Kali Adventure Camp, Dandeli

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Destination
4 /5
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3.9 /5
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3.8 /5
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3.7 /5
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3.7 /5
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3.9 /5
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Reviews (83)


Bangalore
3 Reviews | 17 Readers

Spacious and clean rooms

7.0/7
Posted 19 Dec, 2016

The allotted room was spacious with clean. The activities were nice in the hotel. The service of the hotel was good. The behaviour of staff was good. There was no delay in check in and check out. The hotel was located in the city. The booking facility was good. I had booked this room directly. The variety of food was not provided by the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 723 Readers

Agra
2 Reviews | 1515 Readers

Nice place to stay

5.5/7
Posted 1 Aug, 2015

The staff’s were very co-operative. The check in and checkout was done without any delay. Surrounding of the hotel was very pleasant. The interior and exterior of the hotel were very good. The food was good. Activities like river rafting and safari were provided by the hotel. The room was very spacious, neat and clean and well maintained with all the amenities were in working condition. The hotel was value for money. I would recommend this hotel.

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Bangalore
13 Reviews | 10585 Readers

It was average but gave amazing views

3.9/7
Posted 24 Jul, 2015

Ours was a short stay. We decided to explore the place ourselves. But the resort was very good especially the ambience. The resort was ready to offer the guide and adventure activities. But I suggest travellers to explore the river on their own as you can get discount on white water river rafting. The rafting was the best part of our trip. It was amazing especially the guides and rafting experts were really helpful.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 843 Readers

Good appearance and natural surroundings

7.0/7
Posted 23 Jun, 2015

It was an adventure trip with family. The hotel was located in outskirts of the city but it was convenient to reach. The hotel had provided lots of activities like, river rafting, safari etc. The appearance was good and very natural. The greenery view was seen from my room. The food provided was also very good with lots of varieties in vegetarian and non vegetarian. It was at a reasonable price. The room had good interior. It was clean and well maintained. The staff were good and attentive and they were quickly responding. The check-in and check-out was on time.

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Bangalore
3 Reviews | 1500 Readers

Great service but average food

4.3/7
Posted 28 Mar, 2015

I usually prefer any JLR properties as the service is great timely and importantly the safari's are mostly managed by them Coming to the property it's very much in the town, therefore the initial enthusiasm of staying in Wilderness comes down. I booked the tent house facing the river Kali. Sad picture is here because of town proximity. You see the big factories across the river and all the town's building on the other side. The river view open area is not that maintained as the creepers crowed blocking the view from room I am a vegetarian, there isn't any great vegetarian snacks options at the restaurant, so also the food was average not for those who appreciate good tasty food. Safari, morning walk visit to the Syntheri rocks was really nice and so also to the dam and their other property at Dandeli. JLR Coracle boat ride was not that awesome as the water level in the river was low, but we did spot a Crocodile sun bathing and also some nice bird watching. We were lucky to do the Kalir river rafting its an experience I will cherish for a long time. It will make me go back to Dandeli again but may be another resort nearby in the wild People wherever you stay in Dandeli you will have to come to JLR for the safari, etc jungle activities.

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Mumbai
38 Reviews | 31814 Readers

Excellent location and services

5.0/7
Posted 22 Mar, 2015

We three friends stayed at the Karnataka Govt. Tourism Dept. Owned and operated by Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness Camp, Dandeli, Karnataka India We got a tent that had 3 separate beds, as per our request. The tents were spacious, good enough for 3-4 people. Basic bathroom, with a small capacity geyser for hot water for baths. The shower was very slow and there is no booster pump. Hence you will end up using the bucket and a mug to bathe The linen were clean, not smelly The Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness Camp, Dandeli is just on the banks of Kali river and is excellent place to go for the Karakul boat ride to find some crocodiles sunbathing, lots of natural birds and trees The lodge staff took us for an early morning jungle trip and we could see a lot of wild animals in its natural habitat. We were not allowed to get down from the safari vehicle and we were prisoners in the vehicle while the wild animals roamed freely On another early morning we were taken for a nature walk. We saw lots of trees, plants and the guide explained us the interdependency of these trees/plants with the humans, animals etc. It was very educative The food are freshly cooked and served right in front of us. The Hot Roti, chapati, phulka, hot vegetables, dal, everything was excellent Overall, these 3-4 days were very relaxing, exciting and educative

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Adra
3 Reviews | 2695 Readers

Best suited for family during winters

4.4/7
Posted 17 Dec, 2014

The hotel was good with nice good location. It was an excellent hotel with good condition, neat and clean service was there. It no internet. The service safari was good. For family it is a good hotel. One can visit the hotel in the winters to enjoy the surrounding scenic view.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1742 Readers

Overall, good experience & recommendable hotel

4.3/7
Posted 3 Dec, 2014

The location of the hotel was good. I didn't face any difficulty to reach the hotel. The lodge was near to the bus stand. The surroundings were neat, clean and maintained. The special thing about the hotel was near to the river. The service people were helpful, friendly and hygienic. They were quick to attend all the requests. The interior and exterior were good. The paintings, furniture, indoor and outdoor decoration were good. The rooms were okay, but not spacious. It was neat, The pillows, bed sheets and blankets were in clean condition. It was a tent so there were no TV and AC. I get the river view from the tent. The jungle safari and campfire were organized by the hotel. The food was okay. I didn't face any problem in check-in and check-out. The overall, experience was good. I would like to recommend this hotel to other travellers.

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Bangalore
31 Reviews | 14598 Readers

Comfortable stay with lots of activities

5.9/7
Posted 24 Nov, 2014

I had stayed there with my family for two days and two tents overlooking the river. The stay was very good and comfortable. The place is serene and you feel that you are staying in the lap of nature. We did three safaris and river boating. The guides were very good and informative. The safaris were shared with other guests staying in the camp. For one of the safaris we were also taken to Old Magazine House which was famous for spotting a wide variety of birds. The buffet meals were delicious and there was a huge variety to choose from. In the evening there was provision of tea and snacks post by the safaris.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 3719 Readers

We are just back from one of the most fun filled a...

4.7/5
Posted 18 Mar, 2006

We are just back from one of the most fun filled and fulfilling trips so far. Kali Wilderness Camp. Was it really only 3 days that we spent there ?? They seem to have packed in SUCH a variety of activities into our schedule, we are still having a hangover! What activities? Well, how would you like to have an unforgettable experience of White Water Rafting, watch big sloppy crocodiles from small round boats, ride on an elephant, explore a pitch dark cave in candle light, ride through a thick jungle in open jeep in the night, catch fishes by the river, and finally put up your legs and go to sleep on a hammock by the river We did it all !. Resort: okay, so it's not a fancy starry resort. It is a little rugged but well maintained. You get the option of solid walled rooms and canvas tents. The bathrooms and the rooms/tents are very clean and well maintained. Tents come with almost-posh bathrooms. Tents are set up on elevated platforms. Must be to keep the insects away, but hold on, they'll find their way! When you take a tent, you ask for some adventure, and you will get it! You could stay safe in the walled rooms, but what's life without a dash of adventure! If you are an indoor person, this might not be the resort for you. Other than TT and carrom, there is little you can do inside the resort. You can just lie around in the hammock too I guess. Food: Food is Yummm! They whip up an excellent buffet everyday for b'fast, lunch and dinner. If you have some special needs, they would accommodate it as well (to a certain extent I guess). Service: What I liked best about the resort/package is that we had a informed guide with us all through. You check in and a guide takes over the planning of your stay there. He will tell you the options available and will try to co-ordinate with other groups there. Very friendly people. And that army dress they wear seem to make them more professional and trustworthy! Note that we were a group of 6 adults with 3 kids, all aged below 4! But for the staff there, I doubt if we could have had such a wonderful time. Activities: Like I already mentioned, activities here score a A++. There is a variety of things to do and you will be tempted to do it all. The White Water Rafting and other water sports are not included in the package. Rafting costs Rs1100 per person. There are other water sports like Canoing, Rappelling etc. 2/3 of such activities are packaged together and available for some discount. Pick and plan what you want to do and you would save some money there. If you have a water-proof camera, TAKE IT on rafting! The river winds through such picturesque and uncharted jungle, we felt a loss for not being able to capture it. Conclusion: It is a good place. As simple as that. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush, if you want to do something you have not done before, This is the place. As with everything, going in a group of laminated people would add more to the trip.

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Delhi
3 Reviews | 5937 Readers

The 'Kali Wilderness Camp' is tucked deep into the...

4/5
Posted 19 Mar, 2006

The 'Kali Wilderness Camp' is tucked deep into the forest sufficiently far from the mad hustle that characterizes much of small town India. The rooms are well appointed - spacious and tastefully done - each with its own veranda where one can sit in the cane chairs and watch life pass by. With huge trees in the greenery behind the rooms and the majestic Kali flowing a stone's throw away, you can't ask for a better setting to spend a weekend. However, don't let the lazy setting fool you. There's plenty for the strong limb ed and adventure seeking . . There's the obligatory jungle safari late in the evenings and early in the mornings to set you up nicely for what's ahead. Chances of sighting the big cats (leopards and panthers) are slim to say the least. If you are lucky you'll come across a herd of sambhars or the dhols or the bisons. But then expecting to see leopards is like missing the whole point. A 'hila-ke-rakh-de' open jeep ride through the dense jungles with the sunlight streaming in through the trees is an experience in itself. Without question, the best part of a weekend spent at the 'Kali Wilderness Camp' is grade 3 white water rafting on the river Kali. As your rubber dinghy rushes down a rapid, you experience an unprecedented adrenaline rush - especially if you can't swim. During the 9 km circuit the river meanders through virgin forests teeming with wildlife - kingfishers, cormorants, herons and, if you are lucky, crocodiles. You are apprehensive to start with but after you finish the almost 2 hour ride, you are reluctant to get off The camp also offers plenty of other adventure options - mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, trekking - enough to keep you occupied for at least a couple of days. The more adventurous can go camping to uninhabited islands in a nearby reservoir The food is simple and tasty and is had in a special round enclosure called the Ghar'. After the day is done, you can sit around a bonfire - beer in hand - and pretend as if you are the Rajah of Travencore just back after one of his gaming trips. Stories are told and listened to, with generous amounts of exaggeration thrown in, till its time to go to bed. After all there's so much to do the next day.

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3 Reviews | 1104 Readers

Awesome hotel with good service & games

3.9/5
Posted 7 May, 2014

Dandeli a place one must visit in their life time. The most beautiful place in India which lets you enjoy the true essence of nature. Hotel was awesome. Room service and the games and the camp and the bonfire provided was good. The river rafting was out of this world, had loads of fun with my cousins. I would suggest anyone I meet to visit this place and hotel. Shopping in Dandeli is also great experience and the tour of the paper mill was left out. Next time I will surely do that .

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 1585 Readers

Cordial staff and quick service

4.1/5
Posted 16 Sep, 2014

I went there by own car with my family in May month. Hotel was located at near to the city. Location was good. Food was tasty. Complimentary breakfast they served. Services were quick. Behavior of the staff member was friendly. Booking and front office was cordial. Rooms were well furnished, neat and clean. Appearance of the hotel was awesome. Activities were fine. Destination is excellent for visit. I will recommend this hotel for travelers.

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 3382 Readers

Excellent service with good food

4.5/5
Posted 12 Sep, 2014

Everything was good there. Kali river rafting is the best part of this hotel. Food was good. Buffet system was there. It was very comfortably located. It was located right in beside the road. Inside and outside it was a cottage. This place was good. I have never had a bad experience. Service of the hotel was excellent. They provided everything. Both veg and non-veg food was available there. Check in and check out was done on time because we booked our room in advance. Location of the hotel was very good. Appearance of the hotel was good. Booking and front office service were very good. Overall services of the hotel were also good. Room was very good. Food and drink was excellent. Activity was also excellent. Daintily as a destination is excellent. I travelled there with my family in June 2013. It was an adventurous holiday. People who liked the river rafting and water sports activities then they can go there.

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Overview

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Kali Adventure Camp is ranked #9 among the 72 hotels in Dandeli with an average rating of 5.4 out of 7. It is one of the 4, 3-star Nature Camps in Dandeli. It is part of the "Jungle Lodges & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 25 photos and 83 text reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Location and Activities.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000 per night. The hotel offer 23 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (48%) and Group (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 35% of guests enjoy the hotel's adventurous nature, whereas 31% have rated the ambience as relaxed.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

Kali Adventure Camp is located at Kulgi Road . Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (2 Kms), Dandelappa Temple (3 Kms) and Molangi (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Restaurant, 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator and Conference Hall. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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