Ulavi Karnataka: Ulavi is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. Situated in Karwar District (Uttar Kannada) of Karnataka State, Dharwad and Belgaum District are the neighboring districts.
Channabasavanna Temple, Akka Nagalambike Cave, Ulavi Rock Caves, Baburayana Kote (a ruined fort) and Gavi Matha, etc.
Located amidst thick forest of the Western Ghats of Karwar district, Ulavi is a town about 75 km from Karwar (via Kumbarawada) in Karnataka. It is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here.
Visiting Ulavi one gets to see wild elephants, tigers and other wild beasts coming to drink water. Here nature is not only very beautiful and attractive but also awe-some. The nature lovers are allured to this place due to the group of caves in the nearby forest. While most of the caves are located in a single area, few of them are far away from civilization. It has become a major industry to grow teak. Under the super vision of the Forest Department it is protected and nurtured. On both sides of the route to Ulavi one finds deep valleys that create a kind of fear, thick clusters of trees and plants, teak trees and thickly grown bamboos.
The Ulavi Jathre or congregations here attracts pilgrims from all over Karnataka.
Goa is 150 kms.