Apart from the Mysore silk and gold mine Karnataka is also famous for the national parks. Anshi national park is located in Uttara Kannada district, bordering the Goa. The variety of flora and fauna keeps this park separate from others. The park covers 340 sq km and one of the India’s endangered national parks.
Anshi and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary together take the status of Tiger reserve that comes under the Project Tiger in 2007.
Here rain forest and deciduous forest both are available, A vast variety of trees are found in Anshi and Dandeli some of them are Teak, silver oaks, Eucalyptus, weeds, Bauhinia, bambusa and others.
Fauna in Anshi national park:-
Indian Bison, bear, Black Panther, jackal, leopard, elephants, barking deer, Sambar and tigers are the main mammal species of this park.
Many reptile species are also common in this park some of them are King Cobra, Viper, Indian Python, rat snake and lizards.
Anshi national park is the only wildlife park where the Black Panther is found.
Anshi national park hosts more than 200 bird species some of them are Malabar hornbills, drongos, minivets, iora, brahminy kites, Ceylon frogmouth, yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent, eagle black and crested baza. Many bird watchers visit here and enjoy these beautiful birds in this national park.
Activities to Enjoy in Anshi National park-
With 4 trekking routes trekking opportunity and jungle camping are the best adventures activities in this place. In Besides from these activities you can enjoy by watching the wild animals and birds.
How to reach –
Rail- karwar Railway station.
Air- Nearest airport Dharwad
Road- regular buses from Bangalore, Pune, Panaji, karwar to Dandeli.
Best Time to Visit- The temperature of Anshi national park is 16 to 28 and the best time to visit this place is October to May.