Going offbeat in Coastal Karnataka

If you ever thought that the best beaches are in Goa or the best place to do snorkelling is in Andaman Island in India then let me break your bubble;) I have discovered the best secret spots of coastal Karnataka that you never knew existed. Leave those guidebooks behind and come with us as we take you to a paradise world with blue waters, sun-kissed beaches where you may be the only tourists around, unexplored islands off the main coast where you can snorkel to find massive amount of colorful fishes, squids and jellyfishes and a quaint beach where turtles come every year to lay their eggs. If you love seafood and beaches and want to go to a destination close to home, away from the flashy Goan crowd…here is where you should head!


Mangalore is the best place to try seafood and it has a number of local food eateries you can indulge in. Besides, it has a beautiful white sand beach located just 20 mins from the city. This is one of the best beaches we fond in South India.



If you want to stay in a secluded beach where you are the only tourists, sleep on the hammock under a coconut tree,walk a few steps from your beach house into the sea, welcome the many turtles coming in on the beach, chat with the local fishermen and know about their daily life, explore the little colourful villages facing the beach, walk amidst casuarina trees or just enjoy the tranquility, Trasi is THE place for you.



Welcome to Murudeswar, the land where a 40ft Shiva god statue stands tall and blesses the entire town.Where you are in close proximity to a shimmering beach as well as a massive temple.Where your hotel room will open out into the vastness of the blue sea.Where you can go and explore a virgin island, off the coast and also try snorkelling to find a variety of fishes and jellyfish. This place is truly a piece of heaven!





Author: nisreenakolawala

I am a former Architect who left her career to follow her heart and passion, which involves travelling, photography and Social media marketing. I have stayed in a rustic village of Eastern Himalayas, swum with colorful fishes and corals in Fiji, lived with gypsy Banni villagers in Western India, interacted with Kenya’s Masai tribe, river rafted in the freezing cold river in Ladakh, lived and explored a quaint beach town of Tanga in Tanzania, took a 48 hour camel safari in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, sailed on a felucca on the mighty Nile river in Egypt and chilled with the Kangaroo’s in Australia. Needless to say I am always adding more experiences and places to the list.