Pavinakurva: Coastal Karnataka

Short breaks for guests based in India

The steep escarpment of the Western Ghats offers extensive panoramic views as it slopes steeply down to the coastal plain beside the Arabian Sea. Here you find the bustling town of Kumta, centre of the local sea fishing industry, and close to Kumta lies the secluded coastal village of Pavinakurva. This small community nestles amongst the coconut palms just inland from the beach, on a narrow coastal spit of land, backing onto the broad, slow-flowing Badgani river. The village lies secluded under coconut palms next to the isolated sandy beaches fringing the Arabian Sea.

Your stay in Pavinakurva

The palm-shaded fishing village of Pavinakurva is an idyllic spot to relax, as the sandy beach sweeps away into the distance over-looking Basavrajadurga island, peaceful apart from a few seabirds and the sight of the villagers' boats drawn up above the tide line. The guesthouse is shaded by coconut palms, close to a cashew orchard, with river and distant hill views. Enjoy a picnic in the grassy shaded areas along the edge of the dunes, stroll along the beach at sunset and spot the wonderful birdlife as you explore the village and the Tarabagli estuary; a haven for nature lovers.


Karnataka has a long history of trading with Arabia, South East Asia and Europe. Kumta has a vibrant off-shore fishing harbour and is a centre for traditional boat building, a facinating craft to witness. Just along the coast one can visit the historic 16th century Mirjan Fort and the adjacent port. Although long-since abandoned, the old laterite harbour walls still provide a pleasant place to take a cup of tea. Visit the bustling off-shore fishing harbour at Honnevar and meet the fisherfolk as they bring in their catches in brightly painted boats.

Travelling to Pavinakurva

Your Village Ways holiday includes return road transfer from Kumta to Pavinakurva village (2 hours).  All meals are provided at Pavinakurva; meals during your journey are at your own expense. We can also make arrangements for you train travel from Mumbai or elsewhere in India if you wish.

Tailor-made holidays

Our holidays are tailored to your exact requirements, allowing you to make the most of your time on the coast. A typical stay might include 3 nights in Pavinakurva, to provide a good balance between activity and relaxation. Why not  add on a visit to the nearby village of Hulgol, set amid Karnataka's wonderful spice gardens? Our specialised team are happy to talk you through the options.

Contact our bookings team

We put together carefully-selected, customised itineraries that allow our guests to make the most of their time on Karnataka's coast. All of our holidays for guests based in India are priced in INR and can be tailored to your exact requirements - please contact us to create your ideal trip.


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