Karwar Beach

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Karwar is the capital of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India; it is a small seaside town situated on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. The town lies about 15 kilometres south of the Karnataka-Goa border. Karwar is a port town situated 100 Km from Goa and 260 Km north of Mangalore. Tucked between the sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, Karwar is an unexplored destination. The tranquil ambience of the place had inspired the famed poet, Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play here. Situated on the banks of Kali River, Karwar was an important trade centre and a former settlement of the British and the Portuguese. Besides boasting a number of beaches, Karwar is known for its historic towns and sacred temples. It is also the gateway to many other nature excursions in the region.

Location info:

Address:Bangalore – 530km
District:Uttara Kannada
Nearest City:Panaji
Best time to visit: October to May


Summer 40 (max) & 22 (min) Degrees Celsius
Winter 32 (max) & 10 (min) Degrees Celsius


The British made this place their district headquarters in 1862. Karwar was an ancient site of sea trade visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French & later the British. Therefore many place names in the area have undergone considerable change. For instance, Baithkhol is an Arabic term, Bait el- Khol meaning bay of safety. Ibn battuta passed through this tract. Commodities of export to foreign countries were brought from Deccan by routes, which passed through this tract for several centuries. Karwar is the safest port to the south of Bombay fit for use during all seasons. The port is a hill projecting into the sea called Karwar head full of flora five islands, Anjidiv, Kudumgad, Dev gad, Mogral and Shamshigudda protecting the port from heavy winds.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Karwar is on the Konkan railway connecting Mumbai with Goa and Mangalore. Some fast trains do not stop at Karwar.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is at Goa (Dabolim Airport), though entry points are also at Belgaum and Mangalore.
Road Transport:540 kilometers from Bangalore, Karwar is 1 hour from Goa and 12 hours by bus from Bangalore.

Nearest Visiting places:

1.Gokarna- (60 Kms) Coastal Town. Ancient temple with the Atmalinga, famous for Om Beach and Paradise Beach.
2.Panaji (Goa)-(105 Kms) Capital of Goa. Famous for its beaches and ancient churches.
3.Dandeli-(117 Kms) White water rafting at River Kali & wild life Santuary.
4.Murdeshwar - ( 120 Kms) Coastal Town. Worlds largest Shiva Statue.
5.Jog Falls- (150 Kms) Largest waterfalls in Karnataka, Cascades of the Sharavathi River.
6.Udupi - (200 Kms) Coastal town. Famous Krishna Temple with golden Chariot. The ever-popular Masala Dosa has its origin here.
7.Hampi - (220 Kms) Magnificent ruins & Historical monuments of the bygone Vijayanagar Kingdom ( World Heritage Centre

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Many hotels in karwar
1.Hotel Sadanand
Karwar Taluk,
Uttara Kannada – 581 324
Tel: 08382-273182, 83, 85
Fax: 08382-273184
Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 800/-

2.Hotel Navarathna
Main Road, Karwar,
Uttara Kannada – 581 301
Tel: 08382-226927, 226176
Tariff Range: Rs. 150/- to Rs. 650/-

3.Hotel Dwarka
Kaiga Road,Habbhuwadu,
Uttara Kannada – 581 306
Tel: 08382-220344
Tariff Range: Rs. 100/- to Rs. 200/-

4.Hotel Ashok
No. 445, Green Street,
Near Subhash Circle,
Uttara Kannada – 581 301
Tel: 08382-226418
Tariff Range: Rs. 70/- to
Rs. 155/-

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:As it is the capital of Uttara Kannada there many hospital available.
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Last modified onThursday, 24 September 2009 12:17
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