Karwar is an offbeat beach situated near the Karnataka-Goa border. The town is one of the approaching, not really well-known yet, spots to visit in coastal Karnataka. It is a perfect place for the individuals who want to have an isolated holiday from noisy and busy life metro cities. Sun-kissed beaches, enchanting temples, and great forts attract tourists here.
The town is locally well known as ‘Kone’ by the southern villagers, which alludes to the side of the area around the River Kali. The surroundings green slopes, which are a chunk of the Western Ghats, boost the magnificent beauty of the place.
Attractions: Durga Temple, Guddali Peak, Chendia Falls, Devbagh Beach, Jamba, Hydar Gate Pass, Kali Bridge, Kurumghad Island, Devkar Falls, Anshi National park, Kot Siveshvar, Karwar Beach, Baithkol, Shirve Ghat,Majali Beach, Oyster Rock Light House, Sadashivgad Hill Fort, Koodi and Binaga Beach, Shejjeshwara Temple, Anjadiva Island, Kodibag Beach, Warship Museum
Best Time to visit: October to February
Peak Season: December to January
How to Reach
- By Air: Dabolim (Goa) is the nearest airport which is 97 km away from Karwar.
- By Rail: City has its own railway station. Karwar is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Cochin and other major cities of India through the Konkan Railway.
- By Road: Bus services are available from Bangalore and Gokarna. The road between Hubli & Karwar is one of the best in Karnataka and passes through thick jungle. Car and another vehicle tourist can also hire from other cities as well.