After 12 days, every moment spent in Dandeli is fresh in my mind. This trip was the one I was longing for….
First day:White water rafting and night trek.
We reached the place many hours late due to the tyre patch, worst road condition and slow driving.It was 9 30a.m when we reached.
As soon as we reached we were told to change and have light breakfast. Then was the major event,white water rafting. Due to the tiresome journey all were worried if they could get involved in the event or not. But the event certainly changed all the mind sets. It was thrilling fun. We were given life jackets , helmet and paddle.There were 6 in a group and 1 instructor for each group. Then we were pushed into the water. The instructor thought us some commands then we went to the streams of Kali river.Rafting was the best among all other events in Dandeli.By the time we returned it was 2.30. Time for lunch. Later in the evening we went for night trek. Climbing up was easy.There was a sunset point at the top. It was beautiful. After that without using any light source we came down. it took 1 hour 20 minutes to come down. The dinner was special! veg pizza was really good. Dinner with the photos of rafting made us jump with joy….
Second day: Long trek and cave exploration.
The trekking to the cave was good. We went all the way without much chattering as we knew it would tire us more.By the time we reached the cave, all looked tired!! There was snake ready to welcome us at the entrance. But it was silent till we left the cave. We went inside the cave with torches on.There was a big linga formed due stalagmites and stalactites in between the cave. we were told to switch off torches and to maintain silence so as to feel the darkness. We reached our cottage. Time for lunch and rest. Then came feed back. Then we left the place.
The food provided at the camp was really awesome. The bus journey was tiresome and boring. But we (nine of us from our class) enjoyed the journey too. When all others in the bus were tired and sleepy we were enjoying to the core.
As a whole most memorable trip for me….