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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
 • Total 9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,109[1]
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581334, 581395, 581342
Telephone code +91-8387
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.



Konkan Railway line passes through Honnavar and has a station at Karki, which is about 5 km from the centre of the town. Konkan Railway's longest bridge is 2.065 km in length and is in Honnavar over 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]

The Government of Karnataka has been working on improving the Inland Water Transportation system between Honnavar and Gerusoppa along 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 Archived August 21, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  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[dead link]

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