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The port town of Honavar on the banks of the river Sharavati, is located 90 km from Karwar and is an important tourist spot. It has been known as a major trade center from the 16th century itself. Honavar aka Honnavar or Onore was also known earlier as Honnupura which indicates that this place once may have been a center for gold trade. Ruins of a Portuguese fort is found here and another fort in Basavaraja Durga Island, amidst the sea, which can be reached by a sail upstream river Sharavathi. Veeranjaneya temple Gerusoppa, Subramanya Kshetra Mugva, Rama theerta and Apsarakonda are some temples near Honavar, where devotees can make a visit. Maruti Temple or Mukhyaprana Laxmi Venkatesh Temple that possesses a history of 800 years is only 20 km away from here. NH-17 and NH 206 passes through Honavar. Geresoppa the old capital of the Queen Chanabhairavi, 30 kms from here has a beautiful 14th century Chaturmukha Basti. The boat trip to Gerosoppa with coconut groves and lush greenery lining the banks is memorable.

  Nearby Attractions
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›› Gokarna
›› Lushington Falls
›› Murudeshwar
›› Muslin Factory
›› Karwar Port
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