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Activities

Dandeli, a nature lover’s delight, also has quite a few exciting activities. These include zip line, bird watching, trekking, rappelling, rafting, camping, kayaking and so forth.

ZIPLINE

Pull up your socks and get ready for some adrenaline rush as you glide through the air on an exciting action packed zip line adventure. Filled with fun, this ride gives you a panoramic view of the canyons and creeks of Dandeli’s pristine landscape and to learn about the local ecosystem of plants and wildlife. For those who are scared of heights, there’s nothing to worry about as our trained professionals will take you through this whole experience. This will be accompanied with an informative walking tour.

BIRD WATCHING

Explore the charming beauty of the indigenous flora & fauna of Dandeli with Starling River Resort. Endowed with a rich biodiversity, Dandeli is home to a wide variety of birds like White-rumped Shama, Asian Paradise Fly Catcher, Black Drongo, Emerald Dove, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta and Brahminy Kite. Treat your eyes to a spectacular view as you wake up to the melodious chirping of birds that act as a refreshing break from the city.

NATURE WALK

Make the most of your mornings at Starling River Resort by indulging in a refreshing rendezvous with the flora & fauna of Dandeli. This enriching walk begins each day at 7 am and lasts till about 8:30 am. This guided tour is accompanied not just by activities like bird watching, but also by an informative session whereby knowledge about the region’s biodiversity is shared with the guests.

TREKKING

Gear up for an adventurous ride as you explore the beauty of the wilderness of Dandeli. Brimming with the bounty of nature, Dandeli is any wildlife enthusiast’s delight, for it is endowed with a rich variety of flora & fauna. Enjoying the unrivalled position of housing the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and being the only place in Asia inhabiting Black Panther, this is one of the most preferred activities here. Some of the popular trekking routes in Dandeli include Kavala Caves trek, Kulgi-Nagzari Valley trek and Potoli-Shiroli trek.

RAFTING

White water rafting is one of the most preferred things to do in Dandeli. This activity is specially designed for all those who have a quest for adventure. It can be enjoyed by a group of family and friends. Visitors can choose between short and long run journeys, depending on their skill in dabbling in river rafting. While the long run stretches over an expanse of 9 km and lasts for about 4 hours, the short run course roughly takes half the time of the former and covers almost half the distance.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING

Stargazing at night in the company of your loved ones, experiencing a rendezvous with the enchanting beauty of Dandeli and camping – if these are your ideas of fun, then Dandeli will surely delight you! One of the most exciting things to do for nature lovers is to opt for overnight camping. What is particularly striking about this kind of camping is that unlike any other form of camping, it allows you to stay in a pitching doom. Well-trained professionals will be escorting you to the forest area where you stay.

NATURAL JACUZZI

An adventurer’s delight, a wildlife enthusiast’s retreat, an oasis of peace and a rejuvenation center for a weary soul – Dandeli is many things at once! Wash away all your exhaustion as Dandeli has a natural Jacuzzi. Springs of gurgling water, the sweet fragrance of flowers, the verdant woods, the rhythmic chirping of birds and the azure sky enhance this refreshing experience. In today's day and age where organic products are back in vogue, this is the best way to treat yourself to a rejuvenating therapeutic massage and feel pampered by the nature itself: the rapids of the River Kali.

KAYAKING

Kayaking is another one of the great water sports that Dandeli has in store. This exciting activity is conducted in the Supa reservoir, an expansive man-made reservoir. You can also camp in seclusion since the entire area is relatively un-inhabited. This involves the use of a kayak for moving across water. A typical kayak is a low-to-the-water canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation. While kayaks usually have closed decks, sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks are also getting popular.

JUNGLE SAFARI

Get ready for some fun as we take you for an exciting jungle safari as we make our way through the 14 km long stretch through the dense wilderness and lush green forests of Dandeli. Not only is this a great way to spot animals like Bison, foxes, giant squirrels, etc., it is also an exciting way to explore the wildlife of Dandeli. This Jungle Safari, through the course of Dandeli’s undulating topography, will also allow you to catch a glimpse of a large variety of endemic & exotic birds – Great Pied Hornbill, Yellow Footed Pigeon, Crested Serpent Eagle, Adjutant Stork, Black Crested Baza and Peafowls.

YOGA

Prepare yourselves for a relaxing experience at Starling River Resort with calming yoga sessions under expert supervision. Reconnect with yourselves away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life and meditate amidst a greener, cleaner atmosphere. Make the most of your stay at Starling River Resort as you detoxify from the day to day routine, and take out some time to pamper yourselves.

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