Karnataka – Coastal Escapades

Karnataka is a land of shifting landscapes, defined by high plateaus, even higher mountains, deep forested valleys and dramatic coastlines. The best way to experience all of these in one trip is to head west from Bangalore and explore the beaches and coastal cultures of this fascinating state. Here are some of the best seaside destinations for those who want to head out of Bangalore for a while.


Mangalore can be another great base for some seaside exploration. It is close to many pristine beaches which have not been visited by too many people. One can drive short distances from the city to witness some of these alluring landscapes. Panambur Beach and its lighthouse make for a nice evening stroll.

Udupi is an important cultural centre close to Mangalore and the Kaup Beach here is a place for magnificent sunsets, accentuated with the presence of old fort ruins. Some … Read the rest

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