Maravanthe is one of its kind travel getaway in India that will surely amaze you. Let's build the plot around this popular Indian destination with a question! Have you ever seen or imagined a road that runs alongside a sea and a river at the same time? It sounds impossible but such a place does exist in India. You read it right, National Highway 66 is the place to be at, if you want to experience this surreal view. This road is popularly known as Maravanthe road as it is a part of Maravanthe village, Kundapura, Karnataka.
For the unversed, Maravanthe road has the Arabian Sea on one side and the Souparnika river on the other. Driving on this road is no less than a magical experience. The local people and those who have been here time and again have said that it feels like a road to heaven! The unending blue sky and blue water both meeting at the horizon on either side of the road is an impeccable view that will stay in your memory for a lifetime.
Maravanthe is situated along the coastline in the Udupi district of Karnataka. The geographical location of Maravanthe is such that it observes moderate climate throughout the year hence one can visit the place anytime but the best time to visit Maravanthe is in winter from September to March. The weather is pleasant during this time and is neither too hot nor too humid. One can swim in the river or enjoy water sports on the beach or may relax on the beach throughout the day.
The beach is another tourist destination that has not been a commercial place yet as a lot of people don’t know about it. The beach is a real beauty surrounded by super calming views, fresh air, and nature in abundance.
2. Other Beaches
Apart from Maravanthe beach, one can explore many other not so popular, but definitely worth visiting beaches for their beautiful views. Kaup beach for its lush green coastline, Maple beach for its turquoise blue water, and Padubidri beach for its soothing vibes are a few beaches that will rejuvenate your soul.
3. Souparnika River
This river is another beautiful spot to visit and explore. One can admire the beauty of the place for hours while observing the amazing sunset. People believe that the rare sight has appeared because of their local deity who made this impossible and serene sight a reality. While some believe that the river on one side was part of a forest that existed many years ago. For some more exciting folktales related to the origin of this enigmatic view, one has to meet the locals.
4. Sporting Activities
The place is great to experience water sports such as snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and more water sport activities. If you are a beach person then this place has to be on your travel list and it will not let you down as far as adventure, serenity, and beauty are concerned.
How to Reach Maravanthe
Hemmed with tranquil vibes, Marvanthe beach and village is situated near Kandpura of Karnataka. Its distance from Delhi is 2207 km, 809 km from Mumbai, 780 km from Chennai, and 447 km from Bangalore.
When traveling by air, you should get a flight to Mangalore Airport as that is the nearest to Maravanthe. Afterward, you can take a taxi, cab, or bus to complete the rest distance.
From Pune: Board Air India, or IndiGo flights from Pune Airport. The price of the flight may be around INR 5439-6129
From Raipur: Board IndiGo flights and Spice Jet flights from Raipur Airport. The flight charges may be around INR 4322.
The nearest railway station to Marvanthe is Kundapur Railway station that is 18 km away from there. The second closest railway station is Mangalore Railway station at about 110 km distance.
From Chandigarh: Board CDG NDLS SHATABDI train from Chandigarh Railway Station and deboard at Mangalore railway station.
From Pune: Board POORNA EXPRESS (11098) train from Pune Railway Station and deboard at Mangalore railway station.
To travel by road, you can take a cab, taxi, or bus to reach Maravanthe via Kundapur as it is easily accessible from all the nearby cities of Karnataka.