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Ankola is a small and picturesque town in Uttara Kannada district surrounded by numerous temples. Ankola is also a Taluk headquarters (an administrative subdivision) located at a distance of 40 k from Karwar, the district headquarters in Uttara Kannada district.
The main language spoken here is Kannada, and local people speak Konkani that is unique to Uttara Kannada. Ankola is famous for its native breed of mango called ishaad.
Places to visit:
Belekeri Beach: This beach is situated at a distance of 8 km from Ankola and it is an old port of Belekin with the long stretches of unexplored beaches. This place also has two ancient temples of Jenubeera and Ishwara and also an old inscription dating back to the 15th century. Belekeri Port was an important port during the time of British, and manganese ore was being exported from here. This beautiful beach attracts many tourists.
The following are temples of Ankola
Shri Kundodari Temple
Shri Shantadurga temple
Shri Masti (This ancient temple is going to be demolished by the municipal to extend the road)
Lord Venkatramana temple
Aryadurga temple: This temple in Ankola is established by a Sanyasi about 300 years ago and stapana. The Sanyasi who installed the idol had his samadhi in front of this temple.
Honna Raka Temple
Shree Lakshminarayana Mahamaya Temple
Narsimha temple (Bendi bazar)
Shri Sundaranarayana temple
Shree Katyayani Baneshwar Temple, Aversa
Fairs and Festivals
An annual fair called 'Bandihabba' is celebrated in great devotion on Buddha Poornima in the month of May. This is an important festival celebrated for nine days. On ninth day the fair is conducted near Shantadurga temple and people from around the town and village will visit to temple and celebrate it.
How to get there (Ankola)
Nearest Airport: Goa (Vasco) is nearest airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Ankola is well connected to Mangalore and Goa - by train. Konkan railways operate fairly regular services.
Road: Ankola is well connected by road. The National Highway 17 (NH-17) passes through Ankola from Goa to Udupi. There are limited KSRTC and private buses to Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Hubli, Mangalore and Kumta
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