Maravanthe Beach – Karnataka
According to the “Outlook” magazine, a scenic beach in Karnataka called Maravanthe Beach is among one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This picturesque and pristine beach is located in the coastal town of Kundapur. It is also surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side, and the River Sauparnika on the other side. In addition, it is renowned for its calm sea and beautiful palm trees that surround it.
How to Reach Maravanthe Beach?
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beautiful beach is located in Kundapur itself. The Kundapur Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Bangalore, Mangalore, Udupi, Honnavar, and Shimoga.
- Via Bangalore:
There are three routes available from Bangalore, and they are via NH-75, via NH-48 and SH-52, and via NH-48.
2. Via Mangalore:
There is one route available from Mangalore, and it is via NH-66.
3. Via Udupi:
There is one route available from Udupi, and it is via NH-66.
4. Via Honnavar:
There is one route available from Honnavar, and it is via NH-66.
5. Via Shimoga:
There are two routes available Shimoga, and it is via SH 52, and NH-169.
- By air:
The nearest airport to this beach is located in Mangalore. The Mangalore International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well some major destination in the Middle East.
Climate and the best time to visit Marvanthe Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is extremely hot and humid with the mercury rising to a maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoons which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. The winter season which begins in December and ends in February is pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 34 degree Celsius to a minimum of 20 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is from December to February.
Things/activities to do
Since this beach has not yet been developed into a major tourist hotspot there are not many things/activities to do found on this beach. Although there is one major attraction located at this beach, and it is as follows
- Maraswamy Temple:
A temple called “Maraswamy” and consisting of three “garbhagriha” wherein three deities are worshipped. One of the deity worshipped over here is Varsha i.e. wild boar. In addition, marine animals such as tortoise, crocodile, and fish are also a part of worship at this temple as depicted by rock drawings found in the premise of this temple.