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About Karwar - Karnataka Tourism

Karwar is an beautiful unexplored beach tourism destination surrounded by Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. The picturesque town with hills and valleys covered with dense tropical jungle, complemented by glorious weather is a heaven for travellers. The town of Karwar is situated 12 kms south of Goa-Karnataka border on the bank of river Kali. Karwar and Gokarna (38 kms from Karwar), are slowly giving strong competition to Goa with their pristine white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and developing tourism infrastructure. 

The main beaches of Karwar are the main beach and Binaga beach, located in Binaga town about 3 km from Karwar. One of the main tourist attraction of Karwar is the Sadashivgad Fort that is located on top of a hill next to River Kali. Another must visit attraction for travellers is the Warship museum which a  decommissioned ship that has been converted into a navy musem. There are also some religious places worth a visit here including Narasimha temple, Durga temple, Shri Ayyappa temple, and Dargah of Pir Shamsuddin Kharobat. The confluence point of River Kali with the Arabian sea is also a picturesque tourist spot in city. 

The tranquil ambience of the place had inspired the famed poet, Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play here. There is a yearly festival known as 'Karavali Festival' held on the Tagore beach in Karwar which is visited by tourists from Karnataka and neighboring Goa state. The city also provides options of water sports activities for tourists. 

Karwar is also an important Naval base for the Indian navy. Multiple beaches of Karwar including Casurina beach and Arga beach are out of bound of general public.

Karwar History - Karwar Tourism

Karwar was once an important trade centre and is still known for its fine muslin. During the 18th century, this city was a part of the Maratha Empire and became a British territory after the defeat of the Marathas in the third Anglo-Maratha War. Karwar was also a settlement of the Portuguese.

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