16 Impressive images from Coastal Karnataka – Nitish Garg

Durga Puja in Mangalore. Taken at 7:22 PM, Mukherjee Bhawan.
Light at the end of the tunnel! “I was studying in my room and got bored. Thought of doing something, and what is better than doing what you love !! So I grabbed by Camera and moved out in the corridor” says Nitish Garg. This was taken at 3 AM at the Kaprigudda Men’s Hostel in Mangalore.

The hostels of the Manipal University at Mangalore include the KapriGudda Men’s Hostel and Nandgiri Ladies Hostel for undergraduates, the Falnir Men’s Hostel and Priya Ladies Hostel for doctors and post-graduate students. The Kaprigudda Men’s hostel was inaugurated way back in 1966. It has remained a popular and known place in the city since then with hundreds of its former residents spread successfully across the country and globe.

As Medical students we spend sleepless nights and this gives us time to contemplate on various aspects of our existence.

Kaprigudda Boys Hostel 2
” There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” – George Carlin.
This picture was taken at 2 AM from the Kaprigudda Men’s Hostel in Mangalore.

Life at the hostel is something special. When you come in for the first time, you’re nervous and yearn for home. Gradually the Hostel becomes your second home. the caring and the sharing of the friends and the occasionally hidden away food from home… these are, but, just a few things that make Hostel life what it is.

Kaprigudda Boys Hostel 3
Other things are just food. But chocolate’s chocolate! – Patrick Skene Catling
Another photo taken at the Kaprigudda Men’s Hostel, Mangalore.

We’ve written many a post about this beautiful beach at Kaup. The pictures generally speak for the pristine beauty of the beach which is an all time weekend haunt for many a student from Manipal and Mangalore.

Kaup Beach 1
“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen.
This photo was taken in the evening at around 6 30 PM from the top of the light house at the Kaup Beach.

Travel and immerse yourself into the beauty of this world. Crazy Bike Ride of 45 kms from Mangalore. And what was waiting at the other side was heaven 😉 Although Kaup hasn’t been explored on a full-fledged level, the beach attracts many tourists and there have instances of films being shot in the beach and the surrounding areas as well. Kaup beach is famously known to house an old lighthouse that was apparently built in the year 1901. The lighthouse is open for visitors during certain periods of time in the course of the day. It offers a delightful view of the entire beach and seashore that will surely take your breath away.

Kaup Beach 2
Magical View at Kaup Beach.
Taken at 7:12 PM, Kaup Beach

Panambur Beach, 10 km from Mangalore, is visited by large number of people during weekends and lies next to the New Mangalore Port. A group of kite makers and kite flyers from Mangalore, organize kite festivals at Panambur Beach which is usually conducted during the last week of April.

Panambur Beach
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” – Elbert Hubbard.
Taken at 6:28 PM, Panambur Beach

Panambur beach is probably the best beach in and around Mangalore. Waves are not that high but good sand beach. Panambur beach is located besides New Mangalore port which is the harbor for many ships. It is around 15 km away from the city center on NH 17.

Panambur Beach 2
Jet Skiing in Golden Paradise !
Taken at 5:49 PM, Panambur Beach

The Panambur beach is a popular Sunday outing spot among the locals. You can also view splendid ships sailing among the ups and down of the rough Arabian sea. One can see the shoreline stretching of all the way to Surathkal from here. The lighthouse of the Surathkal Beach can also been seen from this beach.”

Panambur Beach 3
Surya-Namaskar ! :O
Taken at 5:56 PM, Panambur Beach

This is a beautiful clean beach attracting large number of visitors and tourists during summer vacation and other holidays. You can also view splendid ships sailing among the ups and down of the rough Arabian sea. Chat and snack stalls are available near the beach. City Buses with Route no. 2, 2A, 2C, 40A, 41A, 45, 45G, 53, 53A, 59 A short walk of 10 minutes from the bus stand is required to the beach.

Panambur Beach 4
I can see the World in your eyes ! ?
Taken at 6:25 PM, Panambur Beach
Someshwara Beach
Sunset with Friends !
Taken at 6:21 PM, Someshwara Beach
Someshwara beach 2
Rain, Beach, balcony and a perfect time with your loved one! ?
Taken at 6:37 PM , Someshwara beach
Someshwara beach 3
It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: ‘Good-bye’. ? Kurt Vonnegut
Taken at 6:52 PM , Someshwara beach
Someshwara beach 4
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. – Bern Williams
Taken at 7:09 PM , Someshwara beach
Road to Moodbidri
“‘I see God in a sunrise, not in repetitious ritual.” – Karen Marie Moning.
Woke up early morning on a Sunday. 2 Bikes, 4 great friends. Lovely Weather. Great stops in between.
Taken at 6.43 AM, Somewhere on the way between Mangalore and Moodbidri.
Kemmanagundi Falls
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall. – Fulton J Sheen
Taken at 4:30 PM, Kemmanagundi Falls
Durga Puja in Mangalore
Durga Puja in Mangalore.
Taken at 7:22 PM, Mukherjee Bhawan.

About the Author: Nitish Garg is a student at the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He is currently in his final year of MBBS and loves traveling and photography.

Photos Copyright - Nitish Garg/ManipalBlog.
The first 3 pictures are taken by a Sony DSC W180.
Rest all by a Canon PowerShot A2200.
Article - Nitish Garg with contribution from Dr. Vishaal Bhat

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