Season to Visit - Oct - May
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the activities may
vary and depend on prevailing weather condition)
1: Arrive at Thivim Station (North Goa) or Dabolim Airport. Proceed to Wildernest
(50 kms from Thivim or 90 kms from Dabolim Airport). Overnight at Wildernest Resort
at Chorla Ghats at 2500 ft above sea level. Evening visit to the highest point
in the area. Evening Dance Performance by the Locals and get treated to authentic
Mix of Coastal Cuisine from Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka (Veg and Non Veg).
2 : Go for 2 hour Trek to the waterfall after the breakfast. Relax in the
afternoon. Evening visit to nearby villages. Watch Wildlife Films in the evening
and get treated to authentic Mix of Coastal Cuisine from Maharashtra, Goa and
Karnataka (Veg and Non Veg).
3: Leave Wildernest after Breakfast and Leave for Dandeli (Approx 70 kms -
2 hours Depending on the Resort you choose). Arrive for Lunch and relax in the
afternoon. Evening Coracle Ride in the river next the resort, bird watching and
a nature walk. Watch Wildlife Film and have dinner in the evening.
4 : Leave early morning (6:00 AM) for the Jungle Safari reach by 9:30 and
have breakfast. Relax after breakfast. After Lunch leave for a Visit to Vantage Point to
view Dam Site. Enjoy Barbecue Dinner by the riverside,
5: After Breakfast Leave for Karwar (110 kms- 3 hours). Arrive at the Jetty
and take transfers to the Island. Have Lunch and relax. In the evening go boating
several kilometers up Kali River or enjoy a round of Beach Volleyball or just
laze on the beaches. Enjoy a quiet dinner by the Sea.
6: Just relax for the entire day or take up one of the optional activities.
7: After breakfast after a boat transfer back to mainland, Leave for Madgaon
(72 kms) or Dabolim Airport (100 kms)
Extend 1 more night at Dandeli and take up White Water Rafting (optional activity).
Same itinerary can be reduced to two destination and 4 night itinerary by picking
any two destinations.
options - Dandeli / Chorla Ghats
- Karwar / Devbagh
Ghats (State: Maharashtra Category: Jungle / Adventure) - 2 nights
Valley (chorla Ghats) is located on the border of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa
overlooking Three Magnificent Waterfalls at a distance and is surrounded 20 kms
on either side by dense forest. Swapnagandha Valley is one of the few actively
protected and managed eco-sensitive areas in India and is home of a variety of
Flora and Fauna. Leopards, Wild Boar and Bisons are spotted in this region. However
the region is known for being home to a variety of plants with medicinal value. Wildernest
is also a delight for birding as there are 150 varieties of birds spotted there
along with innumerable varieties of Moths, Butterflies, Spiders and other insects.
(State: Karnataka Category: Wildlife) - 2 nights
are two wildlife sanctuaries; the Anshi
National Park and Dandeli Wildlife
Sanctuary. The whole district is a dense forest with around 70% area under forest
cover. There is plenty of bird-life and animals here, but the sighting of animals
is a matter of chance. A coracle ride down the river Kali is a memorable experience.
You will encounter large crocodiles and turtles, apart from dozens of different
species of birds. Accompanied by experienced naturalists, you can go on elephant
back or in a jeep ride into the forest.
Activities conducted at Dandeli are:
and Nature : Watching, Croc Trek, Night Fall Experience
: Visit to Syntheri Rocks, Visit to Cavla
, Sunset Point
Adventures : Rafting, Coracle Ride, Kayaking, Canyoning, Moonlight Boatride, Fishing
Experience : Visit to Tribal
, Tribal Dance
Adventures : Mountain Biking, Cycling, Visit to
Fishes of Kali
: Snake Fish,
Kadas, Rohu, Katla, Panal Kamin, Maral, Golsi, Pithol, Cat Fish (Tiger), Gojal,
River Run (04 hour run over 13 kms. with lunch) -
2. The Mid Run (2
hour run over 06/07 kms.)
3. Soft and Must (01 hour run over 03
/ 04 kms.)
main Wildlife species include Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Sloth Bear,
Civet Cat, Wild Boar, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Mongose,
Porcupine, Wild Dog,Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Jackal, Common Langur, etc.
main Bird species include Magpie Robin, Blue Headed Gound Thrush, Golden
Back, Woodpecker, Indian Cuckoo, Crested Serpent Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill,
Grey Horbbil and a large variety of other birds.
interesting sight seeing areas within the sanctuary include:
Rocks, Vincholi Rapids, Sykes Point,
(State: Karnataka Category: Beach Getaway)
is accessible from Karwar known as a land of converging landscapes. Karwar lies
on a thin strip of tropical sand that is bound by the Western
Ghats on its eastern side and embraced
by the Arabian Sea
on the west. On entering Karwar, one immediately comes
face to face with the sea dotted with several small islands on the horizon. Distinct
amongst them, about 3 kms. away, is Devbagh.
Devbagh beach, has an endless
stretch of pristine sands bordered by casuarinas and the blue waters of the
Arabian Sea .
Devbagh is also a centre for snorekelling. Visitors to Devbagh typically also
visit Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary at 115 Kms eastwards.
places of Tourist interest
is an historical place near Sirsi, 60 kms from here is
a small village with
unique rock formations. Yana
is also a popular
is extremely picturesque and has an old fort and a shrine
is one of the attractions of Karwar and houses a
south is a historical township. The ancient port town has temples of Vijayanagar
times and many interesting Jain monuments.
ancient center of Shaivism, Gokarna is situated at a distance of about 55kms from
is a picturesque
waterfall formed by the river Kali. The Malemane falls also deserve a visit.
amidst idyllic surroundings, Murudeshwar offers, a breath taking view of the sea
from the hill by the shore at 95 kms from Karwar.
away, amidst scenic surroundings, the river Souda falls into a deep valley from
a height of 74m to form the falls.