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Panambur Beach

The excellent serenity of the sea and wonderful sands makes this beach special and helps it to stand out from other beaches of India. Endowed with nature, the best season to visit this beach is from October to February.

Mangalore is well-known for its excellently rough and craggy coastline and the Western Ghats. It attracts many tourists from all around the world who love to throng its beaches. Accessible easily from different parts of the city, this beach is very picturesque. The beach is named after Mangalore port and its trade as in local language ‘Panam’, which means money.

For all people who want to spend their vacation in contact with nature, must visit this beach to enjoy the sense of vastness and have a charming look of the sunset which will leave them mesmerized. The beach is also known as Tanniru Bhavi. Clean and excellently maintained beach is also very safe and this is the reason why it attracts many tourists. It serves as a wonderful place for their ideal day outing. Lying next to the mouth of the Gurupu River, the delightful scene of the beach is marvelous and outstanding.

Panambur Beach is also known as the country’s safest and cleanest beach. This is the only beach of India that is managed and well maintained by a private enterprise for the development of tourism. Life-guards and patrol vehicles are available at this beach for ensuring the security of the individuals and for helping them to enjoy safely. This excellent beach has provisions for parties, events, weddings, conferences and get together along with having food stalls. This beautiful and relaxing beach allows the visitors to feel comfortable in the lap of nature and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty with which he or she is surrounded in all ways. By visiting this beach, one can explore the exquisiteness of the city as well as of the port. The cool breezy wind that blows around the beach in the evening will take the tourist in a different world altogether.


Being a port city, Mangalore serves as a Gateway to Karnataka. It is one of the fastest developing cities of India and is famous for its strategic location along the Arabian Sea. During 14th century, this port has been very important for sharing trading relations with Persian Gulf states. Since then this port was occupied by a number of dynasties and rulers and emerged as a strategic ship building base. The city is named after Goddess Mangladevi.

Many multinational and domestic corporations have their headquarters located in Mangalore for its excellent placement. While visiting the city, one can experience the blend of old and new traditions and culture. Students from different states of India are coming together in this city which is helping it to become a ‘melting point’ of different cultures.


Sultan Battery

It is a watch tower built by Tipu Sultan in 1784. This is an excellent mini fortress that was built in black stone and looks like a watch tower which is just 4 km away from the city of Mangalore. This historical monument was built in order to keep a track of the warships that enters Gurupur River. According to people, there is a belief that this structure is a secret cave-tunnel, which directly leads to Palace of Tipu Sultan in Srirangapattanam.

Gorakhnath Temple

Built during 1912, this temple is situated in Kudroli which is 3 km away from Hampankatta. It was constructed by Sri Narayana Guru of Kerala for Lord Shiva or Sri Gorakhnatha. This magnificent structure was built for the Billawa community. The people of this community were not allowed to enter into other temples, thus this auspicious structure was built. It is now also maintained by the people of the community. Shrines of Subramanya, Shaneeswara, Navagraha, Annapoorneswary, Anandabhairava and Mahaganapathi are the nearest tourist spots that are located nearby this monumental temple. Navratri festival is celebrated religiously here and it also involves grand procession of Goddess Durga.

Bejai Museum

Situated in the heart of Mangalore city, the Bejai Museum is also known as Seemanthi Bai Museum. This museum is known for preserving excellent knowledge of Indian history which dates back to 16th century. Seemanthi Bai was the mother of V.R. Mirajkar who was a brave soldier fighting against British. Copper inscriptions that dated back to 1624 A.D are also preserved proudly in this museum. These inscriptions carry verses of Keladi Venkattapa Nayak. Other articles that are on display in the museum includes valuable icons of metals, precious lamps, statues, coins of British Era and stylish paintings of immense historical values etc.

Nandaneshwara Temple

This is an auspicious temple which has a history of more than 200 years. Evidence which is available points out that this temple exists prior to 1300 A.D. This is known as a “magane temple”. The temple attracts a large crowd each year when the 9 day annual festival is celebrated here.

Reaching Panambur Beach


The nearest airport from Panambur beach is located at Mangalore. From there one can take a cab and reach the beach easily.


Mangalore railway station is the nearest rail head from Panambur beach.


Being well connected through road ways, this beach is located at a distance of 13 km from the city and 360 km from IT hub of India, Bangalore.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation is very important once an individual decides to visit any tourist place. For people who want accommodation options around Hotel Hindustan and ginger Hotel Mangalore are best options. Hotel Sai Suraj International and The Prestige Hotel are also leading options for tourists. For individuals who want to make a comfortable and luxury stay which is also economical can look for Lalit International and Saptagiri Hotel.

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