Dandeli water sports, Sathodi Falls Trek & Ulavi Cave Exploration

Dandeli, Karnataka, India
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2 Days 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people


English, Hindi, Kannada

Nestled amidst the lush green forests of the Western Ghats in Uttara Karnataka, Dandeli is a haven for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Situated on the banks of the Kali River, this charming town offers a plethora of thrilling activities, including the renowned Dandeli water sports. Adventure seekers have many options such as mountain biking, trekking, cycling, kayaking, and canoeing. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is another exciting element that Dandeli has to offer.  This is perfect for nature lovers too as they can spot Bisons and Black Panthers here as well as be amidst beautiful flora as well.

Dandeli has famous attractions here like the Kavla Caves, Ulavi Temple, Satholi Falls and the famous Sykes Point which gives tourists a breathtaking view of Dandeli.

Difficulty level – Moderate

Trek distance – 9kms


Ulavi is a village situated in Uttar Kannada of Karnataka state. This place is one of the best places to visit in Dandeli. This village is located at a distance of 71 kilometers from Karwar, and from Dandeli, the distance is 47 kilometers. Ulavi is a very beautiful village, appears amidst the Western Ghats, and it lies amid Karwar and Dandeli. This village is one of the significant religious places in Karnataka for the Lingayat and also considered as one of the top sites in Dandeli.

Ulavi is a mandatory place to visit in this Dandeli water sports, Sathodi Falls Trek & Ulavi Cave Exploration. Besides all the religious significance, there are numerous caves and shapely stalactites, here in Ulavi. Some of the famous caves of Ulavi include; Aakalu Gavi, Mahamane Gavi, Panchalingeshwara, and Vibhoothi Mantapa.

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  • Camping in Dandeli.
  • Water sports like kayaking, River rafting, Zip line, Etc
  • Ulavi cave exploration.
  • Shivapura Hanging bridge.
  • Water Splash at Sathodi Waterfalls.

Day 0

Pickup Points & Timings

  • 7 :30 PM -Karachi Bakery – Indiranagar.
  • 7:45 PM -Domlur Sky Walk - Domlur .
  • 9:00 PM-Yeshwantpur metro station towards Tumkur.
  • 9:15 PM -People Tree Hospitals-Gorguntepalya .

Day 1

  • 8:00 am Check in to Dandeli resort
  • 9:00 am Freshen up and breakfast
  • 9:30 am Depart to water sports arena ( River rafting, Kayaking, boating and Zipline) (Self sponsored )
  • 12:30 pm Visit to Supa dam backwaters
  • 2:30 pm Lunch at resort (veg and non veg)
  • 4:00 pm Pool time at the resort.
  • 7:00 Pm Campfire and fun activities.
  • 8:30 pm Dinner (veg and non veg)
  • 10:30pm Rest for the day.

Day 2

  • 5:30 am Wake up call and freshen up.
  • 6:30 am Check out and depart to Ulavi.
  • 8:00 am Reach ulavi and Breakfast.
  • 9:00 am Start trekking from Ulavi to Shivapura mutta
  • 11:00 am Explore mahamani caves
  • 1:30 pm reach Shivapura Mutta (Simple veg lunch at Shivapura Mutta)
  • 2:00 pm trek towards Shivapura Hanging bridge.
  • 3:30 pm Visit Sathodi falls (very beautiful jungle waterfall) water below the falls is not too deep and is ideal for a dip/short swim. However, caution is advised, particularly with children.
  • 5:30 pm If time permits we will visit jekalgudda (optional).
  • 6:30 pm Depart back to Bangalore.
  • 8:30pm Self sponsored dinner on the way.

Things to Carry

  • Small Backpack to carry below essentials
  • Water bottles
  • Energy bars
  • Personal medication or A First Aid Kit personal
  • Sweater/ jackets for the night if u need
  • Raincoat/Poncho (Optional)
  • Extra clothing (in case you plan to dive in the lake)
  • Good sports shoes or trekking shoes
  • Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries ( optional)

  • 2 Breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner
  • NON AC Semi sleeper (Bangalore to Bangalore)
  • Access to swimming pool, Rain dance, indoor and outdoor games at Resort.
  • Campfire if weather permitted.
  • Music at the campfire.
  • Trek Lead from Native Trekking.
  • Local guide for your safety.
  • Food while traveling.
  • Shopping and personal expenses.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Water sports.


Tour's Location

Dandeli, Karnataka, India

What water sports activities are available in Dandeli?

Dandeli offers a range of water sports activities including white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, river crossing, and coracle rides.

Are the water sports suitable for beginners?

Yes, many of the water sports activities in Dandeli are suitable for beginners, with trained instructors available to guide and assist participants.

Where is Sathodi Falls located?

Sathodi Falls is located near the village of Heggarne in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India.

How difficult is the Sathodi Falls Trek?

The trek to Sathodi Falls is relatively easy and suitable for beginners. The trail involves a short walk through the forest, leading to the beautiful waterfall.

Where are the Ulavi Caves located?

The Ulavi Caves are located near the village of Ulavi in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India.

How difficult is the Ulavi Cave Exploration?

The exploration of Ulavi Caves involves a relatively easy trek through the forest to reach the caves. However, the caves themselves may have narrow passages and uneven terrain, requiring caution while exploring.

How will I be communicated with once the payment is done?

You’ll be added to a WhatsApp group a day or two before your trip date, where all the last-minute details are shared.

Is it safe for females and solo travellers?

Women/girls safety and security is very important to us. Therefore, it is totally safe for Women/girls to go on tour and travel. Our  trek leaders accompany the group at all times. They provide constant support and direction to the group. Our campsites are safe and secure. They provide a safe place to stay. Our trip leaders frequently accompany the group on our trips.

Yes, solo travellers are welcome on our adventures. The best part of solo travel is the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. As the trip progresses, strangers become friends, creating a sense of community. That’s why we invite you to join us on our adventures.


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