Kodi Beach , a spectacular beach located in the coastal town of Kundapur which lies in udupi district of Karnataka , is one such place which is visited by a few compared to its counterpart, the Marvanthe Beach. It hardly sees any visitors barring a few locals or a handful of tourists visiting the town. Its the local’s own secret hideout. The beach is approximately 3-4 kms inside from the highway.
Its one of those beaches where you can relax on a chair while sipping on a cup of tea or coffee, eating the traditional kundapur chicken and enjoying the sunset. The beach also has some shacks where the hotel guys serve you food. With just 8-10 people who come here for evening walk , you practically have the entire beach to yourself.
The Coastal towns of Karnataka despite being full of beaches has still not come under the radar of tourists and hence, is less commercialized, clean, calm and less touristy. Its completely unexplored and unbelievably beautiful.
Once, you are done with beach bumping, you can head straight to Shetty’s Lunch Home, the oldest in the Kundapur Town, to savour your taste buds with their authentic traditonal Chicken Ghee Roast. I’m sure you will be back for more.
How to reach : By Road – Kundapur is approx 886kms from Mumbai and approx 264 kms from Goa.
Nearest Railway Station – Kundapura
Nearest Airport – Mangalore
Where to stay – I personally like Blue waters Resort. Other than that for budget accommodation and if you want to stay in the centre of the city there’s Hotel Sharon.