Monsoon in Maravanthe


Cindu is a wanderlust and avid traveller who has travelled across the globe. She discovers the magical placed named ‘Maravanthe’ on one fine rainy day! Maravanthe, reminds me of a bride, veiled by the dark clouds, embellished by the raindrops, waiting in nervousness and excitement for a fresh downpour. I am almost certain that offbeat travel to Marvanthe provided at least some inspiration to Heaven’s design!

This is a beach/town near Kundapur in Karnataka. Well, distance wise, it’s about 50 Kms from Udupi and a little over 100 Kms from Mangalore. A portion of NH-17, the highway, provides a surprising and irresistible view. The road lies 100 mts off the shore of the Maravanthe beach.

On one side of this road, you have the roaring Arabian Sea and on the other, you have River Sauparnika almost nurturing the view with its calmness.

Marventhe Arabian Sea and River Sauparnika

This picture is of me in a car, taking a shot of me taking the shot of the Maravathe beach and the other two pictures are of the river. It is a highly recommended drive. I want to just leave you with the pictures of this place…

Monsoon in Maravanthe - Boat ride away from the Sauparnika

Trivia: The Padukone Village, that lies a boat ride away from the Sauparnika river is from where Prakash Padukone hails. Yes, yes, technically, Deepika Padukone too!

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Cindu Chandrasekharan is a media professional and a willing victim of wanderlust. Despite all her attempts to conquer the high seas and the hallowed mountains, she is still uncertain whether she is a beach person or a mountain person. She is a compulsive traveller, an enthusiastic travel writer and an incidental photographer. To make up for the curse of eternal optimism, she is blessed with boundless energy and a penchant for new experiences. Cindu is an observant wanderer and her writing captures her easy nature and wit. She is a nature lover and loves to explore different cultures, the less familiar the better. She is equally happy exploring her favourite landscape, India. "Not all those who wander are lost" as J R R Tolkein noted, sums up her need to move constantly.