If a beach with pristine sands, breathtaking sunsets and devoid of the umpteen hawkers, beach-shacks and hooligans is your ideal way to unwind on a lazy weekend, then Tanir Bavi is you should be headed. Tanir Bavi is just the right place for you to fritter away your worries and clear up your mind. The cool breeze seems to just magically take away all the maladies of a hectic city life and replace it with a clean slate, so that you can start all over again.
Even in the company of friends with bubbling energy you will find a sense of peace and solitude that you will lack even in the privacy of your city home.
Getting-there: As is the norm with commuting in Mangalore, take one of the frequent buses to Tanir Bavi. There's usually a flat fare of Rs 5 per head for most places inside Mangalore city.
Must-Don't: Ruin this peaceful abode with commercialization and modernization. Littering.
My Rating: 7/10