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Karwar and South Goa Beach Exploration

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Making travel plans for weekends are the best! They are relatively small, and recharge your mood, energy and health. But, a big nightmare for a travel  junkie is a dilemma between choosing a mountain or a beach. Not anymore! Nothing has to be won over the other anymore as PTU’s exclusive travel plan takes you on an exploration to the beatific beaches of South Goa & the tranquility of Karwar!

Karwar, formerly called as carwar a place in Uttara Karnataka, is not just another getaway near Goa, along the coast of Arabian sea! This beautiful sea-side town is a paradise for the trekker’s soul which wanders for rugged hills, breathtaking landscape and clear backwaters! Here, the western ghats directly plunge into the Arabian sea looks like mountains and waters of Kashmir. Karwar, just near the river Kali, known for its clear blue beaches, calmness, and islands, delights you right away as reach the campsite. The next half, South Goa offers the best beaches, surreal villages, mysterious forests and an ambiance to enliven the weekend. This place is a mix of temples, churches, historical forts, and multi-cuisine eateries to leave you with a trip extremely rewarding and satisfying!


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForest
  • Trek Distance3-4 Km ( to & fro )

Kodaikanal - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 7:00 PM (approx)

Day 1

  • Reach Campsite between 8-9:00 AM
  • Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Begin Kayaking at Kali River ( approx 2- 3 hours of Kayaking )
  • Lunch at the campsite
  • Explore and Watch Sunset at beaches of Karwar

Day 2

  • Wake up at 6:00 AM, freshen up and breakfast
  • Cabo De Rama Fort
  • Leave to Mystery Beach ( South Goa )
  • Have lunch at the shacks by the Palolem Beach
  • Start your journey back to Bangalore
  • Reach Bangalore by 6:30 AM on Day 3 ( Approx)

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents on multiple sharing basis
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( A/c )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain
  • Kayaking under professional expertise

Price Exclusions

  • Any other meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 25 to 30 pax
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer ( Kodaikanal has a cold temperature up to 6-10 Degree )
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Karwar & South Goa - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Karwar

We’ll start from Bengaluru in the evening at around 7 PM. Soon after everyone is on board, Our Trek leads will take charge and ensure that everyone feels like a family in a jiffy.

With fun icebreakers, introductory sessions and group games, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride on the Bengaluru-Mumbai highway. We understand sleep is an important factor to let you enjoy the hidden beauties of Karwar and Goa. So after all the fun sessions, the lights go off for a much-needed sleep.

Day 1Explore Beaches of Karwar & Kayaking

Wake up to the beautiful views of the coastline and the fishermen paddling away into the ocean. We’ll reach our beautiful homestay by the Kali river by 8 AM. After freshening up and breakfast, we’ll head straight into the Kali river for kayaking. If you’re a first-timer, worry not, you will all be accompanied with experienced professionals. The professionals will first teach you the basics of Kayaking and then you are all set to paddle away. The kayaking place surrounded by beautiful mangroves and is a beautiful place for some much-needed calmness, mostly ends up as your most favorite part of this entire travel. After kayaking, you can take a dip in the river.

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Later, we’ll head to the campsite for lunch. After lunch, the second part of the day will be well spent by heading towards the unexplored beaches of Karwar. First up is Tilmati Beach. The black sand of the beach against the crystal clear water makes the beach is one of the beautiful beach destinations. We will hike to the beach and walk on the cliff with those waves crashing on the rocks beneath. After exploring Tilmati Beach, we’ll head straight to Devbagh Beach for sunset. Make sure you walk till the far end of the beach as this is the location where you can see the sunset in between two islands. After watching the beautiful sunset, we’ll head back to the campsite to freshen up and have dinner. We then gather around the bonfire under the starlit sky for sharing stories and experiences. Then we head to our cozy tents for sleep or laze around the campsite for a night walk and rest for the day.

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Day 2Explore South Goa

The next day we shall be heading over to Goa!  If you’ve always thought that Goa is just about beer and beaches, then it’s a time that you experience the serene side of Goa.

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The day starts early as we have a lot of beautiful places to cover. We’ll leave the campsite at around 6:30 AM after having a sumptuous breakfast. Driving through the quaint corners of Goa, we’ll reach Cabo De Rama Fort. The cliff fort is a standing testimony of all the wars it saw in its time. With some of the most beautiful viewpoints all around the fort, it’s a beauty one can’t miss during a trip to Goa. Indulge in some fun poses with stunning backgrounds and pose all you want because this is one hell of beauty to cherish forever.

After exploring the fort, we’ll head to the mystery beach. The bus will stop on the road and you gotta walk your way to the beach. A brief but beautiful hike under the shade of coconut trees. This beach is one of the most beautiful and unique beaches in the entire Goan coastline.

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Go see it yourself and tell us how much you loved it in the reviews.

After exploring the mystery beach, we’ll head to Palolem beach. Palolem beach is one of the most popular destinations for everyone visiting south Goa. We’ll have lunch in one of the shacks by the beach. Let the beach vibes sync in with a game of football or frisbee.

We’ll start back for Bangalore by 3 PM and reach Bangalore by 5 AM (Approx).


I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

For all the above points you can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).


  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
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Group Traveller

I went with PTU for Karwar trek. Itinerary was well managed. Met a lot cool people..especially geetha and goutham (trek leads). Kayaking on Kali river is the best. Best weekend. Thank you PTU for saving our headache for searching unexplored places.

January 23, 2020


Solo Traveller

Trip to Karwar with PTU was an amazing experience. Trek leaders were osm in guiding and accompanying the mixed crowd. Itinerary and Timings were followed. Covered a versetile of places including Beach, River, Falls and Forest Trek. Looking forward for further trips.

August 15, 2019


Solo Traveller

Had a great experience on the karwar and south goa exploration trip. The locations were amazing. And the path layed out to cover in 2 days to fit maximum of locations in minimum expenses was very smart planning.

February 14, 2019