By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to our use of cookies. We spend a day at this place without understanding if it is a  resort location or a religious place. The island has a total area of 19 hectares and an elevation of 45 to 50m. I call it the lonely island because of the way it stands out like a sore thumb. It is an impressive structure particularly at night. DCMA Those of you who claim to eat only chicken and not fish, please take a note of this. Keladi ruler Shivappa Nayaka captured it and named it Basavaraja Durga in memory of Keladi prince Basavaraj. This site is no longer maintained, we retain only old data, apologies for that. COVID-19 Update: To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures. The area above the falls is an active breeding ground for many butterflies.The Tourism department has done some funny construction on the hill. The landing place is at the southeastern part of the island at the old entrance of the fort. Near by railway Stations are Honnavar . It is in 64 Km distance to Sirsi City. fortress situated in the Arabian sea off the coast of Uttara Kannada District, Sirsi Attractions 14 January to perform a pooja to protect, guide them from nature's harm The landing place is at the southeastern part of the island, where there is an architectural entrance made by stones which was also the entrance to fort. People especially fishermen and boat owners visit the temple with their families once a year on Makarashankaranthi Day on 14 January to perform a pooja to protect, guide them from nature's harm throughout the year while working on the sea. Our next stop is quite different but is not very far from this seaside phenomenon. Without landing we can see neither the fort nor the goats properly. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Honnavar, India on Tripadvisor: See 112 traveler reviews and photos of Honnavar tourist attractions. Basavaraj Durga Port (Built by keladi kings) BASAVARAJ DURGA(PORT) Built by Keladi kings Haldipur Port, Karnataka Shankar naik and Family BASAVRAJ DURGA, HALDIPUR haldipur bay tgi-Offshore-1 Honnavar Railway Station TONKA 2012 Sharavathi River One can still see the chimneys of the kilns dotting the skyline. 1690. It seems the locals visit this place on Makar Sankranti Day ( 14th January) en mass to offer prayers in a Hindu temple on the fort. This is how it looks on the Google map.The island is not seen here. This is among the signs displyed at the temple. I am deeply suspicious about the military men. The fort was constructed during Vijayanagar rule in 1690. People especially fishermen and boat owners The hillock at the back of the temple has a display of prominent Hindu religious entities. The island can be reached by boat and it is 3.5 km from Honnavar port and just 1km from Pavinakurva village.The landing place is at the southeastern part of the island at the old entrance of the fort. Kasarkod is a long narrow strip of land (at places it is hardly 50 meters wide) where the river Sharavathi meets the Arabian sea. The island can be reached by boat, fishing trawlers or canoe (although canoe is not recommended for visitors) by a sail upstream on river sharavati. It could be Honnavar which is very near, or Bhatkal which is a bit too far for TheBlueDrive itinerary. If we had done that we would have missed something very interesting. We have reviews of the best places to see in Honnavar. Thank you for helping build the largest language community on the internet. He is offering a boat ride for an exorbitant Rs 5000/- for two of us and with the condition that we will not land.

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