away close to breathtaking gorges, valleys and lush greenery, Kali
Adventure Camp, Dandeli, represents the ultimate paradise for nature
lovers. At a distance of 481 km from Bangalore and 125 km from Goa,
Dandeli is well connected by road and easily accessible from Delhi,
Bombay, Pune & Hyderabad as well. Situated on the banks of the majestic
Kali River, this wilderness camp is one that combines the vast
ruggedness of the jungle with the reassuring comforts of home. Dandeli
offers plenty of opportunities, and will leave you enthralled with the
unfathomable mystery of nature. The number of places and the variety of
activities that exist here are limitless. Stay with us for a while…who
knows, you may never want to go back again!
reception area of Kali camp is set inside the main bungalow. This
bungalow houses ten spacious rooms with attached baths, the indoor
dining area (which doubles as a conference hall for groups) and the
manager’s office. There is an area exclusively for indoor games too.
Facing the River Kali are eleven twin-bedded, Swiss tents, which offer
luxury and a close-to-nature experience. Each tent has its own hammock
to laze around and a small camp fire area. The camp also houses a 12
bedded family room and an ethnic mud-cottage.
From Bangalore or Bombay, alight at Londa or Dharwad/ Hubli Railway
Station and then proceed by road. A one-and-a-half hours journey will
bring you to Dandeli.
Dandeli is well connected to Bangalore, Bombay, Goa, Belgaum, Karwar &
Dharwad/Hubli by road. Several luxury buses ply to Dandeli everyday.
There are direct overnight buses from Bangalore to Dandeli. The luxury
buses plying between Mumbai and Mangalore / Bangalore, invariably pass
through Dharwad. You can get down at Dharwad and take a taxi / bus to
Goa is about 2 ½ hrs from Dandeli and is well-connected by air. Air
Deccan has recently started flights to Hubli, from where Dandeli is
about 1 ½ hrs drive.
At the far end of the tents is our Ghol Ghar – a round, open-to-sides
gazebo – which is exclusively for guests to dine. JLR strongly believes
that communal dining encourages sharing of experiences among guests.
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
Jungle Lodges and Resorts’ Kali Camp is very popular for its adventure
sports, especially white-water rafting. Our expert river guide – John
Pollard, who has been with us for over few years, supervises the rafting
operations at Kali. All our rafts are imported, self-bailable and adhere
to strict safety standards. Our river guides are highly experienced and
will go conduct a session on river safety and commands for our guests
before taking them on a run. All guests would be provided with safety
gear like life jackets, helmets and oar.
Kali also offers other adventure activities like canyoning, canoeing,
kayakings, mountain biking. Jungle Lodges is geared with all necessary
equipment for the activities. We even have exclusive jeeps and trailers
o transport these equipment and rafts from place to place.
Kali offers the best of local cuisine in both vegetarian and
non-vegetarian. Primarily Indian in nature, we can make our cuisine suit
your palate. Our chefs are adept at serving both Chinese and contental
food on request. Kali also has a well-stocked bar for its guests.
Wildlife :Both Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and its adjacent Anshi
National Park house huge tracts of moist- deciduous forest. Although a
know habitat of the rare black panther, the large size of the forest
makes spotting them very difficult. Yet, many of our guests have spotted
it and other wild animals such as spotted deer, sambar, barking deer,
sloth bear, gaur (Indian bison), wild boars, fox, jackal, pangolin and
elephants. Our guests have also had frequent sighting of the great pied
hornbill, yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle, adjutant stork,
black crested baza and peafowls. The forests of Dandeli and Anshi are
home to over 200 species of birds. From the Camp, one can sight Malabar
hornbills nesting across the river. Ashy swallow shirkes, drongos,
minivets, iora, brahminy kites, and many others birds can be spotted
from the camp.