5 Short Trips To Enjoy From Mangalore
By: Pinki Fri, 29 May 2020 1:34 PM
Nestled among the green hilltops of the Western Ghats and blue waters of the Arabian Sea, is the charming city of Mangalore. Renowned as ‘Gateway to Karnataka’, the city is a melting pot of several cultures. Not only this, but living in Mangalore also blesses you with the best weekend getaways. Be it a long holiday or a short one, travelling is the favourite pastime of the people living here. If you are from Mangalore or are thinking of travelling to Mangalore, these are a few places that you should explore over the weekend. Trust us, every place you visit will bring before you a new face of South India.
A serene beach town situated in Karnataka’s South Canara district which shouldn’t be missed. With Souparnika River on its left and the Arabian Sea to its right, the town is perfect for weekend breaks. The endless freshness of beach, soothing riverside and cluster of palms promise you an amazing experience during your weekend trip. Best suited for a family holiday, one can unwind and laze around in the comfort of the place. Located 108 km from Mangalore it takes only 2 hours to reach Maravanthe.
A picturesque monsoon getaway, Agumbe is the Cherrapunji to Southern India. This little hamlet in Shimoga is home to dense rainforests, mesmerizing waterfalls and unending nature’s beauty. If you are looking for an adventureful weekend over luxury travel, no place other than Agumbe should hit your mind. Famed for housing King Cobra and being India’s only Rainforest Research Station, this place is located just 100 km away from Mangalore, therefore travelling to this place is super easy. Adding to this, Agumbe is also one of the best offbeat destinations in India, so expect less crowd and more fun.
From hilltops to low flatlands, Chikmagalur offers you a taste of both. Literally meaning, ‘The Land of the Younger Daughter, it is believed to have been gifted as dowry to the legendary chieftain’s younger daughter. Situated at a distance of 151 km from Mangalore, the place is an abode for relaxing weekends. Lying on the foothills of Mullayanagiri peak, Chikmagalur is one of the best tourist destinations in the South. A short trip here acquaints you with beauty, adventure and peace in the best possible way.
An enchanting beach town, a significant fishing area of Karnataka’s coastline, and a beautiful picnic spot sums up why Malpe should be your weekend getaway. Sitting on the Udyavara River, the town is known for its volcanic rocks islands, especially St. Mary’s Islands which boasts of rocks made by basaltic lava. Owing to this, Malpe interests several geologists from around the country. With temples and forts around, it surely is a perfect getaway for escaping the bustling city life.
Known for magical sunsets and pretty beaches, Byndoor is situated in Udupi’s Kundapura. Being home to the ancient Lord Shiva’s Sri Someshwara temple, the place attracts several devotees from around the country. Owing to its spiritual background, Byndoor offers you a time full of peace and serenity. A weekend’s paradise, other attractions that you can visit are the Byndoor Beach, Sri Ramachandra Mandir, Kshitija Nesara Dhama, Belaka Theertha falls, and Mahakali Temple. Located at a driving distance of 124 km from Mangalore city, Byndoor is apt for people seeking a relaxing weekend.