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Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe is a village near Kundapura, Karnataka, India. It has a beautiful beach, which are about 55 km from the district of Udupi and 450 km from Bangalore. National Highway 66 runs close to the beach and Suparnika River flows on the other side, making it beautiful. River Suparnika touches the Arabian Sea here and makes a U-turn. It goes towards the west to join the Arabian Sea again only after a journey of more than 10km. This beach presents a spectacular view and is much photographed. It is truly a feast to the camera to capture such scenic views.

This beach is also known for its high tide and the water is a little rough, so swimming must be avoided. The beach has a high slope from where people can be seen watching the ocean from a distance. This is also a virgin beach because it is not commercialized. Relax and enjoy the serenity of this beach. Travelers also enjoy a bike ride on the way to this beach as they enjoy spectacular scenery. This white sand beach has mesmerizing views.

The captivating beauty of the Maravanthe leaves one spellbound and the mesmerizing sunset makes it a place that must be visited. As the sun fades, the sky turns red and golden rays of the sun reflect from the sea. Maravanthe turns into a calm and soothing spot at night.

Best time to visit this beach is during winters as temperature is mild and the sky is clear. The seas are also calm at this time. There are some resorts nearby that provide water sports activities. Watersports like scuba diving can also be done. Other activities like snorkeling, sea kayaking, and boat trips into the ocean are also possible. Walks on the wide shores of the ocean are also enjoyable activities here.


This beautiful beach runs parallel to the National Highway, on the way to Udupi. The beach has huge rocks golden sand and colorful fishermen boats that make it a delight to watch. This beach is very natural and untouched with fewer crowds.

Attractions near the Beach

Maraswamy Temple

This temple is located near Maravanthe beach and has 3 garbhagriha where deities are worshipped. First deity is Varaha or wild boar and it makes it a rare temple of Varaha. This temple is also called Varahaswamy Temple.

Aquatic animals like fish, crocodile and tortoise are also worshipped in this temple. The Suparnika River makes islands which are called Kudru. The area looks beautiful with palm trees and green fields. Kodachadri peak is also nearby that makes a reflection in the river Suparnika.


A hamlet that is 45 km from Maravanthe has also a picturesque beach. Belakha Theertha falls are also located near Baindur.

Kodachadri Hills

These hills offer trekking trails meant only for professionals and experienced trekkers. These hills form a part of Western Ghats at a height of about 4411 feet above sea level. The trekking trail starts at the south Kanara Forest. From the top of this hill evergreen forests can be seen.


Kollur is well known for its famous Mookambika Hindu temple and is a must visit spot near Maravanthe beach. Legend says that a local demon Kaumasura was living on the site and kept the population of nearby areas in terror. It was said that the demon will be killed by a woman and indeed he was killed by Pravati Devi after which people started following her. Parvati Devi is also known as Mookambika Devi.

Siddivinayak Temple

Siddivinayak temple is located in Hattangadi village located 15km from Maravanthe town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha also known as Siddivinayak. The temple is dated back to 8th century and has a 2.5 feet tall statue of Lord Ganesha which is being made from Saligrama stone.

Padukone Village

Padukone village is located near Maravanthe and can be reached through a boat ride across river Suparnika. The village is covered by coconut trees small islands called “kudru”.

Bijadi Village

This village is another attraction and is known for its peaceful location. This beach house is a beautiful structure built using wood and Mangalorean tiles.

Kodi Beach

This beach is located at a distance of 20 km from Maravanthe town. Swimming can be done at Kodi beach.

Anegudde Vinayaka Temple

This temple is located at a distance of about 22 km from Maravanthe town. It is believed that Agsthya Rishi carried out penance to attract the attention of Rain God. It is also believed that the demon Kumbhasur disrupted the rituals of sage Agasthya and Bheemsena killed him using a weapon given by Lord Ganesha. This temple was built in the name of Lord Ganesha also referred as Anegudde. Anegudde is made from ‘Ane’ and ‘Gudde’ that mean elephant and hillock respectively. This temple is considered one of the 7 ‘Mukti Sthal’ of Karnataka.

How to Reach Maravanthe Beach

By Air

The nearest airport is Mangalore. From airport, any public transport can be taken to reach Maravanthe beach.

By Rail

The nearest station is Kundapur which is 18 km from Maravanthe beach, Mangalore station is 110km.

By Road

Public transport can be taken from Kundapur. Maravanthe is accessible by all cities of Karnataka. It is 450km from Bangalore, 130 km from Gokarna, 275 km from Goa and 50km from Udupi.


There are only some resorts close to this beach as it is less commercialized. Sunlight Resort and Turtle Bay Beach Resort are the popular ones. There are also limited options for restaurants near the beach but one can travel 4-5 km for good eating joints. Best time to visit is post monsoon. October to March is the ideal time to visit this place.

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