About Dandeli

Dandeli is located at 15.247719N, 74.629678W.It has an average elevation of 473 metres (1,552ft) and has received heavy rainfall during August to November (see chart below). Because of good forest cover and moderate elevation, the location has a tropical highland climate, averaging about 27°C (81°F) in summer and 18°C (64°F) in winter.

A significant part of Dandeli's population consists of economic migrants from all over India, especially the north/south Indian states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and many districts of the Karnataka state.The official and predominant language of communication isKannada. The diversity of its population is reflected in its culture, and theDasara,Ramleela,Deepavali,RamdanandEid al-Adhafestivals are all celebrated.

A local legend states that the city is named after Dandelappa, a local deity, a servant of the Mirashi landlords, who lost his life because of his loyalty. An alternative legend states that a king named Dandakanayaka passed through the forests and named them after himself, and the city is believed to stand on the place where Dandakaranya stood when he named the area.

Ulavi temple

Kaval Cave

Dandeli wildlife sanctuary