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.
There are many beaches in the area, with perhaps Belikeri being the most famous.
Ankola is famous for its locally cultivated mango called ishaad. There is a Kamat's just off the NH17 en route to Ankola that serves good South Indian snack items. Nh-17, Balegulli, Ankola, Ankola - 581314 Call: (08388) 230771