Beaches of Karnataka – a perfect holiday destination

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World of Beaches - Quick Facts


Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats on the east and caressed by the mighty Arabian Sea on the west, Karnataka’s 320 km long coastline is dotted with pristine beaches. The gentle waves, miles of Golden sand and the tranquil ambience make the beaches of Karnatka a perfect holiday destination. Many of These beaches are unknown, unsung and unexplored. Welcome to Karnataka, welcome to the world of beaches.


This coastal town draws Hindu pilgrims, Sanskrit scholars, and each buff alike. Apart from its famed beaches and the centre of Sanskrit Learning ,it is also home to the ancient temple of Lord Mahabaleshwar with its Atmalinga,the Venkataramana temple ,The Ganpati Temple and the Kothi Teertha. Om Beach one of the Gokarna five famed beaches takes the shape of an “Om”a spiritual symbol.

Other Beaches wedged between gigantic cliffs that protrudes like delicate figure into the sea, are Gokarna, Kudle, Half Moon and Paradise. The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is a scenic delight with Rocky Mountains and the Western Ghats on one sides and the Arabian Sea on the other. Here you can experience the famed Karnataka hospitality in friendly guesthouses run by local families.

Quick Facts

•        Best Season: Year Round

Accessibility
By Air
Nearest airport Dabolim (Goa) - 165 kms.

By Rail
Nearest railhead Kumta - 32 kms.

By Road
Well connected by all the major cities of Karnatka Karwar - 60 Kms, Bangalore - 519 Kms.


Devbagh has endless stretch of pristine sands bordered by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. One can stay at the Devbagh resort which has huts and Gol Ghars, in the midst of dense grooves.

Quick Facts

•        Best Season: September to mid May.

Accessibility

By Air
Nearest airport Dabolim 90 kms.

By Rail
Nearest railhead Karwar 7 kms.

By Road
Well connected by all the cities of Karnataka Bangalore (105 kms), Mumbai (650 kms), Dandeli (110 kms), Madgaon (72 kms), Panjim (110 kms), Mangalore (270 kms), Gokarna (55 kms).

Local Tourist Sites
Kurumgad It is located 4 km from the mainland this tortoise shaped island is renowned for the hilltop Narasimha Temple. Kurumgad is steeped in history, complete with the remains of a fort with cannon holes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the sea, sand and the neighbouring islands from the tableland of the island, or indulge in activities such as trekking, fishing, dolphin and seal-spotting ,boat rides to neighbouring island, diving, snorkeling, treasure hunts, guided tours and star-grazing.


At the mouth of the Malpe River, about 6 km from Udupi, is the natural harbour of Maple, an important fishing centre that enriches Karnataka’s coastline with its fabulous beach. The endless stretch of Golden Sand, graciously swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the gentle murmur of the sea sent the perfect mood for an idyllic holiday.

Quick Facts

•        Best Season: August to March.

Accessibility

By Air
Nearest airport Dabolim.

By Road
Udupi (6 Kms), Mangalore (66 kms), Bangalore (426 kms).

Places of Interest

St. Mary’s Island
St. Mary's island consist of a unique formation of basalt rocks, a little to the north of the port of Malpe, 7 km from Udupi. The Northern-most Island is about square mile in area and has coconut groves which make it the coolest among all the islands.


Take in a spectacular view at Marwanthe a sea side town where the west Coast Highway Cruises alongside the Arabian sea on one side, with the picturesque Kodachadri Hills forming a backdrop to the Supernova river on the other. Marwanthe wear the look of a fairyland at sunset when the sky turns crimson and the golden rays of the sun are reflected in the sea as well the river. Water sports promise an action-filled holiday.

Quick Facts

•        Best Season: August to March

Accessibility
By Air
Nearest Airport: Mangalore

By Rail
Nearest Railhead: Udupi

By Road
Kundapur - 12 km, Udupi - 52 km, Mangalore - 112 km, Bangalore - 435 km

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