Enjoy Unpopulated, Pristine Sandy Beaches At This Offbeat Location in South India

Karwar with its gorgeous scenic beauty and a subtle sparkle of religion and history is a beautiful tourist destination. The pristine beaches glimmering along the Arabian sea coastline, the imposing mountains, and the rich flora and fauna make it a photographer's delight. It is a place where you can witness the beautiful clash of Konkani, Kannada and Marathi cultures and escape from the hustle and bustle of cities. The place is home to various attractions in the form of beaches, temples and waterfalls. It is also famous for historic monuments and structures like the Sadashivgad Hill Fort which encompasses a temple.

A Balanced Combination of Culture, History and Adventure

Karwar is located on the banks of the river Kali. It has an intense history in regards to the various kings and their rules and hence has a diverse culture, though it is mainly dominated by that of south India. The name 'Karwar' has been acquired from a neighbouring village named 'Kadwad'. Karwar is known for its natural biodiversity which is again owing to its unique location.

Karwar is filled to the brim with places that provide exhilarating adventures as well as those that provide travellers with serenity and peace. The area in which Karwar is situated is well known for its tranquil and wholesome pulchritude and majestic hill and mountain ranges. There are many hotels where you can get comfortable and cosy accommodations according to your tastes. There are many luxurious hotels located very near to the highway itself making it easy to convene.

Beach Hopping At Karwar

1. Devbagh Beach

Devbagh Beach
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Perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the state of Karnataka, Devbagh beach is a nature lover's paradise. Sun, sands and the sea - isn't that what beaches are all about? This quiet seaside in Karwar may seem like the typical beach experience at first glance, yet it offers so much more. With white seagulls flying across the backdrop of a softly lit coral sky, this destination creates a delightful view that can be cherished for long after you leave. The river Karli meets the Arabian Sea at this spot, which together with the pristine beauty of surrounding mountains makes for a splendid sight.


2. Majali Beach

Majali Beach
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This is one of the best places to visit in Karwar, owing to the scenic beauty, sea-facing housing facilities and the water sports. Bird watching and fishing can also be enjoyed by the tourists.

3. Karwar Beach

Karwar Beach
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Karwar beach is a collection of beaches in the city of Karwar. It occupies the region between the Sahyadris along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. Karwar is a perfect beach destination because tourists get to visit five beaches while exploring the town. It is famous for eco-tourism and nature lovers frequently visit the city for vacations. The beaches are relatively less crowded compared to the other commercialized beaches of India. Balmy sunsets are a true treat to the eyes in the shimmering golden sand, pristine waters and playful waves of the Arabian Sea. Whether it is just a weekend getaway or a proper vacation, tourists must visit the Karwar Beaches.

4. Kodi Bagh Beach

Kodi Bagh Beach
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Located at the meeting of the Arabian Sea and the Kali river, all types of water sports are available at this beach. Palm trees are seen here in abundance. Fishermen's houses dot the beach.

5. Tilmati Beach

Tilmati Beach
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Tilmati Beach is a picturesque secluded shoreline accessible only through a scenic hiking route that stretches about a kilometre from Gabitwada in Majali. A special feature of the attraction is the basaltic black coloured sand that resembles sesame seeds, locally named as "Til", from which the name of the beach is derived. The entire experience of taking the short but exciting hike to reach the pristine beach is one of a kind.

6. Binaga Beach

Binaga Beach
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Binaga Beach is famous for its picturesque beauty and Our Lady of St. Anne's Church which was built by the Portuguese. The beach is about a mile away from Anjidiv island located on the state border. It is also the location of Project Seabird, an Indian Naval base. Tourists often visit for a leisurely stroll along the wide, long stretch of sandy beach and for the spectacular sunset view.

How To Reach Karwar

The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport, Goa (97 km). Karwar has its own railway station where most trains halt. Local bus services are available at regular intervals fron Madgaon, Gokarna and other nearby places.

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