New Year Trip: Dandeli Water Adventures with Karwar Black Sand Beach


Dandeli Water Adventures from Bangalore, Karwar Beaches for New Year

– If you are looking for an adventure-filled New Year weekend, Dandeli on the banks of river Kali is a dream destination. The place can bring out the mermaid in you! Want more? go on a small beach trek to a Black Sand beach!

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    All about the New Year Trip: Dandeli Water Adventures with Karwar Black Sand Beach.

    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:

    • Short White Water Rafting
    • Jacuzzi
    • Swimming
    • Boating
    • Kayaking
    • And more!!

    Each activity costs between 200 to 400 INR usually. A Short White Water Rafting costs approx. 650 INR. We have a window to enjoy whichever watersports you pick.

    One would like to enjoy all watersports. Don’t worry about the price of individual activities. Muddie Trails tied up with local and certified adventure sports providers to give all the above water sports at a special discounted price of 900/- INR for the New Year weekend.

    Life jackets will be provided for all the activities. You may avail these water sports directly by paying cash over there in Dandeli.

    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 the same morning.
    • No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.

    Highlights of the Dandeli Trip:

    • Dandeli Water Sports (at special discounted price)
    • River side private property Camping
    • Beautiful sunset point of Kali river
    • Trek to Karwar Black Sand Beach
    • Submarine museum & Rock Garden
    • Bonfire with music for New Year eve!
    • Food buffets (Veg & Non Veg)
    • Comfortable Sleeper Train journey*

    *Train journey between Bengaluru and Hubli. Private vehicle for local travel.

    As we are amidst a pandemic, please go through the following blog of Travelling in the times of COVID-19 and COVID FAQs before deciding to join the trip.

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    1. Dec 30th - Thursday Journey to Dandeli
      • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey
    2. Dec 31st - Friday Dandeli Adventures
      • Reach the adventure town of Dandeli, check in to our beautiful campsite, away from the town, with facilities like tents, clean washrooms, dining area, campfire/music zone.
      • Freshen up and  fuel up with a really heavy Breakfast
      • 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 Camp for late Lunch
      • (Time permits) Give a visit to the scenic setting of Dandeli backwaters, get treated with a beautiful sunset.
      • Reach back to the camp late evening, freshen up, and get ready for a night to remember!
      • Bonfire with group activities.
      • Hot Dinner buffets veg and non-veg
      • There will be Music and Dance at the special Arena for the New Year Eve.
      • Welcome New Year 2022 with high josh and new friends!
      • Rest in your assigned tents.
    3. Jan 1st - Saturday Karwar Beaches, Return journey
      • Wake up to the chirping birds, cold breeze and misty setting of the surrounding forest.
      • Take those selfies and groupfies at our lovely campsite in the fresh morning light (there are many photogenic places in and around campsite).
      • Check out of the stay, have Breakfast on our way.
      • Reach the coastal town of Karwar and go on an easy trek to the unique Black sand beach. The sand here looks like a black sesame seeds because of the mineral content in the surrounding rocks.
      • Break for Lunch at a local restaurant.
      • Visit Warship Museum of Karwar that is made of 39 meter long warship which was used in 1971 war by Indian Navy.
      • Visit Rock Garden of Karwar that showcases statue artwork of different tribes and communities.
      • Start back to Bangalore in the evening after witnessing a beautiful sunset on the Arabian Sea .
      • Dinner on the way at a Dhaba.
    4. Jan 2nd - Sunday Back home!
      • Reach home in the morning.
      • Share your New Year story at Dandeli and Karwar to friends and family 🙂
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    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.

    Important note:

    • New Year time there will be crowd everywhere – on road, at stay, at Dandeli water sports, and at Karwar. There will be discomfort here and there because of heavy rush. If you are okay with this, only then book this trip.


    • Sleeper class Train between Bengaluru & Hubli
    • It is highly advised to book 10 days ahead of the trip to get confirmed Train sleeper berths
    • Private vehicle between Hubli, Dandeli , Karwar
    • Toofan or Traveler or Minibus (based on number of people)


    • Stay at private property (3 sharing Tents).
    • Each tent has pillow, blanket, and mats with bedsheets. The camp has well-maintained toilets/shower rooms.


    • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch (Veg) , 1 Dinner (Veg & Non veg) are served at stay.
    • Food during journey is self sponsored
    • Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Dandeli Trip package below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

    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 – 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.

    Pickup points:

    • Yeshwanthpur Railway Station: 10PM

    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 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.
    • Travel (Sleeper Train up & down, Private vehicle, Non AC)
    • Stay at the private property (3 sharing Tents), clean washrooms
    • Food: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch (Veg), 1 Dinner (Veg & Non Veg) at our Camp
    • Visit all places in the “Highlights” section
    • Bonfire with Music on New Year Eve.
    • All entry tickets
    • Trip Leader(s)
    • A hell lot of entertainment!
    Dandeli Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Food during the journey
    • Dandeli Water Sports (River rafting, Jacuzzi, Kayaking etc.)
    • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

    • 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 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 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.

    Our stay is a well maintained private property close to the forest, away from Dandeli town. It is a peaceful, spacious place with a good feel 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.

    There are plenty of neat and clean washrooms for both men and women.

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