Karwar is the administrative headquarters of Uttara Kannada District and is located on the western coast of the Indian peninsula in the state of Karnataka. Being a seaside town, Karwar is home to numerous beaches like Devbagh Beach, which are located in proximity to one another.
Some famous beaches of Karwar are Karwar Beach, Devbagh Beach, Binaga Beach and Majali Beach. Other beaches include Koodi Bagh Beach and Kaju Bagh Beach. During the British Era, when the town of Karwar was spelled as Carwar, British culture had a significant impact on the way of life followed by its residents. Oyster Rock Lighthouse dates from that era.
Being a beach town, Karwar contains many small islands in proximity, which can be accessed through machine boats and ferries that are available from Karwar Port. This town also possesses many beautiful waterfalls such as Devkar Falls and Chendia Falls. Often called Nagarmadi Falls, Chendia Falls flow from below a huge rock.
Karwar is also home to many temples including Narasimha Temple, Durga Temple and many more temples. Jai Santoshi Mata Temple, Shri Ayyappa Temple and others are among the popular religious sites.
This town is also famous for its historic monuments and structures like Sadashivgad Hill Fort, Kot Shiveshvar and others. Sadashivgad Fort encompasses a famous temple called Durga Bhavani Temple. Considered as an ideal location for vacation, especially in the months from December and May, Karwar is a hub for many other sightseeing attractions