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Anshi National Park

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Anshi National Park is Karnataka In the district of Uttar Kannada Anshi National Park is located. The scenic beauty of this park is non-parallel. An animal lover will definitely fall in love with Anshi National Park. The flora of this place has been blessed with plants like eucalyptus, bamboo, teak, xylia xylocarpa, silver oak, bauhinia and others. This 340 square kilometer park is located in the Western Ghats. The mountain forms the beautiful backdrop of the park. The altitude of the place varies from 27-927 meters. Although the rainfall is heavy but the laterite soil fails to retain water. To fight this problem the park has set up bore well pumps.


The Anshi National Park in Karnataka is spread over an area of 340 square kilometers. It was made into a national park in the year 1956. The national park is an important nesting place for various species of birds and insects. In addition, there are also diverse species of mammals and reptiles in the forest.The Anshi National Park, Karnataka is set amidst the Western Ghat range. The vegetation of the forest consists of rain forests and deciduous forests.

A wide range of flora and fauna are found in the Anshi National Park. The forest is an ideal habitat for species like black panthers, elephants, tigers, deer, wild boars and other animals. In addition, there are various types of reptiles in the forest.Bird watching is a popular activity in Anshi National Park in Karnataka. The forest has an array of bird species. The ideal time to watch birds is in the spring season when the trees are at full bloom.

Tigers, Indian Bison, Bonnet Macaque, Deer, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Malabar Civet, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Pangolin, Sloth Bear, Black Panther, Elephants, Adjutant Stork, Ashy Woodswallow, Black-crested Bulbul, Blue-headed Pitta, Brahminy Kite, Broad-billed Roller, Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Hornbill, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Sri Lanka Frogmouth and Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Location info:

Address:Anshi National Park,Uttar,Karnataka,India
District: Uttar,Karnataka,India
Nearest City: Dandeli
Best time to visit: 01-Nov to 30-Jun

Climate/Weather:

Winter Minimum 16 c to summer Maximum 37 c

History:

The Anshi National Park in Karnataka is spread over an area of 340 square kilometers. It was made into a national park in the year 1956. The national park is an important nesting place for various species of birds and insects. In addition, there are also diverse species of mammals and reptiles in the forest.Anshi national park, and the proposal was implemented on 2 September 1987

Interesting things to do:

Flora:
The forests in the area are rich in flora and fauna. Trees and plants that can be found here include Bamboo, Bauhinia, Eucalyptus, Lantana, Silver Oak, Teak and Xylia xylocarpa.


Fauna:
A variety of Bonnet Macaque, deer (barking, mouse and spotted), Indian bison, Malabar Civet, Malabar giant squirrel, pangolin and sloth bear make their home in the forests of the park. Besides, the black panther, elephants and tigers are rare species found in the park.

Interesting things to Visit:

Mammals:
They include the elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, slender loris, tiger, jungle cat, black panther, mongoose, wild dog, sloth bear, Malabar giant squirrel and the porcupine.


Gokarna:
The Coastal town of Gokarna is a pilgrimage centre as well as a centre of Sanskrit learning, 56 km from Karwar. It has the Mahabaleswar Temple with the 'Atmalinga' dedicated to Shiva. There is an enormous chariot, which is taken out in a procession on Shiva's birthday in February. The Tambraparni Teertha here is considered sacred to perform obsequies of the dead. There is a beach called Om Beach.

Udupi:
One of the holy place and it is 58 km from Mangalore. The Krishna temple here is founded by Acharya Madhwa during the 14th century. He founded eight mathas to conduct the services of Lord Krishna in turns. Paryaya festival is held once in two years in January. The place has Kadiyali Durga temple, Ambalapadi Shakti temple, Raghavendra Matha and the Venkataraman swamy temple. Malpe is the port near here. It has a beach and the Vadabhandeshwara temple of Balarama.

Karkala:
Karkala 50 km from Mangalore and 20 km from North of Moodabidire, is Karkala, an important centre of Jainism. There are several temples and a 17 metres high statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), situated on a small hill. The statue is a naked figure reached by a flight of rock-cut steps. Some of the temples are Chaturmukha Basti (1587), Neminatha Basti, Ananthapadmanabha Temple(1567) dedicated to Vishnu, and Venkataramana temple(Padutirupathi).

Venur:
Situated 50 km NE of Mangalore, has eight Bastis and ruins of a Mahadeva temple. The largest of them is the 17C Kalli Basti, dedicated to Shantinatha. There is a Gommanteswara Monolith, 11metres high dating back to 1604 in Venur.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Karwar railway station
Nearest Airport:Dharwad airport
Road Transport:There are regular buses from Dandeli to Bangalore (523 km), Panaji (150km), Dharwad (106kms), Belgaum (150kms), Karwar(60kms) Pune and Mumbai.

Nearest Visiting places:

Abbey falls:
Previously known as Jessey Falls, this beautiful waterfall lies about 5 km from Coorg. A big attraction for tourists and filmdom alike is the Abbey Falls, 8 km from Madikeri. Even during the summer there is plenty of water in these falls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the main road, from where a path goes through lovely coffee and cardamom plantations right up to them. The chirping of innumerable birds which are easier heard then seen, fill the air with sweet music. Do remember to take your binoculars and camera when you go there.

Achyutaraya Temple:
A good example for the Vijayanagara style temple architecture , dedicated to lord Vishnu.The shrine is located at the centre of two rectangular concentric courtyards

Agumbe:
Agumbe is a village located in the Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka, India. Lying in the Thirthahalli taluk and the Malnad region, Agumbe is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall earning it the sobriquet, 'Cherrapunji of the South'. It is also the home of the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, the only permanent rainforest research station in India. The renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe the capital of King Cobra. An area near Agumbe has been converted into a protected area for Medicinal Plants to help in their conservation.

Aihole:
Aihole, the earliest Capital of the Chalukyas is a striking village town nestling on the banks of the Malaprabha RiverFamous as the "Cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the village. The temples are divided into 22 groups and are scattered all over the village.Wherever one looks, it"s temples theat meet the eyes. Intricately carved, rich in detail, quiet and peaceful.Mute witnesses of a bygone era

Anegundi:
Anegondi which literally means elephant pit in Kannada is a small village in Koppal district of Karnataka state, located on the north banks of the Tungabhadra River on the opposite bank of the Vittala Temple. Anegondi was famous for becoming the original capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire when Mohammad Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi, defeated the King of Anegondi (Jambukeshwara Raya) and appointed Malik Nayab as his representative to rule over the city. During this time the brothers Hakka and Bukka organised a group following Vidyaranya's advice that successfully recaptured Anegondi without bloodshed by sneaking into the Anegondi fort and taking Malik Nayab prisoner while he was drunk. Later on, Hakka and Bukka (along with the help of Vidyaranya) would found the Vijayanagara Empire with Anegondi as its capital, though it was moved to nearby Vijayanagara in northern Karnataka as the empire continued to expand

Anshi National Park:
Anshi National Park adjoins the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is located in Uttara Kannada, bordering the state of Goa.The park is a habitat of melanistic leopards, tigers and elephants, amongst other fauna.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Rajeve'sPetrol pump:Karwar,Anshi,Karnataka,India

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Hotel Sai International:Karwar,Uttara Kannada,Karnataka,India


Hotel Badhra:Karwar,Uttara Kannada,Karnataka,India

Hotel Premier:Karwar,Uttara Kannada,Karnataka,India

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
District Civil Hospital:Karwar,Uttara Kannada,Karnataka,India
Vaatsalya Hospital:Karwar,Uttara Kannada,Karnataka,India
Society/Community Phone Number:
Link:www.world-wildlife-adventures.com
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