Planning an adventurous mini-vacation from Goa? Head to Dandeli and unleash the explorer within!

Escape the tourist influx of holiday season in Goa, with this getaway plan!

Popularly known as the adventure capital of South India, Dandeli, which is just 124 km away from Goa, is an ideal getaway destination if you wish to unleash the inner explorers in you. Tugged in the rocky terrains of the Western Ghats, this is the place where fun meets with the peace and quiet and adventure greets the calm of nature. Elevated at 1551 feet above the mean sea-level, this Karnataka city, represents the magnificent splendour of a must-visit tourist hub.

Escape into the terrains of Dandeli

Dandeli stands in complete contrast to the beach bays of Goa, offering you the scenery of dense forests and its very popular teak plantations. With several water reserves, wildlife sanctuary and ranges that originate here, this place takes you away from the salty beach air, into the plush covers of untouched green spread.

Owing to its proximity to the Western Ghats, the uneven scapes of this city unlock new and adventurous hikes, pumping a heavy dose of adrenaline into your veins. An escape from your mundane life, vacation here in the laps of nature and let it revive and rejuvenate you.

Traverse through the Synteri Rocks of Dandeli if you wish to scale to heights, or head onto the Kali River to enjoy the calm of a boat ride or kayaking in its still waters. If you are someone who wants to soak in the beauty of the raw and natural beauty of this city, you can campaign out here in tents or head to the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary to greet the fauna in its natural habitat.

How to reach Dandeli:

A 3-hour drive from Goa, via National Highway 748 will transport you to this therapeutic land of wonders! The best time to visit Dandeli is the post-monsoon season, from October to January, given it has a subtropical climate, influenced heavily by the Western Ghats in the vicinity. Temperatures here, range between 20°C to 42°C, so it's better you plan a trip here if you do not wish to get baked in the heat during the off season! The period between September to November is also graced by cooling temperatures.

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So if you want to get away from the heavy tourist influx in Goa during the winter season, get set driving to Dandeli and treat yourself with a mini-vacation of your own!

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