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Ulavi is located in Karnataka
Ulavi is located in India
Coordinates: 15°0′19″N 74°30′34″E / 15.00528°N 74.50944°E / 15.00528; 74.50944Coordinates: 15°0′19″N 74°30′34″E / 15.00528°N 74.50944°E / 15.00528; 74.50944
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada district
Taluk Joida
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581187

Ulavi (Kannada: ಉಳವಿ) is a village in the Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka.[1] Ulavi is a village about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Karwar (via Kumbarawada) in Karnataka state, India.

Ulavi is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith.[2] The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. In the 12th century, Channabasavanna traveled from Kalyana to Ulavi before he died. Very close to this holy Samadhi is the Akka Nagalambike cave named after Nagalambike, Channabasavanna's mother and Basavanna's sister. The Ulavi jathre or congregations attracts pilgrims from all over Karnataka.

Ulavi is located at western ghatts. Thick forests here hold tiger, chita, elephant, sarang, cobra, and other wildlife.

The closest settlements are Dandeli, Dharwad, Hubli. Three daily buses serve the village via Dharwad from Hubli, Chitradurga, Haveri and Belgum.

Other local areas of interest include Sintheri Rock, Kali River, Anashi Reserve Forest, Supa Dam.


  1. ^ "Ulavi Population - Uttara Kannada, Karnataka". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Patil, Shankaragouda Hanamantagouda (2002). Community Dominance and Political Modernisation: The Lingayats. Mittal Publications. p. 397. ISBN 9788170998679.