Surathkal Beach If you travel through NH17 from Mangalore to Udupi, you will pass Mangalore's best-kept, secret, clean, Surathkal beach. There is a lighthouse and Regional Engineering College. But swimming here can be dangerous, so ask the locals before you jump into the water.
347 km West of Bangalore (20 km from Mangalore)
By Road: -
Take NH48 to Mangalore via Kunigal, Yediyur, Hassan, Sakleshpur and Mani.
When to go:-
September to February would be ideal.
Depertment of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, Lighthouse Hill Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore. Tel: 0824-2442926 .
KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: email@example.com
Where to stay :-
The Taj Manjarun Hotel (Tel: 0824-2420420; Tariff: Rs 1,200-3,995).
Hotel Mangalore International ( Tel: 0824-2444860-64; Tariff: Rs 350-1,390)
Hotel Manorama (Tel: 2440306;Tariff: Rs 275-725)
Hotel Moti Mahal (Tel:2441411-2; Tariff: Rs 950-1,800)
Hotel Navarathna (Tel:2441104-08 ;Tariff: Rs 275-750)
Poonja International (Tel: 2440169-71; Tariff: Rs 500-2200)
Hotel Srinivas (Tel: 2440061-65; Tariff: Rs 275-800)