When to Go:
November to February since sandbanks are formed in the Sea and the Sunset at Devbag beach is spectacular at this time. Also the heat subsides, giving way for chilly nights.
How to Reach:
- By Air : Goa Dabolim Airport lies at a distance of 100 kms from Karwar.
- By Road: Mumbai-Pune-Satara-Kolhapur-Belgaum-Hubballi-Ankola-Karwar
- By Rail: All Major trains running on the Konkan Railway Route, halt at Karwar.
Where to Eat:
Karwar is the only place in India where I have eaten Bangda (Mackerel) and will keep eating here only and I love it to the core, since Mackerel catch is fresh from the sea at Karwar. You are in for a gastronomic delight – Belunji, Iswan, Bangda, Pomfret, Prawns, Tisrya – You name it and you get it FRESH.
1. Swetha Lunch Home – Authentic Seafood Restaurant with Karwari Delicacies. Just love the food here. Simple Eatery but amazing taste.
2. Parvati Lunch Home – This is another lunch home I love in Karwar. Almost similar in quality to Swetha Lunch Home.
3. Amrut Restaurant – It is a restaurant with a good ambiance and decent food. Go here for the relatively better ambiance.
Where to Stay:
1. Jungle Lodges – Devbag Beach Resort
2. Leisure Vacations Tarang – Devbag Beach
3. Aditi Comforts (Serviced Apartments)
4.Leisure Vacations Westend (In the town)
5. Emerald Bay – A Sterling Resort
As I write this blog, I vividly remember all my memories attached to the place. The sleepless nights spent at the beach, the beach hopping days and the food hogging spree – I fondly remember it all. Karwar hasn’t fallen prey to the circle of tourism yet and I wish it remains the same for years to come. So that a simple person like me who loves seclusion and the serenity of the beaches, can go there as much as I want without being disturbed by anyone else. But HELLO, it is OK if any of you join me on my travels. I will be utterly delighted :-)