Important Events: Beach Festival; Kite Festival
Activities: Swimming; Parasailing; Boat rides; Surfing; Water Scooters; Camel Rides; Horse Riding; AT Buggy
Panambur (Tulu, Kannada, Konkani: ಪಣಂಬೂರು) is one of the localities in Mangalorefamous as a tourist spot and also a major industrial area. Panambur is also the site of Karnataka’s only major port New Mangalore Port. It is located in Mangalore at Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura River’s confluence with Arabian Sea. The name Panambur is derived from Panam which means “money” and Ur which means “place” or “village” in Tulu language.
Panambur beach is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Mangalore and near the harbour at Panambur.It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. It has many eateries, lifeguards, boat rides, etc. Beach festivals are occasionally organized here.
There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur. The sea port is near to Surathkalrailway station on the Mumbai-Mangalorerailway route.
Many small, medium and large scale industries are located at Panambur including Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited.
New Mangalore Port Trust:
New Mangalore Port is a deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast and the only major port of Karnataka and is currently the seventh largest port in India.