Dandeli Trip with Honnavar & Murudeshwar


Dandeli Trip from Bangalore, with Honnavar Backwaters & Murudeshwar

– If you are looking for an adventure-filled weekend, Dandeli on the banks of river Kali is a dream destination. The place can bring out the mermaid in you!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Weekend Trip/Trek
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Dandeli Trip with Honnavar & Murudeshwar.

    Hello Adventure seekers!

    Dandeli is an ideal weekend getaway in north Karnataka for those who love nature & water activities. The town is surrounded by thick forests and rich vegetation where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain. On the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty, and adventure sports.

    Different water adventure sports in Dandeli include Kayaking, Boating, Zorbing, Ziplining (across river Kali), Swimming with life jackets, etc. Each activity costs between 150 to 350 INR. The most loved White Water Rafting (Short river rafting) costs approx. 600 rupees.

    Life jackets are mandatory for all the activities. One need not know swimming to enjoy all these water sports.

    **Important notes on rafting:

    • The status of White Water Rafting – whether it will happen or not – will only be announced by Forest/Dam authorities on that morning.
    • No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.

    After a day of water adventure activities & a happening night camping at Dandeli, we will visit two unique places on the west coast the next day – Murudeshwar and Honnavar.

    Murudeshwar is a temple town with a spellbinding view of gigantic Shiva statue in the backdrop of Arabian sea. The huge statue is surrounded by Sea on three sides. The Beach is just a small walk from the temple. It’s a surreal feeling to experience Murudeshwar sitting pretty on the west coast.

    Honnavar is a hidden gem that is famous for it’s beautiful backwaters. A boat ride on the Sharavati River originating from western ghats is a refreshing experience. A thrilling view of setting sun at the same time is a cherry on the top to end Dandeli trip on a high.

    Join us on this great adventure!

    Highlights of the Dandeli Trip:

    • Dandeli Water Sports at discounted price
      > Short River Rafting
      > Kayaking

      > Raft Boating
      > Swimming
      > Ziplining
      > Zorbing
    • Beautiful stay at Dandeli
    • Bonfire with Music
    • Murudeshwar Temple
    • Shiva statue & the Beach
    • Honnavar Backwaters & Boat ride
    • Experiencing sunset at Sharavati river
    • Good food (Veg and Non-Veg)
    • Combination of Adventure, Sea and Spirituality in the same trip ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Day 0 Journey to Dandeli
      • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey to Dandeli.
    2. Day 1 Dandeli Water Adventure Sports, Camping, Bonfire
      • Reach the adventure town of Dandeli, check in to our beautiful campsite, with all basic facilities like tents, washrooms, dining area, campfire/music zone.
      • Note: Sometimes because of travelers of previous day, our check-in time may be delayed as rooms/tents are not yet prepared for us. In the meantime, we will freshen up. Around 9-10 AM we will be given stay.
      • Freshen up and fuel up with a really heavy Breakfast (Lunch will be very late after water activities)
      • Head to the adventure-land on the banks of river Kali, indulge in day long water activities (self sponsored). The cost for individual activities is mentioned in ”Overview” section of this trip.
      • Have late Lunch at a local food joint.
      • (Time permits) We will explore one optional place near Dandeli jungle and spend some quality time in a serene environment.
      • Reach back to the camp late evening, freshen up.
      • Bonfire at night with long conversations. Your trip leader will make you play interesting games. You may also chill out and have your me-time.
      • Music, sing, and dance under the open sky.
      • Well deserved hot Dinner, both veg and non-veg.
      • Rest in your assigned tents or dorm beds.
    3. Day 2 Murudeshwar, Honnavar Backwaters, Return journey
      • Wake up to the chirping birds, cold breeze and misty setting of serene surroundings.
      • Take those selfies and groupfies at our lovely campsite in the fresh morning light (there are many photogenic places in and around campsite).
      • Freshen up & check out of the camp. Start journey towards west coast.
      • Have Breakfast at a hotel en route.
      • Go on a picturesque 4 hour journey to the temple town Murudeshwar sitting pretty overlooking Arabian sea. Visit giant Shiva statue, the temple and break for Lunch at a local restaurant.
      • Visit Honnavar Backwaters and go on a Boat ride on Sharavati river (self sponsored). A beautiful sunset is surely an icing on the cake.
      • Start back to Bangalore by late evening, over night journey.
      • Dinner on the way at a Dhaba.
    4. Day 3 Back home!
      • Reach home in the morning.
      • Share your adventurous experience of Dandeli, Murudeshwar and Honnavar trip with friends and family.
    Generic Details

    About Trip

    • This trip involvesย basic facilitiesย in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
    • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone โ€“ especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish toย socialize.
    • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.


    • Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus (with push back seats).
    • Note:ย This trip involves overnight journey on a push back Seater (Not sleeper or semi-sleeper).
    • We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).


    • Stay at private property (3/4 sharing Tents or 6-7 sharing Dorms).
    • The stay has well-maintained toilets/shower rooms.
    • Campfire will be lit up close to tents.
    • Our stay is a well maintained private property close to the forest. It is a peaceful, spacious place with a good vibe and all the basic facilities. The tents are big enough to have space for your luggage also. The stay is beautifully lit up in the night.
    • There are a separate dining area and campfire, music zone. It’s a good place to click selfies during day time. Don’t forget to wake up early on Sunday morning to witness serene sunrise with birds chirping around.


    • 1 Breakfast , 1 Dinner (Veg & Non veg) are included at the stay.
    • Remaining meals are self sponsored.
    • Please checkย Inclusions,ย Exclusions of Dandeli, Murudeshwar, Honnavar Trip package below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

    Important notes on River Rafting:

    • The status of White Water Rafting – whether it will happen or not – will only be announced by Forest/Dam authorities on that morning.
    • No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.
    • In case Rafting doesn’t happen, there is no reimbursement or refund of any amount.

    Things to carry:

    • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste
    • A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
    • A small backpack for water activities (to carry a water bottle, change clothes, towel, etc)
    • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
    • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September)
    • Shorts, T-shirt for water sports.
    • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to avoid getting tanned bigtime)
    • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
    • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to)
    • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our campsite
    • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
    • Any kind of sandals or shoes are fine as there is no trek
    • Your personal medications, if any
    • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the river/sea
    • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
    • Carry your jerkin/sweater โ€“ it can get cold at night as its close to the forest
    • Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday lunch, dinner, and misc. expenses
    • Donโ€™t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

    Pickup points:

    Central Silk Board Bus Stop: 8:00 PM

    Marathahalli: 8:25 PM

    Tin Factory: 8:40 PM

    Goraguntepalya: 9:35 to 9:50 PM (based on traffic)

    What’s next after booking your trip:

    • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
    • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
      • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
      • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
    • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

    Seasonal variations:

    • Feb to May (summer): Best time to visit Dandeli, amazing sunsets. The hot climate throughout the day, the ideal time to play water sports, take a dip in the river/sea. Dandeli always has water as they release dam gates over the weekend.
    • Oct to Jan (winter): Pleasant weather during days, slightly humid, peaceful sunsets, good to play in the water. Cold nights will give a good experience of a campfire.
    • June to mid-Sept: It’s the rainy season and time to store water in the dam for the entire year. We usually donโ€™t do Dandeli unless we get information that most watersports are happening.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Dandeli, Murudeshwar, Honnavar Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel (Tempo or Mini-bus, Non AC), Tolls, Permits
    • Stay at private property (3/4 sharing Tents)
    • Food: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner (Veg & Non Veg)
    • Bonfire (if it doesnโ€™t rain) with group activities
    • Fun activities at the stay
    • Trip Leader(s)
    • Visit to all places in Highlights section like Murudeshwar and Honnavar
    • A hell lot of entertainment!
    Dandeli, Murudeshwar, Honnavar Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Meals not mentioned in inclusions.
    • Water activities likeย River rafting,ย Boating, Kayaking, Swimming etc.
    • Honnavar boating
    • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

    Terms and Conditions

    • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
    • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
    • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
    • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
    • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
    • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
    • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
    • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
    • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
    • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
    • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation by Traveler

    • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
    • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
    • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
    • No refund during/after the event.

    Cancellation by Muddie Trails

    Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

    What if we donโ€™t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
    We have 2 options in this case:
    Option 1: Complete refund.
    Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.

    Cancellation due to external factors

    Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

    In these scenarios:

    • No Refund is allowed.
    • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
    • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

    Overall Rating
    Gajapati Vimal
    Reviewed On 30/11/2023

    Trip- ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ Trip captain- ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ฐ The accommodations were excellent, the itinerary was well-planned and diverse, and the overall experience was unforgettable. Thank you ๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ด ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ†‚ for making all of this possible! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ฐ I really appreciate your hard work and dedication in making my trip a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.

    Tej Tarun Chintham
    Reviewed On 30/11/2023

    Wonderful experience with Muddy trails, we went to Dandeli and Honavar. Food, stay was all sorted and didn't face any issue.

    Shiwani Deshmukh
    Reviewed On 29/11/2023

    With muddietrails I went on trip to Dandeli-Gokarna-Murudeshwar-Honnavar. From boarding TT filled with strangers and ending the trip by knowing the names of each person in the bus and singing together for songs, playing mafia, it was one of the best experience I ever had. Every stay was so decent and food too๐Ÿ˜‹ River rafting in Dandeli has to be the highlight of this trip. All the tripmates had best adventurous experience. Visited the most beautiful beaches in Gokarna, massive Shiv statue in Murudeshwar and ended the trip by visiting magnificent sunset in Honnavarโค๏ธ A big thanks to Ravi Kiran our trek lead for being friendly and helpful! Overall it was wonderful experience ๐Ÿ˜„

    gaurav yadav
    Reviewed On 29/11/2023

    It has been a great Dandeli Trip with Muddie Trials. Our captian Miss Sen had a great sound knowledge of near by places which helped us to explore more. Our host also very warmly welcome us. Overall it had a great long lasting trip.

    Sahil Sharma
    Reviewed On 29/11/2023

    had good time with dev (group guide) & the group on a weekend trip to dandelli