"The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize that the beauty of nature is not a mirage of the imagination, but reflects the joy of the infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves in it" -
Devbagh an island off the coast of Karwar, practically an hour away from Goa is a beautiful beach destination and for that matter just the perfect weekend destination from Bangalore if you are looking for a secluded weekend away. Devbagh is 10 nautical miles off the Karwar coast and the only way to reach Devbagh is by boat from the Karwar jetty about 10 kms from the Karwar bus stand. Devbagh is one of the farthest destinations from Bangalore however Devbagh is definitely worth the effort.
Palolem - Goa
Celebrated as one of the best 10 beaches in the world Palolem beach in south Goa is approximately 40 kms from Karwar. Palolem a tranquil beach is an ideal place to just relax and is another location ideal for scuba diving in this region.
Devbagh just off the coast of Karwar is a haven for those interested in water sports and is one of the rare destinations in the country where you can indulge in snorkeling and scuba diving. Scuba diving in Devbagh is run by trainers affiliated to PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors. There are options of learning and certifying yourselves in Scubadiving or just an introduction!
Kurumgad a tortoise-shaped island is located approximately 3 nautical miles off Devbagh is also a site for snorkeling!
Approximately 50 Kms from Karwar is Gokarna one of the primere beach destinations in Karnataka. With many secluded beaches and some of the most revered temples in Karnataka Gokarna has two shades about it. The tranquility of the temples is on one side and the vibrancy and youth of the tourist destination on the other and its prudent not to mix the two!