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Below are the various Tourist spots of the district. You can navigate to each toursit spot details from here.

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.


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Taluka wise Tourist Locations
 » Ankola  » Bhatkal
 » Haliyal  » Honnavar
 » Karwar  » Kumta
 »Supa(Joida)  » Mundgod
 » Siddapur  » Sirsi
 » Yellapur

How to reach
By Road • 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.
By Rail • Konkan Railway which connects Mangalore and Mumbai via Karwar
• Londa to 'Vasco Railway line which passes through Castle Rock
By Air • Hubli Airport 160 Kms
• Belgaum Airport 160 Kms
• Goa International Airport 100 Kms
• Mangalore International airport 280 Kms
By Sea • Karwar Sea Port

Distance to Important Locations from Karwar
Tourist Map 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
KTDC Karwar The Assistant Director of Tourism
Regional Tourist Office
NH-17, Karwar
Uttara Kannada
PIN - 581 301
Tele-Fax : +91-8382-221172