Dandeli is one of 57 Karnataka cities in the Nirmala Nagara - Municipal eGovernance project. Dandeli is a picturesque city set amidst the backdrop of the Western Ghats. There is a strong belief that the city is named as "Dandeli" after Dandelappa, a loyal servant of the Mirashi landlords who lost his life because of his loyalty. Dandeli City is located at the bank of River Kali in UttaraKannda District, which is 117 KM FROM KARWAR,75 KM FROM HUBLI , 57 KM FROM DHARWAD, 481 KM FROM BANGALORE. Dandeli is surrounded by natural, historic and religious spots in the form of River Kali, the caves of Cavla, Syntheri rocks, Ulvi temple, Sykes point, the Supa dam (a 2*50 MW hydro-electric power station), etc. Kali river is the main water source. People of this city  come from different states of the India .They are very good example for "Unity In Diversity" with their  different  culture, religion and language. So Dandeli City is Recognized as "MINI INDIA". 


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. City is very much liked by tourist. Some of the activities that attract tourist to the city are White-water rafting,  Rappelling, Adventure Trekking, Natural Jaccuzzi, Bird Watching, Jungle safari, Kayaking, Cayoning, Moonlight Boat ride, River side Fishing, Overnight Camping, Croc Trek, Nature walks, Out Door Camping, River Island visits and many more. For more information on tourism u can visit website www.dandeli.com or www.dandelitour.com.


The West Coast Paper Mills Ltd is the main industry, almost all the people in the city  depend upon this industry. The Company was promoted by Shree Digvijay Cement Company Limited, Sikka,Gujrat State in 1955 and located at Dandeli in Karnataka.The prospects of continued supply of forest-based raw materials on the assurance of the then State Government of Karnataka, perennial availability of water, assured power supply, vicinity of rail and road linkages were the major factors that weighed in favour of Dandeli.Originally the plant was designed to manufacture 18,000 MT per year of writing, printing and packaging paper. The trial production started in November 1958 and commercial production from May 1959. The company was granted license in December 1964 for 45,000 MT/P.A. capacity and the balancing equipments programme was completed in 1972 to increase the production to 45,000 MT/P.A. The company also implemented the Crash programme in 1974 to increase production capacity to 60,000 MT / P.A. against the license issued in July 1972 for 60,000 MT. The license capacity was re-endorsed for 69,000 MT/P.A. in November 1991 on the basis of actual production.


Dandelappa temple is one of a oldest   and most famous temple in  Dandeli City. There is a strong belief that the city is named as "Dandeli" after Dandelappa, a loyal servant of the Mirashi landlords who lost his life because of his loyalty. Even today, people are found worshipping Dandellappa in the temple.











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