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Belgaum – Karwar – Magod Falls – Hubli  ( 03 Night - 04 Days )
Belgaum ( 1 Night ): – Karwar : ( 2 Nights)

Day 1 : Belgaum
Arrive at Belgaum. Transfer to hotel. Belgaum is also known by the name `Malendu` (Rain Country). Belgaum town lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats which is responsible for the lush vegetation in the area. The scenic beauty of Belgaum and its surroundings has significantly improved the tourism industry. After fresh up, proceed for local sightseeing. Visit Navilthirtha, Kamala Basti, Varapoha Falls, Belgaum Fort. Evening back to hotel & stay overnight at Belgaum.
Day 2 : Belgaum – Karwar (126 Kms. / 4 Hrs.)
After breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel. Proceed for Karwar through the picturesque Basin Forest. On arrival, transfer to hotel. While visiting the town of Karwar, you will witness a clash of cultures, and this is what the town is mainly famous for. The town of Karwar is located in the border of the state of Karnataka, and the culture in this town is a heady mix of both Kannada and Marathi cultures. After fresh up, take a stroll on the Scenic beaches. Stay overnight at Karwar.
Day 3 : Karwar
Early morning after fresh up, visit the Famous Naganatha Temple, the religious place in Karwar. Back to hotel for breakfast. Then proceed to visit Kurmagad Island by launch. The Island has an Old Fort and a Narasimha Shrine. Built several years back, the Temple is dedicated to Lord Marasimha. You can trek up the rugged hills of Kurmagad Island to visit the Temple. Evening visit the Famous Devbagh Beach, where it is said to have inspired the great poet Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first Drama. Back to hotel. Stay overnight at Karwar.
Day 4 : Karwar – Magod Falls – Hubli (167 Kms. / 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Hubli. On your way, visit the Famous Magod Falls. The mesmerizing Magod Falls are located 80 Kms. from Karwar. Here, the Bedthi River takes two distinct leaps to hurtle from height of 650 fts. into rocky ravine. The thickly wooded countryside, the roar of gushing water and a beautiful view combine to make this spot an ideal choice. After spending about 1 Hr., again proceed your way to Hubli. Reach Hubli late afternoon. Transfer to Railway Station / Bus Stand to board Train / Bus for hometown.

The District Headquarters, Belgaum is a picture of contrasts. On one side is the old town area where the cotton and silk weavers still create magic with their fingers , and on the other the modern, bustling, tree-lined Cantonment built by the British.

Belgaum is one of the fastest growing cities in the northwest part of Karnataka. The district of Belgaum borders two states, Maharashta and Goa. Belgaum is accessible via air from Bombay and Bangalore. It is about 100 km (by road) from Hubli, which is one of the bigger junctions on the South-Central Railway. Belgaum is also connected by rail (single line).

Belgaum has several large industries; important among them is the INDAL Aluminium Factory. Belgaum is famous for the sweets and locally made ice cream. Belgaum is also home to several divisions of the Indian Armed Forces. The Maratha Light Infantry has its regimental headquarters in Belgaum. The Commando School of the Indian Army is also situated in Belgaum. The Indian Air Force has a big airbase near Belgaum.

Belgaum, ancient `Venugrama` (`Bamboo village`) was the capital of the Rattas who shifted to this place from Saundatti during the close of 12th century. The place has a fort inside which there is the famous Kamalabasti built in 1204. It has a fine huge protruding lotus (Kamala) in its ceiling and this beautiful structure in Chalukyan style houses Neminatha Teerthankara image. Inside the fort is another excellent structure, the Safa Mosque with three entrances decorated with floral and calligraphic designs. Two of its pillars have Kannada inscriptions in Nagari scripts, one of 1199 of Ratta King Kartaveerya IV and another of 1261 of Sevuna (Yadava) Krishna.

A few other landmarks in Belgaum are: The St. Mary`s Chruch built in 1869, the Maruthi temple believed to be of Chalukyan times, the Kapileshwar temple also of Chalukyan times.


Air : Belgaum has an airport.

Rail : Belgaum is connected by rail to Bangalore (via Londa), Mumbai (via Miraj), Vasco da Gama.

Road : Belgaum is connected by road to most places in south and west of India.

Places of Interest

In the heart of Belgaum, near the bus terminus is the Fort. At the entrance are two shrines. One devoted to Ganapathi and another to Durga. Inside the fort are two Bastis in the late Chalukyan style. Of these, the more famous is the Kamala Basti, built in 1204. Come out of the Kamala Basti and you will find another ruined Jain Temple to its right. Co-existing harmoniously with these examples are two ancient mosques- the Safa Masjid and the Jamia Masjid.

Near the 16th century Jamia Masjid is a dargah of Khanjar Wali.

Kittur - No story of Belgaum is complete without a mention of Kittur Rani Chennamma. One of India`s first freedom fighters, the queen`s heroic resistance is still commemorated locally,in song and story. Her statue stands sentinel over Belgaum at a prominent square.

The Kapileshwara Temple - The Kapileshwara Temple said to be the oldest, the Ananthashayana Temple, the Maruti Temple and the temples of Shiva,Vithoba,Dyamavva and Military Mahadeva.

The Different Churches of Belgaum - Belgaum also has some very impressive churches. St. Mary`s Church, St. Xavier`s Church (the oldest), St. Anthony`s Church, the Cathedral of our Lady and the Methodist church.

Another historical site is the Pampa Sarovara. Built specially for the 1924 All India Congress Session, which was presided by Mahatma Gandhi. Belgaum also has some well laid out parks. The Sambhaji Udyan, the Nath Pai Park and the Shivaji Udyan. Perfect places to relax, to put your feet up and let your imagination soar free.

Gokak Falls - Gokak Falls is 60 kms from Belgaum and 5 kms from Gokak town. The Ghataprabha River takes a leap over a rocky bed 170 feet down. The best season for visiting thiese Falls is between June and September.
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The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad are located at a distance of around 430 kms from Bangalore- the capital of Karnataka state. The climate is hot and wet during the summer and rainy seasons and pleasant during winter. The twin cities have a history behind them dating back to the Hoysala period. Dharwad is the administrative capital of the Dharwad district and Hubli serves as the commerce center. Dharwad is a quiet, pleasant, and fast growing city in the northern part of Karnataka. Together with Hubli , which is a city twenty-two kilometers away, Dharwad forms a twin city.

Dharwad is known for its prestigious educational institutions. It houses the Karnataka University, which caters to graduate and research students. Karnataka College offers educational services to students just out of high school who aspire to make a career either in the arts or the sciences. S.D.M. Engineering College a more recent addition to the list of educational institutions offers education in Engineering. Hubli has an Engineering college (B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology), the Karnataka Medical College and other institutions.

Dharwad is perhaps best known for its "Pedhas", a sweet made out of milk, and is a must-buy for any tourist visiting the city. Today, Dharwad has grown beyond its borders, with industries dotting both its northern and southern boundaries. In years ahead, it promises to be a beehive of commercial activity. The location of the city on the NH4 makes it equidistant from 2 of the most industrialised centers in the country - Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state and Pune the 2nd most industrialised city in Maharshtra.

General Information

Population : 730,000
Temperature : Max- 39 degree C, Min- 16 degree C
Rainfall : 935 mm
Telephone Access code : ++91 836


Air - The airport is 8km from the center of town. Air Deccan operates flights from Hubli connecting to Bangalore.

Rail - Hubli is a major rail junction on the Mumbai to Banglore route and for trains to Bijapur and Hospet. If you are heading for Goa the No 237 Gadag to Miraj Link Express at 8.30 pm has a 2nd class three tier sleeping coach and another combined 1st and 2nd class two tier sleeping coach attached to the train, and these go all the way to Vasco Da Gama, thus avoiding the need to change at Londa. At Londa these coaches are detached from 237 and addded to the 7806 Miraj to Vasco Gomantak Express at about 3.30am

Bus - There are regular buses to Bangalore (9 hr) and Hospet (4 hr). KSRTC (five daily) and Goa Kadamba bus company buses go to Goa daily. There are also buses to Mumbai (15 hr), Mangalore (10 hr), Jog Falls, Gokarna, Mysore (10 hr), and Bijapur. Across from the bus stand are private bus companies offering deluxe buses to Goa, Bangalore, Pune, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Bijapur. Hubli has a large and busy bus station. Buses to Panaji take 11 hours and leave 3 times a day.

Places of Interest

Someshwara Temple :  is one of the oldest temples just outskirts of Dharwad built in 12th century by Chalukyas, near SDM college.The temple has statues of Mahisha Mardini , Chaturbhuja Ganapati.Da Ra Bendre in one of poems said "Banthanna sanna somavara kanabekanna Someshwara ". River Shalmala takes birth near by but she flows under ground. Someshwara is a beautiful place with surrounding hills and trees and pond.

Murugha Math : This is situated on Savadatti Road. The great Sant Mrityunjaya who was the head the math, fed hundreds of students who came from villages to study at schools and colleges of Dharwad. Lord Mahantappa passed away in 1994 and now lord Shivayogiappa has taken over the deeksha of the math. Every Monday there will be lectures / music conducted in the premises of the math.

Shankara - Matha is located near JSS college off of NH4. Its architecture is new comprising tiles and ceramic statues, grass lawns. It has big peaceful meditation hall, between the two "gopuras" as you can see in the picture.

Dattatreya Temple : The God with four heads representing 4 vedas.Usually called as Dattana Gidu,Situated in Gandhi Chawk.

The Vittal Mandir : Also known as "Vithoba devara gudi". Constructed in 1796 by the Maratha rulers.

Vanavasi Rama Mandira : It is Temple of famous God Sri Rama Along with Sita,Laxmana & Hanuman, Situatated in Malamaddi.

Temple of Milaralinga : This temple is situated behind J.S.S College. It is one of famous temple in Dharwad built in 12th century. The building was built in style of Chalukya"s architecture. However its been renovated. There is a saying that long ago Adilshahi"s converted it as a mosque and again Pashwe"s reconverted as Temple (The Persian stone writing, which said so is missing now). Is also called as "Milaralinga Gudda" because it"s up on Hill. Out side of this temple there is a damaged Chlukya"s "Shivalinga". Inside the temple there are beautifully carved stone pillars and "garbha gudi" has idol of Chaturbhuja (having four arms) Milara holding Dhamaru, Trishul, Khadga and Kapala. Besides this idol there are sculptures of dog, Horse etc. At the center of four pillars, there is a statue of Nandi and roof has beautiful designs of lotus (Kamala). The statue of temple is so situated that first sunrays touch the statue, before daylight breaks over rest of Dharwad. There are Dargas right infront of temple, Peer Anwarsha and Moonawarsha , and every year in the month of Rajjab , Urus takes place.

Ulavi Basappana temple : Chennabasavanna and his team (disciples of Lord Basaveshwara) fled from the hostile Kalyana. On their way to the forests of ulavi they rested here. It is a big stone temple with 63 mantaps constructed by the saints of Shaiva cult. A Mela (Jatri) in August every year (Shravana Masa) celebrates the occasion. A group of people wearing colorful dresses dance in the streets of Dharwad every Monday during "Shravana Masa"

Ganapati Temple : A small temple of Ganapati or Vighneshwara situated in KCD circle

Durgadevi Temple : A temple of the Goddess Durga. Situated near the Corporation building. There is a heavy round stone in the temple. A belief among young svhool going kids "if you lift the stone and place it back without making sound, you will pass in the exam".

Tapovan : This is the temple near the University. A great learned Saint called Kumaraswami established it. People from all over the country came here to listen to his lectures. Since his death last year his followers are maintaining it. Formarly this math was called Navakalyana math in the city and then it got shifted to Tapovan.

Renuka (Yellamma) Devi-Temple : This is a well-known temple in North Karnataka visited by pilgrims mainly from Karnataka, Maharashtra & AndhraPradesh. Yellamma temple is situated atop hill, near Soundatti in Belgaum district. The number of devotees visiting the temple is estimated to be around 30 lakhs, their number is the highest on Bharat Hunnime day. Several other famous temples situated at this holy place include Sri Jamadhagnishwar Temple, Sri Parashuram Temple, Yekhanath Joghinath temple, Ganesh temple & Sri Aanjaneya temple.

The major churches : The Roman Catholic Church St Joseph near Jubilee circle, The Basel Mission Church - Near Laxmi talkies

Mosque : The Jumma Mosque in Dharwad is main Mosque for followers of Islam in Dharwad. There are many mosques in Dharwad, Hubli and also all around Dharwad District. They all have big, tall minors and dome in the center. There are Dargas right infront of Mailaralinga temple, on Vidyagiri hill, Peer Anwarsha and Moonawarsha ,and every year in the month of Rajjab , Uruus takes place.

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Abour Karwar :

519 kms north-west of Bangalore is Karwar. The district headquarters of Uttara Kannada, this is an ideal place to relax. Karwar has sacred pilgrim centers, historical towns and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is said to have inspired Tagore to pen his first drama. The Devbagh Beach, is a must for beach lovers.

Excursions (Distances and directions from Karwar)

60 kms south of Karwar, this coastal town has, among other things, an ancient temple with the Atmalinga. Gokarna is also a famous center for Sanskrit learning. The Om Beach and the Kutle Beach nearby, are also worth a visit. 
60 kms from here is Yana - a deserted township with unique rock formations. Yana is also a popular rock climber`s haunt.

135 kms south, is a historical township: The ancient port town has temples of Vijayanagar times and many interesting Jain monuments. 16 kms away is the scenic holy place of Murdeshwar. The temple here attracts a lot of devotees and tourists. The Pigeon Island is off the Murdeshwar coast. The beaches at Gokarna, Bhatkal and Murdeshwar are undiscovered and thankfully unspoiled. 

140 kms from Karwar, is a temple town mentioned in the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. 

Shivganga Falls
140 kms away, amidst scenic surroundings, the River Souda falls into a deep valley from a height of 74 m to form the falls. 

93 kms from Karwar, is a popular holiday resort. The wildlife sanctuary here abounds with a variety of rare animals. The cave with Shivalinga-like laterite formations is also well worth a visit. 

Magod Falls 
A few kms from Karwar, is a scenic delight. The Bedti River plunges into a 180 m rocky valley in two leaps. 

Lalguli Falls 
Itis a picturesque waterfall formed by the river Kali. 
The Mailmane Falls also deserve a visit. 

How To Reach :

By Air 
The nearest air link from Karwar is provided by the Dabolim Airport of Goa, situated approximately 90 km away. It is well connected with all the major cities of India, such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi, by direct and regular flights. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways are amongst the major airlines that serve the airport. From here, you can take a taxi or a bus to Karwar, with the former costing around Rs 1,500.

By Rail 
Karwar has a railways station of its own, situated about 2 km away from the main town. A major station on Konkan railways, it has a number of important trains, such as Matsyagandha and the Netravati Express, making a stoppage. From the station, you will easily get an auto rickshaw for going inside the town.

By Road 
Karwar is situated at a distance of 105 km from Panaji (Goa), 298 km from Mangalore, and 513 km from Bangalore. It boasts of a good road network, which connects it with all the major cities of Karnataka as well as the neighboring states. There regular KSRTC buses from Karwar to the nearby cities. In case you want to drive to the place, from Bangalore, take NH4 to Tumkur and then NH206 towards Shimoga. After Bhadravathi, head towards Honavar, via Sagar and from there, take NH17 for reaching Karwar

When To Visit :
            October to May 


Min Temperature: 22 degree C (Summer), 10 degree C (Winter)
Max Temperature: 40 degree C (Summer), 32 degree C (Winter)

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Magod Falls
About Magod Falls :

Magod falls is about 80 kms from Karwar. River Bedti gushes down in two leaps offering a beautiful view and the wooded area offers an ideal picnic spot. The beautiful falls amidst dense growth of evergreen forests plummets down into a rocky ravine from a height of 650 ft.

Magod falls can be reached by road comfortably in sturdy vehicles, keeping in mind the mountainous terrains required to traverse. It is about 19 km from Yellapur and 60 km from Kumta.

On the way to this waterfall you will find nice lake called "Kavade Kere" of about 60acres area. Trip to Magod falls in Yellapur taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka will also be an opportune moment to visit the nearby sites like Jenukallugudda (honey rock hillock) where you can watch the mesmerizing sunset and Kavadikere (8km from Yellapur), a beautiful large lake.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Yellapur

Nearest Airport: Goa Dabolim Airport

By Road: From Bangalore 520 kms, Karwar 100 kms, Goa 205 kms, Yellapur 19 kms.

When To Visit :

The post-monsoon period between October and November is quite pleasant and considered the ideal time to visit Magod Falls.

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   Costing includes

Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis.
Exclusive Non A/C vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. As Per Itinerary (Point to Point)
Meal Plan (as mentioned above)
Toll tax parking and driver allowances.

   Costing does not include

Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price.
Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Government Service Tax (G.S.T.) as applicable 3.09%

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Note : All information is issued in good faith and is for guidance only. The management reserves the right to amend any of the above dates, rates, durations routes or hotel reservations at any time without notice. Terms & Conditions apply.

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