Our next stop on the Karnataka Coast was Maravanthe Beach.
After a simply-perfect evening at Ottinene Beach, we headed inland to Kollur but the next day we were back on NH-99, the highway that runs through a good part of the India’s west coast. We were driving south and got to a part of the highway that had water on both sides. And I knew we were almost-there.
Maravanthe Beach (sometimes spelled Marawanthe) lies on a strip of land that is sandwiched between the Souparnika River and the Arabian Sea.
|There’s the river on the left and the sea to the right.|
|The Arabian Sea from the highway.|
|Souparnika River as seen from the road.|
|Maravanthe Beach, Udupi district, Karnataka.|
The sun was at its zenith when we parked by Maravanthe Beach and walked down to the seashore. The beach looked very quiet and almost deserted. Now this beach here, is a popular attraction, it is beside a busy highway and had some decent parking space too. I’m guessing there were hardly any beach-goers in sight, only because it was ‘that’ time of the day. The harsh Indian sun at mid day didn’t however stop us from spending some time on the sands of Maravanthe.
We were on a beach-hopping-trip along the KA coast and we just had to make a foot stop at this nice beach. We spent a peaceful hour there. SonnyBoy doesn’t mind the hot weather one bit, if he can lay his hands on some sand. So while he was busy scribbling on the sand and sieving it, I sat down to watch the swell in the sea, and the waves come in and splash against the slight incline of the beach and then make its way back into the Arabian Sea.
A while later we dusted ourselves and made our way to next stop — Malpe Beach, further south of here. Do come back to see what Malpe looks like.