Best time to visitN/A
Things to doTrekking, photography
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank1 out of 7 attractions in Dandeli
This is a volcanic rock standing tall and you have steps to go up and come down. You do have to walk a lot about 450 steps wach time but the surrounding beauty does not let you feel the stress up there. The view of the Dandeli valley and the panoramic view of the Kali River are marvelous. This is also an ideal spot for photography.
Reviews of Syntheri Rock • 5
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.
After returning to the homestay, we freshened up, had breakfast, and bid goodbye to Mr. Vikram and his homestay for all the comfort and hospitality. We then headed towards Syntheri Rocks, after which we were to proceed to Karwar. A single road 36 km long surrounded by greenery was covered in about half an hour. There is entry fees and assigned parking space near the rocks. From the parking area, one has to make a small descend by the steps or a through a well-marked trail. After walking for about 10 minutes, our gaze remained fixed on the massive monolithic granite rock formation and a unique range of small caves hollowed out by small rapids. Located in the dense forests of Western Ghats, it is a truly remarkable aberration of nature, with high rocks looking down at River Kalinadi gushing majestically and continuing its journey towards the Arabian Sea, which makes it a place worth visiting.
If you are a geologist or a nature rock lover this is the ideal spot for you. Ideal for taking pictures as well.
Named after an English girl Cynthia, who discovered it more than a century ago, the Syntheri rock is a colossal monolith of granite, with a height of more than 300 feet. The river Kaneri flows at its base, the water making small caves in the rocks and a small terraced waterfall. Ideal place for someone who is interested in geology and bird watching.