Dandeli is a beautiful idyllic town in Uttar Kannada District of Karnataka. Dandeli is 145 kms from Goa Airport (Dabolim) which is the nearest airport to the town. This place is close to Karwar and Hubli districts of Karnataka. The place is a paradise for nature lovers, wild life enthusiasts and bird watchers.
The two and a half hour journey from Goa to Dandeli is very interesting as the highway passes through villages of Goa and Karnataka giving you a kelidoscope of life in the costal areas. The highway passes through swaying palms, paddy fields, jungles, Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park on the border of both the states and most amazing drive through the Western Ghats. The breathtaking view of the Western Ghats is the highlight of this drive. The travellers have to take National Highway-4A (Panjim to Belgaum) and after reaching Karnataka border the State Highway 28.
While visiting to Goa, keep 2 days to visit this hidden gem….. otherwise you have missed something wothwhile…….
Dandeli is a famous destination amongst the locals of Goa, Karwar and Hubli apart from other cities in Karnataka. This is a hidden gem and a must visit for the nature lovers as this will take you in to a tranquil world close to nature. The place won’t disappoint you it’s a must visit. Apart from the scenic beauty, one can enjoy the local cuisine which has a distinct Coastal Karnataka flavour.
Places of Interest:
- Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kavala Caves
- Syntheri Rock
- Ulavi Channa Basaveshwar Temple