Karwar is a city located in Uttara Kannada district which is one of the major weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore. It lies on the west coast of Southern India at the mouth of the famous river Kali. There is a natural harbour with protection against monsoon and thus it is called a port town; a centre for agriculture, manufacture and main tourism is Karwar. To the east of Karwar, you can see the mighty Western Ghats.
The most important attraction here that is the Kali River is flowing to the Arabian Sea and its length is about 153 kilometres and acts as the main source of irrigation for Karnataka. It is situated about 15 kilometres south of Karnataka Goa border. Baitkhol Port is the natural harbour in the region with landside hills and islands protecting the town from the cyclonic weather. The region is famous for its mangrove forests that encircle the islands lie off the Kali River estuary.
Anjadip Island, Devagadaguda Islands etc are the major contributors of mangrove forests with rich biodiversity. Here, you will come across the beautiful combination of Konkani, Kannada and Marathi cultures. A peaceful location pulling hundreds of tourists houses various temples, beaches, waterfalls and other attractions. There are historic monuments and forts as well.
Activities: Island hopping, nature walk, sightseeing, temple visits, historical site visits, shopping, river rafting, trekking, snorkelling, dolphin spotting, food and culture tours are the main activities that can be done at Karwar.
Attractions: Shivaganga Falls, Karwar Market, Warship Museum, Ravindranath Tagore Beach, Devbagh Beach, Sadashivgad Hill Fort, Durga Temple, Kali River and Kali Bridge, Oyster Rock Lighthouse and other famous beaches and rocks are the prominent attractions in the region giving you the beautiful choices to explore Karwar at its best.
Best time to visit: November to April and June to October are the ideal seasons to visit Karwar. Avoid visiting the region during summer as it would be really hot. Rainy season is also a suitable time to enjoy the beauty of this coastal region.
Distance from Bangalore: Karwar is located at a distance of around 520 kilometres. You can reach there by car or bus. An overnight journey would take you to Karwar so easily.