Office : +91-8382-226303
Fax : +91-8382-226603
Email : dckarwar[at]gmail[dot]com
Clinging to the south western flank of the Indian Peninsula,
Uttara Kannada is a tropical paradise redolent with myths and
legends. The gift of life to this strip of land between the Arabian
Sea and the Wall of Mountains known as the Western Ghats is brought
by the monsoons.
The natural luxuriance has filled it's art forms with a lushness visible in the carvings that embellish the temples and in the gold jewellery that women wear which picks it's design from seeds, buds, flowers, snake heads and tiger claws. As also in the vibrant costumes of the Yakshagana performers which reflects the colors of nature itself.
Karwar provides a tranquil expanse to discover peace and one's inner self, the poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore himself realised that Karwar beach was (a fit place in which to realise the beauty of nature is not a mirage of imagination but reflects the joy of the infinite). This scenic coastal district has 24 beaches which lend themselves beautifully to the worshipers of the sun and sand. With more than 70% of it's area under forest cover Uttara Kannada is a colourful canvas of nature. The Sahyadri or the Western Ghats with their rich hilly forest tracts picturesque valleys, spectular designs of lofty monolithic rocks.
Karwar is well connected to prominent cities in India through rail (Konkan Railway) and road (National Highway). Ample number of buses ply from the district to various cities including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Manipal, etc.
|Related Links :|
|» Uttarakannada Tourism||» Dandeli Tiger Reserve||» Jungle Lodges|
|Taluka wise Tourist Locations|
|» Ankola||» Bhatkal|
|» Haliyal||» Honnavar|
|» Karwar||» Kumta|
|» Siddapur||» Sirsi|
|How to reach|
• NH-17 which connects Edappally near
Kochi and Panvel near Mumbai, which Start in the north of
the district at Majali village & ends at Bhatkal.
• NH-206 which connects Honnavar and Tumkur connecting NH4 Pune- Bangalore highway.
• NH-63 which connects Ankola and gooty (Andra Pradesh).
• NH-4A which connects Belgaum and Goa Via Ramnagar of Supa(Joida) Taluk.
• Konkan Railway which connects Mangalore and Mumbai via Karwar
• Londa to 'Vasco Railway line which passes through Castle Rock
• Hubli Airport 160 Kms
• Belgaum Airport 160 Kms
• Goa International Airport 100 Kms
• Mangalore International airport 280 Kms
• Karwar Sea Port
|Distance to Important Locations from Karwar|
|Yana - 90 Km|
|Gokarna - 60 Km|
|Idagunji - 100 Km|
|Sirsi Marikamba Temple - 120 Km|
|Banavasi Temple - 143 Km|
|Murudeshwara - 111 Km|
|Sathoddi Falls - 128 Km|
|Magod Falls - 115 Km|
|Unchalli Falls - 131 Km|
|Ulvi Temple - 90 Km|
|For More details contact Department of Toursim|
The Assistant Director of Tourism
Regional Tourist Office
PIN - 581 301
Tele-Fax : +91-8382-221172