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Ullal Beach: Major attraction of Mangaluru

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Karnataka, with its 320 kilometre coastline, has many popular beaches. Among the many beaches in Karnataka, Ullal Beach is one of the best. Stretched out in blue and green, this beach is a prime tourist attraction of the State.

Ullal is located approximately 12 kilometres away from Mangaluru on the south banks of River Netravathi, and about 360 kilometres from Bengaluru. The City, which has several 16th Century cathedrals and churches adorning its landscape.

It is mainly the serenity and calmness of the beach that attracts tourists here. Ullal Beach is also known for its neat sea shore and tranquil beauty. The long stretch of golden sands and cool breeze adds to its beauty. It is set in about 14 acres of casuarinas groves. The picturesque casuarinas groves offer a breathtaking view when the sun sets, and there are well-furnished cottages along the beach providing a perfect holiday getaway.

The Summer Sands Beach Resort, nestled in an arcadia of palms with its red-tiled roof, is of particular interest to tourists. The beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing and you can indulge in water sports or take long walks along the shore.

Someshwara Temple, St. Sebastian Church, Queen Abbakka’s Fort at Ranipura, and Summer Sands Beach Resort are famous tourist spots in Ullal.

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Raksha Deshpande

The author is a postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka University, Dharwad. Her interests range from literature, history, travel to politics, and is keenly interested to write human interest stories and articles relating to literature, travel.

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