Karwar is a port city on the west coast, located on the banks of the Kali river. It was here that Rabindranath Tagore wrote ‘Prakritir Pratishodha', a dramatic poem that describes the beauty of Karwar. He had this to say "The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize that the beauty of Nature is not a mirage of the imagination, but reflects the joy of the Infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves in it."
Ensconced between several mangrove-covered islands on one side and hills of the Western Ghats on the other, Karwar is blessed with pristine beauty and rich bio-diversity. This town is definitely off the usual beach circuit, making it an ideal destination for a peaceful, refreshing holiday.
Destination Type: Beach
Close to: Goa 85 km, Mangalore 272 km, Bangalore 525 km
Nearest Sterling Resort: Sterling Karwar; Sterling Goa Bardez; Sterling Goa Varca
Languages: Kannada, Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English
Nearest Railway Station: Karwar Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport, Goa
Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 30°C and 36°C.
Monsoon: June to September.
Winter: December to February. Temperature ranges between 17°C and 29°C.
1. Don’t forget to carry your shades and sunscreen lotion to the beach. Wear light cotton casuals.
2. Make time to visit the Maritime Museum on Tagore beach. The museum is actually the INS Chapal, an Indian Navy Ship which served during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
3. The town is famous for its fine muslin, a plain-woven cotton fabric.
4. You can also pick up some exquisite works of art made from sandalwood.
5. The two Sterling resorts at Goa are just a two-hour drive away.
Lighthouses on any beach carry a charm, all their own. But not all of them have a story to tell like Oyster Rock, a lighthouse built by the British during the colonial era.
Devbagh Beach is a special island beach that faces the mighty Arabian Sea on one side and the captivating Western Ghats on the other. It is a must visit, especially if you love water sports.
Aligadda Beach is a radiant place – one where the sand, the sun and happiness meet.
The Kali river estuary is significant in more ways than one. Not only does it connect the states of Karnataka and Goa by a bridge, but it is also the confluence of the river and Arabian Sea.