Mangalore is India’s 8th cleanest city, located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The city has several places for tourists to explore but the clean, serene beaches in Mangalore are considered as the main tourist attraction. If you ever plan to take a tour of South India, do not miss this immensely beautiful city of Mangalore. It would be an enriching experience on visiting the pristine beaches offering peace and pleasure in abundance. Here’s some useful information about the beaches in Mangalore you should know before making a visit to the city.
Panambur beach in Mangalore, Karnataka is located only 10 kilometers from the city. It is the most visited beach in the city for its cleanliness, safety, and serenity. You will find the place unbelievably clean as compared to other beaches you have ever visited. It is at a short distance of 2 kilometers from the New Mangalore Port which is also a suitable tourist spot. It is a one-of-its-kind beach first to be initiated in the country and managed and run by Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, a private organization.
They ensure proper maintenance, cleanliness and safety in the beach area with a motive to attract more visitors with each passing year. You can enjoy the succulent food near the beach and get indulge in your favorite water sports like boating, Jet Ski rides or simply soak in the view of playing dolphins in the waters.
Good news for the residents of Mangalore or people living in the southern state – paramour beach allows private parties, promotions, launch events for products and even weddings. Imagine how wonderful it would be to get engaged on a beach.
There are a lot of carnivals and festivals organized in Panambur beach which includes water sports, boat races, sand sculpture competitions, etc. The fun doesn’t end here – International Kite Festival is organized every 2 years in the month of January. So, try planning your trip during the fest and have the best experience in Mangalore.
The next name on our list of wonderful beaches in Mangalore is the Tannirbhavi beach. You can reach there either by a ferry via Gurupura River or by the area of Kuloor Bridge. You will be amazed by the secluded ambiance it offers as Tannirbhavi is one of the crowd-free beaches away from the chaotic city life. It is very close to Panambur beach, so you can visit both the places on the same day. If you are a nature lover and urge to have the breathtaking view of the scenic beauty, head on to one of the popular private beaches in Mangalore.
Tannirbhavi beach has a long coastline dotted with palms stretched along the sandy shores. Recently, the calm beach has undergone renovation by the collaborative effort of the tourism department of the district and a privately-owned company. You can enjoy water sports on this Mangalore beach such as Jet Ski, boating, surfing and more. Do not miss the panoramic sunset view at the beach.
Situated in Mangalore, you will come across an array of rocks encompassed by high hills and lush green landscapes at the backdrop of the Someshwara Beach. The rocks by the beach are known as RudraShile for the belief of the locals that these are rocks of Lord Shiva as the Someshwara Temple is located here. Lord Shiva Temple was constructed back in the 10th century under the rule of Alupas (Alupa Dynasty). It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus and devotees in large numbers visit the temple every year popularizing the beach as a great tourist spot.
Someshwara Beach can be one of the best getaways in Mangalore in the lap of calmness and serenity. The breathtaking views of the beautiful trees and hills during dusk and sawn will bring you immense soothing pleasure. Head towards the Someshwarabeacxh this winters and take a stroll down the sparking sands alluring the spectacular views.
Surathkal Beach is one of the best beaches in Mangalore experiencing big numbers of visitors each year. The main reason why it serves to be a popular tourist destination in the city is its engrossing scenic beauty, surrounding landscape and the clear blue waters.
There is a lighthouse on the beach that is another reason behind its popularity. Travelers visiting Mangalore ensure exploring the clean, calm and pristine Surathkal Beach.
On exploration, you will come across several secret beaches in Mangalore one of which is Sasihithlu Beach located in a small village Sasihithlu. Only 22 kilometers from the city, this beach is not so popular like other ones around the city which makes it way less crowded and thus secluded and serene. The white sand and blue sea offer a contrasting picturesque view. If you are interested in photography, this is the place for splendid clicks that will add well in your memory album.
Remember to arrange your own transport as the beach is situated in the interiors, 4 kilometers from the highway. A surfing event – Karnataka Surfing Festival is also organized at Sasihithlu Beach each year.
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