Karwar is 520 kms west of Bangalore. Karwar has one of the most beautiful beaches in the country which is said to have inspired Tagore to pen his first drama. The drive of 160 km from Hubli takes one through hills first and valleys covered with dense tropical jungles and plenty of wildlife. The Kalindi river flows through the town into Arabian Sea. Motor launches are available for boating up to the Kali river. Karwar is also known for its fine muslin. The muslin industry was started in 1638 by Sir Willam Counten who had opened a factory here.
You can make boat trips up the spectacular Kali Nadi from the bridge three km north of town. A stroll to the bridge to witness the sunset and the spectacular shades of light in the surrounding Ghats is about as exciting as the local entertainment get.
60 kms south, is of Karwar, this coastal town has, among other things, an ancient temple with the Atmalinga. Gokarna is also a famous center for Sanskrit learning. The Om Beach and the Kutle Beach nearby, are also worth a visit.
135 kms south, is a historical township. The ancient port town has temples of Vijayangar times and many interesting Jain monuments. 16 kms away is the scenic holy place of Murdeshwar. The temple here attracts a lot of devotees and tourists. The Pigeon Island is off the Nurdeshwar coast. The beaches at Goanna, Bhatakal and Murdeshwar are undiscovered and thankfully unspoilt.
140 kms from Karwar, is a temple town mentioned in the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
140 kms away, amidst scenic surrounding, the river Souda falls into a deep valley from a height of 74 m to from the falls.
93 kms from Karwar, is a popular holiday resort. The wildlife sanctuary here abounds with a variety of rare animals. The cave with Shivalinga-like laterite formations is also well worth a visit.
A few kms from Karwar, is a scenic delight. The Bedti river plunges into a 180 m rocky valley in two leaps.
Nearest Airport - Mangalore
Karwar is connected by road to Goa, Belgaum, Hubli, Dharwar, Mangalore and Mysore.
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