Karwar Tourism

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Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach  Video Review

Ravindranath Tagore Beach

Sonu Narayan
3rd Oct 17

Awesome trek, unique black sand beach

Awesome trek, unique black sand beach  Video Review

Tilmati Beach

Vikas Rana
27th Sep 17

One of the best beach in Karwar

One of the best beach in Karwar  Video Review

Ravindranath Tagore Beach

Suraj Naik
19th Jan 17

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Reasons to go to Karwar

1A land of pristine unexplored beaches, Karwar
A land of pristine unexplored beaches, Karwar

Blessed by relatively low tourism crowd, Karwar is an idyllic town situated on the NH66. Great food and culture, soak up the sunshine on the many little islands that dot this part of the coast. 

Rashmin: A nice place not so far from Goa and Gokarna. Having some good beaches, Historical places, couple of islands and the Kali River.  

Ejoy the Arabian Sea like no where else


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Ganesh Manjaguni

Ganesh Manjaguni5.0/5

6 reviews

Excellent place to visit if you are a seafood lover!

The beach is very clean and if you visit in the wee morning hours you will find a kind of tranquility you have never experienced before. Visit the Devgad beach resort. The famous Ganesha temple in the market area, the Sai baba temple, Hanuman temples are a treat for those who are pious. Those who are looking to satisfy their palates for seafood can visit the Amrut Hotel which is quite famous. Karwar is quite different from Goa which is just a 2. 5 hour ride away.

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Ganesh Manjaguni

Ganesh Manjaguni5.0/5

6 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.

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Recommended Duration in Karwar

Number of days to spend in Karwar as recommended by our travellers.

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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.

Photos of Karwar

Karwar Beach, Karwar

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Archith Revankar

Karwar Beach, Karwar
Karwar Aquarium, Karwar

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Ami Bhat

Display at the Aquarium
Tilmati Beach, Karwar

Photo by

Vikas Rana

Tilmati Beach, Karwar

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