Kankavli is a city in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important City due to its central location in the Sindhudurg district. All talukas are at an equal distance from Kankavli city. There is a temple of Shri Bhalchandra Maharaj and Swyambhu Ravalnath. The Kankavli city is situated in between two west flowing rivers which carry roaring gushing waters on their rockbed to Arabian sea in monsoon.It is a culturally, educationally and socially rich and vibrant major city.A veteran Gandhian Shri Appasaheb Patwardhan founded Gopuri Ashram near Kankavli city with principles of Swadeshi,Swatchhata,Swawlamban and Sarvodaya in 1948.Kankavli is equally located from Kolhapur and Ratnagiri.This is one of the important railway stations on Konkan railway route and major towns on NH 66.