Back in July 2017 all 4 of us decided to go for a road trip to the coastal region of Karnataka. This was like the "beach-pilgrimage", covering 4 destinations; Mangalore, Manipal, Udupi, and Murudeshwar. Of course, we couldn't cover Gokarna as it was further ahead and we didn't have that much time.
The plan was to fly from Bengaluru to Mangalore, as we were lucky to get the flight tickets with the prices comparable to that of a Volvo bus ticket. Since it was an early morning flight we hardly got any time to sleep. In the flight we could sleep for all 30 mins before we landed at Mangalore at 6 am. It was a cloudy morning, with drizzling. Perfect start to the day!