Karwar is a beautiful coastal down about 15 km south of Karnataka – Goa border. Karwar is a beautiful alternate for the usually crowded beaches of Goa, and it will not disappoint you. There are several places to visit during the day, and several beaches in the area to relax in the evenings. You can also witness River Kali joining Arabian Sea.

Beautiful Karwar

Rabindranath Tagore Beach

Rabindranath Tagore Beach is the one of the famous beaches (and more commercialized than the other beaches) in Karwar. The beach is quite calm and is good for getting into water and swimming. Towards the evening, a lot of food stalls open up at the beach, providing variety of street food options to the visitors.

Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Karwar


Entrance to Rabindranath Tagore Beach


Beautiful sunset at Karwar


Fisherman at work at Rabindranath Tagore Beach


Warship Museum

The Indian Navy operates a naval base at Karwar. Indian Navy has built a warship museum next to Rabindranath Tagore Beach, which introduces the life of Indian Navy to the visitors.

Warship Museum


Inside Warship


On top of warship


Inside Warship



Sadashivagad Fort

Sadashivagad Fort is ancient hill fort situated at Karwar, right after the River Kali Bridge. The ruins of the fort that was built in 17th century can be seen today. The fort also offers amazing view of Karwar, River Kali and the beachline. The sunset from this fort is really beautiful. Historically, this fort was taken over by many including Portuguese, Marathas and the British.

View from Sadashivagad Fort


Tree Art


Bridge over River Kali




Entrance to Sadashivagad Fort (Looks like a haunted place?)


Sadashivagad Fort on the 200 foot hillock

Devbagh Beach

Devbagh beach is a secluded beach which is about 3 km away from Karwar. You can witness River Kali joining Arabian Sea from this beach. You will fall in love with nature at this beautiful beach with golden sands, and clear blue water of Arabian Sea washing the shores. You can also spot several Dolphins from the beach.

Devbagh Beach


Fishermen at work, Devbagh Beach

Kurumgad Island

Kurumgad Island is a tortoise shaped island in the Arabia Sea and is adjacent to Devbagh. The island has a small shrine on a hill dedicated to Narasimha. One of the wonders and specialties of this island is a small pond of sweet water despite being located in the middle of Arabian Sea. You can reach Kurumgad island by taking a ferry/boat from Sadashivagad/Devbagh.

Kurumgad Island


Route to temple



Kurumgad Beach



Small trek to temple


Narasimha Temple


Kadra Dam

Kadra Dam is built across River Kali primarily for supply of water to power the turbines of power station, and is located on the route to Dandeli.




Where to stay?

  • Karwar
  • Gokarna
  • Goa

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Gokarna 60
Panjim, Goa 100
Dharwad 160
Mangalore 275
Bangalore / Pune 525

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