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Karwar

The coastal city of karwar was the next stopover on our coastal tour.  Being in the city for the first time I wasnt quite sure what places of interest the city provided. Luckily there are destinations and distances given which allow people to visit their choice of destinations.

It was mid afternoon by the time we went to karwar and the hot sun forced us to look for a hotel on the highway. We happened to see hotel bhadra and since it was affordable we decided to take the rooms there. This turned to be a big mistake as the rooms had absolutely zero maintainence. The beds were creaky and the rooms were horrible.

A short nap and it was time to explore karwar. The first stop was the war museum located just a km from the city. The museum shows the indian navy‘s might and one gets to explore the inside of navy ship as the museum is housed in the huge model of a navy ship

War Museum

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Once u enter the museum you’ll first be shown a short movie about the indian navy highlighting its capabilities and its various strengths. Once the movie is done you are free to roam the ship and see the various parts of the navy cruiser. We spent sometime clicking photos and roaming the entire ship before exiting.

The next place we visited was the sadashivagad fort. The fort was built by shivaji in the late 17th century, however it is now in ruins.

Entrance to sadashivgad fort

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There is a resort and temple near the fort and one can see the kali river and the kali bridge from the top. After trying various techniques we headed back to the beach for a sunset photoshoot as there was nothing else to do at the fort. When coming back we inquired about the possibility of a boat ride to kurumgud island which is located 12 kms from karwar. We were told the cost bout 1000 per head which was too steep hence decided to put the boat ride on hold.

View of kali river and bridge

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Sunset at Karwar Beach

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A visit to the local exhibition and we heaed to the hotel.

To people who are visiting karwar do not stay in hotel bhadra which is on the highway. There are other good hotels within the city limits. There is absolutely zero maintenance and the rooms and toilets are equally horrible for which we paid the price.

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Name: Subbu Interests : Trekking,travelling Hobbies: Photography

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