Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka

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Murudeshwar Beach
Ankola Beach
Idyllic Baindur Beach
Idyllic Baindur Beach
Idyllic Baindur Beach
Around Annapoorneshwari temple
OM Beach Sunset
Unchalli Falls (Photo courtesy: Balaji Narayanan)
Netrani Island (Photo Courtesy: Chetansv)
Someshwara Beach
Countryside View around Baindur
Shirali Waterfalls around Baindur
Someshwara Beach

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.

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  • Karwar Beach

    View Point
    Karwar beach lies just off NH-17 and at 1 km from town centre. Its an idyllic beach that is well more

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    Karwar ( 1 Kms )
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna

    Temple or Holy Place
    The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a Hindu temple located in Gokarna, a Hindu religious more

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    Gokarna, Ankola ( 26 Kms ), Karwar ( 58 Kms )
  • Gokarna Beach

    View Point
    Gokarna Beach is where hippies extended themselves from Goa. So there are number of small cafes, more

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    Gokarna ( 1 Kms ), Kumta ( 32 Kms )
  • OM Beach

    View Point
    OM Beach is unique Aum shaped beach at 10 kms from Gokarna. This is where bagpackers and hippies more

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    Gokarna ( 10 Kms )
  • Yana Rock

    Temple or Holy Place, Natural Wonders
    Yana is known for the unusual rock formations known as Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini more

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    Kumta ( 30 Kms ), Yellapur ( 52 Kms ), Gokarna ( 53 Kms ), Ankola ( 59 Kms )
  • Marikanba Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Sirsi is renowned for the Marikamba temple built in 1688. Every alternate year a fair here is more

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    Yellapur ( 53 Kms )
  • Banvasi

    Temple or Holy Place
    Banvasi is home to 9th Century Madhukeshwara Temple, a Lord Shiva temple. Banavasi lies deep in more

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    Jog Falls ( 55 Kms ), Yellapur ( 70 Kms )
  • Jog Falls

    Natural Wonders
    Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 830 ft, making it the more

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    Jog Falls, Kumta ( 70 Kms ), Baindur ( 93 Kms ), Murudeshwar ( 95 Kms )
  • Murudeshwar beach is a popular well visited beach. It is visited by locals and pilgrim travellers more

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    Murudeshwar, Baindur ( 35 Kms )
  • Murudeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Murudeshwar Beach is characterised by a huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, part of the more

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    Murudeshwar, Baindur ( 35 Kms ), Kumta ( 46 Kms ), Maravanthe ( 49 Kms ), Kundapura ( 65 Kms ), Ankola ( 83 Kms ), Udupi ( 102 Kms ), Karwar ( 118 Kms )
  • Mookambika Temple Kollur

    Temple or Holy Place
    Temple of Mookambika Devi is one of the Seven Muktisthala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka. more

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    Kollur, Baindur ( 28 Kms ), Kundapura ( 36 Kms ), Maravanthe ( 38 Kms ), Murudeshwar ( 66 Kms ), Udupi ( 70 Kms ), Kumta ( 104 Kms )
  • Maravanthe beach on NH-17 is small stretch of white sand beaches where backwaters meets the more

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    Maravanthe, Kundapura ( 15 Kms )
  • Maraswamy temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Maraswamy temple is located on beach near Maravanthe. One of the deity here is Varaha or wild boar more

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    Maravanthe ( 1 Kms ), Kundapura ( 16 Kms )
  • Harihareshwara Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Harihar is renowned for its 12th century Harihareshwara temple which was during Hoysala era. more

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    Davanagere ( 15 Kms ), Shimoga ( 79 Kms )
  • Anegudde Vinayaka Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, set on a small Hillock is a Lord Ganesha temple at Kumbashi is one of more

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    Kundapura ( 4 Kms ), Udupi ( 40 Kms )
  • Mekekattu Nadhikeshwara temple is located about 20 kms from Kundapura. The striking feature of the more

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    Kundapura ( 20 Kms )
  • Guddattu Vinayaka Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Guddattu Vinayaka temple is a 1700+ years old Lord Ganesha temple where the natural rock formation more

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    Kundapura ( 15 Kms ), Udupi ( 35 Kms )
  • Koteshwar Temple Kundapura

    Temple or Holy Place
    Koteshwara has a very old Shiva Temple know as Kotilingeshwara temple. The temple is surrounded by more

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    Kundapura ( 5 Kms )
  • Kodi Beach

    View Point
    Kodi Beach is located about 4 kms from Kundapura. There is a restaurant here facing the Sea and is more

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    Kundapura ( 4 Kms )
  • Gangoli

    View Point
    Gangolli is a scenic area approchable via boat ride and located at the bank of five rivers and the more

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    Kundapura ( 15 Kms )
  • Maranakatte

    Temple or Holy Place
    Maranakatte is known for its Sri Bramhalingeshwara Temple located in the bank of the river more

    Access

    Kundapura ( 18 Kms )
  • The eighth century Sri Siddhivinayaka Temple at Hattiyangadi in Kundapur taluk is a historical and more

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    Kundapura ( 8 Kms )
  • Netrani is a coral island and therefore suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. It has one more

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    Murudeshwar ( 19 Kms )
  • Kundeshwara Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kundapur was named after the Kundeswara Temple, a Lord Shiva Temple situated by a more

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    Kundapura ( 4 Kms )
  • Kirimanjeshwar

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kirimanjeshwara is a village on NH-17 north of Kundapura in Coastal Karnataka. The main attraction more

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    Kundapura ( 22 Kms ), Udupi ( 60 Kms )
  • Shankarnarayana

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shankaranarayana is a small village on Kundapura-Shimoga main road home to ancient Shiva and more

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    Kundapura ( 25 Kms ), Udupi ( 44 Kms )
  • The Sharadamba Temple at Shringeri is an 8th-century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It more

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    Sringeri, Koppa ( 39 Kms ), Kalasa ( 72 Kms ), Udupi ( 96 Kms )
  • The Annapoorneshwari Temple at Horanadu is major temple that pilgrims visit on the banks of a more

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    Kalasa ( 6 Kms ), Koppa ( 54 Kms ), Udupi ( 115 Kms )
  • Little Tibet

    Arts Crafts Culture, Monastery
    Tibetan Self sustained community center at Mundgod is where the monks and lamas live their lives more

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    Yellapur ( 40 Kms ), Hubli ( 50 Kms ), Dandeli ( 80 Kms )
  • Gajanur Dam

    Lake or Riverside
    Gajanur at 12 kms from Shimoga is set on Tunga River and well known for the dam built across the more

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    Shimoga ( 12 Kms )
  • Sakkarebaylu is home to an elephant training camp run by the government of India. located on the more

    Access

    Shimoga ( 13 Kms ), Koppa ( 78 Kms )
  • Koodli

    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Koodli is the place where two rivers, the Tunga River and Bhadra River, meet to give rise to the more

    Access

    Shimoga ( 15 Kms )
  • Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari where Lions and Tigers rescued circus around India are more

    Access

    Shimoga ( 15 Kms ), Koppa ( 99 Kms )
  • B R P Dam

    Lake or Riverside
    B R P Dam is 28 kms from Shimoga built on the Bhadra river. Its an excursion option for tourists more

    Access

    Shimoga ( 28 Kms )
  • The Aghoresvara temple at Ikkeri is a large structure in a uniquely mixed style combines elements more

    Access

    Jog Falls ( 35 Kms )
  • Rameshwara Temple at Keladi near Sagara in Karnataka is an ancient temple renowned for its more

    Access

    Jog Falls ( 36 Kms )
  • Sagara

    Heritage Site, Arts Crafts Culture
    Sagara is known for wood carving articles, particularly of sandalwood and is home to ancient more

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    Jog Falls ( 30 Kms )
  • Kundadri

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kundagiri Hills at 30 kms Shimoga are home to a 17th century Jain more

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    Shimoga ( 30 Kms )
  • Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a renowned bird sactuary. 200+ species of birds are found at this place. more

    Access

    Jog Falls ( 45 Kms ), Shimoga ( 90 Kms )
  • Gundekkal

    Temple or Holy Place
    Guddekal near Shimoga is home to Subrahmanya Temple near Tunga more

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    Shimoga ( 4 Kms )
  • Kedaresvara Temple at Balligavi is renowned pilgrimage and known as Dakshina Kedara means more

    Access

    Jog Falls ( 63 Kms ), Shimoga ( 77 Kms )
  • Humcha

    Temple or Holy Place
    Humcha is home to a Jain Matha. The Bhattaraka seat at Humcha was founded in the 8th century AD. more

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    Thirthahalli ( 28 Kms ), Shimoga ( 56 Kms )
  • Unchalli Falls

    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Unchalli Falls is a waterfall created by a 381 ft drop in a river which is accessible by a 5 km more

    Access

    Jog Falls ( 55 Kms )
  • Satoddi Falls

    Natural Wonders
    Satoddi Falls is one of the most well-known falls in Karnataka located just off Yellapur - Hubli more

    Access

    Yellapur ( 25 Kms )
  • Magod Falls

    Natural Wonders
    Magod Falls is where bedthi river takes two distinct leaps to fall from a height of 650 ft. Magod more

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    Yellapur ( 30 Kms )
  • Temples of Baindur

    Temple or Holy Place
    Sri Someshwara temple is one beautiful shore temples located near Baindur. Sheneshwara is a Lord more

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    Baindur ( 1 Kms )
  • Amruthapura is renowned for 12th Century Amruteshvara temple representing Hoysala era more

    Access

    Shimoga ( 35 Kms ), Chikmagalur ( 67 Kms )
  • Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is located in and around the Attiveri reservoir and surrounding riverine more

    Access

    Hubli ( 44 Kms ), Yellapur ( 49 Kms )
  • Someshwara beach is an idyllic beach stretch of about 1 km overlooking Arabian Sea. The area is more

    Access

    Baindur ( 3 Kms )