Ankola, the small town surrounded by many temples, is situated 37 km south
of Karwar. This town showcases the ruined walls of King Sarpamalika's
15century fort and the ancient Shri Venkataraman temple. Near the temple
there are two giant wooden chariots carved with scenes from the Epic 'Ramayana'.
Ankola is also famous for Ishaad, a native breed of mango. In the month
of May on Buddha Poornima, people celebrate the annual festival Bandihabba.
Shivratri is another festival that is celebrated with great fervor in