“My heart belongs to the ocean to the deep blue seas for all the lost souls who were once alive and free”
Now that monsoons are about to bid farewell it’s time we move towards the secluded beaches and pristine blue water islands. This September Trikon plans to take you that place where Vasco Da Gama had set his first foot. A place filled with geographical importance and historical remnants is now on our to-do list.
St. Mary Island
Situated 4 kms off the quaint cities of Karnataka, St. Mary’s Island is one such gem which is waiting to be explored. Surrounded with white sands, rock monolithic and blue water, this island is truly a dream come true. You can also witness the shoreline from where Madagascar got separated from India, especially the coconut island cocoon.
Maravanthe Sangam Beach
Not just St. Mary’s island we also plan to explore Maravanthe Beach where the river and sea jog together. Not just scintillating destinations, you also have to wait for the mouth watering Udupi delicacies
During our stay at Karnataka, we shall also explore the unknown backwater of Kemmanu Island. If you are dying to see a little version of Kerala’s Backwater then this is the place. Kemmanu Island is a habitat for many birds and fishes. There also lies a suspension rope bridge which adds to the attraction.
Day 1: Friday
Meet Trikon Team at LTT (LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS) @ 3:00 pm.
Thane boarding 3:45 pm and Panvel – 4:00 pm
and spend the night in train. (17 Hrs train journey)
Day 2: Saturday
08:00 am: Get down at Udupi and proceed towards the hotel to get fresh. Have breakfast near Krishna Temple for the local feel and proceed towards Malpe beach. At Malpe beach take a boat ride and reach St. Mary’s island to explore the rock monolithic, shell beach and Coconut Island.
Post exploring St, Marys Island come back to Malpe beach and spend some time doing water activities over here. Later prcoees for lunch. At Udupi explore some of the yummiest local cuisines - veg & non veg. Post lunch proceed towards Kapu beach. Enjoy the scenic drive towards Kapu beach. Upon reaching explore the vast expanse of the beach. Also climb up the light house and catch an aerial view of the surroundings.
Post exploring Kapu beach proceed towards hotel, freshen up and visit Krishna temple. You can either choose to have the Mahaprasad over here or head outside for yummy veg dinner. Sleep tight as the next day awaits us.
Explore Kodi Bengre beach, which is popular for its white sand and back water feels. We end our trip at ThimmanKudru Suspension Bridge, this is an offbeat adventure destination where hardly any local tourist visits. This bridge lies on the outskirts of Udupi in a region called Tonse. The village Tonse is small but beautiful village which has lush green landscape, creeks and coconut palms everywhere you look. Have dinner at a local restaurant and sleep tight.
Day 3: Sunday
Wake up and get ready. Have breakfast and check out.
We first start by visiting the Kodi Bengre beach and delta where the Arabian Sea and Suvarna River meet. The views of white sand over here are just mesmerizing. Next we proceed towards Kemmannu Suspension Bridge over Suvarna river. Just relax over here amongst the coconut tree plantations or take a relaxed ride in the kayak. Post this we proceed towards lunch.
Our next stop is the jaw dropping views of the Marvante beach where the river and the sea jog together. Witness this amazing miracle and feast on some yummy beach side treats. It is now time to catch our return journey back home as we process towards the railway station.
Day 4: Monday
Reach LTT Mumbai around 06:35 AM
What is included in the tour
- AC accommodation - double/triple sharing basis
- Mumbai to Mumbai sleeper class train travelling
- 3 Meals & 2 Breakfast (including 1 Fish Meal)
- Private transport for sightseeing and transfers
- Ferry charges for St Marys Island
- 1 Kayaking session
- Entry, parking and toll charges if any
- Trikon expertise
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, soft drinks, etc
- Camera charges
- Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
- 5% GST
- Experience the serenity of being at an isolated island
- A chance to explore unheard and untouched places
- Indulge in local cuisine at Udupi
- Ferry ride from Malpe beach
- Maravanthe – One side sea other side river phenomenon
- Kayaking at Kemmanu Backwaters & Hanging bridge
- Visit Kapu Beach & Light house
A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though backpacking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.