Coastal Road Trip
Driving on a 4 lane highway with the blue sea on one side and green plains on the other is a dream come true for all. India's 6000+km coastal region can make that dream come true. You can be a part of this on the Karnataka-Kerala coastal highway.
Maravanthe - Beautiful Coastal Village
Considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of Karnataka, Maravanthe is a village that is around 115km from Mangalore. A pristine and clean beach, it has Arabian sea on one side and a Souparnika river on the other with a beautiful highway in between. It also offers for water activities like Snorkelling and Scuba Diving. The nearby Kodachadri hills have some amazing hiking trails
Ride along this scenic beauty and take a break in the nearby Sagar Ratna for a quick snack.
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Udupi - Intriguing town
Sri Krishna Temple
About an hour's drive from Maravanthe will take you to the ancient temple city of Karnataka - Udupi. Popularly known for Sri Krishna Temple and also Udupi cuisine (Udupi Dosa!) this town will bring in the inner peace and will be a delightful stop in your journey. Some of the notable places to see:
Sri Krishna Temple
Gomateshwar Statue (near to Udupi)
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Mangalore - The Industrial Hub
The only city of Karnataka with all 4 modes of transport- Road, Rail, Air and Sea. It is home to Mangaladevi Temple , Manjunath temple, St. Aloysius Chapel and more. Mangalore is famous for its festivals, cuisines and dance forms. Do make it a point to stay for 2 days to explore this industrial hub and its life!
Interesting Fact: It is twinned with 2 cities, or popularly known as sister cities with Hamilton and Delta in Canada.
St. Aloysis Chapel
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Kasargod - Multi lingual, multi ethnic
The land of seven languages (Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Marati, Urdu and Beary) and several cultures, Kasargod gives an enthralling experience to the visitors. There are many places to explore including the international fame Bekal Fort and Beach, old and ancient temples, Church, Mosque, beaches and hills. It also has the Mahalingeshwara Temple Adoor believd to be founded by Arjuna where his battle with Lord Shiva took place.
Bekal Fort - The most preserved fort in Kerala and is fast emerging as an international tourist center. Spread over 40 acres, it was built by Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi in 1650AD. It was a prominent maritime town since 12th century and hence was fortified. It has 3 nearby railway stations - Bekal Fort, Kanhangad, Kotikulam
Kasargod is known for peaceful co-existence of all religions and one can observe this by witnessing these beautiful religious places around the town.
Malik Deenar Mosque
Enjoy this amazing trip which not only refreshes you but also brings in the real Indian flavour.