Karwar Tourism

Karwar is famous for

Reviews (38)

Ganesh Manjaguni5.0/5

5 reviews

A very satisfying destination

This is my native place and is very popular for its seafood. It is also a tourist destination since it is situated on the Goa-Karnataka border. Beautiful beaches for tourists who are looking for places which are not crowded like the Goa beaches.
Food is also good and the food stalls are located at the convenient distance from the beach. Beach is clean thanks to the presence of policemen. Excellent seafood since fresh fish is available throughout the year.

Read More


Ajay chakraborty4.3/5

5 reviews

Karwar Gokarna Dec 14 to Dec 18

Karwar is a good alternative to Goa in case you don't find a decent hotel. You can stay in emerald sterling which is touching the kanyakunari Panvel nh66 high way. You can visit Gokarna and other beautiful beaches like om, half moon, paradise ... To name a few. Do snorkeling, boating, paragliding etc and enjoy amazing views of Arabian Sea at namaste cafe at kudle beach. From Karwar sterling emerald Goa is only 10 kms away and once you pay the 250 entry fees and Goa tax of 212 RS you are free to enter Goa and then visit Calangute beach or any other beach in North or South Goa. Happy holidays and whole lot of fun.

Read More

Karwar Video Reviews

Beautiful beach

Awesome trek, unique black sand beach

Adventurous fun beach

Exciting trek on Devbagh beach

Virgin beach in crab country

One of the best beach in Karwar

I am heading to Karwar

Karwar Overview

Karwar is regarded as the administrative headquarters of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka in India. It is a well placed sea side town on the banks of the Kali River on the west coast of the Indian peninsula. Karwar is located about 15 km away from south of Karnataka-Goa border and 519 km north-west of Bangalore.

'Karwar' also refers to the word Taluk which means the surrounding villages. This is an ancient city majorly used for the sea trade visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British. A former settlement of the British and the Portuguese was done on the banks of the Kali River.

The famous poet, Ibn Battuta also passed through this route during his journeys and has mentioned about the instances and the place in his poems. There is a significant site to be visited known as Sadashivgad Fort which holds great historical importance with a picturesque locale. It is now open for tourists to visit, as there confluence of the river Kali and the Arabian Sea.

Karwar’s tranquil ambience had inspired the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore to write his first play. The place has beautiful beaches and clean areas attracting a number of people. This is also one of the major nature excursion regions. Out of these unspoilt beaches, Devbagh Beach is outlined by casuarina trees, offers good diving and snorkelling opportunities for adventure seekers in the Arabian Sea. Other beaches include Koodi Bagh Beach and Kaju Bagh Beach that offers scenic views.

Karwar also accounts to a number of historic towns and sacred temples. Sadashivgad Hill Fort on the outskirts of Karwar provides great picturesque views during sunset. There is Durga Temple and Venkataramana Temple which is the ancient architectures found in the place exhibiting fine ochre paintings. Another tourist attraction is the Octagonal Church and the famous Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat. There is a Naganatha Temple where the devotees worship an anthill.

Ivory Beaches are unspoilt and tourist throng in for a pleasant experience. There are many resort beaches offering finest of seafood and vegetarian cuisine. The place is regarded best for a perfect family holiday destination in the months of December through May.