Karwar, the port town on the banks of the Kali Nadi river is the administrative head quarters of North Kanara District in Karnataka. It is an Excellent Beach resort with beautiful palm fringed beaches. Once an important trade centre especially for pepper, Karwar was also the settlement of the British and the Portuguese. The 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. (Interactive map of Karwar)
Karwar is known for its fine muslin. Karwar makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sand and sun. Karwar has all the makings of a perfect holiday with gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sand, and calm, peaceful alleys. Once an important trade centre, this charming town is complemented by glorious weather and an excellent beach which is said to have inspired great Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play.
Attractions of Karwar
Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat
The famous Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat, a Baghdadi Saint is a place of tourist interest for pilgrims.
Naganatha Temple is a Temple where an anthill is worshipped.
The Karwar bay, apart from its scenic beauty, also boasts of an excellent harbour which is fit for use during all seasons. Devbagh beach is the most attractive beach in Karwar. Other beaches are Binaga (3kms) and Arga(5kms) south of the town.
The river Kalinadi, flows through the town into the Arabian sea. Motor launches are available for boating up the river Kali.
The Kurmagad Island nearby has an old fort and a Narasimha shrine.
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