Thursday, June 30, 2016


Maravanthe is the town that houses a beautiful beach, and this town is located in the South Canara district of Karnataka. The town has the Arabian Sea to its right and the Sauparnika River on its left. This beach, near Kundapura, lies at a distance of 50 km from udupi  and about 450 km from Bangalore.

A Paradise for the Peaceful

This beach is often referred to as the Virgin Beach for its miles and miles of unspoilt white sand.
Being one of the most favored tourist destinations among tourists, this place is located near kolluru and the Kodachadri Hills. The National Highway 17 lies at a distance of about 100 meters from the shore, and this is sure to make your commute easier.
The endless sand on the beach, the soothing sea by the side, and the palm trees around the region can calm you down and make your visit to this beach an amazing experience. Towards the south of this beach is a place called Trasi and on the other side of the Sauparnika River is the Padukone village.

Maravanthe Weather

Best season to visit MaravantheMaravanthe has a costal climate with temperatures from mildly warm to stiflingly hot. The town experiences warm and humid summers and pleasant winters.
The best time to visit Maravanthe is from September to March, which is a good time for swimming. Tulu and Kannada are the commonly spoken languages here.

Being a costal city, Maravanthe offers oceanic activities like swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, which are some of the activities you can indulge in while you are here. TheKodachadri Hills offer trekking trails and these trails are fairly difficult and suited for professionals and experienced trekkers. Tourists can take boat cruises on the Souparnika River and also a good dip at this river that, legends state, has medicinal values.

The other places around Maravanthe that are must-visit spots for tourists are Kollur- known for its world famous Mookambika temple, Kundapura, Kanchugodu, Belaka Theertha Falls and Baindur (famous for its beautiful sunset). St. Mary's Island, which is well known for its black volcanic rock formations, is also quite close to this spot.

With its proper accommodation options, Maravanthe is the right place to visit for tourists who want to relax and unwind.

How to reach Maravanthe

The town is quite easily accessible through air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore and the Bangalore International Airport. From the Mangalore Airport you can reach the
beach through buses or taxis.

The nearest rail junction would be mangalore and the beach is easily connected to other parts of karnataka 

by good roads, which makes commuting through buses or private vehicles easier.


On the way from Theerthahalli to Agumbe, in the Theerthahalli Taluq, is the hill station of Kundadri, which is turning into a nice trekking trail for adventure tourists.

An Overview of Kundadri

In the Theerthahalli Taluq of Shimoga district is the beautiful and popular Kundadri Hill, a monolithic rock formation with a Jain Temple at the top. Rising 3,200 ft above sea level, the Kundadri hill is a cool destination that’s an ideal spot to visit during summer.
Covered in lush green forests, this hill is a holy pilgrimage place for Jains and also a fine spot to do a bit of trekking and climbing, for adventure enthusiasts.
The hill is named after a Jain monk Kundakundacharya who is said to have performed severe penance here. The 17th Century Jain Temple will be especially crowded during the time of Makara Shankaranthi.

Trekking in Kundadri

As it is a pilgrimage destination, there is a neat tar road that leads to the temple to enable cars and buses to ply the route. But, there are also trekking trails in the jungles surrounding the roads. These trails run through thick forests and they can be a bit challenging for beginners, but the trail is scenic to say the least. Once you reach the summit, the strain of the climb will be long forgotten
The summit offers a panoramic view of the surrounding region, with streams flowing at the foothills into the lush green jungle. The backwaters of the Varahi Dam in the distance add to the scenic setting.
On clear and cloudless days, this is a fine place to get a stunning view of the sunrise and sunset, if you are here at the right time. The temple itself is a beautiful spot. There are two small ponds near the temple and these are covered in lotus blooms throughout the year.
Kundadri Hills is one of the numerous tourist destinations surrounding Theerthahalli and Theerthahalli is a favored destination by itself. This is the place where Sri Parashurama is said to have washed his axe, in the Tunga River. It was hence known as Rama Theertha, which later became Theerthahalli.
Tourists can make Theerthahalli their central location and visit other places likeUdupiKoppaShimogaAgumbe, and Kundadri during this trip. Theerthahalli itself has many attractions like the Rameshwara Temple and the Venkataramana Swamy temple.

How to Reach Kundadri

If you’re driving or riding, on the way from Theerthahalli to Agumbe, you will reach a place known as Guddekere. From here, take a right turn and proceed a further 8 km to reach Kundadri.
  • By AirMangalore, 190 km from Theerthahalli, is the nearest airport.
  • By TrainShimoga is the nearest Railway Station. From Shimoga, you can get buses to Theerthahalli.
  • By Road: Take National Highway NH-206 which will take you to Shimoga. From Shimoga, take NH-13 to reach Theerthahalli. Then, find the Theerthahalli-Agumbe route, look out for Guddekere and turn right.
Kundadri is a fine destination to visit, regardless of whether you are on a holypilgrimage or want to admire the natural beauty of the region through an adventure trip. All you need to do is pack your bags and plan your trip efficiently.

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