River Kali


14.4/5(38 Ratings)

River Kali Overview

Ranked 1 of 14 sightseeing in Dandeli

River Kali originates in Diggi, a small village in Uttara Kannada District. Dominating the town, the river offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy boating in the native saucer-shaped coracles made of bamboo and tanned buffalo hide. Banks of the river abounds with avifauna and weaverbirds. At the bank, tourists can also find pied kingfishers, egrets and other birds. White-water rafting in the river between October and March allures numerous adventure enthusiasts. +

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What travellers are saying about River Kali

Experience scale
  • Excellent 12
  • Very Good 7
  • Good 5
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Reviews and Ratings

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.6/5

453 reviews

In full flow after monsoon

River Kali's various versions were all over at Dandeli. Our guest house was by the side of the river. It was dark. Flowing slowly and steadily. Plenty of birds to water around. Horn bills flying across the river was a nice scene. They come around our house and hop to peck the grain that the hens and cocks were pecking. A big mongoose came to say good morning to me and posed for a photo. A pig with 3 piglets were walking by the side of the river. Hornbill chicks were pecking around . At some places villagers were washing cloths and dishes and taking Bath in the river . At some bridges the river had a step ladder kind of furious flow. Probably rafting is done there.

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Virapaksha futane

Virapaksha futane5.0/5

2 reviews

Beautiful river

Beautiful river with both side forest. Like as a amazon river in USA. Best place for who are likes birds watching & nature lovers. Who wants to peace for some time they must be visit to this place.
  • Beautiful river
  • Beautiful river
  • Beautiful river
  • Beautiful river

Mahesh Latkar

Mahesh Latkar4.3/5

11 reviews

Nice place

There is not much water unless the dam gates are open. But its good for a peaceful visit during the sunset. There is not much to do except for few water sports which are more active when the flow of the river is more.

Shamik Dubey

Shamik Dubey3.2/5

25 reviews

A place for boating and rafting

Clean river. Peaceful location and greenery covered from all sides makes this a very scenic location. It is also a good and safe place to do Rafting or Kayaking.

Darshan Dn

Darshan Dn5.0/5

1 review

A place of adventures

River rafting, kayaking and other games were super. Syntheri rock is also nearby which is must see. We heard jungle safari was also there but we didn't get time. If you want to go for one day tour this is the best place.

Amogh Purohit

Amogh Purohit3.6/5

1 review

Serene and Beautiful

One of the best place on earth I have experienced so far its quiet and makes you feel heaven. White water rafting, kayaking and canoeing on the Kali River class 3 rapids is an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers!!!

Tr ravindra Nil

Tr ravindra Nil5.0/5

2 reviews

View of Kali River at three different angles

I visited Kali River at three different places. One was near the resort where we can see Crocodile relaxing on the rocks. The other place being at White Water Resorts. Here flow of water is good. The third being the backwaters.

Vishwanath Jois

Vishwanath Jois4.3/5

4 reviews

This river flows always

As per my knowledge, this river flow all 12 months, nice place to visit, managed well and clean. Please do river rafting, it is really enjoyable and different feeling. Take some snacks with you to have post boating.

Sailesh Kumar

Sailesh Kumar5.0/5

9 reviews

A lifetime experience in river rafting

One of the best experiences, was fortunate to go on river rafting it's an experience of a lifetime, when in Dandeli never miss the opportunity, the water current was terrific underneath as we were trying to swim it would pull you.

Amina Khan

Amina Khan3.6/5

13 reviews

Best white water rafting

It was just amazing, I'm a travel freak and follow travel websites regularly. I have done rafting before in Manali, but this one was like dipping inside the river literally.

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River Kali, Dandeli

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