Dandeli Adventure with Gokarna Trek
December 11, 2020
Dandeli: Nature is at its bountiful best at Dandeli (North Karnataka) with a swiftly flowing river and great rapids making it a haven for adventure and water sports enthusiasts. Dense forests around Dandeli are home to some of the most revered wild species including elephants, bison, panthers, leopards, and tigers, calling for an adventurous tryst with these majestic beasts into the heart of the wilderness. While exploring the challenging Kavala Caves and experiencing the natural water springs are some of the other adventurous experiences not to be missed.
All in all, Dandeli has a plethora of activities to indulge anyone. Revel in the adventures and the unparalleled scenic beauty of this destination located on the banks of the Kali River is complemented by the exotic wildlife that resides in its tropical forests.
Gokarna: A trek that goes through more than 5 pristine beaches on the west coast of India involves mountains, or forests, or valleys. This trek contrasts the usual destinations and still gives you that adrenaline rush.
Vibhooti Falls: The Vibhuti Falls is a beautiful waterfall hidden in the western ghats and not yet one of those over-crowded popular tourist destinations. Legend of Vibhuti Falls is linked to the legend of Yana Rocks. It is believed that the water that comes from Yana is the Vubhuti or sacred ash, and that gives these perennial falls the name – Vibhuti Falls.
Board Volvo semi-sleeper bus from Hyderabad
We will reach Hubli by 8:30 AM. Go to a restaurant and freshen up and have breakfast and pack your lunch from here. After breakfast, we will get into the tempo traveler/minibus and head towards Om beach. The road to Gokarna is very scenic for most of the road. Once we cross Kalaghatgi, we will enter in forest area and Ghat roads and dense forest. We can capture a good group photo here. We can also play a few games inside the bus to know the team better. It takes around 4 hrs to reach Gokarna. We will start our trek from Om beach and have lunch on the way. The trek is around 4 KM and an easy gradient. We will be trekking along the Arabian sea throughout. The Arabian sea will be on our right-hand side. We will be crossing a few small hills and many beaches. After a couple of hours, we will reach Paradise beach and witness sunset there. During this golden hour, Paradise beach with full of coconut trees looks spectacular and justifies its name. Sit on one of the rocks or play in water till the sun merges into water. We will trek for 30 minutes to reach Belekan beach and get into the vehicle and head to Hotel Note: During the trek, you need not carry your luggage. You can drop it in the vehicle. The attached washroom with Geyser will be available in the hotel, you can take a quick shower once you reach. Will have dinner and followed by Campfire for some time along with storytelling.
Freshen up and leave the stay. Have breakfast and start to Vibhoothi falls. if Vibhooti falls is closed, we will visit one of the other water. A small hike will be there for 30 min to reach any of these waterfalls. Let's get into the water and play/jump etc and capture the moments. Don't worry! GoAdventure will be arranging a waterproof camera to capture underwater photos. Change the clothes and head to Dandeli from the same forest. This journey will take a couple of hours. We will directly go to the river rafting area and complete the rafting. Today, we will be staying in tents. There will be common washrooms. We will have dinner (Veg/NonVeg). After dinner, we will be arranging a campfire along with music for a couple of hours.
Jungle safari: we will wake up early morning and head to the safari zone (Safari charges are extra and to be shared among ourselves) People who haven't opted for Safari can go on a small hike around the campsite. A local guide will accompany you. After this, we will complete the rest of the activities: Kayaking Coracle ride If time permits, we will visit the crocodile park. We will have lunch and head to Hubli and get on the bus to Hyderabad.
Reach Hyderabad back by approximately 8 AM.
What to Bring ?
Mandatory: Clothing & Footwear Walking/Sports/Trekking shoe. (Please make sure that you are using soft rubber-sole footwear) A pair of sandals/ flip-flops 30-40 L backpack (Do not carry suitcases or trolleys) Sleeping bag (You can replace it by a thin blanket or bed-sheet if you don't want to invest in a sleeping bag) 3 pairs of quick-dry clothing. (Please wear one pair on Friday night before coming to the railway station. You'll not get an opportunity to change during our travel.) 3 pairs of socks Food & Beverage Min 2 liters of water each (Please bring reusable water bottles so that together we can discourage the use of plastic on the trails) Snacks (Carry plenty of dry snacks, energy bars, candies & ORS to munch on during the trek) Miscellaneous: Camera Power bank Govt. Issued ID proof Headtorch / Hand-held torch (Avoid mobile flashlights.) Medicines (If you have any health issues. Please ensure that you inform our trek leaders beforehand.) Sanitation kit (Carrying Odomos would come in handy) Seasonal: Raincoat, rain cover for your bag, zip lock punches for mobiles Sun cap Goggles
Included in Trip cost
✅ Hyderabad to Hubli (Volvo NON-AC Sleeper bus or AC Volvo semi-sleeper) ✅ Hubli to Hyderabad (Sleeper class Train) ✅ Tempo Traveler for three days ✅ 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner ✅ Homestay (3 or 4 sharing basis) ✅ Camping (3 sharing basis) ✅ Dandeli water activities - River rafting, Kayaking, Coracle ride ✅ GoPro camera (Photos & videos at beach & waterfall) ✅ First aid ✅ Certified Trek Leaders ✅ GST
➖ Meals not mentioned in inclusions ➖ Mules or porter to carry personal luggage ➖ Jungle safari in Dandeli ➖ Personal expenses ➖ Cost incidental to changes in the itinerary due to environmental factors which are beyond our control
Long Weekend Cancellation Policy 1. Token amount is non-refundable/ non-transferable once paid. 2. Cancellation/s 30 days prior to the start date of the trip: (If you’ve paid full amount) HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS shall issue a trek voucher equivalent to the balance amount paid. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or other treks which are being organized by HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS over a period of 6 months after the date of issuance. 3. Cancellation/s 15-29 days prior to the start date of the trip: (If you’ve paid full amount) 50% of the balance amount will be charged as cancellation fees; remaining will be refunded. 4. Cancellation/s 0-14 days prior to the start date of the trip: 100% of the balance amount will be charged as cancellation fees. 5. In case of factors beyond human control namely: weather calamities, government restrictions etc., certain route/s or activities may be changed/ cancelled and in such cases, HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS will try their best to provide an alternate feasible route/ activity. However, no refund shall be provided for the same. 6. After cancellation it normally takes 7-10 working days to process the refund. 7. If HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS cancels the trip, we shall refund the entire amount (including token amount) without including GST. Weekend Cancellation Policy If you want to cancel your trip with us, you must notify us at the earliest via email or WhatsApp. Once we receive your notice, the cancellation process with take upshot. 1. 15 days prior to the event date: Cancellation charges - 0% HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS shall issue a trek voucher equivalent to the balance amount paid. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or other treks which are being organized by HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS over a period of 6 months after the date of issuance. 2. 05-14 days Prior to the event date: Cancellation charges - 50% HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS shall issue a trek voucher equivalent to the 50% amount paid. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or other treks which are being organized by HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS over a period of 6 months after the date of issuance. 3. In case of factors beyond human control namely: weather calamities, government restrictions etc., certain route/s or activities may be changed/ cancelled and in such cases, HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS will try their best to provide an alternate feasible route/ activity. However, no refund shall be provided for the same. 4. After cancellation it normally takes 7-10 working days to process the refund. 5. If HAPPY JOURNEY HOLIDAYS cancels the trip, we shall refund the entire amount (including token amount) without including GST.