One Day Gokarna Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab

Karwar Gokarna Entry Fee

  • No Entry Fee

Karwar Gokarna Phone


Rating: | 4/5 stars
Based on total 35 reviews

Karwar Gokarna Address: Karwar, Karnataka, 581301, India

Gokarna Tour Packages

Book Online Gokarna Packages Now

Karwar Gokarna Timings

Day Timing
Monday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Wedesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Links: | Map

Soaked deep in history, Karwar is a port city near Gokarna known. The town had been a part of the Maratha empire and Portuguese colony until the British took over control. It was built as a township during their rule.

Today, Karwar is a hub for water sports. It’s known for its picturesque beaches, dotted with diving and snorkelling centres. After visiting the top places in Gokarna, you can visit this beautiful destination, away from the crowds.

Rabindranath Tagore Beach is among the most popular beaches here. A few other famous beaches in Karwar are Devbagh Beach and Tilmati Beach. You can either enjoy the games or take a leisurely stroll on those pristine stretches of sand.

Karwar Harbour, Kurumgad Island and Warship Museum are other places to visit in Karwar. You can also enjoy other activities like dolphin spotting, bird watching and boat cruises.

In addition to its natural beauty and historical landmarks, Karwar has lip-smacking seafood. You can sample plenty of fresh seafood dishes prepared using traditional methods.

Where is Karwar in Karnataka?

Karwar is a beautiful port town in the Uttara Kannada district. It’s on the border of Karnataka and Goa, about 60 km from Gokarna. It has lush hills, exquisite sea views and a culture with the influence of both Kannada and Marathi populations.

Things to do in Karwar

1. Exploring the beaches of Karwar – Karwar has several beautiful and tranquil beaches like Devbagh Beach, Tagore Beach and Tilmati Beach. These are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. You can also spend your evenings on the beach looking at the beautiful sunset. The breeze makes it all pleasant.

2. Travelling to islands nearby – Kurumgad Island is a popular island off the coast of Karwar. It’s known for its beautiful beaches and water sports. Lush green palm trees line its shore, thus enhancing its beauty. Oyster Rock Lighthouse is another popular Karwar island. Apart from those, you can take a boat ride on the Kali River and drive by the small islands.

3. Enjoying water sports – Karwar offers a variety of water sports and adventure activities. Scuba diving and snorkelling are especially popular. Jet skiing, kayaking and paragliding are other activities you can enjoy. And while you’re in Karwar, you can also go dolphin spotting from Kurumgad Island.

4. Visiting Sadashivgad Fort – Sadashivgad Fort is one of the famous places in Karwar. It’s a historical fort on a hillock overlooking the Kali River. And The top of the hill offers stunning views of the surrounding area. You can even get a picturesque view of the Kali River entering the Arabian Sea. A temple of goddess Durga is also on the hillock.

5. Check out other Karwar visiting places – Some of the top visiting places in Karwar are Warship Museum, Karwar Rock Garden and Karwar Aquarium. Karwar Port is also worth the time. During your trip, you should try the local delicacies of the town, too. The traditional style fish curry is the most popular. Other seafood-inspired dishes like fish biryani are also found in many places.

Best time to visit Karwar

Winter is the best season to visit Karwar. During winter, between November and February, the temperature in Karwar is the most pleasant. It’s the most suited for Karwar sightseeing and trying the various outdoor activities available here.

Time to explore Karwar

Karwar is a small town that offers a host of activities. If you want a relaxed getaway, it’s best to have a weekend free for your visit. Many tourists, though, prefer a day tour from Gokarna to enjoy the water sports and short river cruises here.

How to reach Karwar from Gokarna?

Karwar distance from Gokarna is about 60 km. The town has a bus stand and railway station. Ankola (40 km away) is another major railway station to Karwar. The nearest international airport is in Dabolim, Goa (90 km away).

Now, here are the different ways to reach Karwar –

By bus – Local buses are available at regular intervals from Gokarna to Karwar. You can get off at the bus stand and take a taxi or auto-rickshaw to explore the places around.

By cab/taxi – A cab or taxi from Gokarna is the most comfortable medium of transport to enjoy a visit to Karwar. Whether you’re planning a one-day trip or a relaxing weekend trip, cabs suit the need. They’re available in many places around Gokarna, or you can book one from the top car rental companies in Gokarna for your visit.

Gokarna is a town that has something for everyone, and at Gokarna Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, we're here to help you experience it all. Our all-inclusive Gokarna tour packages allow you to explore the town at your own pace, from visiting beautiful beaches and temples, to trying out local cuisine and shopping at bustling markets. To get in touch with us, please fill the Contact Us form.

Location Map for Karwar Gokarna