Mangalore is famous for its rugged coastline and the Western Ghats and as a historic trading center and port, Mangalore attracts many tourists who throng its beaches. One such beautiful beach is the Panambur beach.
An Overview of the Panambur Beach
Located at a distance of just 13 kilometers from Mangalore, to the south of the Mangalore Port, Panambur beach is very accessible. The beach is named after the nearby port and it’s 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 other places of religious interest nearby and it is ideal for a day’s outing.
What to See and Do in Panambur Beach
There are many tourist attractions in Panambur, like camel rides and carnivals organized by the district authorities in order to entertain the 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.
The best season to visit Panambur is between October and February, after the rains and before summer starts. Summers can be hot and humid here.