Dandeli is a picturesque city set amidst the backdrop of the Western Ghats.
Dandeli City is located at the bank of River Kali in Uttarkannada District, which is 117 KM FROM KARWAR, 75 KM FROM HUBLI, 57 KM FROM DHARWAD, 481 KM FROM BANGALORE. It is very famous for Wild sanctuary, Paper Mills, Syntheri Rock and Forest Resorts. Kali River is the main water source. People of this city are coming from different states of the India. They are very good example for "unity in diversity" with its different culture, religion and language. So Dandeli city is Recognised as "MINI INDIA".
Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife. Safaris in open jeeps into the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary accompanied by trained naturalists are the best way to view wildlife here. It is home to big cats such as tigers, leopards, and even black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, many kinds of reptiles and a rich variety of birds. It is also a perfect place for white water rafting. Of late, it has become a hot tourist spot and attracts many local and foreign tourists all the year around.
A adventure trek into the dense forest with expert guides you can follow trails, which leads all the way up to the peaks of nearby hills. The views from atop the hill are astounding with the panoramic view of backwaters of Supa Dam, misty mountains and greenery spread out for miles.
Dandeli is surrounded by natural, historic and religious spots in the form of River Kali, Kavla caves, Syntheri rocks, Ulavi temple, Sykes point, the Supa dam (a 2*50 MW hydro-electric power station) etc.
Owing to the expansion of tourism industry today, many jungle resorts and camps, and also nature camps have come up around the place catering to the needs of the tourists.
You can visit Dandeli any time of the year. During the monsoons,you may see less animals and miss white-water rafting,but the place acquires a unique ambience.