Nersa, Karnataka - Nersa is an offbeat destination in the state of Karnataka and is relatively unknown among tourists. Nersa is a tiny hamlet and has been engaged in eco tourism in the form of jungle safaris. Located in a secluded area of the Western Ghats in Belgaum district, Nersa can be reached by a 9 hour drive from the city of Bangalore and is close to the boundary of neighbouring state of Goa and Karnataka.
Nersa is basically a destination for travelers interested in relaxing in an isolated, quiet and natural surrounding. It is a part of the proposed Bhimgarh Sanctuary and is a heavily forested area, thus regularised jeep safaris are organised to take one on a wildlife tour. A popular destination among ornithologists, there are almost 276 species of bird seen here. Apart from resident birds, it is also home to many migratory species such as Ceylon frogmouth and paradise flycatcher. A laid back, serene, and peaceful location, Nersa is best suited for nature lovers who want to experince a rural setting.
The forest of Nersa also provides one a chance to explore its forest through trekking. Inside the forest one can visit the Bhimgad stone fortress and view the beautiful monolithic grant structure called Syntheri Rock, almost 300 feet in height. The forest of Nersa apart being home to many wild animals, are also home to bats in the talvedi region and Krishnapur area of Mahadai Valley.
Close to Nersa one can visit another nature bound place of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary which is famous for its herd of elephants.
Nersa is also an important agricultural belt for sugarcane, groundnut and paddy cultivation.