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Beach Homestays and Resorts in Coastal Karnataka

Coastal, the land of beaches in Karnataka, a state located in south India is bordered by the Arabian Sea. Coastal Karnataka is spread on the shores of the Arabian Sea consisting of a mesmerizing landscape. The beach stays in coastal Karnataka are the greatest attraction for tourists from across the globe.

Coastal Karnataka is covered by Konkan to the north, the Western Ghats to the east, the Kerala Plains to the south, and the Arabian Sea to the west. The coastal line is generally sandy and at places, rocky cliffs are quite common. The marshes, coconut farms can be seen at the borders of the coastal region.

Yakshagana, a popular art form is believed to be originated from coastal Karnataka and spread across Malenadu and other regions in Karnataka. Yakshagana is a typical dance drama that is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre.

This unique art form is very popular in coastal Karnataka and Malnad. Yakshagana can be compared with the western tradition of Opera. Male actors wear costumes of both males and females and perform roles.

Traditionally Yakshagana will be performed for an entire night. Hindu epics and Puranas will be depicted and the audience will enjoy this ancient art form while in Coastal Karnataka. Plan your coastal holiday trip and get pampered with the Coastal cuisines at our listed homestays and resorts.

Beach Stay in Karnataka

You can plan your beach holidays by booking beach cottages and resorts online. Take a quote, compare stays, and book your choice of accommodation on our portal. It takes only a few minutes for you to complete the booking process. Our easy online booking helps you quickly do room reservations.

Check availability of rooms at different homestays at a one-stop-shop and book immediately. You can use credit or debit cards or net banking to book rooms online. It is advisable to reserve your rooms before your travel dates. The Coastal is always a favorite holiday destination for its beaches.

Best beach homestays in Coastal Karnataka

The coastal region in Karnataka has many delicacies to offer travelers. When you think of the coastal region it is the mouth-watering seafood of this region that comes to your mind. Added to the food and cuisines of Coastal Karnataka you can also expect many sightseeing places in Mangalore, Udupi, Malpe, Kaup, Kundapur, Dharmasthala, Ujire, Karwar, Subramanya...

The Homestays in Coastal Karnataka can offer you the best hospitality of the Coastal region as well as also allow you to understand the lifestyle of the region. The properties are located close to the beach and offer you a splendid experience of a beach holiday.

Beach facing resorts in Coastal Karnataka

The resorts in Coastal Karnataka are located on the shores of Mangalore, Udupi, Malpe, Kundapur, Karwar... These beach resorts in Karnataka have helped travelers from across the globe to experience the rich culture and heritage of the region. Many of these resorts can accommodate a big number of holiday planners who might travel with their friends or family.

The beach stays of Coastal Karnataka can be compared online at our portal by accessing rates and facilities. The packages at resorts can be tailor-made as per your requirements. Travelers can make a prior reservation from the resorts just by filling the simple form on our website and getting an appropriate quotation with the best deal.




Interesting facts about Coastal Karnataka

  • 320 km long coastline has some of the secluded beaches. 
  • You have several beach facing cottages and resorts for your holiday
  • Unlike other beaches, not many are safe for swimming
  • You have adventure activities on the beaches of Malpe, Kundapur, and Mangalore
  • Coastal seafood cuisines are the most popular type of food genre in Karnataka. 
  • There are a lot of coastal cuisine restaurants in Bangalore run by hoteliers from Coastal Karnataka. 
  • You can find a lot of south Indian vegetarian Darshinis in Bangalore which is originated from Coastal Karnataka and currently operated by them. 
  • Fishing is one of the major industries in Coastal Karnataka. 

Trip Itinerary to Malnad and Coastal Karnataka with Pilgrimage Places

Duration: 7 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Mangalore - Udupi

Arrive at Mangalore Airport/Railway Station and meet your guide.

Transfer to Udupi, a famous temple town known for its Krishna Temple.

Visit Sri Krishna Matha, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Karnataka.

Explore the beautiful town and enjoy the local cuisine.

Overnight stay in Udupi.

Day 2: Udupi - Sringeri - Agumbe-Thirthahalli

After breakfast, depart for Sringeri, a significant pilgrimage center in the Malnad region.

Visit Sringeri Sharada Peetham, an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.

Explore the serene surroundings and take a walk along the Tunga River.

Proceed to Agumbe, known as the "Cherrapunji of South India" for its lush greenery and scenic beauty.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset at Agumbe Ghat.

Overnight stay in Agumbe or Thirthahalli

Day 3: Agumbe/Thirthahalli - Jog Falls - Sirsi

Leave Agumbe and head towards Jog Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in India.

Witness the magnificent beauty of the falls and capture some memorable photographs.

Continue the journey to Sirsi, a town surrounded by dense forests and famous for its temples.

Visit Marikamba Temple, Banavasi Temple, and other notable religious sites.

Overnight stay in Sirsi.

Day 4: Sirsi - Gokarna

After breakfast, proceed to Gokarna, a coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and temples.

Visit the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and seek blessings.

Explore the serene beaches of Gokarna, such as Om Beach, Kudle Beach, and Half Moon Beach.

Enjoy water activities like swimming and beach walks.

Overnight stay in Gokarna.

Day 5: Gokarna - Murudeshwar - Kollur

Depart from Gokarna and head towards Murudeshwar, home to the world's second-largest Shiva statue.

Visit Murudeshwar Temple and enjoy the panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.

Proceed to Kollur, a small town famous for the Mookambika Temple dedicated to Goddess Mookambika.

Seek blessings at the temple and admire its architectural beauty.

Overnight stay in Kollur.

Day 6: Kollur - Dharmasthala - Subramanya

Leave Kollur and drive to Dharmasthala, a renowned pilgrimage center for Hindus.

Visit Sri Manjunatha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and experience the unique temple rituals.

Proceed to Subramanya, known for the Kukke Subramanya Temple, dedicated to Lord Subramanya.

Explore the temple complex and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats.

Overnight stay in Subramanya.

Day 7: Subramanya - Mangalore Departure

After breakfast, depart from Subramanya and drive back to Mangalore.

Visit the Kadri Manjunath Temple, a famous pilgrimage site in Mangalore.

Explore the local markets and indulge in some souvenir shopping.

Transfer to Mangalore Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.

Note: This itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences and time constraints. It is advisable to check the opening hours and any specific requirements of the temples before planning your visit.

How to reach Beach Stays in Coastal Karnataka?

  The nearest airport is at Mangalore 

 The nearest railway station is at Mangalore

  Mangalore is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Shimoga (195 km), Bangalore (347km), Hassan (160 Kms), Chickmagalur (146 Kms) are linked by roadways with Mangalore

What is the distance to Mangalore from major cities ?

347 km
195 km
146 km
160 km

Which are the famous sightseeing places in Coastal Karnataka?


Gokarna is a pilgrimage center as well as a center of Sanskrit learning. Gokarna has situated 56 km from Karwar. There is a huge chariot that will be taken for a procession on Shiva's birthday in February.

Highlight: Om beach in Gokarna is a famous tourist destination


Udupi is a place located 58 Kms from Mangalore and is very well known for its Krishna Temple which was founded by Acharya Madhwa during the 14th Century. At that time he had founded eight Mathas to conduct the services of Lord Krishna.

Highlight: Beach, Malpe, Saint Mary's Island, and Sea Food.


Karkala is an important Jain Centre in Karnataka and it is located 50 km from Mangalore and 20 km north from Moodabidre. This place is known for several temples and a 17 meters high statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), situated on a small hill.

Highlight: Jain Centre, Temples, and Photography.


This beach is located 66 km from Mangalore near to Manipal. The uninhibited St. Mary's Island is accessible by boat and has a beach and an impressive geological formation of basalt rock pillars into the sea.

Highlight: Beach, Malpe, Saint Mary's Island, Photography, and Sea Food.


Dharmastala has located 75 Km from Mangalore. This place is located amidst the thick forest and hills and on the riverbank of Netravati. Manjunath temple is a pilgrimage center here. There is a small museum before the temple called Manjusha.

Highlight: Temple, Pilgrimage, Photography.


Kollur has situated 147 km from Mangalore. Mookambika temple is located on the hilltop Kodachadri here. This place is also called as trekkers' paradise in Karnataka. A lot of Pilgrims and adventurous travelers visit this place. 

Highlight: Temple, Pilgrimage, Photography.


This place is located 35 km from Mangalore. Moodbidri is known for its Jain temples and Bastis. The Jain Mutt near the entrance has important manuscripts. Pilgrims visit this place thought the year. 

Highlight: Temple, Beach, Photography.


Murudeshwar is known for the tallest Shiva idol. It is the tallest Hindu Temple Gopuram in the World. If Gopuram can be considered as a unique ornate structure associated with Hindu Temples, then the Gopura of Murudeshwar Temple should be the tallest in the world.

Highlight: Temple, Beach, Photography.


This is one of the most populated beaches in Karnataka. Kaup beach is located 12 km from Udupi. A lot of visitors to Kaup beach call the Light House, the Beach, and the ambiance a perfect place for solace and serenity.

Highlight: Beach, Sea Food, Photography.

Holiday Itinerary to Coastal Karnataka

Exploring the coastal region of Karnataka is a delightful experience, with its pristine beaches, ancient temples, and rich cultural heritage. Here's a suggested holiday itinerary to help you make the most of your trip to coastal Karnataka:

Day 1: Mangalore

Arrive in Mangalore, a vibrant coastal city, and check into your accommodation.

Visit the famous Kadri Manjunath Temple, known for its unique architecture and religious significance.

Explore Mangalore's beautiful beaches such as Panambur Beach or Tannirbhavi Beach.

Enjoy a sunset walk along the beach and indulge in local coastal cuisine.

In the evening, you can visit the Mangaladevi Temple or St. Aloysius Chapel, renowned for its exquisite frescoes.

Day 2: Udupi

Travel to Udupi, a cultural and religious hub known for its ancient temples.

Visit the iconic Sri Krishna Temple, a major pilgrimage site, and witness the unique daily rituals.

Explore the quaint streets of Udupi and savor the famous Udupi cuisine at local restaurants.

Visit the Malpe Beach and take a boat ride to St. Mary's Island, known for its unique rock formations.

Enjoy the picturesque sunset at Malpe Beach and return to Mangalore for the night.

Day 3: Gokarna

Depart from Mangalore and head to Gokarna, a serene coastal town.

Visit the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and witness the tranquil beach town from the temple's viewpoint.

Explore the stunning beaches of Gokarna, including Om Beach, Kudle Beach, and Half Moon Beach.

Indulge in beach activities, sunbathe, or simply relax amidst the natural beauty.

In the evening, you can enjoy a beachside bonfire and savor seafood delicacies.

Day 4: Murudeshwar

Travel to Murudeshwar, home to the second-tallest Shiva statue in the world.

Visit the Murudeshwar Temple and marvel at the breathtaking 123-feet-tall statue of Lord Shiva.

Explore the Murudeshwar Beach and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling or jet skiing.

Climb the Raja Gopura for panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the town.

Don't miss the mesmerizing sunset at Murudeshwar Beach before returning to Gokarna for the night.

Day 5: Karwar and Departure

Explore the coastal town of Karwar, known for its tranquil beaches and scenic beauty.

Visit Devbagh Beach or Rabindranath Tagore Beach and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Indulge in water sports or take a boat ride to the nearby Kurumgad Island.

If time permits, you can also visit the Sadashivgad Fort and the Naganath Temple.

Bid farewell to the coastal beauty of Karnataka and proceed with your onward journey.

Please note that this itinerary can be customized based on your preferences, the number of days you have, and the availability of attractions. Make sure to check the weather conditions and plan your trip accordingly. Enjoy your holiday in coastal Karnataka!

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