Here are the top 23 tourist attractions to see in Karwar:

1. Kurumgad Island

3.4 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Shaped like a tortoise, this island is home to the Narasmiha temple which is a famous pilgrimage spot in the area.

2. Devbagh Beach

Must visit 4.1 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Karwar a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka, serves as the administrative centre of Uttara Kannada district. Karwar lies on the west coast of Southern India at the mouth of the Kali river. Its geography creates a natural harbour with protection against monsoon weather. Being a port town, Karwar is a centre for agriculture, some manufacturing and tourism. (br) Karwar is known locally (meaning, corner, Kannada word 'Kone', referring to the corner of the land mass before the Kali river) which derived its name from the nearby village of Kadwad (Kade Wada, the last wado). Kade means last and wado means precinct or area. Before Indian independence, the name Karwar was spelt Carwar.

3. Majali Beach

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
3 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

This is the 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.

4. Karwar Beach

4.1 /5 View 12+ photos

2 km
from city center
4 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Karwar is a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and the administrative centre of Uttara Kannada district. Karwar lies on the west coast of Southern India at the mouth of the Kali river. Its geography creates a natural harbour with protection against monsoon weather. Being a port town, Karwar is a centre for agriculture, some manufacturing and tourism.

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5. Sadashivgadh Hill Fort

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
5 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

This fort is built atop a hill on the north bank of the Kali river, hence giving a beautiful view of the setting sun.

6. Shopping in Karwar

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

While in Karwar, one can take home some fine muslin cloth that it is known for.

7. Oyster Rock Lighthouse

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
7 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

As the name suggests, this lighthouse is located on Oyster rock island, near Karwar. It was constructed by the British during the 1860s.

8. Kot Shiveshwar

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

This fortress was built on strategic purposes to protect Northern Canara regions, by the Bijapur Sultanate. It is a ruin today, although some features like a tunnel and graveyard are discernible.

9. Durga Temple, Karwar

3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
9 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

This temple was installed by Shivaji for the local bhandari population. It is located inside the Sadashivgad hill fort, atop a hill.

10. Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

The Dargah is named after and dedicated to a Baghdadi saint. Known as the Pir Fort by the Portuguese, devotees come here to have their wishes fulfilled. It faces the Durga temple in the Sadashivgad hill fort.

11. Karwar Aquarium

0 km
from city center
11 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Karwar?Aquarium is famous for housing quite a variety of colourful fishes and a giant skeleton of a blue whale. A visit to the attraction is an interesting way to get a glimpse into the habitats of marine creatures created in glass aquariums. It is a perfect attraction to visit over a day out with children.?

12. Venkataramana Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

A 300 year old structure, this temple is famous for its exquisite paintings. It is located very close to the town.

13. Naganath Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Devotees worship an anthill in this temple. The Naganath temple is protected by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 and the Archaeological Survey of India is responsible for the conservation of the temple.

14. Koodi Bagh Beach

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

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.

15. Warship Museum

0 km
from city center
15 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Located at a distance of 1 km from the city centre in Karwar, INS Chapal Warship Museum is situated in Rabindranath Tagore beach. INS Chapal is a missile warship and was used in the 1971 Indo - Pak war. In 2006, the ship was converted into a museum to display sea-artefacts, a video of the ship being converted into this museum among other collectibles.

16. Narasimha Temple

3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
16 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Built atop a hill at Kurumgad, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu's incarnation Narsimha. Trekking is a part of the route to reach here. The annual festival, Yatra is held here and attended by thousands of devotees.

17. Kali Bridge

3 km
from city center
17 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Kali Bridge stretches over the region where the mesmerising River Kali meets the magnificent Arabian Sea. The bridge was built in 1983 to connect the states of Karnataka and Goa. Tourists often visit the attraction for the splendid view of the merging water bodies and the Sadashivgad Fort located a little distance away from the bridge.?

18. Tilmati Beach

11 km
from city center
18 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

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.?

19. Anashi Waterfall

28 km
from city center
19 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

A paradise for nature lovers, Anashi Waterfall is a splendid attraction near Anshi Village. The enchanting fall is located amidst dense forestation, very close to SH 34 and serves as a pleasant pit stop for travellers or commuters passing by. The water body also attracts several birds and animals thriving in the green zone that one can spot while exploring the attraction.?

20. Maruti Temple, Karwar

1 km
from city center
20 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Maruti Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman who was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. It is an important pilgrim centre in the region and has a large number of devotees visiting in December during their annual festival every year. The temple is made of pristine white marble and is an illustration of the nagara style of architecture. It houses a captivating idol of the presiding deity that adds to the divine vibe of the attraction.?

21. Guddalli Peak

164 km
from city center
21 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Once a summer retreat for the British, Guddalli Peak is one of the tallest peaks of the Haidarghat mountain range. At 1800 feet above sea level, the mountain peak is famous for its picturesque beauty and a resplendent top view of the dense foliage, River Kali, River Belikeri and the Arabian Sea at a distance. It is a well-known attraction amongst trekkers too for its 5 kilometre long stretch through the jungle to reach the peak.?

22. Binaga Beach

2 km
from city center
22 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

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.?

23. Sajjeshswara Temple

3 km
from city center
23 out of 23
places to visit in Karwar

Sajjeshwara temple, also known as one of the Panchalingam temples in the region, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is associated with Ravana, who broke the casket of the Atmalinga when he was tricked into placing the lingam on the ground before reaching Lanka. The place where the casket fell is where the temple is believed to be located. The temple is also famous for its tranquil ambience as it is not often crowded and provides an atmosphere to sit in peace and enjoy the silence.?

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