Ullal Beach

Mangaluru (Mangalore)

This stretch of golden sand is a good destination to escape the city heat. It’s 12km south of Mangaluru, across the Netravathi estuary. An Uber/autorickshaw is around ₹200 one way, or take bus 44A or 44C (₹12) from the City bus stand.

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Nearby Mangaluru (Mangalore) attractions

1. Milagres Church


The imposing Roman-style Milagres Church is in the city centre.

2. St Aloysius College Chapel


Catholicism’s roots in Mangaluru date back to the arrival of the Portuguese in the early 1500s. One impressive legacy is the 1880 Sistine Chapel–like St…

4. Sultan’s Battery

5.18 MILES

The only remnant of Tipu Sultan’s fort is this small lookout with views over scenic backwaters. It’s 4km from the city centre on the headland of the old…

5. Pilikula Nisarga Dhama


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6. Kappil Beach

29.45 MILES

Isolated Kappil Beach, 6km north of Bekal, is a beautiful, lonely stretch of fine gold-hued sand with calm water, but beware of shifting sandbars…