Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties

Tripoto
10th Nov 2017
Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

I have heard from many people about the marvelous train journey starting Sakleshpur to Subramanya road, where the train passes through 57 tunnels completing the scenic ghat section on its way to Mangaluru

Hence, i planned the 3 day gateway as per the below itinerary

Covering Bengaluru -> Mangaluru -> Kasaragod in 3 days that includes a scenic train journey on Friday, relaxing Saturday in Mangaluru and energetic travel to Kasargod on Sunday.

It's always nice to travel on a weekday which makes it a comfortable journey in any mode of transport, especially when it comes to train journey..

While traveling in such a scenic route where train passes through the tunnels and if we have students along with us, then its the time for recalling our school/college days, those shouting, whistles, oohhhs.. etc

Day 1

Train starts at around 07:10 am from Yeshwantpur railway station from Bengaluru and would reach to Mangaluru by around 05:00 pm

Below are some of the clicks form my mobile on the way to Mangaluru via Sakleshpur and Subramanya road

Pack sufficiently for your lunch before train leaves Sakleshpur station, where extra engine will be attached to the train to take us through those narrow bridges, tracks, tunnels as we not get anything through this ghat journey

Note - Don't dare to sit and sleep in your reserved seat instead fight for train door seat if you don't want to miss the below scenes

Day 1

Sakleshpur Ghat section

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Train passing through the scenic route

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Beautiful home in midst of nature

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Small water flows visible in the journey

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Hill view giving mesmerizing feel

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Passing through the tunnel

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Reached my friends's home in Mangaluru @ around 06 :30 pm and relaxed by having a delicious dinner cooked by them along with Mangalore special Pabba's Ice cream

Then, we bid bye for the day and had a sound sleep...

Day 2

My friends being assistant professors in Engineering college Mangaluru, we had a relaxed morning on Saturday as they finished their half a day @ college

Had Mangaluru special Mallige idli, Neer Dose and Appam for the breakfast and cooked Plain Rasam and rice for Lunch

Day 2

After their return started our journey towards Tannair Bhavi Beach, Mangaluru. We have 2 options to reach here, one from normal road and the other one which most of the people take its via Sulthan Bhatrey.

Its a view point now and then it was used to identify the enemies coming to Mangaluru in the sea route

From here we took a boat ride to reach Tannirbhavi beach and ticket cost around 10 rupees for each person for two way and last return ride being at around 07:15 pm

Ticket counter for Ferri ride to beach

Photo of Sulthan Bathery, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Cool entrance @ the start of beach

Photo of Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Walk along the beach to spend a refreshing evening

Photo of Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Amazing sunset @ the beach

Photo of Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Selfie Time

Photo of Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Back in Ferri ride

Photo of Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

After enjoying a beautiful sunset @ Tannirbhavi beach (being on western side of India), we headed towards Kudrole Gokarnatheshwara Temple

Mangaluru being well connected by local private buses, it was easy for us to commute to any attraction in Mangaluru easily

Entrance @ the temple

Photo of Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwar Temple, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Anjaneya Temple

Photo of Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwar Temple, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Man made attraction within temple premises

Photo of Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwar Temple, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

After all the visits, we enjoyed wide variety of delicious snacks from Mumbai Street Kitchen, Mangaluru

We can get snacks with Mumbai cuisine, Delhi cuisine, Mangaluru Cuisine etc. along with South Indian tiffins like varieties of dosa, idli etc.

More than 50 variety of items were available making it an easy choice for any one to chose this for dinner

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

Day 3

Instead of visiting more beaches in Mangaluru on Sunday, we wanted to explore the Kerala starting with Kasaragod. We hired a self drive vehicle for our journey. Being the weekend, its highly recommended to book the self drive car well in advance as its really difficult to get one on weekends.

Thanks to Justdial for contacts through which we could hire one such vehicle (Scorpio) as we were 6 people and 1 kid for the Kasaragod trip

By around 08:30 am on Sunday we started to move towards Bekal Fort, a well known attraction in the district of Kasaragod

We had our Breakfast at Hotel Thalasseri, on the way to Bekal fort. Food was decent and can be visited once easily

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P
Day 3

Fort entrance begins with temple visit

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

View point @ Bekal fort

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

Pics within the fort

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

Panoramic view

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

Beach view form Bekal fort

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

Waves hitting the hard rocks @ the Bekal beach

Photo of Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

After having roamed around the Bekal fort, we enjoyed the liquids like lemon juice, butter milk (too spicy and yummy too), amla soaked in sugar, salt and chilly syrup and water melon juice as refreshment as we had lost the fuel by the time we walked through the sunny day at Bekal fort

Being Sunday noon, I neglected the option to move towards Valiya Paramba Back waters to enjoy a house boat ride, this is unknown to many people in midst of charming Alleppey boat houses, considering many house boats would be busy and was not interested to go there and get disappointed if we don't get one.

One may consider this option if they plan well in advance to cover boat house and Kasaragod over the weekend.

Sign board detailing about house boat option nearby Bekal

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

As the liquids were not sufficient, we started searching for hotel for lunch on the way back to Mangaluru.

We found one ac restaurant quickly and started to get in there to get fueled.

Hotel sign board visible on the roadside

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P
Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

All the food we ordered was yummy and very light on pockets as well! Its is recommended to give it a try here without a second thought.

With the full belly, we were not interested to travel back, so planned to visit any other place on the way back and chose a beach so that we can spend some time in photo shoot and have rest on the sea shore

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

Kappil beach was our obvious choice as it was nearby and less crowded to have a peaceful stay @ the beach

On the way to Kappil beach

Photo of Kappil Beach, Kappil, Kerala, India by Nithin S P

The beach is hidden from the road with lots of coconut plantation giving a pleasant way towards the beach

Coconut trees on the way to Kappil beach

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

Lonely boat waiting for our photo shoot

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

No man's land - Kappil beach

Photo of Mangaluru and Kasaragod - Coastal beauties by Nithin S P

After relaxing @ the beach and clicking few pics for our memory, we had a kulfi each (could not resist even after having lunch), that's the kind of effect few Indian snacks have on us.

Started towards Mangaluru now with a heavy heart as we need to go back, have some food before we pack our bags for the return train by 08:30 pm from Mangaluru Junction

We chose to visit the City Central mall and have some food at the food court

Mangaluru view form 7th floor - Parking lot, City Central Mall

Photo of City Central Mall, Kudroli Temple Road, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Train ride in the mall for kids

Photo of City Central Mall, Kudroli Temple Road, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Place to pose and click our pics

Photo of City Central Mall, Kudroli Temple Road, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Nithin S P

Every journey has to end, so as ours. We had to hurry up to reach my friend's place to pack our bags and return to railway station.

Estimated cost:

10k for 4 people (also includes cost for another 2 who joined us from Mangaluru) excluding accommodation but it includes - train fare, cab fare, auto fare, bus fare, ferri fare, entrance tickets, self drive car fare, petrol expense, food expenses, parking expenses etc.

How to reach:

Bengaluru to Mangaluru is around 360 km via road (KSRTC buses, private travels like SRS, VRL etc run all over the night) and may be even more via train, but i suggest to chose train journey if you want to enjoy the nature

Can reach Mangaluru by flight as well (fares starting from 2k from Bengaluru)

Mangaluru to Kasaragod is around 60 km and easily accessible by KSRTC buses, private buses (though we hired self drive car). Bekal fort is accessible from Kasaragod via local autos

Any attractions in Mangaluru can be reached by local buses, auto or even Ola if we prefer taxi.

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Nice writing Nithin...
Fri 12 15 17, 13:56 · Reply · Report
Nice writing Nithin...
Fri 12 15 17, 13:56 · Reply · Report
Thanks for explaining it well!
Wed 11 22 17, 19:44 · Reply · Report
ತುಂಬಾ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ, ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು!
Wed 11 22 17, 19:43 · Reply · Report
Nice one
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