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Ullal Junction
Ullal Bridge, Mangalore

Ullal is a city in Dakshina Kannada, a coastal region of the Indian province of Karnataka.

Get in[edit]

From Mangalore by road, by bus no 44A, 44D, 44C, By auto rikshaw Rs.200, by Taxi ₹300, by train (at the Ullal Station) 2 km from the city center.

Get around[edit]

By car, taxi or autorickshaw, cycle, walking.


  • Ullal Beach,
  • Someshwar Temple,
  • Ullal Darga, Kotepura. World famous Muslim shrine.
  • Jain temple ruins,
  • Summer Sands Beach Resort,
  • Several Hindu temples especially during a festival,
  • Riverside,
  • Replica of an ancient Arab dhow under construction at the riverside boatyard forever. Looks like Noah's ark
  • Trip to the bar (where the two rivers Nethravathi & Gurpur meet). Here we are on a tongue of land with the sea on one side, the river on the other side with Mangalore city beyond, and the Western Ghats as a backdrop.
  • Marine processing unit.
  • Boat Building / Repairing.
  • Lime kilns, dry fish & fish oil extraction at Kotepura.
  • Visit the orphanage with handicrafts center (cutwork embroidery) and old age home at the Nirmala Social welfare center.
  • Adoption services at the Nirmala Social welfare center. Ph 2465692
  • Rope making at Kallappu.
  • Eco-trips for experiencing nature, photography or painting / drawing along the coast, rivers, lagoons, backwaters or the countryside.
  • Cashew research Center at Thokottu 2 km away ph : 2466249 8AM-5PM, sat 8AM-1PM.


  • Swim in the swimming pool at Summer Sands or in the sea,
  • Take a boat ride on River Netravati,
  • Walk along Ullal bridge,
  • Walk along the eroding sea coast
  • Walk and shop along ancient Ferry Road
  • Cycling (hiring of cycles available in the local village) along the country side & along the back waters & lagoons.

Cycle hire Mr. Roff 2462374, Bike Hire Mr. Praveen 2430288

  • Boating in the rivers, back waters & lagoons.
  • Fishing in the river.
  • Sailing or canoeing in the river in the local dug out boats.
  • Cockle picking off the river bed at the Islands in the river.
  • Picnic to islands in the river / moon lit picnic to the islands.
  • A sojourn with the fishermen on their fishing trips in the sea (sometimes at night) / Shark fishing.
  • Picnic to the Someshwara Rock, and Temple (2km. along the beach to the south of Summer Sands Beach resort).


  • Insect repellent to save yourself from mosquito bites
  • Cut work Embroidery at Nirmal Social welfare center.


Fish Curry, Chicken Curry, Rice, Kori Rotti, Fish Fry


Tender Coconut juice, Sugarcane juice, Toddy


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