Best of Honavar

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Best of Honavar

Local Sightseeing

Karikana Parameshwari Hilltop is one of the highest viewpoints around Honavar. You get to see magnificent view of western ghat and Arabian Sea. You can also trek into dense forest for a kilometre.
Karikana Parameshwari Temple
Karikana Parameshwari Hilltop is one of the highest viewpoints around Honavar. You get to see magnificent view of western ghat and Arabian Sea. You can also trek into dense forest for a kilometre.
Beautiful suspension bridge over Sharavati river.
Hanging Bridge Samshi Road
Hanging Bridge Samshi Road
Beautiful suspension bridge over Sharavati river.
Chaturmukha Basadi is a Jain temple unique in its plan as it is open on all four sides (chaturmukha). The entire temple is built on a cellar which is in the shape of a star and provides open circumbulatory passage.
Chaturmukha Basadi
Chaturmukha Basadi is a Jain temple unique in its plan as it is open on all four sides (chaturmukha). The entire temple is built on a cellar which is in the shape of a star and provides open circumbulatory passage.
Drive through the long Sharavathi Bridge with quick stopover for photos. You can also take a early morning or evening walk over the bridge.
Sharavati River Bridge
National Highway 66
Drive through the long Sharavathi Bridge with quick stopover for photos. You can also take a early morning or evening walk over the bridge.
Walk through the wooden board pathway amidst the kandla plants on the bank of Sharavathi River
Sharavathi Kandla Nadige
Walk through the wooden board pathway amidst the kandla plants on the bank of Sharavathi River
Magnificent view of Beach from a Hilltop park.
Apsarkonda Hilltop Park
Apsarkonda Road
Magnificent view of Beach from a Hilltop park.
One of the 8 Blue Flag Certified Beach in India
Eco Beach
One of the 8 Blue Flag Certified Beach in India
If you are an early riser, don't miss the sunrise view!
Sunrise View Point
Santeguli - Jatra Temple Road
If you are an early riser, don't miss the sunrise view!
The temple's popularity as a religious place is recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually. It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the west coast of India, which is also popularly called the "Ganesha Coast"
Maha Ganapati Temple , Idagunji
The temple's popularity as a religious place is recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually. It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the west coast of India, which is also popularly called the "Ganesha Coast"
Ramanagindi Beach is a hidden gem. Since its not popular you will hardly see any crowd on the beach and have better time here compared to other beaches around the region.
Ramanagindi Beach ರಾಮನಗಿಂಡಿ ಬೀಚ್
Ramanagindi Beach is a hidden gem. Since its not popular you will hardly see any crowd on the beach and have better time here compared to other beaches around the region.
Dhareshwar beach is known for its width and the clean vicinity.
Dhareshwar beach (ಧಾರೇಶ್ವರ ಕಡಲು ತೀರ)
Dhareshwar beach is known for its width and the clean vicinity.

Nearby Tourist Destinations

Murudeshwar is just half an hour drive from Honavar. You can also plan water sports activities like scuba diving.
Murdeshwar
Murudeshwar is just half an hour drive from Honavar. You can also plan water sports activities like scuba diving.
Gokarna is just one hour drive from Honavar and ideally you can do an exclusive day trip to the beaches around Gokarna.
6 locals recommend
Gokarna
6 locals recommend
Gokarna is just one hour drive from Honavar and ideally you can do an exclusive day trip to the beaches around Gokarna.
Jog Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. Its ideally a day's trip from Honavar.
6 locals recommend
Jog Falls
6 locals recommend
Jog Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. Its ideally a day's trip from Honavar.
Yana known for the unusual karst rock formations. You can do a day trip to Yana from Honavar.
Yana
Yana known for the unusual karst rock formations. You can do a day trip to Yana from Honavar.
Mirjan fort known for its architectural elegance was the location of several battles in the past. You can include this as a stopover in day trip to either Gokarna or Yana.
Mirjan
Mirjan fort known for its architectural elegance was the location of several battles in the past. You can include this as a stopover in day trip to either Gokarna or Yana.

City advice

Customs & culture

Keep more cash

Not many businesses around Honavar accept card, so keep some cash handy.
Getting around

Book full day cab

Unexplored places come with their own caveats. If you don't have your own vehicle it is recommended to book cab for full day. Not all tourist places have public transportation and you may not always get an auto from the place. Bike rentals are also not available around this region.
Travelling with kids

Restaurants may not have high chairs & booster seats

If are travelling with kids, please note that most restaurants around the region don't have high chairs & booster seats.
What to pack

Bring everything to beat the sun

Honavar is a coastal region which is hot and humid. Bring lots of sunscreen and preferably airy cotton cloths. Sandals are better than shoes. Keep yourself always hydrated.
Book before you go

Your Stay at Areca County

At Areca County, we do not encourage walk-in guests. Please book your stay well in advance. Any change of plans will be covered by our flexible cancellation policy.
Don't miss

Boat Ride on Sharavathi River

It's not popular on the internet because not many service providers for this activity are available online. However you can have local's take you on a boat ride across Sharavathi River. If you need help with booking this activity, feel free to contact us.