Beaches in Karnataka

Karnataka has a 320 km long coastline, dotted with numerous beaches, that beckon invitingly to those craving for some respite, from the maddening grind of urban life. The serenity and unspoilt charm of the area, coupled with the spontaneity of the coastal folk, and their delectable cuisine is just overwhelming.   


Karwar, just 100 km from Goa makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sand and sun. Karwar's idyllic beauty inspired the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, to pen down his first play. Other attractions of the place, include the Sadashivgad Hill fort with a Durga temple, the unique Octagonal Church, and the 300 year old Venkataramana Temple, that houses some fine ochre paintings. For wildlife lovers, the Dandeli Game Park is just 157 km away. 


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. Sunset casts a breathtaking glow on the surrounding waterscape. Watersports and beach resorts promise an enjoyable holiday here.  


Malpe with its sheltered harbour makes a quiet beach retreat, just six kilometres away from Udupi, the temple town, renowned for a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna. Right across is St. Mary's Isles, more serene and ideal for picnics. Close to Malpe is Ullal, yet another beach resort, the silvery beaches of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the casuarina groves.  

Some of the famous beaches in India are 
Beaches in Orissa
Beaches in Kerala
Vagator, Goa
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Beaches in Maharashtra
Beaches in Karnataka
Kovalam, Kerala