Beaches of Karnataka
The mesmerizing and enchanting world of gentle Arabian sea, swaying palm trees, a number of silvery beaches, clear blue skies and huge playful waves that splash you with waters and beautiful crimson sunset marks the 320 km coastline of Karnataka that offers respite from the strenuous urban life, peace and serenity. The perfect beach family destinations, Karnataka beaches have a whole lot of activities to offer such as fishing and angling,
swimming, boating, windsurfing and sun or sea bathing. Stroll lazily on the sandy beaches or just relax and watch children making sand castles and collecting seashells or you may even visit the nearby excursion points that offer glimpses of the rich culture of the Deccan India. The spontaneity of the coastal folk and the mouthwatering, finger-licking typical seafood cuisine of Karnataka warm up people's heart to simply fall in love with Karnataka beaches. The exotic scenery and unspoiled charming stretch of sands mark the beaches of Karnataka as the preferred and favored beach holiday destinations. The Murudeshwar Beach, Malpe Beach and Maravanthe Beach are some of the gems of the beaches of the state.
Bhatkal BeachA luxuriant beach-line 16 km from the bustling Bhatkal town awaits to be explored and invigorated. The serene sea, the sprawling sands and the swaying palms - may not sound any different from any other beach. But what makes Bhatkal special is the ambiance of sanctity in pleasure and the horde of temples can have all the credit besides the endowment of nature. Spend your holidays
there anytime between August and March and the replenishment is going to last for a year - more so, because you won't be able to resBuy Train the call of the beaches for long. Bhatkal, being less heard of in the tourist 'hot-hunts', can be a classic option for those who want to spend their vacation in perfect tranquility. Just like its share of the azure sea, its beaches emanate a sense of vastness shrouded in mystery.
Karwar BeachKarwar Beach in Karnataka is one of the most beautiful beaches. It is so beautiful that it even inspired a poet like Rabrindranath Tagore to jot dnew rewritten his very first play. Karwar Beach is at a distance of 100 kms from Goa and is one of the perfect holiday destinations. Karwar Beach is famous for its silver sand, gentle waves and peaceful and calm alleys.
The Sadashivgad Fort Hill along with a Durga temple, the 300 year old Venkataramana Temple having some fine paintings of ochre and the unique octagonal church are the major attractions of this place.The Dandeli Game Park which is located 157 kms away is also a delight for people who love wildlife. People love the place, especially adventure and thrill loving people frequently visit this place.
Murudeshwar BeachSituated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, 1 km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murudeshwar. The place is believed to have been sanctified by a piece of the Pranalinga of Mahabaleshwara thrown by Ravana and has some beautiful carvings and statues. Bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills, the place is a favourite picnic spot.With the roaring sea to the
west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby, the temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well.While touring this land of picture-postcard scenery, be sure to witness some of the quaint rituals like Bhuta worship, the Kambala (buffalo race) or Korikatta the cockfight. Partake of the delicacies of coastal Karnataka, the mouth - watering sweets, spicy fish curries and a variety of rice calces. Savour the juicy fruits a wide variety of mangoes, jackfruit, cashew and bananas, which abound in this fertile land. And take home memories as colourful and varied as your experiences.
Kurumgad BeachKurumgad Beach is shaped like a tortoise. It is a perfect place to avoid all the commotion of the city life and thus enjoy the untouched beauty of the Mother Nature at is best. No matter, whether one is young or old, Kurumgad beach serves as an ideal place for leisure to people of each and every age. One can go to view the beautiful abandoned lighthouse located near the beach. The beach is a very beautiful & enchanting and one can see various creatures like the dolphin, otters, etc. around the beach. The period between Octobers to may is the ideal time for visiting the place.
Malpe BeachThe Karnataka beaches are all bathed in a celestial cascade of beauty, not known to many other beach destinations. One of the firsts that spring to the memory at the very mention of these beaches is Malpe. A sheer 6 km from the pilgrim jaunt Udupi, Malpe reminds one of the 'Blue Lagoon' love-lore. The endless stretch of gilded sand, swaying palm trees, sapphire sky and the
gentle murmur of the sea set the perfect mood for an idyllic holiday. Between October and January, it is what can only be called - heaven. Besides, Malpe's topography, that positions itself as a beach town where the river Udyavar meets the Arabian Sea, makes it a viable fishing port. Infact, Malpe is one of Karnataka Fisheries major joints. The Islands- Just a boat ride away from Malpe are three rocky islands - Daria-Bahadurgad, Kari-Illada-Kallu and Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe. The Daria-Bahadurgad port is famous for its export of processed fish to foreign countries. Don't forget to check out the oldest tile factory set up by the Basel Mission exists here. The ports form idyllic spots for boating and fishing activities. St Mary's Island is specially famed for being one of the most popular picnicking paradise. Here is a cluster of volcanic rocks waiting to be explored. For The Religious- The temples of Lord Balarama and Ananteshwara are frequented by believers on their trip to Malpe. The image of Balarama has six faces. Perhaps this was originally a temple of Subramanya or Shanmukha, the six-faced deity who was named Balarama at a later date. Beach Resorts - Close to Malpe is Ullal, a maritime beach resort, the silvery beaches of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the casuarina groves.
Gokarna BeachGokarna is a ancient temple town and center for Sanskrit studies. It is located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka State. Gokarna means " Cow's Ear "- It is believed that Lord Shiva had emerged from the ear of a cow. This town lies between the rivers Gangavali and Agnashini and situated along the Karwar coast by the Arabian Sea. Gokarna is also mentioned in Shrimad Bhagawat
Purana. This Shivities temple town is also called Kashi of the South. It has been attracting for hundreds of years. Gokarna is also an important center of Sanskrit learning and houses Bhandikeri Math and Toggu Math. Many Hindus perform the last rites of a person here. Gokarna is a town of contrasts as it a temple town and also a holiday destination. The place is full of palm and coconut trees. It is an attraction town with two main streets with shops and traditional tile roofed brick houses. The Car Street, which runs through the heart of the town, is a typical Pilgrim center, flanked by small business, Puja paraphernalia, souvenirs and food stuff. The maze of narrow lanes and alleys are reminders of tradition, which continues even today. Brahmin priests go about busily with their religious duties. A walk through the main street would not take more than twenty minutes.
Kaup BeachKarnataka has a long coastline around 320kms ranged with well-known beaches. Tourists travel to these exotic beaches to enjoy the cool waters, relish in water sports, take long walks along the shore and savor the culinary delights. Situated about 12kms from Udupi on the coastal belt is the spectacular Kaup Beach in Karnataka.Kaup Beach in Karnataka is one of the popular beaches
of Karnataka where tourist enjoys the scenic beauty of the surroundings, the long stretches of golden beaches and the cool sea breeze. Kaup has a beautiful beach offering a perfect holiday destination for tourists looking for solitude. A walk along the sprawling white sand beach and the cool blue water offers a therapeutic effect for tired souls. Tourists spend weekends enjoying a day in the scenic beauty of Kaup Beach in Karnataka. A ruined fort adds a mystic charm to the place. Another attraction of the the Kaup beach is the old 100ft high lighthouse.
Maravanthe BeachA drive up north along the coastal road to Maravanthe, 50 kms from Udupi, is the sandy Maravanthe beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the gush of the sea attracts a large number of tourists to this spot.The highway bordered on either side by the Arabian Sea and the Satuparnika River, with a backdrop of the Kodachadri Hills, makes
the drive an out-of-the-world experience.At sunset, a crimson sky and golden rays reflected both in the sea and the river convert Maravanthe into a fairyland of scenic beauty. A drive further up is the Belekal Theertha falls, near Baindur.The Maravanthe Beach is a popular picnic spot and the waters are safe for swimming with huge but gentle tides beckoning you and mesmerizing you to come and play with them. The pristine beauty and peaceful surroundings of its virgin beach make it a favorite picnic spot.
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