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Amazing views from Bhatkal lighthouse

November 2021: We visited Bhatkal lighthouse again. This time in large group and managed to go up the lighthouse. Post updated with photos and info.

Bhatkal is a taluk headquarter in North Canara (Uttara Kannada) district in Karnataka. Located on NH66, tourists traveling between Mangaluru-Gokarna-Karwar-Goa often cruise through Bhatkal but do not stop here to explore the town. If you have some time to spare while traveling through Bhatkal, let me inform you about a few places nearby, worth visiting.

Bhatkal has a lighthouse, like there are lighthouses in various parts of the world and even in Karnataka. However Bhatkal lighthouse is a bit unique and is definitely worth visiting if you are in the region.

Take a look at the pictures:

1. Going on top of the lighthouse

Lighthouse is reportedly not open to public. No display outside w.r.t entry fee, timing etc. However on our second visit when we requested we were given access. We went till top of the lighthouse

1. View of the beaches from Bhatkal light house

Temple next door

There is a Shiva temple nearby. Worth a quick visit.

View from back side of lighthouse camps
View of Bhatkal harbor from the lighthouse hill

Same spot in November, 12 PM
Things to know: Uphill road is narrow and steep. One small car can go at a time. If another vehicle comes there is no way to give space. If you are not a confident driver park your can at the harbor below and hike up.

Bhatkal lighthouse is about 4-5 kms from the highway. If you have about an hour to spare, you can divert and explore the view around Bhatkal lighthouse, while cruising through Bhatkala.

Watch a short view [Watch on Youtube]


Other popular lighthouses in Karnataka: Kapu lighthouse, Kodi beach lighthouse


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