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Ankola is a small town in Uttara Kannada.
The town is surrounded by numerous temples, and the local people speak Kannada and Konkani.
The town is well connected to Mangalore and Goa - by bus and train. Konkan railways operates a fairly regular services and Bangalore is connected by road. The National Highway 17 passes through Ankola from Goa to Udupi.
- Lakshminarayana Mahamaya Temple - a very famous temple dedicated to the deity Goud Sarawat.
There are many beaches in the area, with perhaps Belikeri being the most famous.
- Belabander. just 3 km from Ankola
Ankola is famous for its locally cultivated mango called ishaad.
- Gokarna - the coastal pilgrimage town is 26 km (16 mi) south of Ankola