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Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park is located at a distance of 60 km from Karwar in Uttara Kannada district. Anshi National Park is spread about 340 sq km and adjoins the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary.
The forest in the area was declared the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary on 10 May 1956. A section of Dandeli wildlife sanctuary was carved out to form the Anshi National Park. Anshi National Park has been granted the status of Project Tiger sanctuaries in January 2007.
Anshi National Park is located in an eco-sensitive part of the Western Ghats, at a height between 200 m to 925 m above sea level.
Anshi National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Trees and plants that can be found here are Bamboo, Teak, Eucalyptus, Lantana, Silver Oak, Bauhinia and Xylia xylocarpa.
Anshi National Park provides shelter to the variety of Bonnet Macaque, Malabar Civet, Malabar giant squirrel, deer, Indian bison, pangolin and sloth bear. The Park is a habitat of melanistic leopard, tigers and elephants, among other wildlife.
Reptiles like King Cobra, Krait, Python, Rat snake and Viper are found here.
Anshi National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds. These include the Adjutant Stork, Ashy Black-crested Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Hornbill, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Bulbul, Blue-headed Pitta, Woodswallow, Brahminy Kite, Broad-billed Roller, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Yellow-footed Green Pigeon.
Best season to visit Anshi National Park is between November and June.
The Ulavi Channa Basaveshwara Temple just outside the south eastern boundary of the Park and the Kadra Valley view point (12 km) are the nearby attractions.
Distance from Anshi National Park:
Bangalore: 585 km
Karwar: 60 km
Dharwad: 105 km
Londa: 100 km
Belgaum: 110 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Dharwad, Belgaum
Nearest Railhead: Karwar, Londa, Dharwad
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