Tourism in Karwar

Fast Facts

Area 10291 sq km
Best time to visit December - May
Languages Kannada and English

The administrative headquarters of North Kanara District in Karnataka, Karwar is one of the isolated beaches situated on the 320 km long coastline in the state. Marked by calm waves, palm-laced beaches, golden sand, scenic coves, Karwar is renowned for its excellent muslin.


The port town of Karwar, situated 519 km northwest of Bangalore, lies on the banks of the Kalinadi River on a thin strip of tropical sand that is bound by the Western Ghats on its east and surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west.


Way back in 1862, Karwar was made district headquarters by the British. In ancient times, Karwar was a sea trade site visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British.

Tourist Attractions

Make your Tour to Karwar memorable by visiting these famous tourist places near Karwar :

Places around Karwar

Explore the land of Karwar, visiting the places around it, while on a Tour to Karwar :

Fairs And Festivals

How To Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is at Dabolim (Goa), 90 km away.

By Rail : The closest railway station is located at Shirwad (6 km), on the Konkan Railway route.

By Road: Karwar is well-connected by a network of roads to South Goa border (10 km), Panaji (105 km), Mumbai (650 km) and Bangalore.

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