Karwar is a city located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This city is truly a wholesome travel destination. It is surrounded by various natural beauties. In North it is bounded by the Kali River, in the East, it is bounded by Sahyadri evergreen forest and in the West, it is bounded by the Arabian Sea. This enchanting location attracts thousands of tourists each year.
The town was established under the rule of the Sultan of Bijapur in the Medieval period. He established the city to protect the kingdom of Bijapur from any attack from the North. Karwar also served as a refuge to the Portuguese who were fleeing from Goa to attain peaceful habitation.
During the later medieval period, the town came into contact with the East India Company. In 1638, the English Trading Courteen Association produced commodities like muslin, black pepper, and cardamom in Karwar. In 1649 the Courteen Association was merged with the East India Company by the Britishers.
In the 18th century when it was under the Maratha Empire, it was attacked by the Britishers repeatedly. Finally, after the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the town came under complete control of Britain. Furthermore, Karwar assisted in the Second World War as well. It was decided that Karwar will be the Indian Navy training site. Apart from this rich history, tourists can also enjoy the various monuments and natural attractions. Some of these are Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Kali River Garden, Rock Garden, Binaga and various other Karwar beaches, Kurumgad Island, Oyster Rock lighthouse, and Sadashivgad Fort.
As you travel and sightsee such elegant historical and natural beauties, you can also indulge in the mouth watering delicacies of Karwar. The city is famous for its seafood including, crab masala, fish curry, cashews, coconut, and rice. The famous dishes are prepared especially from seashells. A few examples of such dishes are Tisre Sukke and Kalva Sukke.
The people of Karwar celebrate festivals like Sao Joao, Anjedweep and Karavali Utsav. If your travel coincides with these festivals you can witness the local culture and joy these festivals bring to the people of the town.
OYO Hotels Experience in Karwar
OYO hotels in Karwar offer you some of the best deals on hotels so that you can enjoy comfortable stays at affordable prices. The properties are well furnished and offer great amenities, including hot and cold water throughout the day, AC, 32-inch LED/LCD TVs with DTH, power sockets, in-house restaurants providing complimentary breakfasts, 24-hour room services, and high-speed internet. All this along with their customer-friendly staff can make anyone’s stay cherishable.
You can find OYO hotels around the majority of hotspots in the city, including the ones in close proximity to famous attractions and convenient locations such as railway stations, bus stand, and the main market area. All the hotels also have restaurants nearby that serve delicious food- ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience for you.
There's also a filter for OYO Wizard member properties that gets you additional discounts while booking your travel. The OYO website and app also provide you with an option where you can filter and sort for hotels that welcome couples and guests with a local identification card for a hassle-free check-in experience.
The prices of OYO hotels vary as per the demand, and hence it is best advisable to make a booking in advance to avail the best deals. Download the OYO mobile app for more exciting app-only offers.
With a pleasant ambiance, cozy rooms, and delightful moments, you wouldn’t want the vacation to end.