Sasihithlu Beach – Karnataka
A three-day long surfing tournament was organized in a secluded and pristine beach located in Karnataka called Sasihithlu Beach. This picturesque beach is located at a distance of 30 km from the city of Mangalore. It is due to the presence of shallow sea water that is situated alongside this beach that makes it a “surfer’s paradise”. Apparently, this beach has so far not been discovered since it is located in a desolate spot.
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How to Reach Sasihithlu Beach?
- By train:
The closest railway station to this beach is located in Mangalore. The Mangalore Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Chennai, Mumbai etc.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Udupi, Bangalore, Mysore, and Coimbatore.
- Via Udupi:
There are two routes available from Udupi, and they include via NH-66 and Via Karkala-Padubidri Road and NH-66.
2. Via Bangalore:
There is one route available from Bangalore, and it is via NH-75.
3. Via Mysore:
There is one route available from Mysore, and it is via the Mangalore-Mysore Highway.
4. Via Coimbatore:
There is one route available from Coimbatore, and it is via NH-948 and NH-275.
- 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 the Sasihithlu Beach
The climate at this beach during 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 is a virtually considered to be a “virgin” there are not too many things/activities to do found around this beach. In fact the chief executive officer of the Panambur Beach Development Project in 2015 agreed that this beach ideally suited to be developed into a homestay destination. Additionally, in May 2016 a surfing event was organized at this beach since the condition of the sea prevailing over here is ideal for surfers.
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