit Siroli Peak, the highest point in the entire Uttara Kanara District. From atop this peak, you can feast your eyes on he magnificence of the unbroken green canopy of the mighty rainforests. An ideal adventure spot, this place can be reached by either camp jeep or on foot.

Another interesting visit would be to the Siddi African Tribal Hamlets and the Gowli's Camp. These tribals raise buffaloes, practically living in the jungles.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest railhead for those travelling from Goa to Dandeli is Londa, 45 km away. It is functional, but few trains come here. Hubli, 85 km from Dandeli, is one of the bigger junctions for those travelling from Bangalore / Mumbai. Overnight train journey from Bangalore takes you to Dharwad / Hubli. Dandeli is just an hour and 20 minutes by road away from there. For people in Goa, driving to Dandeli might be a better option. From Mumbai and Pune: By train to Londa or Dharwad or Karwar (through konkan railways) and then by road to Dandeli. From Hyderabad: By train to Hubli-Dharwad and then by road to Dandeli.
Nearest Airport:
Road Transport: Most people prefer to take a bus from Bangalore or Goa to Dandeli. At 481 km from Bangalore, it's an overnight journey to Dandeli. The camp is located just 1 km from bus stand or alternatively one could take a bus from the Bangalore stand to Hubli. From Hubli, you could take another bus or hire a car.

Nearest Visiting places:

Dandeli is visited as a weekend getaway ex-Goa / Belgaum or as a part of Off-beat Itinerary covering other parts of Goa and Karnataka.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Dandeli

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Accommodation The camp has 9 tents that can accommodate 18 tourists. They are very comfortable with attached baths and overlook the river, providing a perfect setting for your stay.
The main building has 11 rooms that can accommodate 22 guests. This building has a huge reception area and a dining hall, suitable for conferences and meetings of up to 100 persons.

Things to carry:

#Travel light if you are using local transport to get to Dandeli.
#Carry some dry snacks if you feel sudden junk food cravings.
#If you are not physically fit, opt out of visiting Kavala caves as there are over a thousand steps to climb
#Carry a pair of powerful binoculars to view the birds and crocodiles on the river
#A jacket and a cap are must-takes all through the year. It is also advisable to carry a torch

Tips & Suggestions:

Distances : -
*Belgaum - 70 kms
*Karwar - 110 kms
*Panjim - 120 kms (Via NH 4A)

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Dandeli
Nearest Hospital:Dandeli
Society/Community Phone Number
Links:
http://www.indiatravelite.com/jungleriverlodges/kaliriver.htm#top
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_River_(Karnataka)
http://www.nivalink.com/kali/index.html
http://www.ourkarnataka.com/foto/foto_kali.htm