One of the most holy places for the pilgrims in Karnataka, Ulavi Temple is an important tourist attraction in Dandeli. It is considered a very sacred place for the Lingayat community with the samadhi of Channabasavanna, a revered 12th century Lingayat saint.
The temple is surrounded by a blanket of evergreen forests and the Western Ghats adorn the landscape. These forests also happen to a natural habitat for many rare wild animals like cheetah, cobras, tigers, elephants etc.
Ulavi Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over Karnataka during the Ulavi Jathre or congregations. The natural beauty surrounding the temple is totally breathtaking and offers a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Another distinct feature of the temple is that it is built in the Chalukyan style and also has a number of caves and stalactites for the tourists to explore.
Location: Ulavi Temple is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka
Best Time to visit: Ulavi Temple can be visited by the tourists throughout the year
Entry fee None
Timings: The timings at Ulavi Temple are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is 35 kilometres when you travel by road