As a state of India with a rich history and cultural heritage, Karnataka has been one of the top most tourist places in the nation. Karnataka has an array of attractions that can satisfy the tastes of all kinds of travellers, be it pilgrims, history-lovers or pleasure-seeking vacationers.
Karnataka has monuments, palaces, temples, rivers, mountains and so on. In addition, the beaches in Karnataka are also major attractions that are loved by travellers from far and near. The 320 km coastline bordering Karnataka has mesmerising beaches formed by the Arabian Sea.
The coastal cities and towns of Karnataka such as Goa, Karwar, Mangalore etc. are the most famous beach spots where one can enjoy the beauty of beaches, take in the sunlight or spend memorable moments with a loved one.
Take a virtual tour through five of the most spectacular beach destinations in Karnataka.
Located near the district of Udupi in Mangalore, Malpe Beach is a natural port and offers a panoramic view of nature to the visitors. This beach can be an ideal location for vacations and picnics owing to its serenity and beauty. The beach is formed from volcanic rocks which interests geologists. In addition, Malpe beach also offers fishing, swimming and boating to the visitors.
Also located near Udupi, the Maravanthe is yet another popular beach which entices visitors to keep going back. Offering a great view of the sunset, fishing and visits to an island in a boat, the Maravanthe Beach proves to be the best location to take a break. There are also a few temples nearby namely the Maraswamy Temple and Varahaswamy Temple.
Another popular beach, also located in the Udupi District, is the Kaup Beach. Idea for a vacation with family and friends where the visitors can enjoy looking at the greenery and taking in the cool breeze, Kaup beach also offers water sports. Another attraction here is the presence of a lighthouse. Many movies have been shot at the Kaup beach.
At the secluded town of Gokarna is another important beach of Karnataka known as the Om Beach. Believed to be in the shape of the auspicious Hindu symbol ‘Om', this beach is one of the most-visited places in Gokarna. Apart from a glorious view, Om beach also offers water sports such as skiing, banana rides and more to the visitors.
Located in the Uttar Karnataka district of Karnataka, the Murudeshwar Beach is a spot where vacationers can plan on going for picnics and beach retreats. In addition, there is also a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and gigantic statue of the deity here. The golden sand and sparkling sea water of Murudeshwar Beach will surely not disappoint.