Dandeli Adventure Trip with Sathodi Waterfalls | Hyderabad


A weekend trip filled with adventure on the waters of river Kali in Dandeli with White Water Rafting, Kayaking and many more adventures!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Adventure, Backpacking Trip/Trek, Camping
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Dandeli Adventure Trip with Sathodi Waterfalls | Hyderabad.

    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, Jacuzzi, Boating, Zorbing, Swimming with life jackets, etc. Each activity costs between 200 to 350 INR. A Short White Water Rafting costs approx. 700 rupees.

    Don’t worry about individual cost!
    Following 5 to 6 activities are included in this package:

    • River Rafting
    • Kayaking
    • Swimming
    • Boating
    • Rain Dance
    • Trekking

    Life jackets will be provided for all the activities.

    **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%.
    • In case Rafting doesn’t happen, there is no reimbursement or refund of any amount. It’s just our bad luck.

    After a day of water adventure activities & a happening night camping at Dandeli, we will visit Sathodi Waterfalls the next day.

    Join us on this great adventure!

    Highlights of the Dandeli Trip:

    • Dandeli Water Sports Package
      > Short White Water Rafting
      > Kayaking
      > Raft Boating
      > Swimming with Life Jackets
      > Ziplining or Zorbing (based on availability)
      > Rain Dance (in night at Homestay)
    • Private property Camping
    • Campfire with Music
    • Sathodi Waterfalls dip
    • Hanging Bridge of Kali
    • Good food (Veg and Non-Veg)

    1. Day 0 Sleeper Journey
      • Board Train from Hyderabad, an overnight journey.
    2. Day 1 Dandeli Adventures
      • Get down at Hubli Railway Station / Bus Stand, board our private tourist vehicle.
      • Have a heavy breakfast at a restaurant(Lunch will be very late after water activities).
      • Reach the adventure town of Dandeli, check in to our beautiful jungle campsite (private property), away from the town, with all basic facilities like military tents, plenty of clean washrooms, dining area, campfire/music zone.
      • Quick freshen up, change to water wear, pack your towel, change clothes
      • Head to the adventure land on the banks of river Kali, indulge in day-long water activities. The special discounted price of water activities is mentioned in the overview of this trip.
      • Come back to the campsite for late Lunch
      • (Time permits & optional) Head to the scenic setting of Dandeli backwaters and spend some 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 nice games. You may also chill out and have your me-time.
      • We shall play our Music, Sing, and Dance under the open sky
      • Well deserved hot Dinner both veg and non-veg.
      • Rest in your assigned tents.
    3. Day 2 Sathodi Waterfalls, Return journey
      • Wake up to the chirping birds, cold breeze and misty setting of serene surroundings.
      • Freshen up
      • Take those selfies and groupfies at our lovely campsite in the fresh morning light (there are many photogenic places in and around campsite).
      • Have Breakfast.
      • Go on a 2 hour journey to picturesque Sathodi Waterfalls. The road is totally broken for a few kilometers but after visiting Sathodi one would feel it’s all worth the pain.
      • Sathodi waterfalls is located amidst thick tropical forest with lush green surroundings. Generally travelers can get in the water except for a few monsoon months. Be extra careful as the boulders can be slippery.
      • Visit a beautiful hanging bridge on the river Kali, click some pictures.
      • Break for a late Lunch close to Yellapur town.
      • Start back to Hubli by evening.
      • Board return Train by 9 PM and head back to HYD with beautiful memories.
      • Overnight journey, take good rest.
    4. Day 3 Back home!
      • Reach home in the morning.
      • Share your adventurous stories of the Dandeli and Sathodi Waterfalls trip with friends and family.
    Generic Details

    About Trip

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


    Hyderabad to Hubli:

    • Sleeper Non AC Train (if you book 20 days ahead)
      Pick up time: 4 PM,
      Pick up Locations: Nampally, Begumpet, Lingampalli
    • Sleeper Bus (If you book within 20 days)
      Pick up time: 8.30 PM,
      Pick up Location: Mahatma Gandhi Bus Stand (MGBS)
      Note: Extra cost of 1000 INR per person applicable for Bus.

    Local Travel:

    • Private tourist vehicle between Hubli and Dandeli (Toofan/Sumo/Tempo or similar)

    Hubli to Hyderabad:

    • Sleeper Train or Bus (same like above)


    • Stay at private property (3/4 sharing Tents).
    • Each tent has pillow, blanket, and mats with bedsheets. The stay has well-maintained toilets/shower rooms.
    • Campfire will be lit up close to tents.
    • There are additional fun activities at our camp.


    • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch (Veg) , 1 Dinner (Veg & Non veg) are included.
    • Food during journey is self sponsored.

    Things to carry:

    • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste
    • Blanket for your bus/train journey.
    • 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 – 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
    • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

    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.

    Special 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. It is just our bad luck.

    Seasonal variations:

    • Feb to May (summer): Best time to visit Dandeli, amazing sunsets. The hot climate throughout the day, an 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.
    • Sept 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 the campfire.
    • June to mid-Sept: It’s the rainy season and time to store water in the dam for the entire year. We usually don’t do Dandeli unless we get information that most watersports are happening.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Dandeli Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Dandeli Water Activities Package (See “Highlights” section)
    • Travel by Sleeper Train between HYD – Hubli
    • Sleeper Bus (Extra cost 1000 if booked within 20 days)
    • Private local vehicle for Dandeli & Sathodi
    • Camping (3 sharing tents), clean washrooms, dining area
    • Food: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch (Veg), 1 Dinner (Veg & Non Veg)
    • Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain) with music
    • All entry tickets
    • Trip Leader
    • A hell lot of entertainment!
    Dandeli Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Food not mentioned above
    • 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

    • 50% refund shall be done if you inform us 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 don’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.


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