Friday, February 12, 2010

There are two National Highways that pass through Honnavar:
NH-17 (Panvel - Edapally): Mumbai, Panjim, Karwar, Udupi,Mangalore and Ernakulam can be reached by this road
NH-206 (Tumakuru - Honnavar): Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Arsikere, Bhadravati, Shivamogga, Sagar and Jog Falls can be reached by this road.
[edit] Rail
Honavar has a railway station on Konkan Railway. Honavar Railway Station is located in Karki, about 5 km from the centre of the town. Konkan railway's longest bridge is located in Honavar 2.065 km. (on Sharavati River) and also consists of a 1.75km tunnel.

Honavar has one of the best medical facilities available in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State.
St.Ignatius Hospital (70 beds)
Sridevi Maternity Centre (32 beds)
Government Hospital (30 beds)
Sharada Nursing Home (30 beds)
Suvidha Hospital (25 beds)
Ramnath Child Care Centre (10 beds)
Balkur Clinic (04 beds)
Sri Durga Clinic (05 beds)
[edit] Educational institutes
MPES Law College, Honnavar
St.Ignatius School of Nursing, Honnavar
S.D.M. College of Management Studies, Honnavar
S.D.M. Arts, Science and Commerce College, Honnavar
St.Anthony's College for Physical Education, Honnavar
Government Industrial Training Institute, Honnavar
The New English School, Honnavar
St.Thomas School, Honnavar
Holy Rosary Convent School, Honnavar
Higher Elementary School (Brother School), Honnavar
St.Marathoma School, Honnavar
Government Kasba Primary School, Honnavar
NMS Higher Primary School, Honnavar

Introdunction to honnavar

Honavar or Onore, was a notable seaport of British India, in the North Kanara district of Bombay. It is mentioned as a place of trade as early as the 16th century, and is associated with two interesting incidents in Anglo-Indian history. In 1670, the English factors here had a bull-dog which killed a sacred bull. An enraged mob killed 18 people in retaliation. In 1784 it was defended for three months by Captain Torriano and a detachment of sepoys against the army of Tippu Sultan.
Honnavar has also a history of having the name "Honnupura" (Kannada:ಹೊನ್ನುಪುರ)which might have been a major market and export hub for gold and related things.
Honavar, once was under the ruling of queen Chennabhairadevi (Kannada:ಚೆನ್ನಭೈರಾದೇವಿ) of Gerusoppa range, who is believed to have been defeated by the British.

It lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and on the banks of the river Sharavathi, forming an estuary. It lies midway between Panaji and Mangalore. Some of the important places around Honavar include the towns of Murudeshwara and Idagunji, both places of religious importance and Karikanamma, a scenic mountain that has the breathtaking view of the Arabian sea.
Honavar also has a port that was one of the most important ones on the west coast of India during the time of Marco Polo. It has got many more powerful Devine places like Veeranjaneya temple Gerusoppa, Subramanya Kshetra Mugva, Rama theerta, Apsarakonda Etc.
Some 18-20 kilometres from Honavar,you find the historic Maruti Temple (Mukhyaprana Laxmi Venkatesh Temple) place called "Gundabala".This temple has a history of more than 800 years.