Depths of silence
The sylvan Western Ghats, the vivacious Kali River and the undulating Arabian Sea are some of nature's blessings on Karwar. "Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realise that the beauty of nature is not a mirage of imagination, but reflects the joy of the infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves into it", said Rabindranath Tagore who was inspired by the breath-taking beauty of Karwar to pen the Bengali play Prakritir Pratishodh (Nature's Revenge).
Karwar, the port town on the banks of the Kali River is fringed with beautiful palm beaches. Karwar was once an important settlement for the British and the Portuguese because it was a trade centre especially for pepper. This charming town is complemented by glorious weather and the area is very picturesque with hills and valleys of the Western Ghats, covered with dense tropical jungle on the way to Hubli, a nearby town.
Karwar makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sun and sand. Karwar has everything to make a perfect holiday. Gentle waves, palm-laced beaches and calm, peaceful valleys.
The beauty of Karwar lies in its pristine, golden sands, its dense forests, numerous waterfalls and its ecologically balanced environment. Resplendent with beautiful nature all around, Karwar has flourished for its relevance to mythology and the historical sites prevalent here.
Karwar is also famous for its mouth watering seafood cuisines and for its fine muslin.
It is very well connected by the Konkan Railway network and a wide, smooth road network that connects cities such as Bengaluru, Hubli, Belgaum, Goa, Mangalore and Mysore.
Did you know?
- The Karavali Utsav is the biggest cultural event held at the Rabindranath Tagore beach in Karwar for four days. Many cultural events are held as a part of it, in which artists of regional, national and international level present their shows. Bollywood stars, Kannada film stars, Goan artists and local artists perform here. It is celebrated every year between December to January.
- The town is famous for its fine muslin, a plain-woven cotton fabric; the production of which was started in 1638 by Sir William Counten. Also, most of the local artisans are skilled in sandalwood carvings of several items, especially gods and goddesses.
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