Karki, a coastal village in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district, is known for the battle that was fought between Tippu Sultan and the British in Honavar. Formerly this village was called Durvapura. It is also home to the 600-year old Chennakeshava Temple. The Basavaraj Durga Island, which is 9 km away, is a great tourist hotspot. Karki is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Sahyadri hills and Badagani River.
Places to Stay
Karki provides hotels and homestay for travellers in the region. Some of these accommodations include Kamat Executive Inn (Tariff – Rs.738), Sea View Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.682), Dhenu Atithya (Tariff – Rs.692) and Paradise Holiday Cottage (Tariff – Rs.828).
The official languages spoken in Karki are Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Karki are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi and Ugadi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in September, Ayudh Pooja in September-October, Navratri during October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Karki. A few of these are Basavaraj Durga Island (9 km), Pavinakurve (8 km), Alvekodi Beach (11 km), Honavar (4 km), Kasarkod Beach (7 km) and Idagunji Maha Ganapati Temple 18 km away from this village.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport, which is 180 km away from Karki, is the nearest airport.
Karki Railway Station is just 2 km away from the main village.
Karki is well connected through a wide network of buses from various cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Shree Kumar Travels that run daily buses from Mysore to Karki. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.