The Best Time to Visit Dandeli

The opulence of flora and fauna attract tourists to Dandeli every year. However, it’s important to know the place well before planning a trip. If you want to enjoy the abundance, Dandeli has to offer then you better clear your calendar and reserve the months from October to May. The climate in Dandeli during the winter, edges on a pleasant 26°C and the summer averages to 33°C and creates an enjoyable aura to spend your holidays.

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MonthsConditionsOur Recommendation
October to DecemberPerfect time to visit Dandeli.Popular Tourist Season
January to MarchIdeal time for trekking and bird-watching. You will defiantly enjoy the greenery around.Ideal Time


April to JuneClimate is nice and is also less crowdy. Great time to visit for Wildlife photographers.Peak Time
July to SeptemberRainy season in Dandeli is ideal for romance.Ideal Time


Monsoon in Dandeli is pleasant if you want to stay indoors, taking a sip out of the coffee mug and simply enjoying the rain. But if its sightseeing you want then better don’t chose this time of the year to visit. Monsoon treats Dandeli to heavy downpours, making the place muddy, slippery and often dangerous to engage in adventure activities. In addition, it invites hordes of mosquitoes, other insects and diseases that accompany the rainfall.

When to Visit Dandeli?

So, that leaves out the summer and winter as the best seasons to make the most out of your trip to Dandeli. The winter which extend from November to February, is a fairly good time to visit Dandeli. The cold is bearable and pleasant. The summer in Dandeli is also a wonderful time to plan the trip with its warm and cool climate, the temperature rarely rising above 33°C.

Dandeli India
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How To Reach Dandeli?

The nearest international airport to Dandeli is the Goa International Airport, popularly known as the Dabolim Airport but the ride from the airport to Dandeli is at the least take 4 hours. Another choice is the Belgaum Airport which is a two hours’ drive to Dandeli and is also connected by domestic flights. It is well connected with Alnavar, Londa, Dharwar and Hubli Railway Stations and the National Highways which makes it an easily accessible location.

Where to Visit?

  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

This famed haven located in Uttara Kannada is famous among bird watchers and houses almost 200 different species of birds. Make sure that you visit during the season time which extends from October to March. Experience this dense deciduous forest by a jeep safari or engage in the more adventurous activities like rafting, canoeing and river crossing.

  • Kali River

This free-flowing river gives an adventurer every sport he needs. Right from boating, swimming, canoeing, rafting and plenty more, the sharp turns, curves, steep falls and picturesque scenic beauty on both sides, the river incites a wonderful thrill.

  • Syntheri Rock

Syntheri Rock is a tall vertical rock formation, an unusual thing in India. The descent to the place is 500 meters deep and the ascent is steep with rough terrain. If you are fit and in good health, then this is definitely a place you should try in Dandeli.

  • Shiroli Peak

Dying for a sunset view of the Western Ghats from a vantage point? Then the Shiroli Peak is a wonderful destination. Located inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, the overview the peak gives a person is a scenic vision to die for.

  • Kavala Caves

Visit the Kavala Caves after a steep descent of 376 steps and then wiggle your way through a narrow tunnel almost 40 feet deep to catch the first glimpse of the naturally formed Shiva Linga, which has for years attracted devotees from all over the world.

  • Kulgi Nature Camp

Nestling in the lap of Dandeli, the Kulgi Nature Camp gives you a wonderful insight into the life in forest, but with all the added comforts. This getaway is for those who wish to stay overnight in the primeval jungle and wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a change.

  • Shivaji Fort

The ruins of the Haliyal Taluk are a site filled with ancient legends and myths. The fort believed to be built by Shivaji is a major attraction in Haliyal and throws light on the warring state of South India during the time. Harbouring heroes and fugitives alike the Shivaji Fort echoes the untold stories of a begotten past.

Plan your trip and escape from the rush of city life and merge with the natural wonders of Dandeli, spiced up by a little adventure and fun.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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