(Last Updated on : 05-02-2009)
Karwar is the headquarters of the Uttara Kannada district of the Indian state Karnataka. It can be reached after a thrilling journey through 160 km long road through the scenic sylvan settings from Hubli. Wild animals inhabit the region in abundance. This area is characterised by beautiful hills and valleys.
Karwar is situated on the shores of Arabian Sea. There is also an enchanting beach with the fir tree groves providing a cool canopy. The beautiful waters are intermittently scattered upon with docile islets, known as the Oyster Rocks. It is about 11 km from the city of Karwar. A lighthouse can also be seen here. A large number of domestic and foreign ships can be seen here.
There is a ravishing river Kali in Karwar, which adds to the charms of the valley. The ruins of Shivaji's fort known as Sadashivagarh can be seen on a bridge across this river. The launches are conducted on the river to make the visit all the more memorable. The important monuments here include the Durga temple at Sadashivagarh and the Dargah of Peer Kamruddin. There is also a modern Caustic Soda Factory at Binaga.