Sykes Point is the top most viewpoint in Dandeli, The view point will give you a breathtaking panorama of River Kali flowing down the valley. Sykes Point, Ambikanagar near Dandeli is renowned for this view of the River Kali that flows inside the Dandeli Reserve Forest.
Experience it at-least once. But the entry is restricted, and thats where KaliTide influence comes in to grant you permission to the most scenic beauty. The point is known for a view of the valley from the point and it's definitely worth visiting for the view where you can see the beautiful river passing in the valley.
Syntheri Rocks is actually a massive limestone rock formed due to volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The rock was named after an English woman, Cinthera who is believed to have discovered this place in the twentieth century.
Syntheri has a big monolithic rock and two caves at the bottom of rock with Kali river flowing at the bottom. The water enters these two caves as well which make the caves inaccessible.There are about 200 steps that lead you down from where you can see the river flow. Here your eyes rest on the amazing giant rock formation from the bottom. There are numerous caves within which are not easily accessible and furthermore you also need to seek official permission if you want to explore further.
The Journey is the Destination
A marvel of nature located deep inside a forest, the narrow caves have a lot of stalagmite formations. As you enter the caves, a strong smell of bats will assault your nostrils. The cave openings in certain areas are very small, necessitating the need to crawl through. A huge stalagmite is worshipped as Shivalinga here. Also known as Limestone Caves, or Sidda, Kavala Caves which have been in existence since prehistoric times will make your visit exciting. You need to climb down 375 steps to reach the entrance where there is a temple. You have to crawl down 40 feet through winding, narrow tunnels to catch a glimpse of the Shivalinga formed naturally.
The trek back from the caves is amazing as you can see the beautiful view of River Kali winding her way through the valley below.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a birdwatchers paradise, housing nearly 200 species of birds most famous for the great hornbill and the Malabar pied hornbill. It is also the only known tiger reserve in India to report frequent sightings of the elusive black panther. It is also known to house the Indian sloth bear, the Indian pangolin, the giant Malabar squirrel, dhole, the Indian jackal and the muntjac (barking deer). Sightings of the Indian elephant and the Indian peafowl are pretty common. The king cobra and the mugger crocodile (Indian crocodile) are the prime reptilians in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sathodi Falls is one of many of Karnataka’s gorgeous waterfalls. It is 32 kms from the tiny hamlet of Yellapura, which with its pastoral ambience, is a charming village. Sathodi Falls is formed by the convergence of a number of mountain streams in an area known as Kallaramarane Ghat. Sathodi Falls is well worth visiting thanks to its beauty and picturesque location. It cascades down in the midst of verdant rainforests in the rugged Western Ghats in Sirsi. The water falls like a shimmering, silver curtain against a rocky backdrop amidst the misty mountains, a sight that will leave you awe-struck. Sathodi has been nick-named 'mini-Niagara' thanks to its breath-taking beauty.
Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, India where River Bedthi, cascades from a height of 650 ft. The river flows down in two leaps offering a beautiful view and the surroundings offers an ideal picnic spot. This place is also a trekker's paradise.. It is around 70 kms from Sirsi, 17 kms from Yellapur, 215 kms from Shimoga and around 450 kms from Bangalore.