Karwar is a coastal town in Karnataka which is known for its unexplored beautiful beaches. Karwar got its name from the adjacent town of Kadwad. Kade implies last and wado implies territory. Prior to Indian autonomy, the name Karwar was spelt Carwar. This is an old city significantly utilized for the ocean exchange, visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British. Amid the eighteenth century, this city was a piece of the Maratha Empire and turned into a British domain after the annihilation of the Marathas in the third Anglo-Maratha War. Until 1950, it was a piece of the Bombay Presidency.
Karwar's serene feel had enlivened the well known writer Rabindranath Tagore and he has devoted a section of his history to this town. It is viewed as one of the well known traveler puts in Karnataka. The town has flawless shorelines, delightful sanctuaries and Forts drawing in expansive number of sightseers. Different attractions in Karwar will be Karwar Beach, Devbagh Beach, Sadashivgad, Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat, Durga Temple, Kaju Bagh Beach, Kurumgad Island, Naganatha Temple, Narasimha Temple, Koodi Bagh Beach and Venkataramana Temple. Gokarna is around 60 km from Karwar and can be visited together
Most of the restaurants serve seafood as the city is close to the sea. Karwar is known for its seafood cuisine. Fish curry, with cashews, coconut and rice is a staple dish. Kawar curries use ginger and turmeric but not always garlic.
There are few hotels and Resorts in Karwar.
Top things do in Karwar
How to reach
Goa (GOI) is the nearest airport. Karwar have a railway station. It is linked to Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore via highways.
How to Reach by Flight
Goa is the nearest airport (100km). It will take about 2-3 hours to reach by taxi.
How to Reach by Train
Karwar is a major railway station, most trains from Mangalore to Mumbai stops here. Hubli is another major station near Karwar which is connected well to cities in Andhra Pradesh.
How to Reach by Bus
There are regular buses from Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad to Karwar.
How to Reach by Road
It is 520km from Bangalore and 820km from Mumbai. Drive from Bangalore will take about 12 hours and from Mumbai it will take about 17 hours.
How to travel within
Day1: visit Karwar beach and Sadashivgad Fort.