Mangaluru is the Coastal capital of the State. It is the treasure of beautiful beaches and ancient temples. It is in the Western Ghats and as a historic trading centre and port, Mangalore attracts many tourists who throng its beaches. One such beautiful beach is Panambur Beach.
Located 13 km from Mangaluru. the beach is named after the nearby port and its trade, because in the local vernacular, Panam means money. This place is crowded during sunsets as the Konkan coast is famous for such views.
The beach is often called Tanniru Bhavi and as it is adjacent to the mouth of the Gurupu River, it is very picturesque. Clean and well maintained unlike many other beaches along the Arabian Sea, Panambur Beach is very safe too, and this is why it mainly attracts tourists.
There are many tourist attractions in Panambur, like camel rides and carnivals organised by the district authorities to entertain visitors. The carnivals are particularly popular during the summer holidays as they help in entertaining the local children.
There are boat rides and boat races, kite flying contests held during the kite festival, air shows and sand-sculpture contests that keep the holiday crowd happy and entertained.
Tannirbavi Beach, Someshwar Beach, and Pilikula ara are the nearby places one can visit during the Panambur trip. The best season to visit Panambur is between October and February.