Anshi National Park

Anshi National Park is located in Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka. Distance from Bangalore to Anshi National Park is 515.4 km and travel time is around 8 h 34 min.

The scenic beauty of Anshi National 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.

Anshi National Park is spread over an area of 340 square kilometers. Anshi National Park 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.

Tourist Places near Anshi National Park
Gokarna, Udupi, Karkala, Venur, Abbey falls, Achyutaraya Temple, Agumbe, Aihole, Anegundi and Karwar are few tourist attractions near Anshi National Park.

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 obsequiesof the dead. There is a beach called Om Beach.

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 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. Someof the temples are Chaturmukha Basti (1587), Neminatha Basti, Ananthapadmanabha Temple(1567) dedicated to Vishnu, and Venkataramana temple(Padutirupathi).

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.

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 roarof 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 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, 'Cherrapunjiof 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, 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.

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 northernKarnataka as the empire continued to expand.

Karwar is the capital of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India; it is a seaside town situated on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. The town lies about 15 kilometres south of the Karnataka-Goa border. Karwar has sacred pilgrim centers, historical towns and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Its beauty is said to have inspired the great Indian poet and Nobel Prize Winner, Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play. The Devbagh Beach, is a must for the beach lovers. Karwar is also a place of historical importance. Karwar is also the site of a nuclear reactor Kaiga.

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