Tilmati Beach – Karnataka
The extremely scenic Tilmati Beach, also known as “Black Sand Beach” is located in the state of Karnataka. This beautiful and secluded beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Karwar and 2.5 km from the Majali beach. Known for its “black sand” this beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the state, In addition, this pristine beach is also popular for activities such as dolphin watching, bird watching, and high-speed boat rides.
How to Reach to Tilmati Beach?
- By train:
The nearest railway station is located in Karwar itself. The Karwar Railway Station is well connected via the Konkan Railway to major cities in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, and Ahmedabad etc.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points are Margao, Panjim, Vasco Da Gama, Hubli, and Mangalore.
- Via Margao:
There is one route from Margao to this beach it is via NH-66.
2. Via Panjim:
There are two routes available from Panjim to this beach it is via NH-66, and via NH-748 and NH-66.
3. Via Vasco Da Gama
There are two routes available from Vasco Da Gama to this beach it is via NH-66 and via Curchorem-Ponda and via NH-66.
4. Via Hubli:
There are three routes available from Hubli to his beach it is via NH-52, via SH-46, and via SH-46 and SH-34.
5. Via Mangalore:
There is one route available from Mangalore to this beach it is via NH-66.
- By air:
The closest airport is located in Dabolim in Goa at a distance of 97 km. The Dabolim airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destination.
Climate and the best time to visit the Tilmati Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in June is hot and humid with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 36 degree Celsius to a minimum of 30 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon from July to October is “moderate”. The winter season on the other hand which begins in November and ends in February is extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 29 degree Celsius to a minimum of 17 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beautiful beach is from November to February.
Things/activities to do
There are number of things/activities found in and around this beach that are worth visiting. They are as follows
- Sunset View:
This beach like the one located in the neighbouring village Majali also provides for magnificent views of the setting sun.
2. Flora and Fauna:
This beach is surrounded by a rich flora and fauna thereby making it an ideal tourist hotspot.
3. Activities/adventure activities:
Adventure activities such as high speed boat trips are available at this beach. In addition, activities such rock climbing, dolphin watching, and bird watching are available at this beach.
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