Karwar Tourism
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Karwar Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Uttara Kannada
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.
 

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Ganesh Manjaguni

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  • Ganesh Manjaguni
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  76 readers

"A very satisfying destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
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.
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Ajay chakraborty

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  • Ajay chakraborty
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"Karwar Gokarna Dec 14 to Dec 18"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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.
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Yoganand -

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  • Lives in Mysore
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2559 readers

"Good"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2016
Worth visiting. Location is truly a visitors delight. Over the period, there are lot of influx from the people connected with defense forces & that has diluted essence of nature for the location. Karwar is surrounded by hills & forests too & are adventurously interesting.
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Varun Hunswadkar

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  • Varun Hunswadkar
  • Lives in Pune
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"Clean beach to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
Clean and beautiful beach. It is not deep at all. Best time to go is before sunset, you can see the sunset. After sunset you have bhel and all that chowpatty stuff. In the night you can enjoy the waves in the moonlight.
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Chitra Konkar bhate

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  • Chitra Konkar bhate
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"Nice place to holiday"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
Karwar is a quiet place but no cleanliness on beaches. As most of the people understand marathi I felt like home. We stayed at hotel navratna deluxe, which is a budget hotel. Its clean and nearer to Rabindranath Tagore beach. Devbagh is quite long and calm beach. I liked the natural designs on the rocks at Gokarna beach. Murudeshwar temple is nice. But as I said cleanliness is necessary. It's high time for our people to learn about civic sense. Personally I will prefer Udupi over Karwar. Kaup, Marwante and Malpe beach all are good.
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Yoganand -

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"Very humble place for a great change"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2016
Karwar, though a district head quarters, it remained as large town with comfortable living in the midst of natural bless - being vast coast with plain beach towards west & the hills & forest for east, it is just few kilometers for entry to Goa!!!

Ship anchored on the sands of Karwar beach is the ship which had got struck in Karwar waters way back 1980 & it has been very decisively maintained to provide good information about naval war equipments, engine room & all essentials...
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Pavan s revankar

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  • Pavan s revankar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
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"Relaxing place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 14, 2016
Out of all metropolitan cities guys and family, its an relaxing place, stay, good food, beach and roaming. Nothing else to do. Just to relax place, near to Goa and Dandeli and Devbagh resort. Chats are best in ''Hanuman'' beach chat street, stay in any hotel room. Fish /marketing, finish up the day, relaxing isn't it, my long drive place is Goa.
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Seema Kamat

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  • Seema Kamat
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"Nature at its best!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
Karwar railway station is nice scenic beauty spot. It is constructed n little away from main city. So after getting down we went by taxi to the city. We have ancestral house near beach. Beach is clean and well maintained. This beachis named after great poet Ravindr Nath Tagore. Ravindra Nath Tagore has written great thing about Karwar beach and his writings is written on granite near the entrance. Now big Indian Navvy base has come at the beach. Food is OK. You will get mostly vegetarian food. Club Mahindra has resort on the beach.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A visit to the city of beaches in Uttara Kannada"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2015
Karwar is located around 540 kilometers from the state capital, Bangalore. Karwar is known for its gorgeous scenery, lush greenery and is part of the pristine western ghats. The town has a mixture of Kannada and Marathi cultures. The must-visit attractions in this beautiful town include oyster rock lighthouse, Devbagh beach, Anshi national park, Kali bridge and jai santoshi mata temples. Karwar can be reached via Hubli(185 kilometers), Mangalore (275 kilometers). The roads around this majestic town are quite motorable. The best time to visit Karwar is between October to February.
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Rashmin Joshi

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"Karwar a good alternative to the Goa"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2015
A nice place not so far from Goa and Gokarna. Having some good beaches, Historical places, couple of islands are just a few kms away and a Kali River. A sleepy town perfect place for leisure and Vacation if you have been to Goa too many a times than You must try Karwar and Gokarna. Both are awesome places and better in terms of beaches (clean, neat, less crowded and peaceful).
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