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Ullal Beach is situated about 12 km away from Mangalore on the south bank of the Nethravati River, facing Arabian Sea. Mangalore is a city of vivid contrasts. Apart from this beach, there are other beaches also in Mangalore.

This beautiful Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Karnataka. It is also the most serene and calm beach in Karnataka. This beach housesthe famous Summer Sands Resorts. Ullal is a fishing village and a very pleasant place.

his beach offers a perfect holiday destination for tourists looking for solitude. The casuarinas groves also contribute to its beauty, particularly when the sun sets.

This beach resort, the silvery shore of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the Casuarinas groves, makes this an enchanting vacation for the holidaymakers.

Beach lovers can spend tranquil hours seeking peace in this paradise.

The best time to spend your holidays here is between August to April.

If you are undecided about your vacation destination this year planning a trip to the sprawling beaches in Karnataka will be the perfect arena for you to enjoy your carefree days. The golden beaches with sprays of cool water caressing your feet while you take a long walk in the late afternoon sun, reveling in the spectacular spectacle of the dropping sun would induce you to return to these coastal beaches again. Situated about 5 kms from Mangalore on the coastal belt is the spectacular Ullal Beach in Karnataka
Karnataka has a long coastline around 320 kms ranged with well-known beaches. Among the many beaches, Ullal Beach in Karnataka is one of the exotic beaches where you will enjoy the cool waters, relish in water sports, take long walks along the shore and savor the culinary delights.
Ullal Beach in Karnataka is one of the popular beaches of Karnataka where tourists enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings, the long stretches of golden beaches and the cool sea breeze.
Ullal has a beautiful beach offering a perfect holiday destination for tourists looking for solitude. The casuarinas groves offer a perfect setting when the sun sets. The beach cottages, the swimming pool and the breezy morning are the perfect setting for one to relax. Tourists spend weekends enjoying a day in the scenic beauty of Ullal Beach in Karnataka.

Ullal is a tiny fishing village perched on the southern sand pit of Mangalore. The fabled “Rome of the east”. Built on 10 hills with several old Churches and Cathedrals same dating back to the 16th Century having its very own ‘Sistine chapel’ of the St. Aloysius one could very well perceive the Roman overtones. Coming off the highway tht links Cochin to Goa is a steep high road that certainly doesn’t prepare you for the startling beauty of the Arabian Sea. But there she is lying lazily in hues of blue & green, an Arab dough, or a fishing trawler edging past, the horizon. Ullal has all the romanticism of a single winding road that connects the fishing village on the North to the gigantic Someshwar Rock on the South. Lying like a beached whale, with the ocean frothing and surfing on the 3 sides, it broods over the beach, carrying memories of its heroic Abbaka Rani. On a promontory to the Left is the Temple of AbakkaRani dating back to the 16th Century. A vibrant queen, who defended this coastal hamlet from the ----- Portuguese fleets, she fell a victim to court intrigues and treachery, a handsome bronze of the Queen on horse back --& shield graces the Center of Ullal.

The other boast  of Ullal is the Summer Sands Beach Resort, ----- red tiled roof, beckons you in and again your breath is simple taken away by the mirage like effect of the Ocean show caused by the swaying palms. Once you do pass that moment of reverence, you loose your breath once again to the riot of colours that’s breaks upon your inner eye.  Suddenly its summer and the vibrant colours of each of the sun drenched villas proudly proclaim it.  There’s a lift in your heart and the soft respectful voice of Rahul the gate keeper directs you to the reception. You wonder whether you are already at the beach, because you are treading sand, boats, nest and anchors, add to your excitement as you taste the salt on your breath.  Childish squeals rend the air, a wide expanse of green borders on a large swimming  pool, palms hammocks, colonial sun chairs, weave an atmosphere of wellbeing.  Between the palms, the ocean plays hide and seek, a covered passage of granite and kadaba stones leads to the Restaurant simply elegant with wide brick arches and a high tiled  ceiling, walk through windows titles “Memories of Joanna” Apparently the owners are the 6th Generation from the renounced Joanna and the restaurant is a celebration of the ancient culture and tradition of the Albuquerque Family.  The restaurant conveys a distinct British colonial style in the décor the antique furniture and the menu boasts many of the recipes handed down 6 generations especially the amasing fish curries.  From every table at the restaurant one can see the Ocean , and the large windows reflect it over and over again, its nearly like dinning Alfresco de la mer!               Carrying the theme outside is an arched -------- arches within arches, the wooden floors give it a warm earthly feeling. The landscape is still at the embryonic stage but we are told that there are elaborate plans for water gurgling , pools and bridges, cosy nooks and wooded grottos.             Abutting the 2 eateries is an outdoor amphitheater with the surf a 20 yards away. Ideal for those contemplating flower weddings at a beach, it can hold a goodly crowd of 1000 – 2000 guests.               But coming back to the villas, recently transformed, retiled and refurbished sparkling new, with muted elegance of modern ceiling, ethnic drapes and a very elegant glass& tiles W.C surrounded by private patio and gardens they seem as attractive place to spend time in along with the other attractions of the resort.             While the club house is going through its own metamorphosis  and will soon be a full fledged spa with ayurvedic and naturopathy applications the resort is moving towards a more eco friendly atmosphere. Vehicles will be parked at the entrance parking lawns and buggies are being used to ferry guests / luggage around. Cigarettes are conspicuous in their absence and liquor is not vended at the Resort.            The Resort exudes a certain inner Peace you cant place a finger on it, but it is there and that is what draws you back again and again so that “peace finds you” as their slogan promises.

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District: Dakshina Kannada
Nearest City: Mangalore
Best time to visit: The best time to spend your holidays here is between August to April.

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History:

This Town was known as Capital of Tulu Kingdom Ullal and was ruled by Brave Queen Rani Abbakka Devi in the middle of 15th Century and fought for Independence against Portuguese. The Famous religious centers such as Sayyed Madani darga, Somanatheshwara Temple and St. Sebastian Church are located in this town and also maintaining Communal Harmony. Ullal town is situated coastal area of Arabian Sea and notified as the Beach Resort from Tourism Department

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Ullal Beach - Great Local
People from everywhere come to spend their leisure, vacations and special moments. In addition, local hospitality and living in beach cottages is a special feeling that is only served at Ullal Beach.

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Ullal Beach - Must See
Ullal beach is spectacular place to spend times. Neat sea shore, glazy sun reflections and appropriate weather are the highlights of the Ullal Beach. Somanatheshwara Temple and St. Sebastian Church are the prime attraction of the beach. The exotic Ullal beach is known for its blissful exquisiteness with the flavor of loads water games and funs. Ullal beach attracts tourists belonging all round the globe

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mangalore
Nearest Airport:Mangalore

Road Transport:Mangalore

Ullal is situated on the south bank of the Netravati river at a distance of 10 kms from Mangalore. Three National Highways pass through Mangalore city i.e; N.H. 17, N.H.48, N.H. 13. A domestic Airport is located at Bajpe, which is 15 km from city, connecting it to Mumbai and Bangalore. Mangalore is also linked by railways to all major cities of India (konkan Railways). And is also having All Season Sea Port (New Mangalore Port Trust, Panamboor) connects to the other countries of the world.

Ullal Beach is just 5km away from the beautiful city Mangalore. Ullal beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the 320 km stretched of Karnataka. Sea side of Arabian Sea is truly exemplary and is always waving. One can go to the beach easily as is well linked with roads and other transport means.

Nearest Visiting places:

Summer sand Beach

Summer Sands Beach Resort situated at Ullal Beach is around 15 Kms away from Mangalore to the South. Set in 14 acres of casuarina groves, has well furnished cottages and makes a pleasant getaway from the city. Restaurant servers good seafood to satiate one's appetite.

Ullal Darga

The Darga of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago is a famous darga in this region. Thousands of people from various states visit the mosque to participate in the Urus festival which is celebrated once in every 5 years.

Someshwar Beach

It is 9 Kms to the south of Mangalore, and 1/2 Km from the Someshwara Bus stand, this beach is well known for the large rocks called "Rudra Shile". The historical Somanath Temple constructed during the regime of the famous queen Abbakka Devi is situated in the north side.

Kotepur: It is situated in Ullal. The fort of the Rani Abbakka Devi can be visited from here. Ullal, just 5 km from Mangalore is a lovely spot for those seeking a holiday by the sea. With its picturesque Casuarina groves, beach cottages and a swimming pool one can spend tranquil hours seeking peace in this paradise

Ullal Beach

Ullal Beach is situated about 12 km away from Mangalore on the south bank of the Nethravati River, facing Arabian Sea. Mangalore is a city of vivid contrasts. Apart from this beach, there are other beaches also in Mangalore.

This beautiful Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Karnataka. It is also the most serene and calm beach in Karnataka. This beach housesthe famous Summer Sands Resorts. Ullal is a fishing village and a very pleasant place.

This beach offers a perfect holiday destination for tourists looking for solitude. The casuarinas groves also contribute to its beauty, particularly when the sun sets.

This beach resort, the silvery shore of which command breathtaking views of the sunset, especially, when viewed through the Casuarinas groves, makes this an enchanting vacation for the holidaymakers.

Beach lovers can spend tranquil hours seeking peace in this paradise.

The best time to spend your holidays here is between August to April.

Attractions

No visit to Mangalore would be complete without watching the 'Yakshagana' performance - an elaborate dance-drama form, unique to Karnataka.

The Kambala (buffalo race) is another exciting event.

Manjunatha Temple, built in the 10th century

St. Aloysius Chapel,

Mangala Devi Temple,

Tipu's Battery

Jumma Masjid.

The famous Krishna Temple with the gold chariot, at Udupi, which is 58 kms north.

Bahubali, the 452 ft tall monolithic statue, and

St. Lawrence Church at Karkala, which is 52 kms north-east of Mangalore.


Accommodation

Beach Resort, cottages and restaurants are available.

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