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District Head Quarters
Average Rainfall
2877 mm
Kali, Ganagavali, Aghanashini and Shara Sharavati
10291 sqkm
135 lakh (2001 Census)
Population Density
189 per sqkm
Literacy Literacy Rate
7272 7% (2001 Census)
11 - Ankola, Bhatkal, Haliyal, Honnavar, Karwar, Kumta, Mundgod, Siddapur
37° C (Max.) 16° C (Min.)
320 kms of Coastal Beaches
Most Famous Beach
Karwar Beach
Beach Activities
Water Sports, Picnicking
Best Time to Visit
All Round the Year (Especially September to April)
Major Attractions
Sadashivgad Hill fort with a Durga temple, the unique Octagonal Church, and the 300 year old Venkataramana Temple, and Water sports, Kurumgad Island, Karwar Beach ,Devbagh, Majali beach, Guddahalli Peak, Tilmatti beach, Binaga beach, Kodasall
How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is at Goa, though entry points are also at Belgaum and Mangalore.

By Rail: Hubli is the nearest rail junction.

By Road: Karwar is well connected by road from various cities in Karnataka and Goa. Road distance of nearby cities: Bangalore- 520 kms, Belgaum- 167 kms, Mangalore- 273 kms, Panjim (Goa) - 100 kms.
You can also take Kadamba State Transport Corporation Bus to Karwar from Madgaon Bus stand. The Karwar Beach is located about 1.5 kms from the Karwar Bus Stand.

100 kms from Goa
Karwar Port, is one of the main ports of Karnataka
Total length: 355 meters
Capacity: 75,000 Mtons of Liquid Cargo storage
& 30,000 Mtons of Warehouse
Cargo: All commodities including
Petroleum Products
The Government of Karnataka has
a proposal to develop Karwar port on
Public Private Partnership (PPP)
basis for 6 additional berths
Uttara Kannada is situated in the western coast of Karnataka.
Spread across 11 talukas -Ankola, Bhatkal, Haliyal, Honnavar, Karwar, Kumta, Mundgod, Siddapur,
Sirsi, Supa and Yallapur.
The district has one of the six atomic power stations in India located at Kaiga which generates 2,231
GW-h of power annually.
Project Seabird – Greenfield Naval Base is located near Karwar in the district.
About Karwar
Karwar is the administrative headquarters of an eponymous taluk and of Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the chief town of the North Kanara district in British India.
It is a seaside town situated on the banks of the Kali river which is on the west coast of the Indian peninsula. The town lies about 15 kilometres south of the Karnataka–Goa border and 519 km north-west of Bangalore. The town gave its name to Carwar/Karwar Street in Ballard Estate, Fort, South Mumbai near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
About Devbagh
Undiscovered gems of nature, Devbagh beach city is an ideal destination for tourists looking for seclusion and tranquility. Picturesque Devbagh, cutoff from mainland, is a perfect romantic gateway offering complete privacy and solitude for the present day tourists who look for eco-friendly, calm and neat destinations.

Devbagh is accessible from Karwar in north Karnataka and is known as a land of converging landscapes. There are five islands off the coast of Karwar. The most beautiful one, the enchanting Devbagh Island, attracts a lot. The name "Devbagh" derived out from the visions of a realm inhabited by celestial beings, really a land of ‘Dev’ stands for celestial beings. Nobel Laureate, Great poet of India, Rabindranath Tagore, taken aback by the solitude offered by the island, had written

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.

One cannot resist the soothing sensation offered by the nature as a Gods gift available plenty in Devbagh.

What Devbagh offers to the tourists? The beauty of the nature, sparkling azure waters and the ivory beach, exciting water sports are some of the wonderful offers from Devbagh. Totally secluded, literally marooned, castaway from the cares of the world.

One can dive deep into the seas and explore the exotic ocean life and a rare opportunity to experience first hand life of the marine communities, an experience one can't forget.

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