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This article is about Honnavar town in Karnataka state, India. For its Taluk, see Honnavar Taluk.
Honnavar is located in Karnataka
Coordinates: 14°16′48″N 74°26′38″E / 14.28°N 74.4439°E / 14.28; 74.4439Coordinates: 14°16′48″N 74°26′38″E / 14.28°N 74.4439°E / 14.28; 74.4439
Country  India
State Karnataka
Region Canara
District Uttara Kannada
Taluk Honnavar
Established 1890[2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Honnavar Town Panchayat
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,109[1]
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-47
Website www.honnavaratown.gov.in

Honavar or Honnavar is a port town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. The town is the headquarters of Honnavar Taluk.



The Konkan Railway line passes through Honnavar, and its longest bridge is 2.065 km in length and is in Honnavar, over the Sharavati River.[3]


In October 2013 the Karnataka government announced plans to develop a new port at Honnavar, to be funded by a public–private partnership (PPP) model.[4]

Inland Water[edit]

There are proposals for improvements to the Inland Water Transportation system between Honnavar and Gerusoppa along the Sharavati river coast.[5] Also, the Office of Ferries Inspector (Mangalore Circle) that oversees Inland Water Transportation System of the entire coastal belt of Karnataka State is headquartered at Honnavar.[6]


  1. ^ "Honnavar Town Panchayath". Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Basic City Statistics" (PDF). honnavaratown.gov.in. 
  3. ^ http://www.konkanrailway.com/node/120[dead link]
  4. ^ "Karnataka plans new port at Honnavar for Rs 600 crore". Bangalore: Business Standard. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.karnatakaports.in/ongoing_projects.htm Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ http://www.karnatakaports.in/organization.htm Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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