Kali River

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Dr.Kusal K.Das
Bijapur, India111 contributions
Mar 2022
The river is outstanding. It is having little black color due to high iron content. The river is a life line of Uttar Kannada. Both the banks are full of dense forest with Tik woods , silver oak etc. It flows with a whistling sound continuously. Really one can enjoy.
Written 17 March 2022
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udayk
Pune, India30 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Watersports,specially river rafting,is what makes Dandeli so great,thrilling and enjoyable.
Going on a raft,through the river,and speeding down the Rapids,enjoying natural jacuzzis is simply unmissable.
The river facilities,maintained by many operators are good.
You shouldn't miss rafting indandeli.
There are many other watersports like kayaking,zipline and zorbing.
Written 25 December 2020
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Jeevan
Bangalore District, India31 contributions
Jan 2020
Kali river is famous for Adventure activities where you can enjoy river rafting, river crossing and some activities. They will offer you 3 kind of rafting (small, mid and long). My personal experience is to choose mid or long because you will enjoy 5 rapids in mid and 9 rapids in long. For small and mid rafting no need of online booking , but for long rafting you need to book 3 days prior.
A must visit place in Dandeli
Small rafting costs - 600 per person
Mid rafting costs - 1200 per person (if you are in group you can negotiate)
Log rafting costs - 1600 per person
Written 13 April 2020
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Supriya Reddy
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
I visited dandeli with my friends and stayed there at river edge resort. We got an worderfull and polite advisor and cab driver jaffar uncle who guided a lot he is a humble one who helped us because only girls we went. We got an awesome experience there.
Jaffar:9902683879
Written 7 March 2020
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Ramana Murthy_NV
Chennai (Madras), India2,333 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Rafting on Kali river was the most exciting adventurous thing ever...The rapids was out of this world experience. we enjoyed a lot..We did Kayaking also..You can find crocodiles on the river banks..water is very clear..Thick greenery both sides of the river..
The coracle ride also more interesting..
Written 8 February 2020
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ROHIT NAKTODE
Pune, India87 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
In Dandeli you will find many banks of kali river to enjoy the clean and clear river water. At Normal season also the flow of river is more. There are many resort along side of kali river and one can enjoy various water sports and activities. The sunset looks very beautiful as you can see the mountain with lush greenery around.
Written 11 January 2020
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KABADDIKING
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
It is a great place to visit, each and every game is good, feels to play again and again, the guides are well trained and they will truly entertain, no need to carry any cameras with u, they will charge like 1500 for photos and videos which will b great clarity.
Written 24 December 2019
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Deven Ketkar
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went to dandeli and we met a driver named jaffer. he was so polite and helpful. He helped us in every way he could. We took long journey to reach dandeli from madgao to karwar and fron karwar to dandeli. This guy showed us proper path in our return journey and because of him we reached madgao in 3.5 hours only. We also had a safe journey with him. He also called e and enquired whether we reached safely or not. Please consult him if ur planning dandeli trip
His mob no.9902683879
Written 20 December 2019
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India558 contributions
Dec 2019
I guess this might be the most popular place for rafting in South India. So when my friends planned for this trip I made sure rafting in the Kali river remained on the top of our bucket list. We stayed with Malnad stays and had already taken some activity package from them.....but unfortunately rafting was not included in it. So we had to separately go to a private operator's office near the rafting start point and do our booking. We took up a package of 5km rafting (longer ones like 9 km are only available by government websites...as was told by the operator), kayaking, deep water swimming, natural jacuzzi/ water zorbing was costing us something around Rs. 1000 per person....to be honest this appeared quite cheap to me. However I have to admit that no proper guide was assigned to us (except for the rafting) and we had to wait for a long time for our turns in the different activites.
Firstly we tried swimming just to make us ready for the splashes of cold water that we are supposed to get during white water rafting. Then finally a guide got available and we were taken to our raft. There were 12 of us and luckily all of us were accommodated in the same raft. Also don't forget to take their photo and video packages as you definitely want to miss out on those cool shots they would take during the journey......and trust me the photos and videos were super cool and it saved us from the headache of carrying our own phones and cameras during rafting.
The first rapid was the most adventurous one.....we climbed down almost a mini waterfall and one of us sitting in front fell into the waters. Luckily he was picked up into the raft unharmed and we proceeded for our next adventure. We rafted across two three more rapids but they were of lower grades than the first ones so we drifted across them successfully. After that we were allowed to swim through a calmer section of the river with our life-jackets on as usual.
After the rafting expedition we were taken by car to our starting point to enjoy some peaceful kayaking. The kayaks came in options of single and double sharing.....but trust me we had to wait a lot to get our turns. We concluded the activities with a dip in the natural jacuzzi....which was something like a super fast flowing mini waterfall enclosed by rocks.....where you can swim holding a rope for safety. Personally it was one of a kind of experience for us and I would highly recommend it for youngsters visiting Dandeli. However people travelling with elderly parents or children should avoid this and look for more family friendly activities.
Written 9 December 2019
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Naveen V
Dandeli, India2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Good experience, worth for money, just got smaller version of rafting, longer one will be available only at 9 am and 3 pm
Written 31 October 2019
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