Karwar has all the making of a perfect holiday

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Karwar - Quick Facts

Area: 27.9 sq. km
Population: 1,51,739
Max Temp: 370C
Min Temp: 150C
Season: December to May
Languages: Kannada and English

Gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sands, calm, peaceful alley, soft songs of birds ….Karwar has all the making of a perfect holiday. Once an important trade centre of British, French, Portguese and the Arabs, this charming town is complemented by glorious weather and an excellent beach which is said to have inspired Tagore to open his first drama The Devbagh Beach is a must for beach lovers. Karwar also has a part protected from the harsh winds by five islands.

This little town has much to offer to its tourist …the Sadashivgad Hill Fort with a Durga Temple ,the unique octagonal Church ,the 300 year old Venkatarama Temple with ochre paintings ,Naganatha temple where an anthill is worshiped are all sure to leave you with lingering memories.60kms from Karwar is Yana , Famous for its unique rock formations. Yana is also a favourite rock-climbers haunt.

519 kms north-west of Bangalore is Karwar. The district headquarters of Uttara Kannada; this is an ideal place to relax. Uttara Kannada, this sacred pilgrim centres historical town and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

By Air
The nearest airport is at Dabolim (Goa), 90 km away.

By Rail
The closest railway station is located at Shirwad (6 km), on the Konkani Railway route.

By Road
Karwar is well-connected by a network of roads to South Goa border (10 km), Panaji (105 km), Mumbai (650 km) and Bangalore.

Make your Tour to Karwar memorable by visiting these famous tourist places near Karwar -

Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat
This eminent Dargah is dedicated to a Baghdadi Saint named Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat.

Naganatha Temple
This temple is unique since an anthill is worshipped here.

Karwar Harbor
The Karwar bay has this outstanding harbor that can be used in all seasons.

River Kalinadi
Flowing through Karwar into the Arabian Sea, this river has provision for motor launches for boating up the river.

Kurmagad Island
This island nearby has an old fort and a Narasimha shrine worth visiting.

It is 93 Kms away from Karwar, is a popular holiday resort. The wild life Sanctuary here abounds with a variety of rare animals. The cave with shivling like literate formation is also well worth a visit.

It is 135 kms south from Karwar, is a historical township .The ancient port town has temples of Vijayanagar times and many interesting Jain Monuments. 16 Km away is the scenic holy place of Murdeshwar. The temple here attracts lot of Devotees and tourists. The Pigeon Island is off the Murdeshwar coast. The Beaches at the Gokarna, Bhatkal and Murdeshwar are undiscovered and thankfully unspoilt.

Shivaganga Falls
It is 140 Kms away from Karwar, amidst scenic surroundings, the river Souda falls into a deep valley from a height of 74 meter to form the falls.

Magod Falls
It is 80 Kms from Karwar, is a scenic delight. The Bedti River plunges into a 180 meter rocky valley in two leaps.

Lal Gudi Falls
Is picturesque water fall formed by the river Kali. The Male mane falls also deserve a visit.

Explore the land of Karwar, visiting the places around it, while on a Tour to Karwar-

Rabindranath Tagore Beach
Situated about 3 km away from Karwar is Devbagh, a hub for diving and snorkeling. This beach, the most attractive one in Karwar, is said to have motivated Rabindranath Tagore to write his first play.

Jog Falls
One of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls situated about 50 km from Karwar. Jog Falls is formed by the Sharavathi River, gushing down from a height of 253 meters.

A popular destination for rock climbing, Yana or Bhairavakshetra is an important pilgrim centre located in a beautiful valley, 60 km from Karwar. Yana can be reached by trekking a distance of about 10 km by foot amidst dense forest.

Coastal Food Specialities
Spicy sea food and vegetarian meals garnished with coconut.

Karavali Utsav, Rabindranath Tagore Beach
This is the biggest cultural event in Karwar, held on Rabindranath Tagore beach for four days. Recitals by famous artists lighten up this cultural extravaganza.

Every year on the day of Shivaratri, Lord Shiva is worshipped at Yana, accompanied by a colorful fair. Thousands of people visit the fair.

There is nothing much to shop in Karwar apart from the fine muslin textile which is got here.

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