Maravanthe Tourism

Maravanthe Tourism

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Maravanthe Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Udupi
Maravanthe is a beach town, located near Kundapura in the state of Karnataka. The Maravanthe beach is often called a virgin beach because it has miles and miles of white sand which remains unspoilt. The seaside town of Maravanthe is not very far from the temple town of Kollur and Kodachadri Hills.

Maravanthe is situated 50 km north of Udupi and at a distance of 110 km from Mangalore. NH-17 passes close by this beach and is only about 100 meters away from the shore. On one side of it is the Arabian Sea, while on the other side is the Sauparnika River. The Kodachadri Hills lies in the background. Trasi and Padukone village are the two popular villages located near Maravanthe.

Maravanthe experiences warm summers and cool winters. Medium rainfall occurs during the months between June and August. The months between September and March are the best time to visit the beach. The starting of summers and the period following monsoons are suitable for swimming.

Water based activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at the beach of Maravanthe. Trekking is available in the Kodachadri Hills. Boat cruises can be taken on the Sowparnika River. Travellers can also take a bath in the medicinal river and visit the several temples on its banks.

Tourists visiting this place can also visit the nearby Kanchugodu fishing village. Another place to visit is a tiny village, Baindur, which is at a distance of about 45 km from Maravanthe. This village is popular because of its beach and sunset views. Not very far from this place is Ottinane, which has a rocky overhanging cliff, often referred to as Sunset Point. Another attraction at a short distance from this place is the Belaka Theertha Falls.

Kundapur is another place to visit near Maravanthe. It is at a distance of about 12 km from Maravanthe. Kundapur town is named after the popular Kundeshvara temple, which is located here. Water bodies surround the town from three sides. In the 16th century, Portuguese and German missionaries settled at this place.

St. Mary’s Island is yet another popular holiday destination not very far away from Maravanthe. Visitors can take ferry rides to reach the island. The main attractions in St. Mary’s Island are the black volcanic rock formations.

Maravanthe is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kundapur and Bhatkal.

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Mithun Pai

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 14 Reviews
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"A must visit beach in Karnataka"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
This is a beach you must visit in Karnataka. You may not be able to swim at this beach, I don't recommend that you even try, but the views at this beach are exhilarating.

This is a place where you will find river on one side of the road and the beach on the other. Really fantastic to look at, and if you go during rains, it may even scare you a bit to just stand by the road.

This is NOT the place to swim, waters are very deep right from the shore and currents very strong, it is downright scary to enter the waters at this beach.

There is a resort pretty close to the road, I think it's called Turtle Bay resort, decent place to stay at right along the beach. Not much activities to do. Again try visiting during sunset as there is no shade on the beach. Carry water and eatables if you don't want to visit the resort and pay steep prices for food, although it's not all that expensive.

Don't forget your camera as, like I said the views are awe inspiring, particularly during monsoons.
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Bhaskar  Maravanthe

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2011
Its memorable place,i think this type of place like one side sea another side river we can see in two place one is Narwy another one Maravanthe.
September to march is the best time to visit.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Idli wada and neer dosa and fish curry rice is famous.Shopping we can do at Kundapur or Maravanthe.

Activities & things to do: Swimming,boating in Sowparnika river,play Vally ball in beach.
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keshava Poojary

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 18, 2011
Maravanthe is one of the best tourist destinations in Karnataka...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Maravanthe has so many restaurants ..which is around only 8-15 k.m away

Activities & things to do: Playing & swimming.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is Panvel to Kerala N.H.17 Highway.
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Amris De

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"week end at maravante"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2010
Supper experienc,e do not go in summer you will die. wonderful place for traveler who wants to go to a quite place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sightseeing plenty. no shopping places

Activities & things to do: swimming and tracking

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: please do not go in summer
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Shrinidhi Hande

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"Scenic Maravanthe"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2009
Maravanthe is a scenic place near Kundapura. With Arabian sea on your left and Sauparnika river on your right and NH17 in between, its a picturesque place. Actress Deepika Padukone and ace badminton star Prakash Padukone are from this place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sunset.

Activities & things to do: Beaches, boat ride in Sauparnika river, visit to Padukone island.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Heard Turtle Bay resort is in bad condition due to poor maintenance-not sure- pls check. There're few good hotels in Kundapura town otherwise. Private buses available from Mangalore, Udupi or Kundapura. Kundapura is nearest rail head.
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Praveen Np

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"Marvanthe Beach- Sound of only waves and wind"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2008
Marvanthe is around 500kms from bangalore, it depends on the different route that a chose, we went via Hassan-Chigmaglur-Belur-Sringeri-Agumbe-Kundapura-Marvanthe
This place is not commercialised hence you can feel the calmness, beach is long (distance wise) may be one of the longest in India, nice sand and there is a temple here and in kundapura town(which is 7 kms from here).

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Turtle Bay resorts is the place to stay rest others or very ordinary and poorly maintained

Activities & things to do: Early morning walk on the beach, playing in the beach in the evening during the beautiful sunset, Take a fresbee to enjoy

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hassan-Chigmaglur-Belur-Sringeri-Agumbe-Kundapura-Marvanthe
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