A land of converging landscapes, Karwar lies on a thin strip of tropical sand that is bound by the Western Ghats on its eastern side and embraced by the Arabian Sea on the west. On entering Karwar, one immediately comes face to face with the sea dotted with several small islands on the horizon. Distinct amongst them, about 3 km away, is Devbagh - the start of your love affair with coastal Karnataka. A boat ride takes you to the pristine stretch of white sand, kissed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. By Air-?The closest airport is Dabolim Airport (Goa), from which you can take a taxi. Devbagh is just about 2 ½ hours away.?By Train-?Karwar is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Cochin and other important places through the Konkan Railway. Express trains do not stop at Karwar; so one has to alight at Madgaon (Goa) or at Ankola and then reach Karwar by road. However, there are quite a few slower trains that stop at Karwar. ?The journey between Mangalore & Karwar takes not more than 4 hours. Visitors from Chennai can enter via Mangalore. Log onto irctc.com for more information.?Travellers from Bangalore and Hyderabad should get off at Hubli and proceed by road to Karwar. The road between Hubli & Karwar, is one of the best in Karnataka and passes through thick jungles.?By Bus-?Overnight deluxe bus services are available from Bangalore. Buses also ply between Madgaon and Karwar at regular intervals.
"Thank you! we had an excellent day trip at bannergatta. all your staff and officials are extremely professional, helpful and courteous. Keep up the good work! your efforts in wildlife conservation are truly commandable and praiseworthy! We will surely come again to stay overnight."14-01-2013
Rahul Dravid, Bangalore