Visiting Karwar in India

A long strip of beach that runs till the eyes can see, pristine blue water lapping over the soft and gentle sand and receding back into the mighty Arabian Sea, a spread of green laid out in all its glory to admire and behold – this is the beauty of Karwar. Located in the Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka, around 15 kilometres south of the Karnataka-Goa border, Karwar serves as an ideal vacation spot for adventurers, honeymooners and families alike.

Karwar is famously known for its exquisite beaches, picturesque scenic landscapes, blooming flora and vast green hills – all these round up the beauty that Karwar has to offer to its tourists. Regarded as the most popular tourist destination in the Uttara Kannada district, the city attracts a huge number of visitors from all over the country. Karwar is also regarded as the city that inspired the laureate Rabindranath Tagore to author Prakritir Pratishodh.

The captivating beauty that instils romance into the air, it is in honour of the beautiful place that Tagore described in his equally beautiful words: “The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realise that the beauty of Nature is not a mirage of the imagination, but reflects the joy of the Infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves in it. Where the universe is expressing itself in the magic of its laws it may not be strange if we miss its infinitude; but where the heart gets into immediate touch with immensity in the beauty of the meanest of things, is any room left for argument?”

As Karwar is situated close to the Karnataka-Maharashtra border, much of its cultural influence has been taken from the two states, Goibibo notes. The natives of the city observe several festivals – Dusshera, Diwali, Basant Panchami and Pongal among others – as a way to rejoice life and celebrate the beautifully mesmerising city they have been blessed with.

While the city is popular for people looking to kickback, unwind and spend some time away from their busy everyday lives, it also houses a plethora of temples, forts for architecture lovers and beaches. Some of these attractions include the octagonal church Sadashivgad Hill Fort with a Durga temple and 300-year-old Venkataramana temple.

Places to visit in Karwar

Of all the seaside beauty the city has to offer, Rabinranath Tagore Beach is considered the best of the lot. Known for the mesmerising view of sunsets one can witness here, with the skies glazed in a wonderful blast of yellow colour, this beach is an ideal spot for honeymooners looking to spend some private time to rejoice in their romance, notes. The beach is also home to Karavali Utsav, a cultural socio event organised by the Uttara Kannada District Administration.

The Sadashivgad Fort, famous Goddess Durga Temple, sits atop a 200 feet high hill. Founded in 1698 by Raja Sonde, it is one of the most visited attractions in the city. A view from the pinnacle offers a scintillating sight of the entire city laid out like a beautifully kempt carpet, along with that of the Kali River.

If you fancy indulging in or want to get a bite of adventure, Kurumgad Beach is the destination for you. Located in close proximity to the backwaters of the Kali River, this beach is shaped in the form of a tortoise and has scores of exhilarating activities to satisfy the craving for an adventure – trekking, diving, snorkelling and fishing. Dolphin spotting is a popular activity that tourists and visitors can indulge in. At night, a delightfully clear sky provides stargazing opportunities.

Karwar weather

The best season to visit Karwar is during winters, which starts from the month of November until February. Temperature during this season, which arrives after monsoons, generally ranges from 17 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius. Moderate rainfall in the months between July and October give the city a vibrant, bright and fresh appearance. The summers last from April until June, with the temperature ranging from 30 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius; tourists generally avoid vacationing in this period because of the excessive heat.

Where to stay in Karwar

Taking some time out of the routine everyday life to get a slice of scenic beauty, adventure and everything that defines a perfect vacation destination warrants that you choose an ideal hotel amongst several resorts in Karwara for your stay. Not only would you want an accommodation that is situated amid delightful surroundings but also offers plentiful amenities for entertainment and leisure.

With a scenic view of the Sahyadri mountains in the backdrop, located next to the estuary where the Kali River meets the Arabian Sea, Sterling Holidays’ Emerald Bay is set amid the marine expanse that has been the pride and beauty of Karwar.

Members can opt for a Studio room, while guests can go with the Classic Room. The resort also offers a wealth of amenities and facilities – including a swimming pool and an activity center.

How to get to Karwar

Whether you prefer air or rail, Karwar is never too far away for vacationing during holidays. It is noted that the closest airport is the Dabolim airport in Goa, which is approximately 90 kilometers away. One can also reach Karwar by rail via Konkan Railways.

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7 thoughts on “Visiting Karwar in India”

  1. Hi Shalu,
    I found your post while searching for planning a trip to Karwar. I had been there during my childhood and I once again have an opportunity to visit Karwar this month. Thanks to you, I now have a good idea about some wonderful places to see there.

  2. Hi Shalu Sharma,
    Your Article is Nice and your idea is good and left side is mention shopping area and best suggest to related to India.i am impressed you site.
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  3. Indeed, Karwar is a pleasant place, and we’ve just returned from an amazing Goa trip and just catching up with work. … Enjoyed reading through your post – keep going.

  4. Shalu mam i am amazed after watching you that how boldly u r going with ur passion and i m fascinating about this. this article was also awesome as always. All your articles and books are awesome and these articles gives the reason to travelers for travel in India. So Mam Keep up the good one. and mam i want to contact u for some reasons but i m not able find ur email id so can u please contact me on my email id or give me your email id by replying my comment and the i will contact you. Thanks mam

  5. Thanks for sharing.I hope you continue to have such quality articles to share with everyone! I believe there will be many people who share my views when they read this article from you.Those who come to read your article will find lots of helpful and informative tips.

  6. Hi Shalu Sharma, amazing piece of information on Karwar, This place is a great attraction particularly for the people of Goa and Karnataka due to its close proximity ,it can be an awesome road trip for them. The food looks delicious, and by the looks of it , you did have a great time there.Thanks for sharing this post.


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