(Last Updated on : 11-02-2019)
Maravanthe Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Karnataka
. The uniqueness of the beach is that the highway stretch of a kilometre is flanked by the Maravanthe Beach on one side and the River Sauparnika on the other side. This beach is often referred to as a Virgin Beach. Maravanthe Beach is a beautiful beach town studded with several places of excursion; the town is adorned with a stark backdrop of Kodachadri Hills
, while Arabian Sea
bounds it from one side and Sauparnika River on the other side.
Location of Maravanthe Beach
Maravanthe Beach is located on National Highway
17 between Kundapur and Byndoor and nearly 50 kilometres from Udupi
. It is situated 12 km from Kundapur, which is 50 km north of Udupi and 110 km north of Mangalore
Attractions of Maravanthe Beach
Maravanthe Beach is also an ideal place to view the Sunset. In and around, Maravanthe Beach is filled by various attractive points that are worth visiting like St. Marys Island
, Byndoor and Ottanane. Byndoor is 45 km from Maravanthe and it has its own beach. Near Byndoor people will also find the charming Belekal Theertha Falls. Maraswamy Temple
is another highlight of the Maravanthe Beach. This temple comprises of three garbhagriha
where three deities are worshiped. One of the deities is Varaha
or wild boar
that is why it is also called as Varaha Swamy Temple. The Kodachadri Hills offer trekking
trails and these trails are fairly difficult and suited for professionals and experienced trekkers.
Maravanthe Beach also offers excellent opportunity to indulge into varied recreational activities. The water at Maravanthe Beach is safe for swimming
. Water sport
is one of the popular activities among the visitors. Tourists have the option for scuba diving and snorkelling
and enjoying the view of the coral reefs and marine life that is abounded with deep-sea creatures. Other activities like beach walk, meditation
are also popular among the people.
Connectivity of Maravanthe Beach
Maravanthe Beach is well connected via airway railway
and roadway. The nearest airport from this beach is the Mangalore Airport
and the nearest railhead is the Mangalore Central Railway Station. From both the stoppage, one can avail taxi or bus services to reach the beach. The ideal time to explore the beauty of this beach is between September and March when the swimming opportunity at the beach is at its best.