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  • 400 per person for Safari

Anshi National Park Gokarna Phone

08284 231585

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Anshi National Park Gokarna Address: Kodthalli, Gokarna, Karnataka, 581187, India

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Anshi National Park Gokarna Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 8:30 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Anshi National Park Gokarna, also known as Kali Tiger Reserve, is a great place to visit for those who love to explore wildlife. It is situated in Dandeli of the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka and is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

The park is a part of the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and has been declared a protected reserve forest by the Indian government. The park is situated in Gokarna and is considered one of the best places to visit near Gokarna.

Some of the most significant features of the park include its flora & fauna, the beautiful sight of the mountains, valleys, & rivers, and the calmness of village life. Another thing about the park that attracts people the most is the Black Panther which is rarely found in our country but can be seen in this park.

The park consists of dense deciduous forests where wildlife enthusiasts can spot a wide range of wild animals and birds. Not only this, but the tourists also get to enjoy different activities such as trekking, rock climbing, jungle safaris, biking, and many more. Being rich with evergreen rain forests, the park experiences heavy rainfall at times, and hence you must keep the climatic conditions in mind before planning a trip to the park.

Location & Climatic Conditions at Anshi National Park

The Anshi National Park is located in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka and is about 60 km from Kanwar.

The park area is around 340 square km and is situated in the middle of the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. It is located on the river Kali approximately 55 km from the city centre and is properly connected with public transport. Talking about its height, the park is at the height of 200 m to 925 m from sea level.

The temperature in the region generally varies from 10 to 40 degrees Celsius and experiences 2500 m of heavy rainfall on average. Therefore, you must avoid visiting the park during monsoons.

Flora and Fauna at the Anshi National Park

You will find a wide range of plants and trees in the Anshi National Park. Some of the most commonly found species include Bamboo, Jamba, Tamarind, Eucalyptus, Lantana, Teak, Oak, Bintangur, Flacourtia, Montana Bauhinia, Blackboard tree, etc. Some have even been declared endangered by the worldwide fund for nature.

Talking about the fauna in the park, there are innumerable species of animals and birds, which attract professional wildlife photographers worldwide. Some of the most popular animals found here are Black Panthers, Elephants, and Tigers. You can see quite a few other species of wild animals, including wild boar, sambar deer, bison, sloth, jackal, wild cat, bonnet macaque, barking deer, leopard, etc.

The park is a haven for bird watching with more than 200 species of birds cozily nesting and flying in the park. Some of the most common birds of this park include the golden-backed woodpecker, bulbul, hornbill, green pigeon, etc. The Kali Tiger Reserve is also home to several reptiles like King cobra, rat snakes, lizards, and many more.

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Activities To Do In the Anshi National Park

There are several activities you can enjoy with your family and friends in the Anshi National Park such as-

1. Forest Safari: The Jungle safari is accessible twice every day. For bookings or any queries regarding the same, you can call 8284 231585. To avail the forest safari, the visitors need to report at Phansoli, and they are advised to report at least 15 minutes before the safari time of departure.

2. Trekking: If you love adventures, trekking is something you will enjoy in the park. Shirve Gudda trekking is a popular trekking trail near the Kali Tiger Reserve, which is best enjoyed in a group.

3. Rock Climbing: Another adrenaline pumping activity, rock climbing enthuses every tourist and wanderlust to try something new. The view of the western ghats and the beautiful rock formations make the trip to the top of the mountain worthwhile.

4. Animals and Bird Watching: Anshi National Park is rich in both flora & fauna, and hence you can spot different types of birds and rare animals like the Black panther there.

5. Rafting: River Kali is one of the most ferocious rivers of the country. With rapids rising high, it serves as a perfect place to enjoy river rafting.

#Trivia: River Kali near Dandeli is also known to harbour crocodiles along the banks in specific sections. You must hire a guide while going around the park.

Other attractions near the national park

1. Mahabaleshwara Temple: The Mahabaleshwara Temple is situated in Gokarna and is one of the most popular pilgrim sites in South India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and along with being a historical place, it is also popular for its beautiful architecture.

2. Magod Falls: The Magod Falls are created by river Debti on its way where its water descends from a height of 200 meters. The frothy waterfalls make a really beautiful view, and hence it has become an excellent tourist spot in Gokarna.

3. Bhatkal Beach: Situated near the famed Murudeshwara temple, Bhatkal beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. It is a perfect place to experience tranquillity and serenity all around.

4. Devbagh Beach Resort: The Devbagh Beach Resort is situated on a small island and attracts many tourists from all over the country. You can enjoy several water activities, water sports, and bask in the glory of the green escapades at this resort.

Things To Keep In Mind Before Visiting The Anshi National Park

If you are planning to visit the Anshi National Park, you should keep the following points in mind to make your experience even more beautiful and hassle-free:

  • Check the weather conditions in purview before planning a trip to the Anshi National Park.
  • Carry a water bottle and some knick-knacks on your way to the park in case of an emergency.
  • Take special permission from the forest department and the concerned authorities in case you want to enjoy a night stay at the circuit guest house in the park.

Entry Fee & Timings of Anshi National Park

Entry to the park is free, but the jungle safari is Rs. 400 per person. The park is open 24x7; however, it is advisable to visit the park during the day. The jungle safari timings are between 6 am & 8:30 am and between 4 pm & 6 pm. You are advised to report at least 15 minutes before departure.

Best Time To Visit Anshi National Park

The best time to visit the Anshi National Park is between November and May. The weather conditions are moderate these months as the temperature is neither too high nor too low.

Moreover, if you visit during this time, there are high chances that you will spot the black panther there.

How To Reach Anshi National Park

Following are the different ways to reach the Anshi National Park via different modes of transport:

Via Flight: To reach the Anshi National park via air, you can book your ticket to the Dharwad airport (106 km away from the park) and the Belgaum airport (150 km away from the park). You can hire a cab from there to reach the park without any worry.

Via Train: If you plan to visit the park via train, you can come to the nearest railway station, Kanwar railway station, at a distance of 60 km from the reserve. Another option to reach the park via train is to book tickets to the Londa Railway station, which is around 100 km from the park. You can always book a cab from the railway station to the park.

Via Bus: If you are visiting the park from any nearby city, you don't need to worry as the park is connected to all the major cities of Karnataka via roads. You can easily find a bus to reach the Anshi National Park in Dandeli.

Approx distance between the Anshi National Park and some major cities around the country:
- Anshi National Park to Bangalore: 531 km.
- Anshi National park to Chennai: 884 km.
- Anshi National Park to Goa: 114 km.
- Anshi National Park to Mumbai: 608 km.
- Anshi National park to Delhi: 2006 km.
- Anshi National Park to Gokarna: 108 km.

Via Cab: You can book a private taxi from top car rental companies in Gokarna to reach the national park easily.

Anshi National Park has now been renamed Kali Tiger Reserve as it is located on the banks of river Kali. It is home to a few endangered species including the Black Panther. An ideal place to enjoy some tranquil moments with your loved ones, the Anshi National Park beckons all wanderlusts and photography enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty and the lush green escapades that mesmerize your senses. From adventure activities to camping, there is so much you can do at the Anshi National Park. Get ready for your much-awaited adventure right away!

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