Panambur Beach

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Panambur Beach, Mangalore Overview

Panambur Beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port. Every year it is visited by tonnes of visitors for it hosts several carnivals comprising of boat racing, kite flying and making sand sculptures. Despite a massive footfall, it is the cleanest beach one can ever come across. The name of the beach has been derived from 'Panam' meaning money and 'ur' meaning place.

You can relish some golas or go for dolphin viewing as this beach has alot to offer. It is the first beach in the country which is wholly owned by a private enterprise, i.e. the Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. The motive is to teach people about the efficiency of keeping beaches clean and green. Owing to its excellent maintenance, the Panambur Beach has been awarded the cleanest and best-maintained beaches in India. Moreover, the beautiful beach is open to several events, promotional programmes, weddings, parties, etc. The International Kite Festival is organised every two years at the Panambur Beach which is attended by tourists from all across the country. Also, a carnival of kite festivals is held at the beach during the last week of April. The beach is an essential landmark to the location of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Factory and Kudremukh Iron Ore Factory.

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The exotic beach has a wide range of leisure and sporty activities to offer. The warmed up aura of this beach is full of fun and amusement. Though all activities might not be available throughout the year, you could still enjoy others. You can explore the sandy beach through Buggy Rides, Camel Rides, and Horse Rides or could splash into the waters with Motorboat Rides, Banana Rides, Jet Skiing, Water-Scooter Rides, and Surfing. Moreover, you just cannot miss the chance to parasail over the waters of Panambur beach. All in all the beach is a hub of exciting activities so just dive into the amazement and relax as you are here.
You can add some bling to your beach day by witnessing the adorable dolphins. Yes, you read that right! The beach also has glimpses of dolphins to offer to its visitors. 

Over a lakh people join this fiesta of flying kites at Panambur Beach. Organised by Team Mangalore, a local group of kite flyers, the international event takes place on a large scale. People from different communities, states, and countries take part in this colourful festival. Moreover, for spectators, it is a feast for their eyes. The scenario does make everyone feel for "One Sky, One Earth, One Family". Acing in their hospitality skills the Mangalorians leave no stone unturned in bringing comfort to the visitors. Food, dance, music, games, and of course kites make everything so lively that you could actually feel life walking by itself at the beach.  Moreover, the festival is also a symbol of brotherhood and peace among people both nationally and internationally. 

Sculpture-making contests, boat rides, colourful kites, different games, finger licking food, and fantastic music are a few highlights of the grand carnival that takes place at Panambur beach. People from nearby areas and different states visit the beach to be a part of this Utsav. It is one of the largest festivals to be celebrated in Karnataka. This angling carnival usually takes place in the month of December. It is an event full of energy and enthusiasm. Angling competitions, ludo contests, dance competitions, and musical nights, all are scheduled in a way that everyone could taste the joy of participating and spectating the events. From children to adults everybody gets a chance to enjoy their selves to the fullest.

1. November to June is the best time to visit Panambur Beach.
2. You must follow every instruction given by the adventure activity staff in order to assure complete safety of yourself. 

Panambur Beach lies at a distance of about 10 to 12 km from the Mangalore city. It falls on the way towards Udupi on NH-17. You can take state buses from the main bus stop in statebank or hire a cab. You can even opt for the non-express service buses that drop you right at Panambur Beach road joining NH-66. Once you are off the bus, the beach just a small walk down this road. A paid parking facility is also available on the beach for two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

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Panambur Beach Reviews

9 months ago by Mudit Goyal

Good beach. Clear waters. Not that clean(3/5 for cleanliness). There are certain water sports that one can try. It is very near to the port. If you go early mornings, one may get a chance to see a ship passby. Overall 3.5/5.

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