Gokarna is a famous beach belt on the coast of the Arabian Sea. This is the best beach area of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located nearly 465 km north west of the state capital Bangaluru and 55 km south east of Karwar, Gokarna has four
beautiful beaches named Kudle Beach, OM Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise beach. If you walk 20 to 30 minute then you can reach from one beach to next beach. People visit Gokarna to enjoy the solitude and panorama of these
picturesque beaches. This is a holy place of India, where huge people visit every year to get liberated of sins.
The palm fringed golden sandy beaches of Gokarna give the devotees a heavenly pleasure which they remember rest of their life. Tourist Office: Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation KSTDC www.kstdc.nic.in State Tourism Office Badami House NR Square Bangalore 080 22275869 Safety Note: Swimming is not advised at Kudle but other beaches of
Gokarna are safe for swimming but it must be away from the rocky terrain. There are no lifeguards at the beaches. Local culture fairly accepts beachwears. Where it is: Gokarna is 240 km north of Mangaluru and 468 km north west of state
capital Bangaluru. Journey Route: If you start from Mangaluru by bus, it is 5 hrs drive. But most of the indian tourist arrive here via Panaji, in that case it is 4 hrs drive. Madangeri is the railhead. Mangaluru and Dabolim are the
nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Hotel Gokarna,Hotel Om, Swa Swara Resort, Om Beach Resort, Gokarna Beach Resort, Seabird Holiday Resort. Eatery: Purohit at Hotel Gokarna International, Prema,
Sunset, Dragon, Paradise, Om Shanti, Dolphin Bay, Pai. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering Activities, Sunbath, Playing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Maha Ganapathy Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple.
Mangaluru, the port city of Karnataka has four famous suburb tiny beaches which are most visited by the Mangalorians as well as tourists from other part of India. Tannirubavi, Panambur, Surathkal and Someshwar are the Mangaluru beaches
those are located in the estuaries of the Gurupur and the Netravathi River. All the exotic beaches of Mangaluru are encircled by swaying palms and casuarinas in an amazing array and has good accommodation facilities as these are located at
the suburb of Mangaluru, the business city of Karnataka. When you visit the beaches the white soft sand will tempt you to lie down and feel the warmth of the sand and the sound of the thrashing waves of the Arabian Sea. The cool breeze from the sea will give you a relax feel and you will rediscover your soul here in Mangaluru Beaches once again like other Karnataka Beaches.
In the evening enjoy the sun set at the horizon sitting on the shore rocks. Don't
forget to visit the beach front shacks and restaurants which serve sumptuous sea food cooked in traditional Mangaluru style. Someshwar Beach which is also known as Ullal Beach is located 11 km south west from Mangaluru city centre. The picturesque view of The Netravati River flowing beside the beach is the main attraction of the Beach. The solitude loving people come here to get relief from the hustle and bustle of the city life. People enjoy the beauty of the sea waves
splashing on the golden sandy beach, the cool breeze from the Arabian Sea give them a chilling feel and the sound of the swaying casuarinas groove give them a perfect relax. You can swim and take sun bath in local style. The red hue of the
evening sky and the burning beauty of the dipping sun will give you energy to start new days. What more is required for a tourist visiting a beach! If more then pay a visit to the Summer Sands, this beach resort will provide you everything you may require. Tourist Office: Tourism Department of Karnataka
Lighthouse Hill Road Hampankatta Mangaluru Telephone 0824 2453926 Safety Note: Mangaluru Beaches are not safe for swimming. If you are a good swimmer than you can go for swimming in Ullal. Because of rocky stretches and undulating shore
line having under canals these beaches are dangerous for swimming. There are no lifeguards as well.
Where it is: 350 km west of state capital Bangaluru Journey Route: It is 7 hrs drive from Bangaluru. Mangaluru is one major rail station on Karvali Coast and it has it's own airport. Tourist Season: From November to February
Accommodations: Taj Manjarun Hotel, Summer Sands Beach Resort, Hotel Poonja International, Eatery: Amazon, Taj Mahal, Abhimaan Residency, Woodlands, Maharaja, Summer Place. Beach Activities: Lazing, Playing etc. Attractions and
Sight Seeing : Mangaladevi Temple, Lighthouse Hill Garden, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Milagres Church, Rosario Cathedral.
Udupi is temple town of Karnataka located 60 km north of Mangaluru and is famous for two tiny beaches, Malphe Beach and Kaup Beach. Malphe Beach is an idyllic Karnataka holiday destination located 390 km away from the state capital Bangaluru, 66 km from Mangaluru and 6 km from Udupi district. The golden sandy beach, the swaying palm tree and the sparkling waves of the sea refreshes the travelers visiting Malphe. This is an ideal hangout beach for the solitude loving tourist. Along the shore line of the Arabian Sea this beach offers a picturesque view of the estuary of the Malphe River. Across the Malphe bay there
is a secluded island named St. Mary which can be accessed by a 30 minutes boat ride from Malphe Beach. St. Mary Island is really a wonderful tiny piece of land in the middle of the sea sprinkled with black rocks both in the sea and sand. The crystal like columns of brown colored volcanic rocks in the middle of the island will really astonish you for its mosaic texture. Kaup is another rocky beach which can be visited for its picturesque scenery and beach activities. In
the evening People come here to enjoy the beauty of the setting sun and to shoot cool sea breeze.
Tourist Office: Tourism Department of Karnataka Lighthouse Hill Road Hampankatta Mangaluru Telephone 0824 2453926 Safety Note: Carry food and safe water for drinking if you visit St. Mary's Island. Kaup Beach is not safe
for swimming but swimming can be done at Malphe Beach. Where it is: Udupi is 60 km north of Mangaluru and 400 km west of state capital Bangaluru. Journey Route: Mangaluru is the nearest big stop and it is nearly 1 1/2 hrs journey from
Mangaluru and 10 hrs journey from Bangaluru. Udupi is the railhead and Mangaluru is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Hotel Kediyoor, Hotel Karavali,Pancharatna Paradise, Udupi
Residency, Paradise Isle Beach Resort. Eatery: Sagar and Sarovar at Hotel Karavali,Samudra Bar and Restaurant, Mitra Samaj, Sandhya. Beach Activities: Swimming, Lazing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : St. Mary's Island, Sri Krishna
Temple, Mariamma Temple, Chandramouleeshwara Temple, Ananteshwara Temple, Pajaka and Kunjaru Betta.