The famous Someshwara Sanctuary is situated about 40 km from Udupi on
Mangalore- Karkala-Agumbe Road at the foot of the Western Ghats. Someshwara
is a hamlet in Karkala taluk.It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on
5th June 1974. Spreads over an area of 88 sq km it is surrounded by semi
-evergreen and evergreen forests. The sanctuary consists of rare species
of medicinal plants like Lophopetalum wightanium,Machilus Macrantha, and
Artocarpus hirsuta ,animals like leopard, tiger, sambar deer, spotted
deer, barking deer, wild dog, wild pig, jackal, , lion tailed macaque,
bonnet macaque, common langur and gaur, birds like Ceylon frogmouth, Malabar
trogon, Malabar whistling thrush and Malabar pied hornbill and Reptiles
like python , king cobra and monitor lizard. The other attractions of
the sanctuary are Kudremukh National Park which lies on the Southeast
of this sanctuary, Onakabbi Falls, Agumbe Sunset Point and Jamblu Tirtha.
It opens from 6:00 am-6.00 pm.