Nagoda Backwaters

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Nagoda Backwaters, Karnataka, India
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2 Hours

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Daily Tour

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English, Hindi, Kannada

About this tour

The Nagoda Backwaters in Dandeli, Karnataka, offer a serene and picturesque view that’s nothing short of enchanting. Nestled amidst the lush wilderness of the Western Ghats, this pristine natural wonder is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

The Nagoda Backwaters are formed by the Nagoda Dam, a colossal structure that spans the Kali River. As you approach this tranquil paradise, you’ll be immediately struck by the mesmerizing beauty that unfolds before your eyes. The backwaters stretch out like a vast, serene mirror, reflecting the sky and the surrounding greenery.

The Nagoda Backwaters are a true testament to the serene charm of nature. The water is clear and calm, creating a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic life. As you look across the backwaters, you’ll see lush green banks, dense forests, and rolling hills that seem to stretch endlessly into the horizon. The verdant vegetation and the sound of rustling leaves add to the sense of tranquility and seclusion.

One of the most captivating aspects of the Nagoda Backwaters is the silence that envelops the area. It’s a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, where the only sounds you hear are the gentle lapping of water against the shore and the calls of distant birds. It’s an ideal spot for meditation, introspection, or simply soaking in the beauty of nature.

The best times to visit the Nagoda Backwaters are during the early morning and late evening. During these hours, the sun casts a warm, golden glow over the landscape, creating a magical atmosphere. The stillness of the water and the symphony of colors in the sky make it a photographer’s paradise.

The Nagoda Backwaters are also a gateway to adventure. You can indulge in activities like kayaking, boating, and wildlife spotting in the nearby Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a place where you can connect with nature in its purest form and create memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Natural Beauty: The Nagoda Backwaters are characterized by a pristine expanse of water surrounded by lush greenery, dense forests, and rolling hills. The backwaters are formed by the Kali River as it meanders through the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, creating a stunning landscape that is both soothing and awe-inspiring.
  • Flora and Fauna: Dandeli is renowned for its rich biodiversity, and Nagoda Backwaters are no exception. The surrounding forests are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Indian Bison (Gaur), and several species of hornbills. Birdwatchers will also be delighted by the variety of avian species that inhabit the area.
  • Adventure Activities: Nagoda Backwaters offer a plethora of adventure activities for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The region is known for its water sports, and visitors can indulge in activities like white-water rafting, kayaking, and coracle rides on the Kali River. The calm backwaters are perfect for a leisurely boat ride or a peaceful fishing experience. Trekking and wildlife safaris are other popular activities that allow visitors to explore the surrounding forests and encounter its diverse wildlife.
  • Camping and Accommodation: To truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Nagoda Backwaters, camping is an excellent option. There are several campsites situated along the banks of the backwaters that offer a unique outdoor experience. Visitors can spend their nights in cozy tents, listening to the soothing sounds of nature and gazing at the starry night sky. For those who prefer more comfortable lodging, there are also resorts and lodges available in the vicinity.
  • Photographer's Paradise: The scenic beauty of Nagoda Backwaters makes it a paradise for photographers and nature enthusiasts. The changing hues of the landscape, the reflection of lush greenery in the still waters, and the abundance of wildlife provide endless opportunities for capturing stunning photographs.
  • Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Nagoda Backwaters is during the post-monsoon season, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant, and the surroundings are lush and green. It's advisable to avoid the rainy season, as the water levels can rise significantly, making some activities unsafe.
  • Nagoda Backwaters in Dandeli offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, adventure, and tranquility, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to escape into the lap of nature and experience the magic of the Western Ghats.


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Heading to Nagoda Backwater after a day filled with thrilling activities is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect with nature. Nestled in Dandeli's serene landscape, Nagoda Backwaters offer a tranquil escape from the excitement of adventure sports. As you arrive at this idyllic destination, you'll be greeted by the soothing sound of water, lush greenery, and a sense of calm that permeates the air. It's a place where you can trade in your adrenaline rush for the gentle sway of a boat ride or the quiet contemplation of nature's beauty. A visit to Nagoda Backwater after your activities is an opportunity to find peace and serenity in the heart of Karnataka's Western Ghats.

Relaxing in Nagoda Backwaters, Dandeli, offers a serene escape into nature's tranquility. The gentle ripples of the backwaters and the lush green surroundings create a peaceful atmosphere where you can unwind and rejuvenate. It's a place to slow down, read a book, or simply soak in the soothing ambiance. As the sun sets, the landscape takes on a golden glow, providing a perfect opportunity for reflection and rejuvenation. Nagoda Backwaters is a haven for relaxation, allowing you to find solace in the embrace of nature.

Nagoda Backwater in Dandeli offers a captivating opportunity for photography enthusiasts. This serene destination is a picturesque canvas, featuring tranquil waters, lush green surroundings, and a variety of wildlife. Whether you're capturing reflections on the water, vibrant sunsets, or the rich flora and fauna, Nagoda Backwater provides endless photography possibilities. Don't miss the chance to frame the beauty and tranquility of this hidden gem in the Western Ghats, especially during enchanting sunrises and sunsets. It's a must-visit for anyone looking to capture the magic of nature through their lens.

Watching the sunset at Nagoda Backwaters in Dandeli is a mesmerizing experience after a day of relaxation. The serene backwaters, lush surroundings, and warm hues of the setting sun create a captivating scene. Whether you choose to sit by the water, take a boat ride, or stroll along the banks, the tranquil ambiance leaves you with a sense of serenity and appreciation for nature's beauty. It's a perfect way to conclude a peaceful day at Nagoda Backwaters.


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Frequently asked questions

Nagoda Backwaters are accessible by road from Dandeli town. You can reach Dandeli by road from nearby major cities like Goa, Bangalore, and Hubli. From Dandeli, it's a short drive to Nagoda Backwaters.

Popular activities at Nagoda Backwaters include coracle rides, boat trips, and nature walks. Additionally, it's an ideal spot for birdwatching and photography. Some visitors also enjoy fishing and camping along the banks.

The best time to visit is during the post-monsoon season, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant, and the surroundings are lush and green. It's advisable to avoid the rainy season due to rising water levels

Yes, there are several accommodation options available, ranging from riverside campsites to lodges and resorts. It's recommended to book your stay in advance, especially during the peak tourist season.

Nagoda Backwaters are located in close proximity to the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its rich biodiversity. While the backwaters themselves are not part of the sanctuary, you can explore the sanctuary's wildlife and trekking trails nearby.

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Nagoda Backwaters, Karnataka, India


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Nagoda Backwaters

Fantastic Trip

I am a little late in posting a review. We returned from this trip in early March, right when everything started to close down due to Covid-19. I can tell you that the memories of this trip have kept me going while sheltering in place. If you are thinking this might be the trip for you, please know that it is very fast paced with moving from place to place almost every night was quite challenging. The cycling itself was challenging based on ones fitness level. My husband completed every kilometer, while I did about three-quarters of the cycling. A lot of it depends on the heat, but for a female in my early 50s, I found it very doable. We had the most fabulous guide and crew. I cannot say enough of about our guide Son - he was absolutely amazing - taking care of all the details while we enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of water/snack stops with fresh fruit and amazing snacks (ginger/nuts/cookies). They take very good care of you.
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A Brilliant Trip

We have been on a couple of cycling trips before and this one was probably the best. Tri our guide was outstanding and all our fellow cyclists were a great bunch of people. We got a real flavour of life in Vietnam. Lots of interesting food.The meals were good and plentiful. Thought we would lose weight but didn't! Good Hotels. Many highlights but a couple or so to point out,Whale Island and Hoi An, the 30km exhilarating downhill ride and cycling in city centre traffic...... great fun but leaves your heart racing. It is quite full on which leaves you wanting to spend more time in some of the places visited. The usual pattern is arrive at 5 - 6 pm, leave at 7.15 next morning. However we did find time to swim in the hotel pools. Overnight train was great fun ....all part of the adventure. To cover the length of the country there are some longish times in the bus but the bus was comfortable but great chance to talk with your fellow travellers. This also gives you time to see more of the country and people watch. Staggered us how much could be piled on a scooter!The bikes were ideal for the road conditions as well as being clean and very well maintained. At the frequent refreshment/rest stops there was lots of juice, water, fruit, nuts and biscuits. The driver and bike mechanic were very friendly and very competent. Great organization, things happened when Tri said they would.
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Dandeli Homestays

Good 'ole Exodus!

An interesting blend of Vietnam from north to south including an o/n sleeper train. The success and enjoyment of these trips is usually down to the blend of fellow travellers and team leader and this one was no different. The weather,early season, was mixed with a little more rain and cloud than hoped for but did not detract from the enjoyment but a little more sunshine would have enhanced the countryside. A read of the brochure and trip notes will give a very accurate picture of the breadth and variety of the trip. The daily riding distances are mainly governed by the fitness of the participants and their ability to cover the miles in a reasonable time and for the first time in my experience of 7 trips we were delayed by some participants who frankly were not cycling fit and I wonder if they had read and understood the pre - trip advice!
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