(Last Updated on : 15/11/2014)
Maravanthe beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Karnataka state of India
. The golden sand, palm trees and clear blue sky makes it an ideal holiday destination. The waters
here are safe for swimming
and therefore it is a popular picnic spot too. The beach draws large number of tourists visiting Karnataka.
Location of Maravanthe Beach
Maravanthe beach is nearly fifty kilometres from Udupi
in Karnataka. It is situated twelve km from Kundapur, which is fifty km north of Udupi and hundred-five km north of Mangalore
Attractions of Maravanthe Beach
In and around, Maravanthe beach is filled by various attractive points that are worth visiting like St. Mary's Island
, Baindur and Ottanane. Baindur is 45 km from Maravanthe and it has its own beach. Near Baindur people will also find the charming Belekal Theertha Falls. Maraswamy temple is another highlight of the Maravanthe beach. This temple
comprises of three garbha griha
where three deities are worshiped. One of the deities is Varaha or wild boar that is why it is also called as Varahaswamy temple.
Maravanthe beach also offers excellent opportunity to indulge into varied recreational activities. Water sport
is one of the popular activities among the visitors. Tourists have the option of trying scuba diving and snorkelling
and enjoying the view of the coral reefs and marine life that is abounded with deep-sea creatures. Those who are not comfortable with scuba diving can happily indulge into swimming as the water is safe. Other activities like beach walk, meditation
, and yoga
are also popular among the people.
To experience the serenity of this picturesque virgin beach one can also take a drive along the beach through NH 17 that offers a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea
on one side and Sauparnika River
on the other.
Connectivity of Maravanthe Beach
The beach is well connected via airway
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.