Someshwar Beach – Karnataka
Renowned for providing magnificent “sunset views” is a pristine beach located in a small city called Ullal in Karnataka. This scenic Someshwar beach is located (in close proximity to Mangalore) in the Dakshina Kannada district. The name “Someshwar” has been derived due to the fact that a temple built several centuries ago dedicated to Lord Somnatha is located at this beach. Furthermore this beach is also popular for large rocks that are known as “RudraShile” or “RudraPadhe” which when translated means “rock of Lord Shiva”.
How to Reach Someshwar 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 is one route from Udupi to this beach it is via NH-66.
2. Via Bangalore:
There are two routes from Bangalore to this beach they are via NH-75 and NH-275.
3. Via Mysore:
There are three routes from Mysore to this beach they are via NH-275, via NH-275 and Cherkala-Jalsoor Road, and via NH-66.
4. Via Coimbatore:
There are two routes available from Coimbatore to this beach they are via NH-66 and via NH-275.
Climate and the best time to visit Someshwar 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 has not been discovered there are not many things/activities to do found at this beach. Although, there are a couple of attractions located at this beach. They are as follows
- Someshwara Temple:
Located at the northern end of this scenic and pristine beach is a temple dedicated to Lord Somnatha. This temple is said to have been built by Queen Abakka Devi of Ullal.
2. Nagatheerta Pond:
The Nagateertha Pond is located in close proximity to the Someshwara Temple. It serves as a perpetual source of sweet freshwater.
3. Ottinene Hillock:
Located in close proximity to this beach is the Ottinene Hillock that provides for the magnificent view of the Netravati River flowing through mangroves.
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