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Beaches in Mangalore

Maravanthe Beach – Kundapura

Maravanthe is a village and a beach near Kundapura, Karnataka, India.

Outlook travel considers it one of Karnataka’s most beautiful beaches. It is about 55 km (34 mi) from Udupi. NH-66 (erstwhile NH-17) runs next to the beach and the Suparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating a spectacular scenery that is considered the only one of its kind in India.

Maravanthe Beach - Kundapura, Karnataka
Maravanthe Beach – Kundapura, Karnataka
Maravanthe Beach - Kundapura, Karnataka
Maravanthe Beach – Kundapura, Karnataka
Maravanthe Beach - Kundapura, Karnataka
Maravanthe Beach – Kundapura, Karnataka

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Surathkal Beach

Surathkal Beach has a beautiful natural surroundings and an Lighthouse where you can go on top and have a great view.

Surathkal is a suburb of Mangalore city located on National highway 17 (now renumbered as NH-66) in the Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, India on the shore of Arabian sea. It is a municipality merged with Mangalore City Corporation. It lies between Gurupura ( Phalguni ) and Pavanje ( Nandini ) rivers. It can be considered as north most area of Mangalore city Corporation geographical limits. The Suratkal is 6 kilometer north of New Mangalore sea port.

 

Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Road towards Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Road towards Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore
Surathkal Beach, Mangalore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Arun Kumar

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Malpe Beach

Maple Beach is one of the most popular beach of Karnataka. It will be loaded with tourist even on a rainy day. This beach has numerous islands nearby. One of the Island to visit is St. Mary’s Island (aks Thonse Paar).

Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Malpe Beach – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com

Photo Courtesy: Arun Kumar

Old Port Mangalore (Mangalore DAKKE), Mangalore

The Old Mangalore Port (Mangalore DAKKE in Tulu) is located to south of New Mangalore Port. It is popularly known by name of Bunder. The port was used to ferry goods and passengers to Lakshadweep island and Middle East countries. Now fishing has become main activity of this harbor.

Old Port Mangalore (Mangalore DAKKE), Mangalore
Old Port Mangalore (Mangalore DAKKE), Mangalore
Old Port Mangalore (Mangalore DAKKE), Mangalore
Old Port Mangalore (Mangalore DAKKE), Mangalore

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Photo Credit: Arun Kumar

Kaup Beach

Kaup, pronounced as Kapu in the local Tulu language, is a village or a small town in Udupi district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the way between Udupi and Mangalore beside National Highway 66 (previously NH-17). A road from Kaup goes to interior places like Manchakal, Shirva.

 

Kapu Beach - Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach – Mangalore / Mangaluru

The kapu light house was built in 1901 and has for these many years stood on the rocks guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.It stands 27.12 m above the base.The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4PM to 6PM and the panoramic view offered is magnificent.

Kaup is a coastal town in Karnataka State, India, consisting of 4 villages (Padu, Uliyargoli, Mallar and Majur) with a population exceeding 45,000. It is 13 km south of Udupi ( a town famous for its ancient Krishna Temple) and 40 km north of Mangalore ( a port). It is famous for its lighthouse and the three Mariamma temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan.

There is a beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea and a lighthouse. Many films have been shot at this location. Kaup has three Marigudi which attracts devotees from far away places. The sea is much more rougher and intimidating compared to the gentler Malpe beach in Udupi. It is about 15 km from Manipal and is a favourite hangout for students.

Kapu Beach - Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach – Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach - Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach – Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach - Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach – Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach - Mangalore / Mangaluru
Kapu Beach – Mangalore / Mangaluru





Text Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapu,_Karnataka

Sultan Battery

Sultan Battery (Mangalore)

Sultan Battery Rd,
Ashok Nagar
Mangalore, Karnataka

The Sultan Battery watch tower, constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan, is situated 4 km from Mangalore city, the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka.

Sultan Battery (Mangalore)
Sultan Battery (Mangalore)
Sultan Battery (Mangalore)
Sultan Battery (Mangalore)
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Sultan Battery, Mangalore

Text Source – wikipedia.org

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St. Mary’s Islands, Malpe

St. Mary's Islands
St. Mary’s Islands

 

St. Mary’s Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava (pictured).

Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary’s Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 Mya.

The islands form one of the four geological monuments in Karnataka state, one of the 26 Geological Monuments of India declared by the Geological Survey of India in 2001. The monument is considered an important site for “Geo Tourism”.

According to folk legend, in the year 1498, Vasco da Gama landed at St. Mary’s Islands on his journey from Portugal, fixed a cross on the island and named one of these islands, O Padrão de Santa Maria, as a dedication to Mother Mary, before proceeding to Kozhikode in Kerala. It is from this name that the islands got their current name.

Tannirbhavi Beach

Tannirbhavi-Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi-Beach, Mangalore

Tannirbhavi beach is a beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Currently, it can only be reach by land via Panambur or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery. First of all the name itself is wrong. It is supposed to be Thaneeru Bavi(ತಣ್ನೀರು ಬಾವಿ), not Tannirbhavi. On the other side of the landstrip of the beach there is a barge mounted 220 MW power plant set up by the GMR group.It is located at a distance of 12 km from Mangalore. Very close to the beach one can see Two ships that have grounded.

Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
On the way to Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
On the way to Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore
Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore

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Panambur beach

Panambur beach is located around 13 Km from Mangalore. The name Panambur is derived from ‘Panam’ which means Money and ‘Ur’ which means place or village in Tulu language.

The factories like Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers (MCF) and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited are located in Panambur.

Panambur Beach - Mangalore
Panambur Beach – Mangalore
Panambur beach
Panambur beach
Panambur beach
Panambur beach
Panambur beach
Panambur beach
Panambur Beach, Mangalore
Panambur Beach, Mangalore
Panambur Beach, Mangalore
Panambur Beach, Mangalore