Saturday, October 27, 2007

THE GREAT OUTDOORS - An Island Resort, Karwar

This Island is a secluded retreat with untouched natural splendour, a remote haven located 4 kms into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karwar, Karnataka, India. A 20 minute motorboat ride takes you to this island hideaway where you can enjoy the wealth of God's bounty.

Rejuvenate your soul amidst the eco-friendly rustic ambience. Enjoy living in tents and bamboo cottages beneath a moonlit sky. Experience breathtaking seascapes & dazzling sunsets. Indulge in adventure with nature walks, swimming, fishing, bonfires and barbecues, dolphin spotting, boat rides, aqua sports, rock climbing and much more. Discover historic ruins of an ancient fort reflecting the glorious past of this island.

Cozy Canopy: Natural thicket formed by the roots of trees and shrubs. A cool and shady area to relax, unaffected by the sun’s heat at any time of the day.

Mystery Creek: A crack in the rocks formed by an earthquake several million years ago. It is believed that Lord Narasimha made his way through this long creek leading to a cave near the temple, which is how the temple was named. This is a good place to spot otters, locally called “ Neer Nai”.

Narasimha Temple: A temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha built several years ago on the top of the island. Devotees visit this temple shrine for an annual yatra in January.
Karwar Kurumgad 2007

Abandoned Tower: Built years ago with the idea of utilizing it as a lighthouse. Another neighbouring island (Devgad Island) deeper into the sea was found more suitable and hence this tower was abandoned. The suitability of this tower to hoist a windmill and generate adequate power for the island’s needs is being considered.

Fort walls & Canons: Many kings of different dynasties, including those of the Vijayanagar Empire, Bijapur and Sonda kings, have ruled this island. In AD 1705, Basalinga Nayak of Sonda fought a battle with the British from this island.

- Within sight of NH17 at Karwar
- 12 kms from Karwar Railway Station
- 10 kms from South Goa border
- 90 kms from Dabolim airport, Goa
- 105 kms from Panaji, Goa
- 520 kms from Bangalore
- 700 kms from Mumbai
- 270 kms from Mangalore

Tariff w.e.f: 01/09/2007 to 31/05/2008
Rs 1650 per person per night (twin sharing)
Rs 1400 per person per night (multiple sharing)
Rs 1850 per person per night (twin sharing)
Rs 1500 per person per night (multiple sharing)
Below 5 years - complimentary. (Sharing parents mattress)
5 to 12 years - 50% of adult tariff.


PEAK SEASON: 20/12/2007 to 05/01/2008
Peak season rates apply

Accommodation, all meals and taxes.
Free drop and pickup from office to jetty and back.
Boat ride to and from Island (4 Kms each way - Approx.25 mins)
Complimentary Barbecue / Bonfire
Guided tour around island
Swimming at private beach
Nature walks & Treks
Dolphin spotting
Beach volleyball / Ball badminton, Indoor board games
Children’s play park

Contact : -
Adjacent to Marine Engineers Office,
NH 17, Bauttakatta,
Karwar Office Tel No: +91-8382-655574

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