Karwar Tourism

Karwar Tourism

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I visited Karwar from 9th Dec, 2010 to 11th Dec, 2010 ( 3 Days 2 nights)

For the day 1, we stayed in The Great Outdoors Island resort, which is a private island in the Arbian Sea 4-5 kms away from mainland.It was a nice experience staying there.We stayed in a resort cottage.The views from the cottage and around
the Island was spectacular.The small but very clean beach was another great experience.

For the Day 2, we come back to the mainland and stayed in Hotel Premier Inn which is close to the Karwar beach (Rabindranath Tagore
Beach).We reach the beach after sunset (we missed the sunset) but I feel after sunset it is more beautiful.It was clean and less crowded.

Overall I can say it has so many scenic beauty and each of them is worth to see.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food's taste was good for both Veg and Non-veg. For Day 1 we stayed in the Great Outdoors Island Resort, where they served good food, but variety was little less.

For Day 2, we stayed in Hotel Premier Inn in mainland which has attached restaurant which also serves good food.

For sight-seeing, we went to the Palolem beach, Goa.The beach and surroundings was very beautiful.According me it is a must see place if you have come to the Karwar.There are buses from bus stand every 1 hr.

In terms of shopping, there is not much of options are available.

Activities & things to do: There is not much of activities around the Karwar.Only you can go to the beach and enjoy the beauty of the sea.You can also visit the Navy
Ship/Museum in the beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: No direct trains from Bangalore to Karwar. There are frequent state and private buses that ply between Karwar and Bangalore.

Avoid rainy seasons.
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  • Vijay
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 8 Reviews

"Nice to travel across the ghats to reach Karwar"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its good to drive to Karwar from Bangalore at a stretch. Nice seafood meals are available. Beaches are shallow so you can go and sit in the evenings though not much waves. There are islands which are reachable by boats. We never ventured to....... More
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  • mssthirdeye
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"KARWAR, a bitter and sweet experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
Karwar is at the tip of Karnataka and borders Goa, which makes it an ideal destination, even though it has got its beaches, these are not as famous as those in goa. Attractions to visit are few, but you can always drive up to goa nearby for....... More
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Pramod gmail.com Kumar
  • Pramod gmail.com Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Karwar trip!"

  • Posted 9 months ago
We can say its on the way journey, for religious we can move to maricamba temple at sirasi, in Karwar sadasiva view point and tagur beach are gud and also we can find real ship which was participate in indo pak war in 1971, u can get nice....... More
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  • Guruaj Karanth
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • Posted 1 year ago
Disappointing, as the beach was lacking with Cleaniness Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Coastal food is Delicious Activities & things to do: I did not find any sporting activities Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bus....... More
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Nikesh Shah
  • Nikesh Shah
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Karwar - place for Relaxation"

  • Posted 1 year ago
karwar is blessed with natural beauty. Beautiful beaches & island. The cleanliness at beach is amazing. The sea water was also crystal clear. its coastal base for Navy. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food at hotel was excellent. There is....... More
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Karwar Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Beach
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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