Vijayapur forest division is located in the northern part of Karnataka. The limits of the division are the same as those of Vijayapur district. The total extent of recorded forest area of the division is about 8,111 hectares which constitute about 0.77 of the geographical area of the division (10,494 Km²). The division has one sub-division, namely, Vijayapur sub-division, and has four ranges, namely, Vijayapur, Indi, Sindagi and Muddebihal. Vijayapur district is characterized by low rainfall and high temperature. The natural vegetation is mostly of scrub or thorny type.