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Karwar is a city in Karnataka.
You can fly to Dabolim Airport (IATA: GOI) (Goa) which is 97 kms north and take a taxi or go to Margao.From Margao there are trains and buses to Karwar. Devbagh resort is just 2 ½ hours from there.
Nearest airports: 1. Goa Airport - Dabolim, Vasco , Goa - 97km 2. Belgaum Domestic Airport - Belgaum,Karnataka- 145km 3. Hubli Domestic Airport - Hubli, Karnataka - 185 km 4. Bangalore International Airport - Bangalore ,Karnataka -535 km 5. Pune Airport - Pune,Maharastra- 655 km 6. Mumbai Airport -Mumbai - 895 km
Karwar is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Cochin and other important places through the Konkan Railway. Most trains stop at Karwar; else one has to alight at Madgaon (Station code : MAO) (Goa) and reach Karwar by road.The journey between Mangalore & Karwar takes not more than 4 hours. Visitors from Chennai can enter via Mangalore. For details, kindly enquire with the Railway authorities. Travelers from Bangalore and Hyderabad should get off at Hubli and proceed by road to Karwar.
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Overnight deluxe bus services are available from Bangalore. Buses also ply between Madgaon and Karwar at regular intervals. There are local buses to Gokarna as well, so you can connect easily if going from Goa to Gokarna or back (but you may have to ask people where is the right bus, as, unlike in Goa, signs on the local buses are generally only in the local language, Kannada). The road between Hubli & Karwar, is one of the best in Karnataka and passes through thick jungle.
Distances to Karwar- 1. Madgaon - 76 km - 2 Hrs 2. Panjim - 108 km- 3 Hrs 3. Vasco-da-gama - 95 Km- 3 and half Hrs 4. Hubli - 170- 4 and half Hrs 5. Mangalore - 288km - 6 Hrs 6. Bangalore- 520km- 12 Hrs 7. Mumbai- 855km- 16 Hrs 8. Shimoga - 235 km - 4 and half Hrs 9. Bhatkal - 115km- 3 Hrs
Auto rickshaw, or car. You can also rent a boat to visit some of the islands. Thats Great being in karwar. For the environment-friendly, Bicycles are also available on Rent basis. Bicycles in the standard non-geared, and now MTBs are also available with [Roshan Gonsalves, Karwar]http://www.cycloadventure.in/contact-us
Beaches, Islands and mangrove up on the Kali river
Beautiful beaches, snorkling, banana boating
Sea Food and some local restaurants, "Gadbad" Icecream.
Some of the famous local restaurants include:
Pooornima Restaurant, Main Road, Karwar. (Veg - Moderate expense) Premier Hotel, Green Street , Karwar. (Non-Veg - Expensive) Amruth Bar & Restaurant, Main Road Karwar. (Non-Veg - Moderate) Parvati Fish Land (Non-Veg - Moderate - Fish/Sea Food) Shweta Lunch Home (Non-Veg - Moderate - Fish/Sea Food)
Tender coconut, Soda Sharbath at local cold drinks shop
Devbagh beach resort.  Somewhat pricey but the beach is quite brilliant as is the nature walk they provide around the resort, through Mangrove forests among other things. Don't miss the Quicksand!
Blogs on Karwar
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