light. u can shop cheaply here its either too hot or cold during the year, and depending on the proximity to the sea, so u gotta do ur shopping after arriving, most prefereably beware,pack adequately,communication can be a hinderence here, but they sure got everything carry batteries along just incase, foir ur camera u could buy it hear,why all the kg's on ur back~ a few extra dollars, u will want to shop and shop more
It is a palace and hotel which been built in the honor of Leela; a daughter of an Indian maharaja.
The hotel is designed in an Indian tradition;
At the gate, Indian men with their typical look and attire will welcome you, music, carpets, posters are all to give an Indian impression.
It's 7-star hotel or as it tries to be.
very green, very relaxing,
include a little mall and Oxford bookstore.
rate per night: $270-$1800.
Beaches in Karnataka
Karwar, is a good place to enjoy the thrills of sun, sea and sand. The beauty of Karwar inspired the great poet Rabindranath Tagore to write his first play. Lying just 100 kms from Goa this place offers attractions such as the Sadashivgad Hill Fort with a Durga temple, the one-of-its kind octagonal church and the 300 year old Venkataramana temple with some fine ochre paintings. The Dandeli Game park located 157 km away is a treat for wildlife lovers.
Malpe, just 6 kilometres from Udupi and 110 kilometres north of Mangalore, is a quiet beach retreat with a sheltered harbour. It's also known for its temple with the fascinating idol of Lord Krishna. The St. Mary's Isles makes an ideal picnic spot. Close by is Ullal, yet another beach resort, from whose silvery beaches one can see breathtaking sunsets viewed through the casuarina groves.
Watersports and beach resorts make Marwanthe a unique seaside town, an enjoyable holiday spot. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea and the West Coast Highway on one side and the Sauparnika river on the other. The sunsets here are truly breathtaking. A drive down this stretch can be a very memorable experience. This beach is 66 km north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udipi.
Just 16 km from Bhatkal lies Murudeshwar, a picturesque little beach, surrounded by rolling hills and the glinting sea. It is known for the marvellous temple perched on a hillock by the shore. A Linga is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung the cloth covering the Atmalinga at Gokarna while lifting it and this temple here is an embodiment of the same linga. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse.
Mangalore is the seaport town has Ullal, yet another beach resort, the silvery beaches of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the casuarina groves. Situated 5 km away from Mangalore, this is one of the best beaches of Karnataka. It faces to the Arabian sea and hence offer the visitor an incomparable view.