Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka
Coastal Karnataka as its considered from Devbagh - Mangalore is home to a number of off-beat getaways that are good for guests looking to explore idyllic beaches and relaxed stays.
Karwar is situated at Southern Tip of Goa and Northern tip of Karnataka. Karwar has a good stretch of beaches that are secluded and offers stay on two islands located off its coast. Karwar is more suited for getaway seekers with an idea to just relax and rejuvenate.
Yellapur (Hubli Road) - On the Karwar - Hubli route is Yellapur where Banana County Resort spread over 7 acres of land and is a part of 27 acre banana plantation. Yellapur is an excellent getaway option which guests can combine with Dandeli or Karwar (Devbagh) or both. This is an excellent activity centric option and access point to visit Sirsi (50 kms) and Jog Falls (112 kms).
Ankola (NH-17) - Lies at the Junction of the Hubli - NH-17 route and is a quiet coastal hamlet. Honey Beach Cottage here offers a relaxed beach front stay with some activity options. If idea is to explore the area then Ankola is most central to visiting Karwar, Gokarna, Sirsi, Murudeshwar, Mookambika and Jog Falls.
Jog Falls (NH-206) - On the Honnavar - Bangalore route (NH-206) lies Matthuga Homestay that lies just 8 kms from Jog Falls and about 62 kms from the Coastal town of Honnavar and is ideal base point for visiting Jog falls.
Gokarna (50 kms from Karwar) - Om Beach Resort is situated 2 kms from Gokarna temple on a cliff facing the arabian sea. Om beach resort is a Kairali Resort suited for Ayurveda stays and getaway seekers.
Baindoor - Idyllic beach and home to a couple of getaway resort, Wild Woods Spa being the best.
Maravanthe (35 kms from Murudeshwar) - Turtle Bay Beach Resort is a beach front option with simple rooms, cabanas, bamboo huts etc. suited for those who don't mind rustic stays by the beach. From here one can do a bit of snorkeling or a backwater ride.
Kundapura (35 kms from Udupi) – Kundapura near Udupi is home to many temples. Kundapura however is also visited for its idyllic beaches. Sun Castle here is a beach front stay that offers cottage style accommodation.
Plantation highlands of Kalasa and Malnad area off-Coasts also provide an excellent off-beat experience for guests.