Anshi National Park
Anshi national park is situated in uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. Spread over an area of 340 square kilometers, the park is home to Black panters, Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, Indian bison, sloth bear, Indian wild boar, bonnet macaque, northern plains gray langur, gray slender loris, and different species of reptiles like king cobra, spectacled cobra, Russell’s viper, saw-scaled viper, common krait, Indian rock python, rat snake, vine snake, green or bamboo pit viper etc. Interesting birds include the Ceylon frogmouth, great hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill, Indian grey hornbill and Asian fairy bluebird. The national park is an ideal habitat for various species of animals and plants.
In January 2007,Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary both were granted the status of project tiger reserve and was declared “Anshi Dandeli Tiger reserve”. The park is home to several hydroelectric dams and nuclear power stations. Bird watching is a popular activity in Anshi National Park in Karnataka.
The best months to visit is from October to may. The park is open from 6 am to 6 pm.The climate is quite humid year around. Water sports like Jacuzzi, boating, rafting, and canoeing can be planned in the river Kali, and trekking the extremely beautiful Dudhsagar waterfalls by a 20-km trek is also available.