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Rated 4.0 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Beach, Temples
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (25 to 35°C), Winter (20 to 27°C)


Honnavara is a port town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state. Honnavar town forms an estuary with Arabian Sea to the west and river Sharavathi to the south. 

Honnavara tourist attractions

Idagunji Temple

Receiving more than 1 million devotees every year, the Vinayaka temple is famous. It is the main tourist attraction of Idagunji in Honnavar Taluk. 

Kasarkod Beach ( Echo Beach) 

Kasarkod beach is one of the main tourist attractions of Honnavar. This beautiful beach is located just 2 km from Honnavar in Kasagod village. This is an ideal sunset spot. Childerns Play area, Resting spots, walking track, snack stalls are added extra attractions. 


Ramatirtha is a holy place on the Honnavar-Chandavar road about 3 km away from Honnavara. Legend says that Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana took a holy dip in the tank during their exile.This water tank which is 50 steps below the ground level. The water from a height falls into the tank from two points called Ramathirtha and Laxmanthirtha. 

Colonel Hill

This 30-meter tall column set up in 1845 on the top of a hillock is in honor of Col who died while commanding the Mysore division. This structure is located by the side of N-H 17. 


The place is near the confluence of the Sharavathi river and the Arabian Sea. A small trek from the entrance will lead to a small water fall and a pool. Legend says that the Heavenly ladies ( Apsaras) used to come here to take bath. There is a small temple and a branch of Ramachandra mutt. There are several caves nearby called the "Pandava caves". The view of the sea, river, coconut groves form a heavenly sight. 

Basavaraja Durga

This is an island fort situated in the Arabiean sea off the coast of the Honnavar . The Island has a total area of 19 hectares & Elevetion of about 50 M. By boat, it is 4 km from Honnavar and 1 km from Pavinakurve. 

Honnavar Light house

Honnavar Light House is located near by 0.2km from Honnavar. 

Sri Karikannamma Temple 

The temple is located on outskirts on Honavar. Travelling along the NH 17, take a right turn. The road gets narrow and the jungle makes the air around cooler. The temple is located 100 ft from the peak. The hill provides a panoramic view of the surroundings.

Things to do in Honnavara

  • Visit Idagunji temple and take blessings of Lord Ganesha.
  • Enjoy Kasarkod beach. Spend time in the beach. Sunset at this place is beautiful.
  • Visit Apsarakonda falls.
  • Visit Colonel Hill.
  • Visit the island of Basavaraja Durga.
  • Visit Karikannamma temple.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Honnavara

Nearest Bus Station

Honnavara has a bus station with good connectivity.

Nearest Railway Station

Karki is the nearest railway station close to Honnavara.

Nearest Airport

Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport.

How to reach Honnavara from Bangalore


There are many KSRTC and private buses which ply regularly from Bangalore to Honnavar. 


There are many trains from Bangalore to Honnavara. 

Car/ Taxi

Honnavara is around 440 kms from Bangalore. Connect to Tumkur Road near Yeshwantpur. Then follow the road to connect to Bangalore Honnavar Road.


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