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Mangalore- the city of fascinating beaches

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Mangalore- the city of fascinating beaches

Mangalore is one of the significant cities in Karnataka, stationed on the west drift.

After combination, the city is growing quick every which way viz. in the field of training, industry, and trade.

The city is situated in the conjunction of Nethravathi and Gurupura streams.

It is bound in the east by Western Ghats and by Arabian Sea, in the west.

Three National Highways viz., NH-17 connecting Panvel and Kanyakumari, NH-48 connecting Mangalore and Bangaluru, and NH-13 connecting Mangalore and Solapur go through the city.

A household Airport is situated at Bajpe, which is 15 km away from the city interfacing it to Mumbai and Bangaluru.

The name Mangalore is the anglicized variant of Mangaluru, the name for the city in the neighborhood Kannada dialect.

The Malayalam dialect variation for the same is Mangalapuram.

One of the most punctual references to this name is made by Pandya King Chwttian, who called the city Managalapuram in 715 AD.

However, another recorded reference is by eleventh-century Arabian explorer Ibn Batuta, whose account alludes to Mangalore as Manjarur.

This variety in spelling is credited to the articulation hole between Malayalam and Arabic and the nearby dialect.

Breathtaking Beaches

Mangalore or Mangaluru has 19 beaches of which only five are prominent since they have easier connectivity and some commercial development in their vicinity.

The prominent beaches are Panambur, Ullal, Surathkal, Someshwara and Sasihithlu beach.

There are many other virgin beaches along the coast that very few people know of and some of them are a tad difficult to reach.

Panambur Beach

Panambur beach is supposedly the most famous beach in Mangalore.

Many factories are located at Parambur including Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited.

You can call this the most ‘happening’ beach in Mangalore with a lot of activities happening around.

The ‘kite festival’ in Parambur beach is a spectacular event and one to watch out for.

Ullal Beach

It is mainly the serenity and calmness of the beach that attracts tourists here. Ullal beach is also known for its neat seashore and tranquil beauty.

The long stretch of golden sands and cool breeze adds to its beauty.

Surathkal Beach

Credits: Mohith Shenoy

Surathkal beach is located 12 km away from Mangalore city and is close to the National Institute of Technology.

This picturesque beach attracts tourists due to a lighthouse from where you can see the top view and especially when it’s raining. Simply wow!

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Someshwara Beach

Someshwara beach is located near Ullal beach. It is famous for its sunset view and its rocks ‘Rudra Shilas’.

At the end of the beach, there is an old Someshwara temple which gets many devotees and tourists.

Sasihithlu Beach

Sasihithlu beach is in Sasihithlu village at a distance of 25 km from Mangalore.

It is not a well-known beach in Mangalore.

Hence, the beach is a less crowded one. One can visit Sasihithlu beach for a quiet weekend away from city haste.

A clean beach and a tidy shore make it a perfect spot to attract tourists.


Flawless shorelines, cluster of coconut trees and temples offer an intriguing feel to voyagers.

Mangalorean food is supported by numerous for its delectable and rich curries made utilizing coconuts.

A portion of the forte dishes of this cooking is Mangalorean Chicken Sukka and Chicken Ghee Roast.

Aati Kalenja. Image courtesy: Vishwanatha Badikana

Aati festival is a standout amongst the most significant parties celebrated in Mangalore with a society moving that pulls in visitors.

Pilivesha, a people move or tiger move is local to Mangalore performed amid Dasara.

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