Karnataka, Karnataka Tour, Karnataka Beaches

Beaches in Karnataka

Beaches in Karnataka

Karnataka has a 320 km long coastline which is dotted with numerous beaches. These beaches brings some sort of calmness and coolness to the people from the bustling city life. Some of the famous beaches in Karnataka are Karwar, Marwanthe, Malpe, Murudeshwar and Mangalore.


Karwar is situated just 100 km from Goa and a good starting point to discover the thrills of sea, sand and sun. Karwar is a perfect holiday retreat with gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sand and calm and peaceful alleys. Earlier, Karwar was an important trade centre, but, today, this charming town is complemented by glorious weather and an excellent beach which is said to have inspired Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play. The Dandeli Willdlife Sanctuary is just 157 km away from Karwar. Some of the major attractions of this place are the Sadashivgad Hill fort with a Durga temple, the unique Octagonal Church, and the 300

Karwar Beach, Karnataka

year old Venkataramana Temple, that houses some fine ochre paintings. It can be approached by road and rail from Bangalore.


Marwanthe is a unique seaside town, where the West Coast Highway cruises along with the Arabian Sea on one side, and the river Sauparnika rushes against a verdant mountainous backdrop on the other side. It is 110 kms. north of Mangalore and has a scenic beach. Baindur is a small town, about 45 kms from Maravanthe and has a beautiful beach nearby. Watersports and beach resorts promise an enjoyable holiday here. Maravanthe can be reached by road and rail from Bangalore and Mangalore.


The Malpe beach is about 66 km north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udupi. Malpe, with its sheltered harbour is a quiet beach retreat and a popular picnic spot due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surroundings. This temple town is mainly known for the fascinating idol of Lord Krishna. The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the gurgle of the sea attracts tourists to this spot. The best time to visit this place is between October - January. The St Mary's Island, another delightful holiday destination is also located just a boat ride away. Ullal, another beach resort is located close to Malpe. This silvery beach resort offers breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the casuarina groves. Malpe is about 392 kms from Bangalore.


Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka

Murudeshwar, a picturesque place is situated about 151 kms from Karwar and 386 kms from Bangalore. This place is a favourite picnic spot and bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills. Murudeshwar is known for the gorgeous temple perched on a hillock by the shore. The temple which embodies a Linga is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung the cloth covering the Atmalinga at Gokarna while lifting it. As one climbs the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. There is a huge fort behind the temple that is said to have been renovated by Tipu. The place can be visited all round the year.


Mangalore is located near the backwaters formed by the convergence of the Netravathi and Gurupur rivers, about 357 kms. from Bangalore. Mangalore derives its name from the presiding deity Mangladevi, the Godess of fortune. The perfect blend of various cultures can be seen in this city. Though the city has grown as a major commercial hub, it has still retained its old-world charm. 


Information about Karnataka
Introduction || History || Geography || People || Religion || Cuisine || Festivals || Art & Culture || Shopping || Beaches || Hill Stations || Waterfalls || Wildlife Sanctuaries

Beaches in Karnataka
Karwar || Marwanthe || Malpe || Murudeshwar || Mangalore

Cities in Karnataka
Aihole || Badami || Bangalore || Belur || Bijapur || Hampi || Hassan || Halebid || Mysore || Pattadakal || Somnathpur || Sravanabelagola || Srirangapatnam

Distances from Cities in Karnataka
Badami || Bangalore || Bijapur || Hassan || Hospet || Mangalore || Mysore

Festivals of Karnataka
Pattadakkal Dance Festival || Makar Sankranti || Hoysala Mahotsava || Ugadi || Ganesh Chaturthi || Hampi Festival || Dussehra || Karaga

Hill Stations in Karnataka
Nandi Hills || Kemman Gudi || Biligirirangana Hills || Kudremukh || Madikeri or Coorg || Chikmagalur || Gangamoola

Waterfalls in Karnataka
Iruppu Falls || Abbey Falls || Jog falls || Unchalli Falls || Burude falls || Magod falls || Satoddi falls || Hogenakkal falls

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka
B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary || Bandipur National Park || Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary || Nagarhole National Park

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