Are you planning a beach holiday in Karnataka? With the Arabian Sea to its west, this state has a long coastline of 320km dotted by some of the best beaches in India. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, foodie or nature lover, these beaches offer exotic holiday destinations for the entire family.
Tourists can rent Mangalore outstation taxi at reasonable rates and head out for a fun trip to these gorgeous beaches of Karnataka.
The distance from Mangalore to the Gokarna beach is around 231km and takes 5 hours. Lying in the Uttara Kannada district, Gokarna is a beautiful beach that has some important temples. There is a Banana boat ride facility available for tourists here. The Mahabaleshwar Temple sees thousands of devotees during the annual Shivaratri festival. If you go south of the Gokarna, you’ll find the Kudle Beach. Watch the sun set against the horizon as you sit cozily at the restaurants located alongside this beach. The Om Beach is one of the famous beaches of Gokarna. Shaped like the double-crescent Om symbol, this beach has water sports facilities like surfing and skiing. Carry your camera and click photos of the sunrise or sunset on the Half Moon Beach to relive memories of your trip.
The Paradise Beach or the Full Moon Beach can be approachable through a forest. Trekkers follow the forest trail to reach this scenic beach as the name suggests.
The Karwar Beach is located on the Goa-Karnataka border. Feast on the lip-smacking seafood delicacies here or trace the history of the Sadashivgad Fort. Marvel at the Nagarmandi falls located close by and breathe in some fresh air amidst the scenery of extraordinary beauty. Near Karwar is the Tilmati Beach, located in the Majali Village. This stretch has one of the rarest coastal forestlands with unique coarse black sand of Basaltic rock. High-speed boat trip, dolphin watching, rock climbing, nature walks, rowing can be great fun activities on this beach.
The Majali Beach in Karwar is just a few kilometres away from South Goa. The sea-facing resorts here offer recreational activities for tourists who can take trips to the nearby islands or just binge on the local and coastal cuisines in the cozy comforts of the hotels.
Devbagh Beach is an ideal place for beach lovers. This beach can be reached by a boat jetty near Kali River Bridge. The best way to explore this beach with golden sand and the surrounding forest area is on foot. Enjoy your stay at the luxurious accommodations of the beach resorts and indulge in some fun activities like cruising up the Kali River.
Mangalore and Udupi
The Malpe Beach near Udupi lies between the Swarna Nandi River and the Malpe Port. This endless beach is the perfect setting for a romantic holiday. St Mary’s Island has two beautiful beaches with rare crystallized rock formations. There is no facility for staying overnight here so relax in this pleasant atmosphere of this unspoiled island.
Covered with palm groves, the serene Kaup beach is located between Udupi and Mangalore. Climb up the lighthouse on the shore to catch the scenic view of the surrounding area. Visit the Temple of Goddess Mariamma, see the Kaup Fort ruins or the Jain temples situated nearby.
The Panambur Beach near Mangalore city is one of the most frequently visited beaches. Safe for swimming, this beach offers camel rides for children. The International Kite Festival is an annual summer event that attracts large groups of tourists. The Someshwar Beach and Sasihitlu Beach and Ullal Beach are located close to Mangalore. So make the most of your beach holiday by exploring these interesting coastal places.
Car hire in Mangalore is a simple process, and driving is the easiest way to reach the Surathkhal Beach. This beach has abundant scenic beauty. Tourists from Mangalore generally crowd here to offer prayers at the Sadashiva Temple which is a major attraction here.