Dandeli Adventure Trip


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People who see a jump in their adrenaline when they hear adventure, this is the destination for them. Not surprisingly, Dandeli is famous for being the adventure water sports capital of South India. Nonetheless, we wouldn’t sell the myth that Dandeli is just about water sports and resorts. We wanted to show you the natural face of Dandeli by combining precisely what it is famous for and its less explored areas. And that’s why we have added Ulavi caves(Akala Gavi) and  Secret waterfalls to our two day Dandeli Adventure trip. Read on.

Located 480 km from Bangalore and 100 km from Goa, Dandeli is a taluk in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Perched on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is genuinely a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty, and adventure sports. It is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. Also, it is the second-largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve. Because of the rising tourism and other activities, the government is promoting eco-tourism with proper planning.

Along with spending time in the water, we will witness a sunset by the Kali river, explore 12th-century old Ulavi caves and visit a hidden waterfall. Ulavi caves are formed of limestone and are some of the most beautiful and unique caves. We get to see Vibhooti Kanaja, Akka Nagamma Gavi and Rudrakshi Mantapa and explore many other caves on our way in the forest. 

We are offering the whole package at a slightly higher rate than other organisations because of the following reasons:

  1. Ulavi Caves and Secret Waterfalls are elements of Dandeli. You should not skip these if you are in Dandeli. They are on a different route altogether. We will have to cover an extra distance to and fro, which will be an additional cost for us.
  2. We have tied up with a trusted adventure sports provider. Individual activities – Kayaking, Jacuzzi, Boating, Zorbing, Swimming with life jackets – cost between 100 to 350 INR. A Short White Water Rafting costs approx. 600 rupees. The sum cost of these is included in the package. You will not pay anything extra on the spot. 
  3. We are sponsoring five meals. All the meals will be covered in the package, excluding the dinner on day 0 and day 2

With that being said, Plan the Unplanned team is excited to take you to Dandeli in the Summerof2022. Go through the complete itinerary of Dandeli Adventure Trip for the comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.

Trip Highlights

  • First, enjoy water sports including kayaking, zorbing, swimming, jacuzzi and boating;
  • Second, go for white water rafting;
  • Third, witness a sunset in the backwaters on the shore of river Kali;
  • Fourth, visit 12-century old Ulavi caves;
  • Fifth, go to a secret waterfall;
  • Last, Photography amidst natural settings.

An overnight bus journey of 450 km commences from Bangalore to Dandeli. On the bus, we shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trippers better. Also, the trek leaders will brief you about the plan for the following day of the Dandeli Adventure Trip. Here you will get an understanding of what to expect, what to carry, and the trek information in general.

River Rafting Zorbing Jacuzzi and Kayaking

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Twin/Triple Sharing basis

All Meals

After breakfast, we will start ‘all-day fun in the sun‘ aka water activities. Dandeli is ‘THE DESTINATION’ for White Water Rafting and adventure sports. These include Zorbing, Swimming, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Jacuzzi and boating. 

We cover all these activities. Hence, you do not need to pay anything extra at the venue. Just hop on your favourite sport as soon as you see it. 

Have lunch, rest for some time and then watch a soothing sunset by the Kali river. Sit by the shore of the backwaters and relax. 

Later we will return to the stay, have dinner and slowly drift to sleep amidst mellow conversations. 

Witness the anicent 12th Century caves

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2 starts with freshening up and breakfast. Wear nice clothes and get out in a light temper. Today will be all about exploration. Firstly, we will go to Ulavi Caves

Ulavi is a small village, and it takes around 1 hour to drive there from our campsite. Once we reach, we hop on to Mahindra Pickups for our further transit. The route to the caves is adventurous and will be covered within a couple of hours. Each cave has a unique historical significance, and the stories date back to the 12th century.

The main cave is the Akala Gavi cave. This cave is at a higher position, and thus, an iron ladder is placed so visitors can easily climb and reach the cave. Spend some time here, and then we will make our way to the hidden waterfall. 

After lunch, we will go to a waterfall. This waterfall has no name yet and is so remote that it has managed to stay out of the tourist spots list, and that’s what has kept it clean and serene, and we intend to keep it that way. It’s nestled in the middle of a thick forest, and thanks to our off-road vehicles, the journey takes around 45 minutes of a Jeep ride, and then we need to trek approximately 1-1.5 km in the forest to reach the waterfall. 

The first view takes you by surprise, and you have to witness it by yourself to believe how beautiful the place is. Luckily the area below the waterfall is not too deep and makes it a perfect spot to get into the water and enjoy it. The cold water in the harsh summer sun in the middle of a jungle is much more awesome and exciting than it sounds. 

During this time of the year, a dense waterfall is one of the rarest things to find, and we found it just for you! Imagine, dipping your feet here, registering that you came here and not even leaving a trace of it. After spending some time here, we will start our journey to Bengaluru. 

If reading this is not exciting enough, you must book this Dandeli Adventure trip. We bet you will love it. 

That is it from the jolly weekend. We hope you get everything you’re looking for from this trip. Don’t forget to stay in touch with all your new friends and don’t ever stop exploring. We would love to see you again—Check out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure hosting you again. Till then, take care and love life. 

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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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  • Accommodation in tents on 2/3 sharing basis ( separate for men & women )

  • 2 Breakfast,1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Tea and Snacks

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c Pushback seats tempo traveller/minibus )

  • Jeep Ride to Ulavi Caves and Waterfall

  • Water Activities - Kayaking, Jacuzzi, Zorbing, 2 km ( White Water River Rafting )

  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain


  • Any meals not included above

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )

  • Anything not included above


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Policy and Terms

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

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