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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Goa Check Flights

"The Queen of Konkan Coast"

Karwar Tourism

Karwar is a port city with scenic beaches surrounded by casuarinas trees along the Arabian sea coastline. Located 15kms away from Goa, on the west coast of Indian Peninsula, It is both a natural harbour as well as a historic town since the 15th century.

Karwar is a multicultural destination with Konkani, Kannada and Marathi speaking communities. It is also famous for the historic monuments that it houses as well as the rich flora and fauna in the region. Karwar is a photographer's paradise owing to the brilliant architecture of monuments and scenic landscapes that are home to this region. It won't be surprising if Karwar happens to be a water sports destination. With Snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing, Karwar is an ideal place for adventure tourists as well.

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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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Karwar

Karwar is a bit of paradise for all those interested in seafood. The main elements of the food here are rice, coconut, cashews and the local cuisine is almost defined by the flattering variety of seafood here. The delicacies that you must relish here are Karle Ambat (crab masala), Bangada fry, oysters and clams, Masli Kadi ( fish and coconut gravy), Sukhe Masli (dried and salted fish), chilly squid, Rice Dosa and more.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Karwar by morning and once you are checked in at your hotel, freshen up and commence your excursion by paying a visit to Shivaganga Falls. You can then head out to the local Karwar market for shopping and lunch. Post lunch, you can continue your excursion with a visit to the Warship Museum. Later, you can go to the Ravindranath Tagore Beach for a beautiful moonlight stroll.
Day 2 - Take the early morning ferry to the Devbagh Beach which is situated about three kilometers in the Arabian Sea. Next, you can visit the Sadashivgad Hill Fort and the Durga Temple, situated on an almost two hundred feet high hillock. You can try some local hotel to get a taste of the local food there and head to the Kali Bridge next.
Day 3 - You can take an early morning walk at the beach and head out to visit the nearby temples and places of pilgrimage. Post lunch, you can take the ferry and head out to the Oyester Rock Lighthouse, where you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

There are many beaches and historical sites available for the tourists to visit as per choosing. Tourists can also enjoy the local food and culture.

What's Not So Great?

May get a bit crowded during local festivals and celebrations. Summers might get very heated.

For Whom?

This destination is great for anyone who loves the outdoors. It is exemplary as a port of call for a family holiday or for those who want to do nothing but relax.

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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Kumar Kislay 1 year ago
- Being a city filled with religious and historical sites, be respectful of local traditions, and ask for permission before entering any of the temples or forts. Konkani and Kannada are the languages spoken in Karwar, along with Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and English.
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