Dandeli is best known for its wildlife sanctuary, tourism, industry and as an educational hub. Dandeli is located in Uttara Kannada district of Northern Karnataka, India in the Western Ghats, at the bank of river kali near to Goa.Dandeli is 117 km from Karwar, 75 km from hubli, and 57 km from Dharwad, 481 km from Bangalore. Kali River is the main water source and the only river in India without any dispute, which is born in the same district that is Karwar District & joined the sea in the same district.
Dandeli is a place which is surrounded by natural, historic and religious spots, the caves of Kavla, Syntheri rocks, Ulvi temple, Sykes point, and the Supa dam hydroelectric dam. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary offers wide range of adventure activities that tourist can undertake for their entertainment and knowledge during their visit to the sanctuary. The sanctuary offers the chance to enjoy the thrilling experience of Jungle Safari, Bird Watching etc. Dandeli is the ideal vacation nature lover. Dandeli offers more than the sundry outings and picnics.
Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears.It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007. The jungle is also home to a number of varieties of reptiles and almost 300 varieties of birds.