Surathkal Beach Mangalore: Surathkal Beach is right opposite NITK Surathkal, 20 kms from Mangalore city. A left turn from the highway 66 while going to Udupi (North side) and hundred mts near the temple is the breathtaking Surathkal beach. Surathkal beach is beneath a huge granite hill. The blue waters of the sea can be seen from the top of the hill. The road from the top leads to the beach at the bottom. There is a temple of a hindu goddess on the top of the hill. The major attraction of the beach is a red colour light house next to the beach. The entrance to the top of the light house is open in the evenings. The view of the beach from the light house top is mesmerizing.
Surathkal beach is one of the most commonly visited places and is located in the Mangalore city in Karnataka. This place is an ideal tourist beach destination.
The beach name Surathkal is derived from the word “Shiradakal” meaning headstone in Kannada and in Tulu (local language in Dakshina Kannada, it has no script). The reason for which the Surathkal Beach is quite popular among the tourists is because of its alluring natural surroundings. This beach destination is an ideal halt for the visitors who want to spend some time away from the perplexing city life.
One of the major attractions of the Surathkal Beach is its beautiful scenic view which it offers at the time of sunset. Other than these fascinating surroundings, the Surathkal Beach is also widely visited for the light house that is situated in this region of the city.
Surathkal is a locality under Mangalore City Corporation located in the Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, India. It is a municipality merged with Mangalore City Corporation. According to legend, the name Surathkal is derived from “shiratakal” meaning “headstone” in Tulu When Lord Ganapathi kept a shiva linga belonging to Ravana on ground, Ravana tried to pull the linga from the ground but could not. The place where the linga is supposed to have been is now known as Gokarna. Due to the force exerted by Ravana, some pieces were scattered. One such piece from the head of the linga is said to have fallen in present day Suratkal. The famous Sadashiva temple is said to be built around that piece of linga. Surathkal was once a Grama panchayat, then town panchayat, municipality now merged with Mangalore City Corporation.
Surathkal is home to one of India’s best technical institutes – The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC). Surathkal is a suburb of Mangalore city located on National highway 17. Surathkal also houses Vidyadayanee High School and Govindadasa College run by Hindu Vidyadayanee Sangha, Surathkal. It also has Sri mahalingeshwara English medium school and holy famly school .
Surathkal town can be easily accessed by various bus services from Mangalore City by both city buses and the Mangalore-Udupi Express buses.The nearest airport is Mangalore (Bajpe), 15 kilometres from Surathkal.The New Mangalore sea port is 6 km away. The railway station at Surathkal lies between Mangalore and Udupi on Konkan railway route.
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