Uttara Kannada Tourism & Travel Guide

This is a district in Karnataka and is also known as the North Canara District. It is now a place of great importance in terms of tourism since there are a huge number of beaches and resorts apart from other historical locations over here. The district is surrounded by the belgaum Distruct and the State of Goa in the North, the Haveri and Dhadwad District in the east, the Shimoga and Udupi District to the south and the Arabian Sea to the west. Kumta and sirsi are the most important towns here. This district is also rich in history and was the seat of many rulers and ancient dynasties such as the Kadambas, Chalukyas, Honnavars, Mysore Sultans, Marathas, Portuguese and finally the British East India Company. Apart from the temples there are a number of beaches here including the kadle Beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach and other beautiful resorts and restaurants too. The Sadashivgad fort is another major tourist attraction here. Ganesh Chaturthi is the main national festival which is celebrated here and this place is also known to be the birthplace of several famous personalities.

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Top Places To Visit in Uttara Kannada 259 Spots

Out of the four pristine beaches here, the Om Beach is also named as the Gokarna Beach. The name 'Om' comes from the fact that the beach makes a perfect symbol of 'Om' here. It is a beautiful place but not fit for swimming as the slope is steep and thus the waves are a bit fierce. You can enjoy a picnic here or walk along the beach admiring the beautiful sceneries filled with greenery. There is also a hill nearby on top of which the famous Om Beach Resort is situated. From on top of this hill you can get clear panoramic views of the whole town.
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Mandovi Rive
It is a waterfall located on the Mandovani river and is one of the tallest waterfalls in India (about 310mts) and is about 60ksm from Panaji and forms the border between Karnataka and Goa and has a rich variety of flora and fauna.
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Weekend Getaways from Uttara Kannada  

Best time to visit - January,September,October,November,December
About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (formerly known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands of the Western Ghats. This charming district beckons tourists with its spice gardens, cardamom forests and a sea of coffee plantations. Travel to Coorg for the wide array of adventure activities. Raft through the white rapids of the Barapole river, trek across the grasslands of the Kopatty-Kalugundi trail or quad biking through the Chevalara falls. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, fishing at the Valnoor and Bheemeshwari fishing camps or simply wandering through coffee plantations are some of the most sought after things to do in Coorg. The 17th century Madikeri Fort where the revered Tipu Sultan once held court, and the Omkareshwar temple are among the most famous attractions of the district’s headquarters in Madikeri. While you are here, also visit Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement of south India. Go here for a pleasant evening intermittent with monastic hymns, prayer bells and a motley of Tibetan handicrafts.

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