Maravanthe – go with the flow !
Driving down NH 17 is a truly blue trip… A view of the Arabian Sea on one side of the road glistening in the sun and the serene Souparnika river on the other side ..welcome to Maravanthe Beach, close to Kundapura in coatal karnataka. A few resorts dot this virgin beach but boating here is an amazing experience. A picnic spot, boats here take you to little known islands across the seas where its just you and the beaches..We paused by here for a while enroute to Karwar from Mangalore.
Maravanthe is 110 km from Mangalore, the closest airport.The nearest railhead is Kundapur, 18 km away, and Mangalore.By road, Maravanthe is 450 km from Bangalore, 130 km from Gokarna, 275 km from Goa and 50 km from Udupi.
I envy you. I miss being able to see so much blue water. Quite rare here in the East of England.
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Wow! What do I say? Been there, seen it all – it’s a lovely place and great to view the sea on one side and the tranquil river on the other.
Lovely pictures that bring back memories of rainy days and long drives in Dakshina Kannada. 🙂
Awesome place !!! For anybody, the drive on NH17 along the sea that is something will remain in the memory for a long time.
Yeah ! nice pics, again 🙂
very beautiful and pleasing photographs of Maravanthe Beach…..nice
Love that photo in the Header. I continue to enjoy your journey vicariously.
Oh wow, this is simply stunning> So good to know that such places of pristine beauty still exist. I am longing to see this place for myself.
WoW…some very beautifully captured shots…simply love the views & the blues all around…so calm & serene…a lovely place!
beautiful pics! one of my favorite stretches on the Karnataka circuit. the river on one side, the sea on the other…
a dream: to do this someday…like the new look too, dear L.
Ah, tranquility! I love your new banner too. 🙂
Your pictures with the rocks and water remind me of San Diego!
nice place it must be…..its always a treat to be at places where theres seemingly no one else…but they are so hard to find…..i had encountered such places on my road trip in gujarat
ooohh the western coast. I could smell the sea just by seeing these pictures!
In short we can tell it west cost road, like the one in Chennai to Pondicherry, East cost road. wow… that would be a wonderful travelling on this stretch, I usual have a wish at least ones to visit places across west coast. very nice pictures and the rock and sea!
Nice. now with your blog connected I shall for sure plan a better and more organized trip to Bangalore….so much more to see than just be in the city… thanks for sharing all your trips.. – tanu
NB- Loved the title shot on your blog
you have captured the beauty so well…you r indeed lucky to travel so extensively
My wife attended Surathkal and is always singing the praises of the konkan coast! Your pics are a testament to that. Someday, I hope to visit that part of the country.
My wife is a graduate of NITK Surathkal and she is always singing the praises of that coastal region. Your pics are a testament to that. I hope to visit that part of the country sometime!
And the amazing thing… no people.
beautiful!!! woudl have to find out more about this place!!
Good to know you have been near my hometown and liked the vicinity…Marvanthe indeed is a beautiful place. Before, when we used to travel by bus to Mumbai, i would wait to reach Marvanthe…
JOY – Welcome to backpakker and thanks for your comment. I used to live in a coastal city , but now I live in a city where there is no beach..and I miss the beaches
Celine -This is a teaser..more to come – Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Karwar-Devbagh
Alok – I wish I could go back…the weather was a bit hot though
Raghu Ram Prasad – Thanks …The beaches are beautiful.
Onedia -The pic was taken in Devbagh Karwar from a boat . Thanks
kamini – The western coast is relatively untouched..so do go there before it gets corrupted by tourists
Kalyan -Thanks..Maravanthe is one ideal beach I must say
Charu – Thanks..I am glad you liked it
Mark -Yes, its a dream come true for me too..have been planning this for years.Thanks.
Shantanu – Silence is beautiful by the beach..thanks . The pic was taken in Devbagh, karwar
Solitaire – I dont know how San Diego is, but now I guess its beautiful..thanks
Shooting stars – The best places are always hidden and less crowded and not polluted and they add to the beauty.
Priyank – Yup the west coast smells awesome..esplly if you love the beaches
Jeevan – Thanks . You must try and get there if you can…Its much more beautiful than ECR
Tanu – Thanks..anytime, I will be of help.The first pic was shot from a boat in the Devbagh beach
Nanditha -Thanks..I live to travel
Rajan -Welcome to backpakker. I do hope you will..as very soon tourism will spoil these pristine beaches
Gopal – Absolutely …thats what makes it special
Sam – Welcome to backpakker and thanks..do let me know if you need any more info
Ajeya – I have discovered some more places…am sure you would know all of them …I just loved that part of the country
so near… yet so far
I don’t know when we will make it.
Do visit the crater at my site.
Is the beach so rocky, or is it the angle?
I believe Kollur must not be too far from here.
Great shots. Didn’t see it so blue in Delhi. Actually, I found it difficult to catch a blue sky in your capital city…
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I finished my Greek Islands 2006 adventure with a post on Cretan Towns! Since it’s Easter time, also made a post with some lousy pictures on Easter in Prague (1997) at Revival 90s.
Enjoy the Easter Eggs and have a great weekend!
now seeing this I will drive down to the ocean tommorow – cool pics..
Indrani – Did see your crater and its very interesting..I know the feeling..took me a couple of years to get here post planning
Anil – This is the view from NH 17 …yes, Kollur is close by and we did go there as well..
GMG – In India , each nook and corner is different from the other..the capital city is great in its own way, but is quite different from the rest of the country .Happy Easter to you as well.
Ceedy – thanks…blue is the colour of the season..enjoy the oceans 🙂
Your pics make me miss home!! Marvanthe is a beautiful place and you have captured it well!
Waooooooooooooooooooooo I LOVE the first pic….
Rusty – good to see you…was wondering what happenned to you ..thanks, more to come from the west coast
Reeta – thanks…I like it too
wow Its so beautiful..
Thanks Purnima..have always loved the sea..soothes the spirit
I love this place. My fav place to stay is Turtle Bay. Do drop in there if you already havent … 🙂
I am so glad to find someone who loves traveling .. 🙂
U have my vote for indi blog poll! u have a lovely blog here!
Hey nice post..
please read Maravanthe in karnatakatraveller.com too