(Last Updated on : 28/11/2019)
The Panambur Beach is located at a distance of just 13 km from Mangalore
, to the south of the Mangalore Port. The beach
is named after the nearby port and its trade
, owing to the local vernacular, Panam, which means money. Credited to be one of the safest beaches in the country, Panambur is on the shores of the Arabian Sea
. It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka
Overview of Panambur Beach
The Panambur is the most visited beach of the city
which offers dazzling views of sunset. During the carnivals organized by district authorities, the beach attains a spectacular visage. A number of intriguing activities are encouraged during the festivals like the Panambur Beach Festival such as sand sculpture contests, beach sports and boat races. It has also served as the site of International Kite Festival
which invited tourists from all over the globe. The pristine beauty and serene ambience makes the beach a popular tourist spot.
Other activities which can be enjoyed here include dolphin viewing, boating, Jet Ski rides and many others. Panambur beach is the first beach of the country which is maintained by a private enterprise titled Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. Apart from attracting tourists, the festivities create awareness among the people for preserving the natural heritage of the country. Owing to its well maintained state, the beach has been awarded as one of the clean and best maintained beaches in India. Private parties, weddings, promotions and service launch events are also held on the beach.
Visiting Information of Panambur Beach
The Mangalore railway station
is the closest at a distance of 12 km from the beach and the Mangaluru International Airport
is the nearest at a distance of 11.7 km from the Panambur Beach.
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