These upcoming exciting features at Mangalore beaches will convince you to pack your bags and head to the port city. By Tanvi Jain

You will soon be able to take a chopper ride and enjoy amenities such as an amphitheatre, sculptures, adventure sports, etc., at the beaches of Mangalore. As per reports, the Malpe Sea walk in Udupi is all set to get the above mentioned attractions, thanks to the Malpe Beach Development Committee (MTDC). 

In an attempt to lure both adults and children alike, the sculptures will include images of fish, a cat, fishermen, a traditional boat, etc. There will also be a children’s play area, a garden, shops, and sand art models to inspire kids who wish to give it a try. 

 

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“According to Chandrashekar Naik, in-charge Assistant Director (Tourism) and Deputy Director, Agriculture, Udupi, the attractions are coming up on about four acres of land,‚ÄĚ reported The Hindu, further adding that, ‚ÄúThe Nirmiti Kendra, Udupi, is setting them up for the committee.‚Ä̬†

“Five cement-based sculptures are among the other attractions being created. The sculptures include that of a Garuda in Yakshagana¬†style,¬†a fisherman¬†rafting a traditional boat,¬†fishermen¬†towing a fishing boat to the shore, a¬†fish¬†and a cat. The sculptures of a fish and a cat are being made for fun to entertain children,‚Ä̬†the publication¬†quoted¬†Project Director of the Nirmiti Kendra,¬†Arun Kumar, as saying.¬†

 

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Furthermore, the amphitheatre will be built to accommodate at least 200 to 250 visitors, and various sports activities will also be set up to attract adventure junkies. 

‚ÄúWe are looking at reviving¬†heli-tourism rides from December. If the current¬†footfall¬†of tourists persists, we are keen¬†to bring back¬†Chipsan¬†Aviation to give tourists a ride from¬†the Aadi¬†Udupi¬†helipad¬†and back, passing¬†over St Mary‚Äôs Island and other string of islands straddling¬†Malpe Beach. These¬†heli-tourism rides were most sought¬†after in¬†the past,‚Ä̬†MTDC proprietor Mukesh Shetty told the¬†Times¬†Of¬†India.¬†¬†¬†¬†

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