Welcome to Dandeli, a beautiful taluk located within the Malenadu region of the Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India. This town has a rich history dating back to the 1930s when it was predominantly a forest department and government sawmill town. Today, it has developed into an industrial town with a number of companies including The Indian Plywood Manufacturing Company, Lalbhai Ferro-manganese Factory, West Coast Paper Mill, Indian Saw Mill and the Karnataka Power Corporation. Despite the rapid expansion of industry, Dandeli remains a natural habitat for wildlife including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes and bears. It is also the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007. Dandeli is a popular eco-tourism destination known for its adventure sports including white-water rafting, kayaking, zorbing, jungle safari, canoeing and river crossing. It is one of the few locations where rafting is possible even in peak summer months of March to June. Visitors can also explore the many temples and mathas in the area such as the Dandelappa Temple, the Shree Ishwar Temple and the Shree Raghavendra Swami Math. Other attractions include the River Kali, the caves of Kavala, the Syntheri Rocks, the Ulavi temple and Sykes point. Come explore the wonders of Dandeli and experience its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.