Murudeswar Beach, Karnataka

Mangalore, India

Situated at the point where the Netravati and Gurupur Rivers flow into the Arabian Sea, Managlore has been a pit stop on international trade routes since the 6th century AD. The city's landscape is characterized by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. Visitors also enjoy the quiet Ullal Beach, 12km south of the city.