"The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize that beauty of nature is not a mirage of imagination, but reflects the joy of the infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves into it." These are the words by Rabindranath Tagore about the wonderful Karwar Beach. It is one of the most popular beaches in Karnataka. The view of the breathtaking waves rushing to hug the sun-kissed sand is a sight to behold. Tourists from across the globe come here for holidays. Karwar beach and its surroundings are dotted with stunning islands. Devbagh island is one of the islands? where you can enjoy interesting water sports such as diving and snorkeling. Devbagh island is like a paradise with an endless stretch of sand, innumerable casuarina trees and azure waters of the Arabian Sea.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Sadashivgad Hill Fort
Built on a 200 ft high hilltop, it lies along the banks of Kali River. The fort has witnessed the rule of different dynasties, including Marathas, Portuguese and British. It is a home to Durga Temple.
From atop the fort, you can have an aerial view of the village. Presently the fort is in ruins as most part of the structure was destroyed in 1783.
Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat
This is a famous Dargah of Peer Shan Shamsuddin Kharobat who was a Baghdadi Saint. It is a holy place for tourists. Many devotees visit the site hoping that their wishes would come true.
This is an extremely beautiful place. With ruin of ancient fort and a shrine, the place offers serene settings. Due to its beauty, it grabs the attention of many tourists. Tourists can reach the place by a launch.
This old temple in the city has its own charm, which makes it a must visit destination for tourists.
Worshipping of an ant-hill is an interesting feature of the temple.
Other Places to See
The unique Octagonal Church is another place to visit. Venkatrama Temple with ochre paintings, is another wonderful place to visit. Devbagh near Karwar is the most charming of the five islands along the Karwar beach.
This site is an ideal place for those tourists who wish to enjoy picnic at serene ambiance.
The beach-lovers can also indulge in swimming, sun bathing, fishing and water sports activities at the beach.
Beach Resorts and Hotels are the popular accommodation options near the beach. Tourists get the opportunity to choose from a variety of hotels, depending on their budget.
How to Reach
By Air: Goa serves as the nearest airport to reach the place. Belgaum and Mangalore are the entry points.
By Rail: Hubli is the nearest rail head from Karwar.
By Road: The place can be accessed by several important like Belgaum, Bangalore and Goa.