With an amalgamation of religious significance and natural beauty, adventure in Karwar is one step ahead of other sports in Karnataka. The location of Karwar is such that you will find an equal population of Konkani, Kannada and Marathi locals. It is situated very close to the borders of Goa and Maharashtra and is geographically located at the mouth of the River Kali in the state of Karnataka. About a 100-km away from Goa, this place promotes ecotourism. It is one of the green patches in the entire country and is fondly called as the ‘Kashmir of Karnataka.’ It is a port town on the Uttara Kannada region on the Western Ghats with bewitching stretches of glimmering beaches. Beaches like the Karwar Beach and Devbagh Beach provide ample opportunities for carrying out an array of adventure sports in Karwar.
Devbagh Beach is a gem on the shores of Arabian Sea, where indulgences, like soaking the sun and lazing around, are done carefreely. Adventure sports like speedboat cruise, snorkelling, parasailing and a boat ride to the Kali River delta for watching dolphins can also be done here. Adventure sports in Karwar owe gratitude to the rippling waves and the strong presence of the Arabian Sea. Aligadda Beach is one of the few beaches in India which enables surfing and is easily accessible in Karwar. Besides surfing, Aligadda Beach also offers myriads of splashing and recreational adventure sports such as banana boat rides, speedboat ride, jet ski, sea rafting and kayaking etc. Aligadda beach is also known as ‘Mackerel Coast’ and is highly suggested for indulging in kayaking.
Majali Beach is another hotspot for adventure sports in Karwar and you can head to this beach for a better experience of fishing and bird watching. Kurumgad Island is a picturesque island in Karwar which looks like a tortoise and is famous for birding and fishing along with a range of other water sports. You can even trek to the Sadashivgad Hill Fort nestled on a hilltop towards the northern bank of River Kali. The amazing views of the Karwar town from atop this hill is overwhelming and exciting. For a more fun escapade, climb up the old lighthouse situated on the Oyster Rock Island. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in India which dates back to the year 1860 and can be accessed from Karwar Port by a machine boat. Oyster Rock Island is also an ideal spot for trying umpteen adventure sports in Karwar.
The fascinating site where River Kali meets the Arabian Sea can be witnessed at Koodi Bagh Beach. Fringed with palm trees and powdery sand, this beach can be the best place to celebrate your solitude and enjoy various water sports. Karwar is one of the lesser-known getaways in India and is stunning in its topography. If you are on a lookout for some offbeat location in the country, Karwar beats every other place.