After lazing on the beaches of Goa, head for the cool forests of Karnataka just a few hours away.
Kali wildness camp leads to Dandeli’s enchanting forests. To mystery and excitement. Where you can race with the wind, trek down nature trails… Hearken to the whisper in the air. And see wonder in every tree in the awesome forest.
Sight crocodiles basking as you float down the river Kali in a coracle. witness the miracle of a butterfly. A giant spider’s web. Or a blade of grass. Each an inscription of hope.
Come, follow your heart. Get a glimpse of nature’s grand eternal show. And take back a renewed sprit.
Situated on the banks of the majestic River Kali just outside the town of Dandeli, this camp is one that combines the ruggedness of the jungle with the reassuring comforts of home. The variety of adventure activities that exits here are limitless. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park, which are close to the camp, represent the ultimate paradise for nature lovers. Stay here for a while… who knows, you may never want to go back again!
Both Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and the adjacent Anshi National Paek house huge tracts of evergreen forests. These reserves encompassbreathtaking gorges, valleys and lush greenery. A knowshabitat of the rare black panther, these jungles are home to other wild animals such as spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, sloth vear, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar, jackal and elephant. The forests of Dandeli are also home to over 300 species of birds. Frequent sighting of the pied hornbill, yellow-footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle black bulbul, minivets, iora and peafowl, make Dandeli an unforgettable experience. From the camp, one can also sight Malabar hornbills nesting across the river.
River Kali has two faces. For those who really want to feel the fury of its cascading waters and experience the thrill of white water rafting, this is the place to be. The camp offers true adrenalin-rush white-water rafting on River Kali, with very high safety norms to boot. This is the only place south of Himalayas, where organized white-water rafting is offered most of the year.
The camp also offers adventures activities like kayaking, canyoning (rappelling down a waterfall) and mountain biking too.
Canoe tours – The camp can arrange a two nights, three days canoe tour on the river and stop over at the pristine island of the river for the evening and nights, where tents will pitched for you and dinner made over a campfire.
Jungle Lodges is geared with all necessary equipments for all its outdoor activities and have skilled instructors to lead the guests.
The serene and calm face of Kali can be experienced when you go on a ride in the native, saucer-shaped boat called coracle. This is just the right time for birds watching along the banks, especially the hornbills criss-crossing the trees and also for spotting a few crocodiles basking in the sun on the nearby rocks.
The reception area of Kali Camp is set inside the main bungalow. This bungalow houses ten spacious rooms with attached bath and an indoor dining area (which doubles as conference hall for groups). Facing the River Kali are twelve twin – bedded Swiss tents, which offers luxury and a close-to-nature experience. Each tent has its own hammock to laze on and a campfire area.
At the far end of the tents is our Gol Ghar a round, open-to-sides gazebo – which is exclusively for guests to dine. We strongly believe that community dinning encourages the sharing of experiences among our guests. The camp also has a full-fledged bar inside the main bungalow.
The indoor games parlour has a table tennis area and a carom-board too. Guests interested in watching TV can make use of the lounge at the main bungalow. The camp also offers Internet connection for guests who would like to stay connected.
Places to visit at Kali
Kavala Caves. Houses a gigantic ‘Shivling’ inside.
Syntheri Rock. A 300-foot tall monolithic granite formation.
Sykes Point. Unhindered vies of the Kali river flowing through the gorges and the valleys.
Siroli Peak. The highest point in the entire Uttarkannada district.
Molangi. Situated amidst dense bamboo thickness where the river Kali passes between steep slopes and rock formations.
The camp offers both vegetarian and non vegetarian Indian cuisine with a strong local flavour. Our chefs will also serve continental dishes on request.
Dandeli is very pleasant and inviting from October to about early March. White-water rafting season starts in November and goes on till June. The monsoon season (from June till September) is when the forests are at their verdant best.