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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Karwar Traveller Reviews

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  • Vijay
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"Nice to travel across the ghats to reach Karwar"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 18, 2014
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 island as full day we need to be there as the boats are operated by private resort people. If developed into a tourism spot this would attract many people across the world as you have long beach, islands and hills.
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  • mssthirdeye
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 32 Reviews

"KARWAR, a bitter and sweet experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2013
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 your action etc. Devbagh, sadashiv fort, are a few must see attractions, and sea food are really tasty
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Pramod gmail.com Kumar
  • Pramod gmail.com Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Karwar trip!"

  • Posted Jul 30, 2013
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 experience.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is quite gud, sight seeing in Nov and December is gud.

Activities & things to do: Tagoor beach and museum is gud.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If u r plan for Goa its gud to cover Karwar, or u can plan for Dudsagar also.
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Guruaj Karanth
  • Guruaj Karanth
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Feb 21, 2013
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 is convenient from Bangalore, only 1 train will run from Bangalore
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Nikesh Shah
  • Nikesh Shah
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Karwar - place for Relaxation"

  • Posted Feb 11, 2013
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 also good Restaurants at karwar. outside Food was Average good & reasonable. for Shopping there not much to shop there. we bought cashew for family & relatives.
Sight seeing : There are no of temples near karwar. must see is murdheshwar where lord shiva's huge statue is there. which is 140 km from Karwar. Also to visit yana water fall & temple gokhran.
Beaches are also very good. Also to visit any of 3 to 4 island are there which will be good experience.

Activities & things to do: Water activities are available at all beaches. We did Motor biking, Banana ride at karwar beach. the rates are Reasonable. there is a tour to island is available daily twice. u have to pre book your visit for island.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach is By train. karwar is well connected with mumbai-goa- mangalore. daily trains available from Mumbai CST. It takes 10 hours to reach from mumbai to karwar.
its 120 km From Goa.by road.
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Anand Yadav
  • Anand Yadav
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"New year party"

  • Posted Jan 31, 2013
Karwar is a beautiful place and full of activities. lot of water sports activities are arranged by devbagh lodges and resorts and its really fun . but little expensive.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We liked the food as we could find all south indian dishes.

Activities & things to do: Water sports. one should get their bookings done at devbagh jungle resorts.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Can reach the destination by train. bus and also by car.
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Gopalakrishnan Srinivaaan
  • Gopalakrishnan Srinivaaan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Karwar on west coast"

  • Posted Jan 12, 2013
Karwar, having a small beach, does not have any activity as such. All the activities are there in some small islands off the coast of Karwar. There is one island resort off the coast operated by Jungle Resort (Kar Govt) which is pretty costly at abt Rs 4500/per person per night (on twin sharing) There are of course activities like snorkeling, diving activities organized in the resort, these are additional costs. Also, they have one day trip to this island which is again abt Rs 1500 per person.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Karwar does not have sight-seeing except for a small beach and one War-Ship Museum of Indian Navy on the beach. All other activities are off-the-coast of Karwar for which one has to stay for atleast one full day in Karwar or stay in a island resort of the coast of Karwar. Food for vegetarians is limited, for non-veg guys, should be good because of the sea-food. For Shopping, not much to do.

Activities & things to do: Nothing as such in Karwar. Off the coast, there are some. Travel abt 40 Kms, you will reach Goa coast where all adventure sport activities are there. However, tourist vehicles have to pay close to Rs 4000 for permit from Karnataka.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Plan for atleast 2 days in Karwar, if you want to do the day-sight-seeing (of the islands/ adventure sports) organised by the Jungle Resorts group. Prior booking would be preferred.
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Vikas Nargund
  • Vikas Nargund
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice cool place to hang in with lot of greeneries around you.."

  • Posted Dec 23, 2012
Overall it was nice place with few good islands & vicinity to places like Gokarna, Yana, etc..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food in the restaurant was worst sight seeing & shopping was good

Activities & things to do: 1) Can visit to OM beach near Gokarna
2) Visit the famous Shiva Temple there
3) Kurumgad island

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 1) Better to reach the place via Hubli if travelling through road
2) Via GOA was a bad experience
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Raj Kumar
  • Raj Kumar
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 3 Reviews

"karwar n Goa"

  • Posted Dec 17, 2012
A good calm and secluded place near Goa. a place where ghats and beaches meet together. would suggest a travel by car to enjoy the travel.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much for eating at karwar.. but sight seeing is ultimate. can visit co island and a beach where no one but u will spend the time

Activities & things to do: Beach

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: prefer road travel in an own vehicle. a sturdy one.
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Arun Miskin
  • Arun Miskin
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 4 Reviews

"Nature at its best"

  • Posted Dec 16, 2012
If anybody wants to enjoy the beach, Karwar is one of the best destination. The Devbagh island beach is less crowded, and one can have a great time here. Water sports are also available here. Those interested in nature can enjoy here. Variety of birds are sighted here. One can see the mangroves here. The Rabindranath Tagore beach is also clean and one can spend a good time here. One can visit the Warship museum here. Nearby, there is an aquarium, however, it is not well maintained. But, you can see the skeleton of whale here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Of course, sea food is very nice. I enjoyed the surmayi fish fry. Nice watermelons are available here. One can purchase good dry friuts here.

Activities & things to do: Water sports. Playing in the beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Karwar is well connected by road to Goa, Mangalore and Hubli. Roads are good.
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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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