Why Foreign Tourists not finding Coastal Karnataka Exciting?
During our recent visit to places around coastal Karnataka, just kept wondering why are these areas not attracting the foreign tourists. Mainly areas like Hampi, mysore have managed to generate more interest compared to this region. That is really not encouraging as these districts have lot to offer, just the fact that it needs more aggressive campaigns to promote tourism in these areas. Among the fantastic beaches, there are Maravanthe, Sasihithlu, Malpe, rocky Saint Mary Island, Ottinene ,kaup , OM beach and Thannir baavi where tourists could hang out and have all the fun . Among these only OM Beach ( Gokarna) is crowded with foreign tourists. Visit to Superb architectural wonders like 1000 pillar temple ( Moodubidri) , Gomateshwara( Karkala) are breathtaking.Looking for some adventure, trekking in Kodachadri and water rafting near Hebri definitely manages to keep your spirits high. There is something for nature lovers as well, lust green Tea estates , breath taking viewpoints around Kalasa. Even train journeys are fun , can be included as a part of your schedule. When you start local train journey from Mangalore to Karwar , there are several exciting tunnels , rivers on both the sides, bridges , greenery ,definitely best rejuvenation . Sunset view points at Agumbe and ottinene beach will leave you mesmerized. It is altogether a different experience when you visit famous temples at Udupi , Kollur,Sringeri ,Gokarna and Murdeshwar .
So, we have beaches, temples, greenery, adventure, superb view points, breath taking monuments. Why are the foreign tourist not finding these exciting is a major concern.Aggressive and innovative tourism campaign that manages to generate interest is the need of the hour. Measures should be taken to ensure good infrastructure , maintenance, cleanliness and safety of identified destinations . Splash the necessary information, photographs, facilities all over the social media .It is the responsibility of the local tourists to provide complete exciting details about their trip on social media in order to help the noble cause. When this part of the world offers a lot to the travellers across the globe, why not make them more famous?