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About Honnavar

Honnavar is a small port town situated on the bank of river Sharavathi. It was a famous town of ancient Karnataka and maintained trade contract with western and Asian countries. Honnavar is one of the five coastal taluks in the district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, known for its beautiful landscapes and rich history. It is surrounded by beautiful places like Idagunji, Apsarakonda, Chathurmukha Basadi, Eco Beach, Kandla vana and many more.


A holy place situated on the right bank of Sharavati River. Lord Ganapati blesses here. The black stone deity of Lord Ganapati is very special in its look and style.


It has a beautiful natural pond facing the sea and a small, attractive waterfall. People say that Angels used to come from heaven and take bath in that pond. That’s why the name Apsarakonda and you really feel a divine beauty here. The hill and beach offer a beautiful view of the sunset. Even there is a Pandava cave that is of historical significance. According to mythology, the Pandavas stayed here during their vanavasa.


Eco Beach

This eco- friendly beach at Kasarkod, well developed as huge park by the forest department. It is one of the blue- flag rated beaches in India.

Kandla Vana

Sharavati Kandla Mangrove boardwalk is probably Honnavara’s most popular attraction. It takes visitors through a well paved walkway in the middle of mangrove forest and into Sharavati river.

Bangarakusuma Falls

Passing amidst hilltops at Gerusoppa, this waterfall offers a spectacular view. It’s a place where you can witness the golden falls during the monsoon season. There is a Bangaramakki Veeranjaneya Temple about 9 km away from this waterfall.

Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple

Karikaanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari is a Hindu goddess temple, located near the town of Honnavar, renovated by Shreedhar Swami. Garbhagudi is carved out of a single rock. It is located in the very dense forest.

Sharavathi River

Sharavati River is one of the main attractions of Honnavar. The river joins the Arabian Sea at Honnavar. While joining the sea, the river has created some islands.

Higunda Island

Higund is a beautiful island in River Sharavati just before it joins the Arabian Sea. The sunset view from this island is a lifetime experience.

Chaturmukha Basadi

Architectural Marvel of the Chaturmukha Basadi, situated at Gerusoppa. One of the architural wonders hidden in midst of Western Ghats.