The Kali River, also known as the Kalindi River flows through Karwar in Uttar Kannada. It supplies water for 4 lakh people in the district and is the lifeline for the farmers and fishermen on the Karwar coast.
The river is named after Goddess Kali. It is a black river, which is constantly releases endless energy, as is known by the beliefs. Flowing in the West direction, the river originates near the Diggi Village at an elevation of 900 m in the western ghats.
It covers a journey of 160 km when it meets with the Arabian Sea near Karwar. The major attractions of the River are the six dams built across it, of which Supa Dam is the most popular. It has a picturesque view which people love to capture. Nature lovers can enjoy the sunset and flow of the majestic black river. The Sadashivgad Fort is another important place in the vicinity.
The river is a natural habitat for crocodiles. Wildlife lovers must make it a point to visit the river for Jungle Lodges Kali adventure camp is located right on the banks of the Kali river. There are two wildlife sanctuaries there The Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary. The whole area is under forest cover and there are varieties of birds and animals to be seen. Bird watchers can enjoy thousands of birds squawking away. The air smells of herb and thyme and basil.