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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.

Malpe Beach
This beach is 66 km north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udupi. MalpMalpe Beache 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. It is a popular picnic spot due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surrounding of its virgin beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying Palm trees, clear blue sky and the gurgle of the sea attracts tourists to this spot. Between October - January is the best time to visit this place. The St Mary's Island is another delightful holiday destination. It is just a boat ride away.
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.

KarwarKarwar
Karwar is situated just 100 km from Goa makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sand and sun. Karwar has all themakings of a perfect holiday with gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sand, and calm, peaceful alleys. Once an important trade centre, this charming town is complemented by glorious weather and an excellent beach which is said to have inspired Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play.

Gokarna Gokarna
This place lies 60 kilometres to the south of Karwar. The coastal town has an ancient temple with an Atmalinga. This place is renowned for Sanskrit schools and learning. Nearby are the fabulous Om Beach and the Kutle Beach.
Nearest Railway Station : - Gokarna Road.

MurudeshwarMudreshwar Beach
This picturesque place is situated 16 km from Bhatkal. Bounded bythe shimmering sea and rolling hills, this place is a favourite tourist spot. It is known for the gorgeous temple perched on a hillock by the shore. The temple which embodies a Linga is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung the cloth covering the Atmalinga at Gokarna while lifting it. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. There is a huge fort behind the temple, said to have been renovated by Tipu. The place can be visited all the year round.

Marwanthe
Watersports and beach resorts make Marwanthe a unique seaside town, Marwanthean enjoyable holiday spot. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea and the West Coast Highway on one side and the Sauparnika river on the other. The sunsets here are truly breathtaking. A drive down this stretch can be a very memorable experience. This beach is 66 km north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udipi. It is a popular picnic spot and the waters are safe for swimming what with huge but gentle tides beckoning you and mesmerising you to come and play with them. Due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surroundings of its virgin beach it is a very family kind of beach where one can come to in the evenings and just relax and let the smooth breeze caress you and tease your hair. The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the gush of the sea attracts tourists to this spot. Between October - January is the best time to visit this place. The St Mary's Island is another delightful holiday destination. It is just a boat ride away. Baindur is a small town, 45 km from Maravanthe. It has a beautiful beach nearby. Ottanane near Baindur is famous for its glorious sunsets.
Nearest Railway Station :- Honavar.

MangaloreMangalore
Mangalore is the seaport town has Ullal, yet another beach resort, the silvery beaches of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the casuarina groves. Situated 5 km away from mangalore,this is one of the best beaches of Karnataka. It faces to the Arabian sea and hence offer the visitor an incomparable view.

 
 
 
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