Syntheri Rock is a huge, massive limestone rock formed due to volcanic eruptions some million years ago. It is named after an English lady called Ms. Cinthera who is believed to have discovered this place in the 20th century. River Kaneri passes along the side of this rock. Owing to the flow of the river from the vicinity, erosion has resulted in the rocks getting hollowed. The corners of this rock cave are inhabited by numerous pigeons and honeybees.
We went back had breakfast and headed for sightseeing, the first spot was Syntheri rocks, it is located in dense Dandeli wild life sanctuary and we got lucky to spot two wild dogs, first we thought it is wolf or fox but then were corrected by cab driver, the wild dogs don’t looks like stray dogs at all. Syntheri rocks are monolithic granite structure and river Kaneri flows through it,it is eroded by the river and has caves like structure, the river flowing through rocks has small fall kind of texture.Due to lots of mishaps with people trying swimming there, going to rocks near the water is restricted now. We came down to 200 to 250 steps and then climb back, it was beautiful sight indeed.
Sunday September 16 : Get up early in the morning by 5 get ready and head towards the jungle safari.-Have breakfast and head towards syntheri rocks view.-Back to homestay have lunch and pack up.-Head towards Hubli.-Get on to bus back to Hyderabad.
These rocks are an elegant granite formation in the Dandeli reserve. The river Kali flowing on the side has left hollows in the rock which is fascinating to see. It is also famous for a large number of pigeons that have made the rock their home.
A trip to Syntheri Rocks, located at a distance of 25km from Dandeli, is an intriguing experience. Syntheri Rocks are made of monolithic granite and have been carved into caves and crevices by the strong river current. You need to either start early morning or late afternoon for a visit to Syntheri because it involves a considerable descent down many steps, and then walking through the dense forests to the banks of river Kaneri, a small river that eventually merges into Kali River. It is a great spot to just sit and see the sun rise or set behind the huge rocks and cliffs.