KarwarKarwar | Karnataka | India
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 […]
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. Attraction of Kawar
At around 4 km away from Karwar town, lies the majestic island which comes in a shape of a turtle. The vibrance of the Kurumgad beach or the aura of the Narasimha temple makes up the memorable attractions in this Island. The beach is also the home of a multitude of sea creatures like turtles, otters and dolphins which can be spotted in their natural habitat.
With the awe-inspiring view of the sea at its disposal, Majali Beach excels in staying one of the most sought-after places in Karwar. Located at around 12 kms away from Karwar Railway Station, Majali beach also lets you indulge in water sports which takes place at a lake near it. And yes, there’s rowing, fishing and kayaking to enthrall your senses.
The magnanimity of Goddess Durga attracts devotees from all around the world to the famous temple located at Sadashivgad Fort. A major attraction in Karwar, this one is built at a height of 200 metres above sea level. Founded in 1968 by Raja Sonde, the peak of the fort boasts a splendorous panoramic view of the town of Karwar with the Kali river in all its glory.
The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, preserves the Nagnath Temple of Karwar which is a dedicated abode of Lord Shiva, the creator of the universe. A massive anthill is worshipped by thousands of devotees, which shows the prominence of this historical site of Karwar.
Rabindranath Tagore Beach
Located in Karwar, this beautiful stretch of sand makes for the enthralling beach of Karwar, one that is frequently adorned by tourists all over the world. The main spotlight however lies on the Tagore festival, also known as the Karvali Utsav. With the presentation of exotic local and goan cuisines, this festival also spawns several arts and handicrafts stall for you to take a memento back home.