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"The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realise 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."
Rabindranath Tagore,1916

519 kms north-west of Bangalore & hardly 10KMS from Goa boundary is Karwar, also popularly called as "The Kashmir Of Karnataka". The district headquarters of Uttara Kannada, this is an ideal place to relax. Karwar has sacred pilgrim centers, historical towns and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is said to have inspired Tagore to pen his first drama. The Devbagh Beach, is a must for beach lovers.
Karwar lies on a thin strip of tropical sand that is bound by the Western Ghats on its eastern side and embraced by the Arabian Sea on the west. On entering Karwar, one immediately comes face to face with the sea dotted with several small islands on the horizon.It is also famous for it's natural ports, Unique Temples, Navigator communities, Oldest fort. It also had the presence of East India Company & the kadwad-Sunkeri bridge of that era still exists.People live in harmony & unity with zero crime rate & obviously a cool place.
North Kanara GSB community comes from Karwar and villages around it. It was once the dominant community here. The Hindu High School founded by Nuna master and others was a school of excellence in education. But, by the turn of 20 th century, the Community is now almost extinct in Karwar, having migrated mostly to Mumbai.

Recent city comments:

  • ANAND V. ASNOTIKAR( MLA), shweta savant (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    Anand Asnotikar we want you back in Karwar as ministry again. We are just waiting for your step to join to save Karwar and ankola constituency
  • ANAND V. ASNOTIKAR( MLA), Sahil Desai (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    True Sir/Madam. What afford he has made to Karwar. No other person as MLA can do for people of Karwar
  • ANAND V. ASNOTIKAR( MLA), well wisher of Karwar (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    He is most positive attitude personnality who developed Karwar and made Karwar as developed town. His mother has good moral who made his son to serve Karwar for development
  • Karwar, Nagesh Lingu Talekar (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    My native place on the bank of kali nadi.
  • ANAND V. ASNOTIKAR( MLA), Well wisher of the women of Karw (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    Definitely womenizer..... Bingo!!!! On the target. He is a Ravan in disguise. Wish his mother could have given him little moral values.
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