Someshwar Beach in MangaloreSomeshwar Beach in Ullal, Mangalore is one of the picturesque beaches on the long coastline of Karnataka. The beauty of Western Ghats is truly reflected in this beautiful beach. Located near the city, it is famous for its pristine view of the sun set, can be a paradise for a romantic soul, or two romantics.
It is located near the convergence of Netravati River and the Arabian Sea. And what makes it a must visit for anyone going to Mangalore is the presence of greenery along the road to the beach, golden sands and coconut palm along the coastline. The view along the beach and the way to the beach is any traveler’s paradise and way to the paradise. The whole journey and the stay in the beach can relax your mind and soul and thus provide the much needed tranquility.
It can be a great destination for wanderlusts and travelers who are always in search of new avenues, as it is relatively undiscovered. Unlike many hyped tourist places across Karnataka the beach retains its pristine nature to attract any nature lover. The golden sand is the best to take a stroll and calm your feet as well as your soul. You can also take a sun bath and relax yourself. There are large rocks on the beach known as Rudra Shile. You will feel the power of nature when you watch these big rocks being washed by the waters of the high tide. You can just sit on these rocks while you gaze at the sparkling water.
Climbing on the Ottinene hillock, will give you a majestic view of the Netravati River merging in the sea, flowing through the mangroves. This place is full of greenery due to lush vegetation and naturally growing medicinal plants over the hillock.
The beach is unsuitable for swimming and it is strictly recommended not to do so. Presence of large rocks and currents along the shore obstruct any swimming activity and it has proved fatal for unwary swimmers who have been dragged by the current. At the northern end of the beach is the Someshwar temple which is popularly believed to have been constructed by Queen Abakka Devi of Ullal. Close by is also a natural wonder named as Nagateertha. It is a wonderful pond besides this beach temple, which has an underground perennial source of sweet fresh water, through the year.
How to reach Someshwar BeachVia Train: The beach is located at a distance of 8.7 kilometers from Mangalore Junction Railway Station. You can take an auto or taxi to reach the beach.
Via Road: The beach is very popular in Mangalore and is known by one and all. So you won’t have a tough time explaining your destination to the auto drivers or the taxi drivers and thus can reach the beach easily.
Via Air: Well, it takes about 50 minutes to reach the spectacular beach from the Mangalore International Airport. But the wait is worth it. Trust me!
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