Bangalore to Karwar Distance

Bangalore To Karwar

(Karwar To Bangalore)

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Total distance 520 km
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Karwar is located at a distance of about 523 km from Bangalore. A seaside town, Karwar is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to reach Karwar from Bangalore is by bus, a journey of about 10 hours. The places covered between Bangalore and Karwar are Bangalore – 32 km -> Nelamangala – 22 km -> Dobbasapete – 42 km -> Nelahalu – 41 km -> Thavarakere – 35 km -> Metikurke – 64 km -> Bharmasagara – 290 km -> Karwar. There are various petrol pumps, ATMs and restaurants on the way to Karwar.

Transport options from Bangalore to Karwar

Bangalore to Karwar By Bus: Take a state transport bus from Bangalore to Karwar that takes around 10 hours. The bus stand at Karwar is about a kilometre away from the city centre. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

Bangalore to Karwar By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Karwar, which takes around 10 hours. Cost of cabs ranges from INR8 to INR25 per kilometre in addition to the toll tax. Ideal for families, seniors and kids.

Bangalore to Karwar By Flight: There is no direct flight from Bangalore to Karwar but you can take a direct flight to Goa (the nearest airport) from Bangalore that takes around an hour. Goa Airport is about 97 km away from Karwar city centre. The distance between Goa Airport and Karwar city centre can be covered by a cab or a bus in 2 hours. However, flights are not recommended as they are expensive.

Bangalore to Karwar By Train: There is no direct train from Bangalore to Karwar. However you can take a train to Madgaon railway station in Goa (the nearest station) that takes around 13 hours. Karwar city centre is 74 km from Madgaon railway station. You can hire a cab to reach the city centre. However, travelling by train is not recommended as it is time consuming.

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Ami Bhat

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Ami Bhat
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Posted 2 months ago Apr 23, 2015
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We left Bangalore on Saturday by 4:45 am to ensure we beat the traffic on Tumkur Road. The route we planned was NH4 through Chitradurg, Davangere, Rannebenur, Mungod, Yellapur to Karwar. The Roads are all toll roads and if you plan to take this route, be aware that your toll expenses will be high. The condition of the roads are excellent right up to Karwar.

We passed by Siri and Chitradurga, both of which have some amazing history and structures that you could visit if you have the time. Chitradurga has an amazing Chitradurga fort, which we have previously visited and hence, skipped this time. As you pass through Chitradurga, you can see lots of windmills along the road.

We hit Rannebenur around 10:30 am and halted there at the Kamat for a quick breakfast. The restaurant is conveniently located on the highway, near the Indian oil petrol bunk. The breakfast is quick and decent.

Just after Rannebenur is a toll gate. As you pass through, you need to take a deviation to the left towards Mundgod. This is a narrow road that goes through villages and is a State highway. Conditions of the road are good. Keep your GPS on so that you do not get lost. Watch out for the beautiful green fields along the way. There is a lake close to Mundgod that is filled with lotus. As you exit this town, there is a Tibetean settlement that is visible along the road. The structures and buildings are quite pretty.

Post Yellapur, the roads turn into Ghats. The conditions are quite good but considering that they are quite narrow, you need to be careful and mindful of the traffic from the opposite side. Near Ankola, you get another Kamat, where you could stop over or choose to continue to Karwar as we did. Along the way, you can spot the Naval settlements.

We reached Karwar by 1 pm. As you enter Karwar, you can see the Arabian Sea along the road. Further into the town, as you cross the Kali bridge, you can spot the beautiful Sangam where the River Kali meets the Arabian sea. The weather was quite pleasant in April. Though it was hot, you do not feel it as you do in Bangalore.

I would definitely recommend this road trip as it is quite peaceful, beautiful and quick. There are two more options - one going through Hubli and the other through Shimoga, both with good road conditions. However, both these add at least one extra hour to your journey. The Shimoga route is through ghats and is very scenic.
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We were two families with 9 year old kids visiting Karwar for the first time and were looking for a stay for four days. It being April, we were particular about wanting A/C rooms and as we were late in booking, this was the only good hotel available, basis the reviews. The hotel was deemed to...more »
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Tarun Pundir
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Posted 3 months ago Apr 7, 2015
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It was an awesome experience while travelling to Karwar. We chose to go from Hubli to Dandeli and then to Karwar. We went through jungles and ghats of Western Ghats. The travel has a lots of turns but in all ups and downs of the ghats. The scenic beauty attracts you and you feel to take a small rest to admire the beauty.

We stopped at 2-3 locations for a scenic photography and posed with the nature around. Normally from Hubli, preferred path is to travel through Yellapur, but we diverted our route from Haliyal to Dandeli to Karwar. While returning we chose to take Yellapur route.
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Karwar is situated on the sea shores of Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka, it is nearer to Goa. I have gone to Karwar to join an official meeting with my colleagues. The environment is awesome at Karwar.

Our main focus to chose the hotel was to have some water-sports fun. But,...more »
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Abhishek Jain
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Posted Aug 19, 2014 Aug 19, 2014
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Summary:
1. Non-stop journey takes eight hours, lunch and tea breaks make it nine-ten hours, so take an overnight break.
2. Don't simply rely on Google maps, it calculates the shortest route but road conditions are unknown to it.

Index - (so that you know what is coming)
1. Distance(s) between stations
2. Roads to take (and avoid)
3. Hotels in Karwar (and Chitradurga/Davangere)
4. Food on the highway
5. Places to see (and avoid) in Karwar
6. Food in Karwar
7. Special mention - Polem Beach in Goa (20 km from Karwar)

1. Distance(s) between stations

For this we can rely on Google. Do it before leaving and see which route will take approximately what time.
Bangalore- Chitradurga: 200 km (if you leave Bangalore in the evening, you can take a break in Chitradurga, just take a hotel and sleep and start next morning).

Should take Yeshwanthpur > Tumkur Road (if you are in north, or central Bangalore)
Should take Nice Road > Tumkur Road (if coming from South Bangalore, JP Nagar, Bannerghatta Road, Electronic city, Whitefield, Sarjapura etc.

Chitradurga- Hubli: 200 km

Hubli - Yellapur: 65 km (*see below)
Yellapur - Karwar: 100 km

2. Roads to take (and avoid)
Now from Chitradurga to Yellapur is not a national highway. Somewhere on the NH-4 you have to leave NH and go to Yellapur on State Highway (SH).

Option1: (Bad option)
Chitradurga > Davangere > Bankapur (leave NH after Bankapur toll gate) this goes to Yellapur via Mundgod (ask locals, they will tell)

Option2: (Best option)
Chitradurga > Davangere > Bankapur > Muthahalli > Tadas > Kalgatgi > Yellapur. *I have seen this road myself. Itís a very good road and this option is just 30 km extra.

After Bankapur, stay on NH. You will find a left exit, after Muthahalli- take that left, that road straight goes to Sirsi (you donít have to go to Sirsi) and after four km on this road, you will find a small junction (bifurcation), place is called Tadas. Take right from there. Ask anyone if you are in doubt. Ask for Yellapur highway. This road is in very good condition and straight goes and meet NH-63. Take left when you hit NH-63 and drive straight to Yellapur and continue to Karwar.

3. Hotels in Karwar (and Chitradurga/Davangere)
If you left Bangalore in the evening and donít want night drive, you can take a break in Chitradurga or Davangere. Hotels in Chitradurga are cheap and easy to get. Simply walk in and you will get. Prefer hotels which are on service lanes of NH.
I have experience with Ravi Mayur and GBT Comfort and GBT wins hands down. AC room in 1100/- very clean, nice bathroom. Ravi Maur is ok-ok. If you want to cover another 50 km, you can stay in Davangere. Apoorva Resort and Genesis look good from outside (no personal experience). In Karwar, there are plenty of hotels but on long weekend, you may find difficult to get. I have personal experience with Majali Beach Village which was simply very good. If you are bachelors/friends/not with family and not very particular, then it is ok to stay in many of the lodges, small hotels which are plenty.

Apart from Majali, there is a Tarang Resort, Emerald Bay, Devbagh Resort etc.

4. Food on Highway.
Eat dinner in Ravi Mayur as it is a neat and clean hotel which serves ok food. Do not expect much. Just have standard stuff, like puri, dosa, rice etc. Keep in mind this is not a luxury place. If you leave early from Chitradurga, after 100 km, there is Kamat Upchar on left. You can have their also. After this all the way up to Karwar you will not find any good place. Be ready to either have lunch at some simple place. Or carry snack items with you. (No matter which above mentioned option you take).

5. Places to see (and avoid) in Karwar
Karwar is a sleepy town thus, nothing much to see. Kids will like Aquarium. Do not waste time on Naval warship Museum. You can spend a lazy evening on Karwar Beach.

Majali Beach:
But if you want to get into the water and spend half/full day on beach, go to Majali Beach. From Karwar Beach, keep on the highway (this NH goes into Goa), go north side of the town, drive through the bridge on Kali River, pass the narrow road cut through a hill, keep going for 2 km after bridge, see on left, there is a board for Tarang Resort, take that left and keep going straight. You will find a T point, take right, and you will reach Majali Beach Village (it is the name of the resort.) Resort comes on right and on your left, you have the beach. Take your snack/cold drinks if you are not staying in Majali Resort (they may not serve outside customers). Drinks are not allowed on beaches as they are public places but there was no police, only fishermen. That is a beautiful beach. No big waves, shallow till at least 300 metres (I tried that much) safe for kids and non swimmers. Very clean and no unwanted public, dogs, cattle, garbage etc.

Devbagh Beach: (I could not see this but this is allegedly the mother of all)

Head to Majali (see above), take left from T point and go till car can go. Leave the car (some fishermen houses are there but it is safe.) ask locals, and walk for 2 km to reach Devbagh beach. Car cannot go there. There is no other way to go. Jungle Resorts have their resort there and they control the only other commute option which is boat. Devbag Beach Resort is costly and since beaches are public property, you can enjoy Devbagh Beach for free, using this option. If some security guard from resort objects just ignore him or reply that you are aware that beaches are public property. Stay away from boundaries of resort's property and you are good. No one can object your presence.

Devbagh Beach Resort:
If you want to go to this resort, contact Devbagh office on phone or website. If you want to talk to somebody personally, their office is on the right, just before the Kali River Bridge.

6. Food in Karwar
I had a very bad experience. If anyone goes to Karwar and finds good veg food, please post and help others. I had meals five times in Karwar out of which two times in city and three times in Majali Resort. My both experience in city were bad. Kids could not eat anything. I am not saying food was bad. But food available is Karwar style which may not suite non-coastal people. Fish was very good in taste (told to me) but veg options were very ok. So always keep some healthy snacks with you especially with children.

7. Special Mention- Polem Beach in Goa (20 km from Karwar)
And the surprise attraction for us was Polem Beach. This beach is not much advertised on internet, probably because it is the southernmost beach of Goa and there are no hotels or resort. Just 1 restaurant is there. But it does not mean it is a lonely beach. It has life guard appointed too. It is a crescent moon shaped beach with big waves. Very very clean and heavy sand (heavy sand = it stay down in water and doesn't make water muddy) so water is clear there.

* Do not confuse Polem with Palolem, Polem is 10 km from Kali River Bridge in Karwar.

So to reach Polem, continue driving north on highway (from Kali River Bridge). You will reach Karnataka border check post, cross it and immediately there is Goa border check post. Cross that, after 2 km there is a petrol pump on right, just after that there is a left small cut. Simply see there is a toll on this highway after petrol pump, donít cross the toll. You see the toll, you stop and look left you should see the cut. Or ask the toll guys, they tell you the correct way. Take that cut and follow the road. (Bad road but keep going) by asking locals. You will reach Polem.
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Gautham Salunke
6.5/7
Posted Aug 2, 2014 Aug 2, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was an excellent arrangement made by travel agent and was very good; I recommend this to everyone, whoever visits Karwar. VRL was great and my family and I enjoyed the trip very much.
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Vijay
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Posted Mar 18, 2014 Mar 18, 2014
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One of the best routes to take to Goa from Bangalore. You travel along the ghats up to Honnavar which is a very nice drive. Caution is you should have a car in good condition. Roads are fairly good compared to ghats of Mangalore side. I find this route is much better than Bangalore Dharwad Anmol Goa or Bangalore Belgaum Goa.
Twice I travelled in this route without much stops I could reach Goa border in 11 hours time from Bangalore. There are of course lots of places of sightseeing in this route like Sirsi, Uchanahalli Falls, Jog Falls etc
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Bangalore to Karwar By Train (428 Km)

Bangalore ––› Karwar
By Train 428 Km
Bangalore to Karwar by Train (428 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Karwar M T W T F S S
16515 Ypr Kawr Expres Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction 07:30 23:00 Y N Y N Y N N
16523 Karwar Express Bangalore City Junction 20:40 14:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Karwar By Car/Taxi (428 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 3424
Toyota Qualis 9 3852
Chevrolet Tavera 9 3852
Tata Indica A/C 10 4280
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 4280
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    • Total distance:428 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by Bus
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    • Total distance:428 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:428 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bangalore
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    • Best trains to take:Ypr Kawr Expres (16515), Karwar Express (16523)
    • Last station:Karwar
    • Total distance:428 km
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