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Nethrani Island
Nethrani is a small uninhabited island, 18 km southwest off a small fishing village Murdeshwar and is shaped like a upturned boat with some vegetation along the rocky outcrop. The Island is famous for its Shiva temple and for having some of the best dive sites in world....more
Kumaradhara River
The Kumaradhara River is an Indian river, in the southwestern India state of Karnataka. One of the two major rivers of Sullia, it merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi before flowing to the Arabian Sea.....more
Shambavi River
Shambavi is name of the river which flows in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. Mulki town is south of river Shambavi. The river flows westwards to join the Arabian sea. Bappanadu Durga temple is situated near the river.....more
Mukka Beach
Mukka is suburb of Mangalore city on the shore of Arabian sea. It is located to north of NITK,Surathkal campus on National Highway 17. There is a beach in Mukka which has escaped public attention....more
Panambur Beach

Panambur is the site of New Mangalore Port. It is located in Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara ) district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura river.There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur.....more

Someshwar Beach
Someshwar Beach, blessed with an endless stretch of golden sand and graciously swaying palm trees, is located 9 km south of Mangalore. The beach is well known for a large rock called 'rudra shila'.....more
Tannirubhavi Beach
Tannirubhavi beach is a beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Currently, it can only be reach by land via Panambur or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery.....more
Ullal Beach
Ullal Beach is situated about 12 km away from Mangalore on the south bank of the Nethravati River, facing Arabian Sea. Mangalore is a city of vivid contrasts. Apart from this beach, there are other beaches also in Mangalore.....more
Dharmasthala Temples
Dharmastala kshetra is located amongst the scenic beauty of the Western Karnataka on the banks of the Nethravathi River. The temple of Lord Manjunatha at Dharmastala is the star attraction in the Karnataka. ....more
Kadiri Temples
The 17th century Manjunath Temple is situated at the foot of the Kadiri Hill, 3 km north of Mangalore city. The temple has some superb bronze images of Buddha, dating to the 10th – 11th centuries. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is believed to be the oldest of the South Indian Temples.....more
Katil Temples
The Name KATEEL: The word 'Kati' which means 'center' (between the 'Kanakagiri', birthplace of river Nandini and the end) and 'lla' which means 'area'. Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla' = Kateel.
Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangalore and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism.....more
Subramanya Temples
Kukke Subrahmanya Kshetra lies in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature nature with rivers, forests and mountains in Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) District. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is regarded as one of the seven Mukti stala pilgrimage sites of Karnataka. (Kollur, Udupi, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna are other Mukti places)....more
Mangalore Archeology
This temple is at the foot of the Katri hills, north of Mangalore. It is full of pilgrims. The temple belongs to the 10th century, but the pyramid like tower belongs to another time....more
Mangalore Historicals
Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Mangalore is one of the important centers of exporting coffee and cashew nut. It is a hilly city with winding disoriented streets located some 357 km away from the city Bangalore....more
Mudabidri
Mudabidri is another Jain town on par with Shrvanabelagola. It is 35 km from Mangalore. In this small farming town, there are 18 jain temples.....more
Alekan Waterfalls
Alekan is one of the attractive waterfalls in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. It is noted for its picturesque locale. Bale Kallu Gudda - one of the highest hills in Dakshina Kannada District - is nearby. A winding scenic journey from Charmadi, 18 km away, takes to Alekan Waterfalls. Alekan Waterfalls is roughly four kilometers from kottigehara.....more
Bandaaje/Bandaje Arbi falls
Bandaaje Arbi Falls, one of the beautiful waterfalls in the Western Ghats, is located near Mundaaje, in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. It cascades down from a height of 200 ft.....more
Dondole Falls
Dondole waterfalls is a nice water falls which is around 20 kms from a place called Kakkinje which is just 3kms before charmadi from Ujire. Part of this 20 kms can be covered in a jeep and after a rivercrossing and 50minutes of walk through the forest one reaches this waterfall which is of around 50+ft height.....more
Chakra River
Chakra is a west flowing river which originates east of Kodachadri in Shimoga District. This river basin has a catchment area of 336 sq km. The sub tributary of Chakra River is Kollur. Chakra River, the important source of irrigation in Karnataka, has a total length of 52 km....more

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Surathkal Beach

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Surathkal Beach

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Located 15 km north of Mangalore, Suratkal Beach is known for its clean surroundings and a lighthouse. An uninterrupted and extremely attractive stretch of curving shoreline is a major feature of this beach. Sadashiva Temple is a nearby attraction.

Situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Surathkal, a suburb of Mangalore (15 km) boasts of beautiful beaches, pristine surroundings and makes an ideal weekend getaway. Surathkal derived its name from the Tulu “Shiradakal” which means headstone.

According to mythology, when Lord Ganesha kept Ravana’s Shivalinga on the ground, Ravana tried to pick it up. He was unable to do so and used so much of force that some pieces scattered on the ground. One such piece from the head of the linga is said to have fallen on Surathkal.

The Surathkal Beach is one of the most commonly visited places that are located in the Mangalore city in Karnataka. The people who come to visit the city from the other parts of the country as well as abroad to spend a vacation often travel to this beach, as it offers a lot of serenity.

One of the reasons for which the Surathkal Beach is quite popular among the tourists is the beautiful natural surroundings that the place offers. It is an ideal halt for the visitors who want to spend some time away from the crowded and busy city life. One of the major attractions of the Surathkal Beach at Mangalore is the beautiful scenic view that it offers at the time of sunset.

Other than the fascinating surroundings, the Surathkal Beach of Mangalore is also widely visited for the light house that is situated in this region of the city. The lighthouse is a must-visit for those who like a dash of thrill in their lives. The lighthouse is situated in the midst of rocks. It offers a spectacular view from the top, of the region around.

The beaches of Mangalore are quite well known and the Surathkal Beach is one of them. The Surathkal Beach in Mangalore can be easily accessed from the important parts of the city. The landmark that is located at the shortest distance away from the beach is the Karnataka Regional Engineering College. This beach is a must visit place for the tourists visiting the place.


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Sadashiva temple is on a hill near the beach. There is a scenic estuary near Sasihitulu village (5 km), formed at the point where River Pavanje joins the Arabian Sea. It is a secluded spot really worth a visit. Krishnapura Matha (3 km), one of the ashta mathas established by Sri Madhwaacharya, is nearby.

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The place can be accessed from Udupi which is 40 km, from Bangalore which is 370 km, from Panaji which is 350 km, Mysore which 320 km and Kochi which is 310 km. It is home to The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, formerly Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC)

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Beach: One of the most frequented places is the serene beach at Surathkal. Not only the locals but people from other parts of India as well as abroad spends some cozy moments in one of the most beautiful and cleanest of beaches in India. The beach gives ample opportunity to the peace loving visitors who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy urban life. Both the sunrise and the sunset are a photographer’s delight.

Apart from the picturesque surroundings, the place is also visited for the presence of a lighthouse situated in the region. The lighthouse, situated amidst rocks, offers the observer an amazing outlook of the locality from the top. Karnataka Regional Engineering College is the nearest landmark to the beach. Popularly known as KREC, the institute was given the rank of a deemed university by the University Grants Commission.

Krishnapura math: The wooden construction known for the structure of the building is only 3 km away from Surathkal. The presiding god of the math is Sri Kalingamardhana Krishna, which is lord Krishna on hood of a serpent. The math has a number of branches spread all over India.

Kandige temple: The temple is situated in Chelairu village on the river bank of Nandini. This is a historical temple devoted to a deity named Sree Dharmarasu Ullaya.

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Enjoy the quiet of the beaches, soak in the varying moods of the mighty Arabian Sea and go for long strolls in the countryside. Enjoy eating Mangalorean curries, especially seafood.

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This is one of the best places to go and experience a pleasant holiday, especially for a traveller who does not want to go to the conventional places. The things on the must-do list should be: Food served at Sadanand Hotel and some old restaurants which serve dishes from the past; sightseeing of the light house; visit to the temples in and around Surathkal and the charming beach devoid of scraps and junk.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surathkal
http://www.gonomad.com/destinations/0902/india-surathkal-beach.html