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Kali River & Sadashivgad Fort as seen from Nandangadda Village

The Kali River or Kalinadi (Kannada:ಕಾಳಿ ನದಿ, Devanagari:काळी नदी) is a river flowing through Karwar,Uttara Kannada district Karnataka state in India.The river is the lifeline to some 4 lakh people in the Uttara Kannada district and supports livelihoods of tens of thousands of people including fishermen on the coast of Karwar.There are many dams built across this river for the generation of electricity.

Significant and pictureseque, the Sadashivgad fort is now a popular tourist destination located by the Kali river bridge, which has been built at the confluence of the river and the Arabian Sea.

The National Highway NH-17 continues on the Kali Bridge built over Kali River and the road continues to split the Sadashivgad granite rock hill to connect Karnataka to Goa.

Sunset seen from Kali River Bridge


Origin and Course

The river has its origin in the Western Ghats and flows westwards to join the Arabian Sea near the town of Karwar. The river flows mostly through the district of North Canara. The river has tributaries, Upper Kaneri and Tattihalla.

Leisure boats on Kali River

Pollution & Ecology

Untreated effluents released directly into the river by Industrial units,Illegal sand mining that is continuing on a rampant scale in the Supa Dam area resulting in serious disturbances to the river's ecology, chemical companies near its estuary that have been leaking toxic wastes including mercury for decades.


View of Kali river and the bridge from Sadashivgad Fort.

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Coordinates: 14°50′32″N 74°07′23″E / 14.84222°N 74.12306°E / 14.84222; 74.12306



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