Located amidst thick forest, Ulavi is a famous pilgrimage center for Veerashaivas in Uttara Kannada District
. The prominent attraction is the Samadhi
of Channabasavanna, who lived here during the 12th century associated with Veerashaiva religious movement.
Baburayana Kote (a ruined fort) and Gavi Matha, a series of caves are in this place. A trek to Aakalagavi, about 3 km from Ulavi, is another place of tourist interest.
Ulavi is 58 km from Dandeli and 90 km from Karwar. Dandeli Railway Station is the nearest railhead.