Best time to visitLate afternoon to evening
Open hours08:30 am to 5:00 pm
Things to doHiking, natural views, photography
Best MonthsDecember to March
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank1 out of 7 attractions in Dandeli
Located in the middle of the forests of Western Ghats near Dandeli in Karnataka is a 300-feet high and 400-feet long ancient volcanic rock, surrounded with rivulets and streams. You can climb up the rock and take in the surrounding beauty. The view of the Dandeli valley and the panoramic view of the Kali River make Syntheri Rock a perfect getaway to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is also an ideal spot for photography.
Reviews of Syntheri Rock • 6
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.
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.