Day3 was primarily a day we marked for return as we had a train to catch from Hubli, so had lunch at our old jaunt Hotel Sai across the road. We started for the Karwar Bus stand at 3 PM from the hotel after reaching there we waited for some time and then got into a bus for Karwar which started at 4 and we were at Hubli Old bus stand at 7.30 PM. We were told about famous "Dharwad Peda" a specialty sweet from North Karnataka district. Dharwad Peda is made out of Milk, Sugar coating and Khoa. You can buy Dharwad Peda in Sweet Shops all around Hubli-Dharwad. So we spotted a shop near the bus stand "Mishras Peda" and purchased 500 gm box.
Then picked up dinner and proceeded to Hubli Railway station for Rani Chennamma Express which leaves Hubli at 10.55 PM but it was about 30 mins late. The train reached Bangalore City next day at 8.30 AM about 1 hr late. And we were back to our 'normal' life after a 3 day sojourn to the pristine beaches of Karwar.
A few revelations from the trip:
- Karwar is one of the best destinations if you want unwind peacefully with your family and friends in quiet and serene beaches with less crowds.
- Best time to visit is between Oct-Feb and certainly not the summers or moonsoons.40% of time of our trip was spent inside hotel room due to the horrible weather (considering we had gone from Bangalore of-course).
- Karwar can be reached directly from Bangalore by buses otherwise can be reached by train from Bangalore through Hubli or Longda. There are several trains which ply from Bangalore to Hubli but Rani Chennamma Express is best.
- Karwar is about 100 Kms. from Panaji Goa so can be clubbed with a Goa trip of-course if you have time.