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- Oyster Rock Island
- & Lighthouse


Oyster Island, Karwar - Oyster Rock has one of the oldest lighthouses atop. The small islets known as Oyster Rocks are a hotspot for Water Sports in Karnataka. If you are a Scuba Diving and Snorkeling enthusiast, this is the destination for you. You can explore some of the exotic marine beauties underwater and have an enthralling experience that will make you come back again.

About Oyster Rock Lighthouse

Oyster Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse situated on one of the islands located close to Karwar, Oyster Rock. Tourists can reach this island with the help of machine boats, which is available from Karwar Port. Constructed by the British during 1860s, the lighthouse became functional from 25th March 1864.

The tower has a dome on the top, from where the entrance to the lantern room can be seen. The lantern was painted white rather than orange or red, in order to make the sunrise and sunset more apparent.

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F  0634
14 °49.2' N
74°03.7' E

flash  White every  10  Sec

20 m  high circular  masonry     Tower (Red and White bands)

62 m

20 NM

700 mm 2nd order revolving optic (2 panels) (Chance Bros

230V 3X70W MH cluster lamps

MF Battery Bank  charged by SPV modules  (Standby Genset provided)

1864.


1933, 1999,2003. 

C/o. Lighthouse R.T. Station Kaju baugh, KARWAR  (581 301)

RT link with Karwar   RT stn. Operating twice daily , C/o. 08382 25873

The Oyster Rock lighthouse is approachable by a machine boat to be taken from Karwar port. The RT station at Karwar provides logistic support to the Oyster Rock Lighthouse. Karwar is situated on NH 17. It is also a railway station on  Konkan Railway.          

Oyster Rocks are the group of islands and rocks- Devad gudda is the main summit on which the Lighthouse is situated. The hill has very good forest growth around lighthouse. The landing at Devad gudda island (Oyster Rock) is on the eastern side. The LH expert D. Alan Stevenson during his visit to the station in January 1927 described it as over staffed station.           

The existing Lighthouse was built during 1860's. The top of Tower ends in a dome through which there is entrance into lantern room. The first order optical equipment with four wick burners supplied by M/s. Chance Bros., Birmingham was installed and light was commissioned into service on 25th March 1864.The cupola of the Lighthouse lantern was painted white instead of orange or red for making the day mark more conspicuous. The first order optical equipment was removed and replaced by 2nd order optical equipment and 55 mm PV burner in the year 1933. The storm signal mast at Oyster Rock was shifted to Karwar port premises for logistic reasons           

Under the modernization programme the PV light source was replaced by 230V 250W Metal halide lamp along with invertors, Batteries charged by SPV modules. The system was commissioned on 30th November 1999 and the light source was changed to 230 V, 3 X 70 W MH cluster lamps .

Distance:- 524 km North West of Bangalore
By Road: - 12 hours and 10 minutes by boat
By Air:- 1 hour and 2 hours by road
Route:- Take NH4 to Tumkur then NH206 to Honnavar via Arsikere, Shimoga and Talguppa. NH17 to Karwar via Kumta, Gokarna and Ankola, then take a motorboat to Devbag.
When to go:- Dont go during monsoons. October to May would be ideal.
Tourist offices:- KSTDC, Near DC Office Ground Floor, Minividhansoudha NH17, Opposite Karwar Beach, Karwar. Tel: 08382-221172.

KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :- Devbag Beach Resort (Tel: 08382-221603; Teriff: Rs 1,250-1500).

Great Outdoors Island Resort (Karwar Tel: 08382-265397, 9845215152; Tariff: Rs 1,000)

Hotel Bhadra & Kiran Deluxe Hotel (Tel: 08382-225212-13;Tariff: Rs 250-1,250)

Hotel Sadanand (Tel:273182-83/85; Tariff: Rs 400-1,000)

Port and Inland Water Transport Guest House (Tariff: Rs 80-150), Call the Port Engineer (Tel:221494) for bookings.
Where to Eat :-

Hotel Amrut (Tel: 08382-226609)

Hotel Amantran (Tel:226932)

Hotel Sadanand's Anchor Bar & Restaurant

Hotel Bhadra's Udupi Restaurant

 

 
 
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