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Tourism Locations in KARWAR Taluka

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TagorBeach  Karwar : Founded in 1863 by the British, Karwar is the district headquarters of Uttara Kannada district. Named after the village of Kadwad. Karwar has one of the finest facilities for all weather port with a row of islands like Anjadiv, Koormagada, Devgada, etc. protecting it from storm. It also boasts of some of the finest beaches in Karnataka.

In Karwar city one can see places like Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Dancing Musical Fountain, Acquarium, Planitorium, Jai Santhoshi Matha Temple, The Harbour, Ramkrishna Ashrama, Ganesha Temple at Ammadalli, Warship Museum.
Koorma Gada Island Koorma Gada : KoormaGada island is 4Kms away from Karwar. This tortoise shaped island which is 6Km from Baithkol in Karwar harbour, offers a beautiful panoramic view of the sea.
  Sadashiva Gada : About 5Kms from Karwar, Sadashivgad is on the Northern bank of the river Kali. The hill fort here was built in 1698 A.D, on a granite hill on the bank of the river Kali, by Sonda Sadashiva Nayaka (1675-1718 A.D) and that brought the name Sadashivgad to the southern part of Chitakula. The newely-build bridge across the river Kali, which connects the place with Karwar, passess from beside the hill on which the port is located.

Places to see nearby ::  Shivaji Fort, Goddess Durga Devi Temple, Peer-Sha-Darga.
Kadra Dam Kadra Dam :  Right at the foot of Western Ghats, Kadra is little of gem nature’s beauty. It became famous due to the dam across Kali river and its powerhouse. A beautiful park with fountains, cascades, caves, colourful trees and plants, rose garden, and a unique vedic garden depicting sun signs, planets, rain stars is coming up. Water sports is also being planned in the reservoir.
Mahamayi temple near Kadra is an ancient and very popular temple, which is visited by people from afar. The temple is situated in side the forest and has blissful atmosphere.

Nearby places to visit: Anashi sanctuary(10Kms), Ulavi (36 Kms), Kadra falls (5 kms on the SH).

Connectivity: 33 Kms from Karwar (Road NH) 168 Kms from Hubli (Road NH).
Tilmati Beach Tilmati Beach : Tilmati is still a beautiful place to visit and have a nice picnic or night stay in tent over the rocks or nearby hill. The sand colour is black and very fine size. The sea dumps the fine black sand brought by river kali to this place and hence, the colour of beach sand is black. Very unique indeed. You can do fishing in this part by sitting over the rocks.
  Devbagh Beach :  Devbag is an island located in north of Karnataka. Just 2 hours drive from Madgoan, Goa. It is accessible from Karwar which lies on a thin strip of tropical sand that is bound by the Western Ghats on it's eastern side and embraced by the Arabian Sea on the west. It is famous for its diving and snorkeling facilities.

By Road ::  Panaji - 106Kms, Bengaluru - 570 Kms
By Train  ::  Bengaluru CY Jn. (SBC) -  857 Kms
By Air     ::  Goa Airport and proceed to Karwar by Road.