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Kudle Beach & Panambur Beach – Located in Karnataka

About Kudle Beach

• This beach is one of the five beaches that are located to the south of the Gokarna town in the Uttara Kannada district of the Karnataka state in India.
• Kudle Beach is just twenty-minute walk from Gokarna.
• Kudle Beach is on the western coast of India.
The five beaches in Gokarna are:
– Gokarna beach
– Kudle
– Om
– Half moon
– Paradise
• The Gokarna beach forms the coast of the town.
• The other four beaches lies towards the south of Gokarna.
• Kudle and Om beach are around 6 km from Gokarna town.
• They are along a muddy hill.
• They are accessible by rickshaw or foot.
• Kudle beach has simple accommodation featuring small huts and cafes during the tourist season.
• The Kudle Beach is surrounded by hills on three sides.
• It can be reached by walk.
• Due to its inaccessibility, this beautiful serene beach remains deserted all through the year.
• At Kudle Beach there are simple huts and beach-side eating places.
• You need to bring your own bedding.
• There are also huts which are offered very low rates.
• They are just big enough to sleep in and to store a backpack.
• On full moon day, one can walk from Kudle to Paradise beach without a torch.

About Panambur Beach

• This beach is situated at a distance of 13 Km from Mangalore.
• It is on the north of the National Highway.
• Panambur is the name of place where New Mangalore Port is situated.
• This beach is on the shore of Arabian Sea at Tannirbavi to south of sea port at Panambur.
• Panambur beach is a good place for the short picnic.
• Best season to visit: October to February

Many Factories are located at Panambur like:
– Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers
– Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited.
• Panambur is the site of New Mangalore Port.
• It is located in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India.
• It is to the north of the Gurupura river.
• The name Panambur is derived from ‘Panam’.
• This name means Money.
• ‘Ur’ means place or village in Tulu language.
• There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur.
• The sea port is near to Surathkal railway station on the Mumbai-Mangalore railway route.
• There is a beautiful beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea at Tanniru Bhavi.
• It is to the south of sea port at Panambur.
• Gurupur River is to the south of Panambur.
• New Mangalore Port Trust operates the deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, Mangalore in Karanataka state.
• It is the only major port of Karnataka.
• It is the ninth largest port in India at present.
• It was formally inaugurated on May 4, 1974 by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
• The construction began in 1962.
• The port is situated at Panambur, Mangalore on the west coast of India.
• It is situated to north of confluence of Gurupura river to Arabian Sea.
• It is 170 nautical miles (310 km) south of Mormugao Port & 191 nautical miles (354 km) north of Kochi Port.
• The port situated in Panambur is called New Mangalore Port.
• There is an old harbor or port located in Mangalore city which is called by Mangalore bunder or Hale bunder.
• The old harbor is located to south of New Mangalore port.
• Old port is now being used for fishing and for ferrying small goods.
• The national highway 17 ( NH-17 )passes adjoining the port.
• The nearest railway station is Thokur.
• Passengers have to get in at Suratkal Railway station which is on Konkan railway route.
• The Surathkal railway station is approximately 6 kilometers from the New Mangalore port.
• The port serves hinterland of Karnataka state and to some extent state of Kerala.

The major commodities exported through the port are:
– iron ore concentrates & pellets
– iron ore fines
– manganese
– granite stones
– coffee
– cashew
– containerized cargo

The major imports of the port are:
• crude and petroleum products
• wood pulp
• timber logs
• finished fertilizers
• liquid ammonia
• phosphoric acid
• other liquid chemicals
• containerized cargo

Summarized Facts

• Country : India
• State : Karnataka
• Region : Tulu Nadu
• District : Dakshina Kannada
• Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
• Telephone code : 0824
• Nearest city : Mangalore
• Lok Sabha constituency : Mangalore City North
• Vidhan Sabha Constituency : Surathkal
• Civic agency : Mangalore City Corporation

Best time to visit / climate

• Climate of Karnataka varies because of the different land features.
• It will be hot and humid in the coastal regions.
• The best time to visit is from November to February.

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How to get there?

Panambur beach
Distance from Suratkal
1. Mangalore: 13 km
2. Bangalore: 360 km
• Nearest Airport: Mangalore
• Nearest Railhead: Mangalore
• Road: Mangalore is well connected by roads.

How to travel to Karnataka?

1. By Air
• Karnataka has seven airports in Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, and Bijapur.
• These all airports are well connected to the other cities of India and the world.
• The Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore and the Mangalore International Airport are the two airports that offer international flights to and from Karnataka.

2. Travel to Karnataka by Rail
• All major cities of Karnataka are well linked to other parts of the country by a wide rail network.
• Bangalore railway station is the most important railway terminal.
• Karnataka also has an intrastate rail network, which connects cities within the state.

3. Travel to Karnataka by Road
• An excellent network of roads connects cities internally.
• Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects the state to other major cities and states.
• A number of national highways link Karnataka with Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

To Get around
By Bus
• Transportation is made easy by the numerous services available from the KSRTC.
• They ply not only intra-state buses, but also inter-state buses to neighboring states.
• KSRTC reservation counters are aplenty all over the state, and tickets can also be booked online. Services available:
– Airavath:Semi-sleeper Volvo a/c buses
– Club Class Airavath: Volvo Multi-Axle
– Ambari: Corona AC sleeper class
– Mayura and Meghadoot:Comfortable A/C buses
– Rajahamsa:Non-A/C semi sleeper Deluxe buses

South India Karnataka Karnataka – Blue Guide Chapter

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

accomodation at mustseeindia.com
accomodations at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at accommodation-gokarna.com

Blogs / Sites about Karnataka

blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs at karnatakaholidays.com
blogs at indiamarks.com
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.in

Images and photos about Karnataka

images at google.com
images at wikipedia.org
images at karnatakaholidays.com
images at tripadvisor.in


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