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Attiveri Bird Sanctuary

Attiveri Bird Sanctuary


Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 km from Mundgod in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. from Hubli-Dharwad it is 43 km away.

Spread over an area of about 2.23 sq km, the sanctuary is located in and around the Attiveri reservoir. The part of the sanctuary surrounding the reservoir has riverine and deciduous forests.

Birds that inhabit this area include Indian shag, cattle egret, little cormorant, spoonbill, pied kingfisher, white ibis, white-breasted kingfisher, common grey hornbill and common swallow. The agricultural fields surrounding the sanctuary attract a variety of aquatic creatures.

Attiveri(2.23 sq Kms) was declared as a Bird Sanctuary on 17th Aug 2000 around the Attiveri reservoir, located in Uttara Kannada district approximately 400km from Bangalore via Shimoga and 43km from Hubli.The Attiveri Reservoir was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across Tayawanahalla in the village of Attiveri. This reservoir plentiful in aquatic life attracted many birds, especially aquatic species, and was therefore developed as a bird sanctuary. The Reservoir itself covers an area of 1.01 sq Kms and the remaining area of the sanctuary is covered by riverine and dry deciduous forest which is rich in flora. The agricultural fields around the sanctuary are full of variety of aquatic creatures, which are a major source of food for the birds of the sanctuary which has a bird life of about 79 species, including migratory birds from 22 countries, best seen between November and March.

Attiveri Bird Sanctuary, located near Mundgod in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is home to 79 species of birds including migratory birds from 22 countries.

The area of Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is 2.23 sq. km. The Attiveri Reservoir was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across Tayawwanahalla in the village of Attiveri. This reservoir attracted many birds, especially aquatic species and was therefore developed as a bird sanctuary. The agricultural fields nearby the sanctuary are host to a variety of aquatic creatures which are a main source of food for the birds of the sanctuary.

The part of the Attiveri Bird sanctuary surrounding the reservoir has riverine and deciduous forests with species such as A. leucophlea, Artocarpus integrifolius, Albizzia lebbeck, Acacia arabica, Dalbergia latifolia, Bombax malabarica, Tectona grandis, Borassus flabellifer and Bambusa arundianacea.

Attiveri Bird sanctuary houses birds like little cormorant, , spoonbill, Indian shag, cattle egretpied kingfisher, white-breasted kingfisher, white ibis, common grey hornbill and common swallow.

The Attiveri Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an area of 2.22 sq km while the bird sanctuary covers a total area of 92.23 sq km. The sanctuary is located in Attiveri village of Uttara Kannada district and was established in October 1994. The bird sanctuary lies between latitudes 15°14' to 15°15'N and longitude 75°02' to 75°03'E and receives an annual rainfall of 1,500 mm.

Most of this sanctuary is covered by dry deciduous forest, except the area around the Attiveri reservoir where the vegetation type is mainly riverine. Tree species in the forests include Albizia lebbeck, Acacia arabica, A. leucophlea, Artocarpus integrifolius, Dalbergia latifolia, Tectona grandis, Bombax malabarica, Borassus flabellifer, Bambusa arundianacea and species of Syzygium and Callophyllum.

The Attiveri reservoir covers an area of 1.01 sq km and is a popular spot for sighting many of the sanctuary's birds and mammals. The Attiveri reservoir is especially important for water birds because of the abundance of aquatic insects. The farmlands around the reservoir too have a rich diversity of insects. Many globally rare species of water birds from several countries visit Attiveri to nest and breed during the winter months. Nearly 79 species of birds nest in this sanctuary and the best time for sighting migratory species is between November and March. Common species of Indian birds seen throughout the year in and around the Attiveri reservoir are Indian cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis), cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis), little cormorants (Phalcrocorax niger), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), pied kingfishers (Ceryle rudis), black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), white-throated kingfishers (Halcyon smyrnesis), Indian grey hornbills (Ocyceros birostris) and barn swallows (Hirundo rustica).

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District: Uttara Kannada
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Best time to visit: Best time to visit the sanctuary is between November and March.

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Road Transport:Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is well connected by roads.

Bangalore: 400 km
Hubli: 50 km

Routemap from Bangalore to Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
Bangalore - Shiggoaon - Mundagod - Attiveri



Nearest Visiting places in Attiveri Bird Sanctuary:


Baithkola Beach
Baithkola Beach is located on the northern outskirts of Karwar town; this is one of the most beautiful natural beaches on this coast. Baithkola beach has a spectacular sea view.

River Kali or Kalinadi
The river Kali or kalinadi has its origin in the Western Ghats and flows westwards to join the Arabian Sea near the town of Karwar. Motor launches are available for boating up the river Kali.

Sadashivgad Hill Fort
Sadashivgad is 5 km away from Karwar towards North. Durga Bhavani temple at the top of the hill worshipped by Shivaji and the fort build by Sadashiv are famous. River Kali joins with the Sea near Sadashivgad is quite pleasant to enjoy natural scenery.

A small town is surrounded by many temples. Ankola town is known for the Lakshminarayana Mahamaya temple and the important role it played during India's freedom movement.

Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
19 Km from Mundgod one has to take a diversion on Mundgod - Hubli road to reach Attiveri. Attiveri bird sanctuary is home for 79 species of birds. The migratory birds here are from 22 countries including Central Asia, Northern Africa and European countries. The best time to visit Attiveri bird sanctuary is from November to March.

Banavasi is one of the ancient towns in the Karnataka state located 22 km away from Sirsi with beautiful surroundings. The river Varada flows on 3 sides. Banvasi was the capital of the Kadambas, the first kingdom of ancient Karnataka. Pampa, the first poet of Kannada, wrote his epic poems in Banasavi. The main attraction in Banavasi is Madhukeshwara Temple. The Madhukeshwara Temple and Madhumathi (Parvati) Temple are best example of Kadamba art. The annual cultural festival, Kadambotsava held in December.

Dandeli is the famous industrial centre of the district. The West Coast Paper Mills, Dandeli Ferro Alloys Ltd and Indian Plywood manufacturing Company are the main industries. Dandeli is located on the banks of River Kali and surrounded by an abundance of forest and mineral wealth. The forests of Dandeli and Anshi are home to over 200 species of birds. The Dandeli Game Sanctuary is a fine spot where animals like Wild Beer, Elephant, Panthers, Sloth Beer, bison, Spotted Deer are found. The other tourist spots near Dandeli are Kavala caves, Synthery Rocks and Sykes Point. The best season to visit this spot is between September and February.

Dev Bagh Beach Resort
Devbagh is accessible from Karwar known as a land of converging landscapes. Devbagh is distinct among several small islands in Karwar. It is 3 km away and is approachable by boat.

Gokarna is an important pilgrim centre located 60 km from Karwar. It is famous for the 'Atmalinga' in the ancient Mahabaleshwara Temple. Thousands of people visit this place every year occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival.

Honnavara is a coastal town in Uttara Kannada district. Apsara konda falls is just 6 Km away from Honnavar. Idagunji, is a sacred place of Hindu worship is about 14 km southeast of Honnavar. The famous temple at Idagunji dedicated to Lord Ganapathi is the main attraction. Honnavara is an important railhead on the Konkan coastal railway.

Kavala Caves
Kavala caves situated at a distance of 25 km from the base camp at Dandeli, these caves have a 5 ft. high natural Shiva lingam inside. An amazing sight, one needs to move slowly to get into the caves.

Kudle Beach
Kudle beach is one of the five beaches in Gokarna. Kudle beach is around 6 km from Gokarna town along a muddy hill. It is accessible by rickshaw or foot. Kudle beach can be reached by a 20-minute walk from Gokarna.

Kumta is a coastal town in Uttara Kannada district. Kumta is about 60 km south of Karwar. Kumta is famous for the Kumbheshwara temple. There are other tourist places nearby Kumta. Gokarna, famous for the temple and beach is just 20 km. Dhareshwar beach is located just 5 km away from kumta. Kumta has a railway station on Konkan Railway.

Lalguli Falls
Lalguli falls is 13 km from Yellpaur and has a series of picturesque water falls of the River Kali falling in different heights from 61 meters to 91 meters. A temple dedicated to Hanuman is near by on the hill.

Lushington Falls
Lushington Falls is also known as Unchalli Falls. Lushington Falls or Unchalli Falls is located in Siddapur taluk, on the Shimoga border. Lushington Falls is 25 km away from Sirsi. This falls is named after a district collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845. The falls is also called as Keppa Joga because of the loud sound it make. It flows deep down in to the rugged valley at Unchalli from a height of 116 mts and then flows westwards.

Magod Falls
Magod falls is about 80 km from Karwar and 17 km from Yellapur. The river Bedthi, cascades from a height of 650 ft, into a rocky ravine.

The temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara with huge complex built in Vijayanagara Style is main attraction of Manjuguni. During winter, this place is covered by thick fog and hence it is called by the name Manjuguni and it is just 25 km from Sirsi.

Murudeshwar is a picturesque place situated between Honnavara and Bhatkal on National highway. Murudeshwar is bounded by the rolling hills of Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, the place is a favorite picnic spot. Probably the finest beach, temple, restaurants, guest houses, resorts & beautiful garden in coastal karnataka and the most popular. The main attraction of Murudeshwar is Shiva temple, this sacred place presents some beautiful carvings and statues, which has a history that dates back to a few centuries. A recent attraction of Murudeshwara is the world's tallest Shiva idol erected beside the temple. The idol of Lord Shiva is 123 feet high and viewable from a very long distance from the Arabian sea.

Om Beach
Om beach is one of the five beaches in Gokarna. Om beach is around 6 km from Gokarna town along a muddy hill. It is accessible by rickshaw or foot. Om beach is named because it resembles like the auspicious \ symbol. Om beach is the only naturally \ shaped beach.

Sahasra Linga
Sahasra Linga means "Thousands of Linga", a place just 17 km from Sirsi. It is a beautiful valley where the river Shalmala flows. The hundreds of the rocks with Shiva Linga carved on them found here. Each rock is designed with a linga and Nandi facing it. Thousands of people visit this place every year occasion of Mahashivaratri festival.

Sathodi Falls
Sathodi Falls situated in the midst of dense forests. Sathodi falls is about 32 km from Yellapur and it is located in the Ganeshgudi range forest of Yellapur. Sathodi falls of the most picturesque spots in this region.

The Sirsi fort is now in ruins where temples of Shankara and Ganapati could be seen. Sirsi is famous Jain basadis and ancient Hindu temples. The popular Marikamaba temple is said to have built in 1689. The statue of Goddess Marikamba is believed to have been found in a tank. Sri Marikamba fair takes place once in 2 years. Majority of the people in Sirsi speak Konkani and Kannada. River Aghanashini takes birth from a place near Sirsi called "Donihalla" and flows towards the Arabian Sea in the West.

Supa Dam
It is near about 25 Km from Dandeli City. This dam used to produce Electrical power.

Sykes Point
Sykes Point, named after British Collector Sykes. This famous scenic spot offers a fabulous view of the beautiful Kali river valley inside the Dandeli Reserved Forest. This place is around 25 km from Dandeli.

Syntheri Rock
This place is around 32 km from Dandeli. This 300 ft. tall monolithic granite located rock is flanked by natural caves and a waterfall, at whose base the Kaneri River flows. The scenic spot at the foot of the falls is a fine picnic spot.

Ulavi Chennabasaveshwara Temple
Ulavi is about 36 km from Joida and 75 km from Karwar. Ulavi is a major pilgrim centre for Veershaivas. It is famous for its Chennabasavanna Temple. An annual car festival is held here in February - March.

Yana is about 25 km from Kumta and 40 km from Sirsi. Yana is situated in the lush evergreen forests of the Sahyadri Range of Mountains. Yana, also known as Bhairava kshetra, is an important pilgrim centre. Yana is an ideal destination for pilgrims, trekkers, and nature-lovers. The awesome 2 peaks are Bhairaveshwara and Mohini shikharas. The tallest peak, Bhariraveswara Shikhara is 120 meters high, and the Mohini Shikhara is 90 meters high from its base. A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located below these shikharas. Water drips from the projecting rocks over the linga, and devotees call it Gangodbhava. A fair takes place every year on the occasion of Mahashivaratri festival.

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Attiveri Bird Sanctuary Nearest Attraction

Basavaraja Durga Island
The Island of Basavaraja Durga is about a km from main land off Honnavar. You can reach the island through boats and small coasters. The landing place is at the south end where there is a ruined fort with eight mounted guns.....more
Darya Bahadurgadh Island
Darya Bahadurgadh Island : Daria-Bahadurgad Island the northern-most island also close to near Udupi or Malpe is famous for its export of processed fish. While on this Island you can visit the Balarama Temple and Malpe's oldest tile factory....more
Devbagh Island
Karnataka's undiscovered gem, Devbagh is a destination with a difference. Pristine beaches, casuarina plantations and an eco- friendly environment beckon the adventurous tourist. SUSHEELA NAIR writes about this romantic getaway which offers complete privacy and solitude....more
Karwar Island
Karwar is a port town situated 100 Km from Goa and 260 Km north of Mangalore. Tucked between the sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, Karwar is an unexplored destination.....more
Kurumgad Island
Kurumgad Island is a remote haven, located 4 km into the Arabian Sea from Karwar. This tortoise-shaped island, 6 km from Baithakola in Karwar harbor, offers a beautiful view of the sea. Tourists can enjoy exotic beach walks, nature walks, swimming, fishing, bonfires and barbecues, dolphin spotting, boat rides and snorkeling....more
Sadashivgad Island
Sadashivgad is a small village across the Kali river from the town of Karwar in Uttara Kannada. There is an abandoned fort built circa 17th century, and a temple to goddess Durga. The hill on the island offers spectacular views of the Kali river and Arabian sea.....more
Sanyasi Island
Sanyasi Island:Most of the Island resorts provide a complimentary boat trip to the Sanyasi Island. There is an interesting legends about this Island, in ancient times, a sage sought refuge on this island for penance and hence the name.....more
Gokarna Temples
Gokarna situated in coastal Karnataka is 453 kms from Bangalore and about 55 kms from Karwar, the District headquarters. It is described as a Shaiva Centre, as important as Kashi and Rameshwar. History has it that the Atmalinga brought by Ravana got struck here and his efforts to extricate it resulted in his throwing the coverings of the Linga to Dhareshwar, Gunavanteshwara, Murdeshwar and Shejjeshwar temples (the last places is very near Karwar)....more
Honnavar Temple
Honavar or Honnavar is a port Town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. The town is the headquarters of Honnavar taluk.History: The first ever historical reference about the Honavar town appears in the works of the Greek author Periplus (AD 247) and it was called Naour.[citation needed] It was mentioned as the first port of Limurike in Tamil country.....more
Banavasi Historical
Located on the border of Uttara Kannada and Shimoga districts, the ancient temple town of Banavasi has been a great religious hub for ages. The fact that it is regarded the most ancient city of India after Varanasi, speaks volumes about rich heritage of Banavasi.....more
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of River Kali, amidst thick forests and hills of Uttara Kannada District. The sanctuary is at a distance of 125 kms from Goa, 117 kms from Karwar, 95 kms from Belgaum and at 400 kms from Banglore.Dandeli offers you much more than the sundry outings and picnics.....more
Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park is Karnataka In the district of Uttar Kannada Anshi National Park is located. The scenic beauty of this park is non-parallel. An animal lover will definitely fall in love with Anshi National Park. The flora of this place has been blessed with plants like eucalyptus, bamboo, teak, xylia xylocarpa, silver oak, bauhinia and others.....more
Bhatkal Archeology
The west coast style of south India starts from here. The roofs of the buildings are steep since it rains heavily in the western Ghats. They are mostly wooden constructions as in Kerala. In Karnataka , stone structures are prominent....more
Benne Hole Falls
This glorious water falls is formed from the tributary of river "Aghanashini", which flows in the Devimane Ghats region of the Western Ghats. The height of the falls is about 200ft. Benne Hole means big stream in Kannada. About 21kms from Sirsi to Kumta is place called Kasage, which is 6kms from the waterfalls....more
Burude Falls or Dodmane Falls
This wonderful waterfall is around 20+kms from Siddapur and 55+kms from Sirsi, on Siddapur-Kumta road. The way to get down to the river is through a small creek which is dry in summer. And which will be full in rainy and winter seasons which makes the entry to the waterfall and the valley impossible.....more
Lalguli Falls
On your trip to Karnataka you can choose to visit its cascading waterfalls. The Western Ghats rising to an average of 900m converges into the Nilgiri Hills and offers to Karnataka a plethora of thundering waterfalls plummeting down from great heights.....more
Magodu falls
Karnataka is well known for its cascading waterfalls. Being the eight largest state in India in terms of area, Karnataka not only has historical monuments dating to 7th century but it boasts of beautiful unspoilt hill stations. While vacationing in the remote hills of the Karnataka, you will be taken aback with the breathtaking view the waterfalls in Karnataka offer.....more
Satodi falls
From Yellapur, take the highway towards Hubballi (Hubli) [opposite direction of Magod Falls] and then turn left towards Ganesh Gudi (do not confuse this for Ganesh Gudi near Dandeli) immediately after the petrol bunk. An arch at the beginning of this road is a good landmark for the road to Sathodi Falls.....more
Shiv Gange Falls
Shiv Gange Waterfall is situated on the border of threee taluks of North Kanaradistrict(Sirsi, Yellapur, Ankola). The water falls plunges from about 200ft, providing a picturesque view and pleasand trek. In the middle of the river is Ganesha temple, on the upstream.....more
Unchalli Waterfalls
The river Aghanashini, originating from the Western Ghats, makes a spectacular waterfall called Unchalli. The spot is around 30 km from Sirsi and 35 km from Siddapura. Jeep is the best mode of transportation. Buses operated by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will arrive up to Heggarani, from where one has to walk a few kilometers.....more
Vibhooti Falls
Vibhooti is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the Western Ghats. It is about eight kilometers from Yana, in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. The adjoining areas of the waterfalls are dotted with huge rocks, apart from a lime stone rock structure from which Vibhooti got its name.....more
Waate Halla / Hole Falls
This beautiful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from Unchalli Falls. A tributary to the Aghanashini River makes this wonderful falls some 30km away from the Sirsi Town falling from a height of around 100+feet....more
Kali River
The Kali River or Kalinadi is a river flowing through Karnataka state in India. There are many dams built across this river for the generation of electricity. The river has its origin in the Western Ghats and flows westwards to join the Arabian Sea near the town of Karwar....more
Bhatkal Beach
Indian Beach Tours, offers a look-in into the beautiful and attractive Bhatkal Beach, located in Karnataka, India. Indian Beach Tours offers information about Bhatkal Beach, located in Karnataka, in India.....more
Karwar Beach
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Kudle beach
One of the most beautiful and safest beach of gokarna to swim (Expert Swimmers only). The best place to visit this place is from December to March, ,most of the people who visit this place is gohras and gohris. please take enough water and food as the food and water avilabe near the beach is not so good, the best place to buy is from gokarna town.recently two students from manipal got drowned here.....more
Murudeshwara Beach
Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea....more
Gokarna is about 200km north of Mangalore (7 hr by bus) and 56km southwest of Karwar on the seashore. According to the Gokarna Purana, "By mere entrance into this Ksetra (holy place), one becomes liberated from hundreds of sins, including even brahma-hatya (the killing of a Brahmin)......more
Kadra Dam
Kadra Dam is situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. The dam is constructed across river Kalinadi. The dam was primarily built as hydroelectric project for supply of water to turbines of electric power generating station....more
Kodasalli Dam
Kodasalli Dam is constructed across Kali river also called Kali nadi, flowing in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. Karnataka Power Corporation had built this dam and the electric power generating station successfully serves the purpose of a Hydroelectric Power station....more
Supa Dam
Supa Dam is built across Kalinadi ( Kannada ) or Kali river in state of Karnataka in India. The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka.....more
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Island of Mallikurve
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