Dapoli (दापोली) is a town in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. It is 215 km (134 mi) from the state capital of Mumbai. Dapoli is also called as Camp Dapoli as British set their camps in Dapoli. Many high rank British officers' Graves are in this Town. Dapoli also has an old abandoned church from British times. Dapoli is home to one of the biggest Agricultural Universities in India Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. Dapoli is administered by the Dapoli Municipal Council.
Dapoli is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Dapoli has a seaboard of 50 km (31 mi) which stretches from Burondi, Kelshi to Dabhol. The coastline differs little in its general characteristics from that of other parts of Konkan. It is densely covered by coconut farms. The principal rivers are Bharja in the north and Vashishthi in the south. A small river called Jog flows through Bandhtivare, Sarang and Tadil into the Arabian sea.
The town is located at an altitude of 800 ft (240 m). It is also called "Mini Mahabaleshwar" because of its cool climate throughout the year. It is 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Arabian Sea and acts as the main town (Taluka headquarters) for several small surrounding villages such as Agarvayangani, Anjarle, Mandivali, Sarang, Bandhtivare, Pangari, Dabhil, Bhopan, Harnai, Dabhol, On Navse, Unhavare/farare, Jalgaon, Gavhe, Gimhavane, Asud, Vanand, Kherdi, Karde (beach), Pichdoli, Visapur, Onanavase, Murud and Umberghar.
The town has a very old school, A. G. High School, named after the British Alfred Gadney. During the time of the English empire, Dapoli was a military camp for British soldiers. Dapoli is also the home of agricultural universityDr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth.
Dapoli has a centre for Krishna Consciousness movement, youth programs for agriculture, and an undergraduate homeopathic college (Dapoli Homeopathic Medical College).
Dapoli is considered the birthplace of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Annasaheb Karve, whose native village Murud is located 9 km from Dapoli and nowadays it has become most sought tourist destination in Dapoli taluka. Dapoli is a native region to other Bharat Ratna awardees - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (Village Ambadave), Dr. Pandurang Waman Kane.
- Dapoli travel guide from Wikivoyage