Sharavati Backwater Boat ride in Honnavar
It’s absolutely a hidden gem, recently becoming popular and truly a best spot for pre wedding photoshoots. A port town ‘Honnavar or Honavar’ is on the coastal region of Karnataka, offers tourists an awesome experience.
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Honavar is a great destination for you, away from buzzing city life. You will get to explore cleanest beaches to lush green Mangrove forest, many rainy waterfalls to sunset view points. Nearby attractions in Honnavar are Apsarakonda Waterfalls, Apsarakonda beach, Eco beach, Mangrove Board walk, Idagunji Temple, Karikaan Parameshwari Temple/sunset view point, Murdeshwara, Gokarna, Chaturmukha Basadi and many more. If you travel to Honavar winter season then you will be able to enjoy the best of everything including the sunset and best climate.
Sharavathi backwater boating is an exciting and scenic activity that takes place in the Sharavathi River backwaters. The Sharavathi River is a major river in the state, known for its lush green surroundings and serene backwaters, making it a popular destination for boating enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Here are the some of the nearby places to Sharavathi backwaters.
Mangrove islands, boat ride, amazing scenes and most importantly a great spot for pre wedding photoshoots.. I’m not talking about some other place, it’s my native place Honavar. I haven’t dreamt of such beautiful things I will experience in our hometown. Tourism is getting developed at very good pace I can say.
Leave about an explorer, being a travel lover I’m really surprised when I came to know about we can go for boating in Honavar!!
Last week we had been to Boating in Sharavati Backwaters. It was an amazing experience to go in boat, coconut trees along the sides and many small mangrove islands. You can go for boating in the evening after 4pm or you can even go in the early mornings.
Where to stay?
You can book your stay at Areca County Homestay. Areca County offers private cottages nested inside areca estate, built with traditional architecture using laterite stones, lot of wood carved by local artisans and two layered mangalore roof tiles. This premium homestay has vegetarian kitchen, separate dining area(a 1929 heritage building), clean and airy rooms.
Sharavati backwater boat ride in Honnavar is 15 minutes drive from Areca County.
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And here are some pics of Sharavati Backwater Boat ride in Honnavar
Sharavati backwater boat ride starting point. ?
Railway bridge is seen from the boating location
On of the best spot to get beautiful pics. ?
At Sunset time, colorful sky. (During January)
You can also visit Mangrove Boardwalk. It is a beautiful wooden walkway amidst the lush green Mangrove trees is one of the beautiful ways to enjoy nature and also helps in calming your mind. It’s the best place to spend 1 to 2 hours easily. Moreover Mangroves are always green irrespective of the season , they are salt tolerant, helps in filtering out the heavy metals from water, and prevents erosion in coastal areas.
Sharavathi Kandla Mangrove boardwalk is approx. 3 km from Honnavar city, right opposite to the eco beach. While driving from Honnavar to Bhatkal, Eco Beach is on the right side and for the Mangroves you have to take left turn.
Sharavati backwater boat ride in Honnavar is 10 minutes drive from Mangrove Boardwalk.
Haigunda is the Prakrit form of Havyakunda. A special thing you need to know here is that this is a man-made island. Now you can go through the bridge to reach this island. Earlier days, to visit Haigunda Island one had to go with the help of a boat. During the Kadamba era, this Haigunda was the target of many royal families. That is the reason this place is separated from the land and all sides surrounded by Sharavathi River.