Udupi aka Udipi is synonymous for Krishna Temple, Masala Dosa and some beautiful beaches. Udupi is a unique destination, a great blend of beauty, culture, art and nature!
Udupi is the land of temples, but not mere a pilgrim destination. It is equally a land with rich inheritance of culture, and of course beaches. More than these, Udupi makes an incredible combo of Man and Nature! Udupi is also renowned as Lord Parashurama Kshetra.
General Information about Udupi
Where Udupi is Located
Located in the Coastal region of Karnataka, it was separated from the district Dakshina Kannada. The city Udupi was formed in the year 1997. The city seated in a glorious location, nestled between the majestic Western Ghats and soothing Arabian Sea.
How to Reach
Udupi is easily connected through all modes of transport, from airways to roadways.
Udupi does not have an airport.
Nearest airport is Bajpe Airport, Mangalore. It is located at a distance of 48 kms.
Hubli Airport is located at a distance of 230 kms.
Udupi is connected well with railway network. You can reach Udupi in train from all major cities of the country.
Railway Station: Udupi (UD)
Regular buses run from Udupi to other major cities of the country.
Bus Stations: Udupi , Udyavara , Udupi (By Pass) , Udupi
Best Time to visit
The best time to visit Uudpi is during the months from October to March. Although the beautiful city is located between mountain and sea, summer months turn extremely hot. It is advisable not to visit Udupi during summer season, April to June.
Sightseeing in Udupi
Udupi has many places of interests that lures the visitors. More than being a pilgrim centre, there are quite a few attractions. Not to miss those beautiful beaches in Udupi. Above all, Udupi has a reputation for its delectable cuisine. Let’s get a glimpse about the sightseeing in Udupi, temples and beaches around.
Major Attractions of Udupi
Sri Krishna Temple
Sri Krishna Temple Udupi has a global reputation for Lord Krishna Temple. Udupi gained a name and fame for this temple, which is one of the reasons that attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is a main mutt of 6 mutts in Udupi.
The temple celebrates a grandeur festival called “Paryara Festival” once in two years, which literally turns a great fest and feast for both local people and visitors. Tourists flock to Udupi to witness and take part in this delightful celebration
The Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
This is a heaven for the heritage and art lovers. The village is filled with abundance of traditional arts, artifacts and rich heritage flavors, which delivers an aesthetic punch. The village houses 26 heritage buildings, transformed to depict the glory of the art, culture and traditions.
Manipal End Point
It lies in the west of the Arabian Sea and east of the Western Ghats. It makes a great place to watch Sun set as well an amazing trekking point. If you are an adventure geek, you can go on a trek to explore this astounding point at Udupi.
Top Beaches in Udupi
Malpe Beach – Commercial Port in Picturesque Backdrop
Malpe is an important Port in the coastal regions of Karnataka. It is located at the west of Udipi at a distance of 4 kms, at the mouth of the river named Udyavara. It’s a natural port that encompasses fascinating scenic views. The river navigates small to medium cargo ports.
Being a natural port with abundance of natural , Malpe Beach attracts more visitors as a major sightseeing location in Udupi as well as for commercial activities.
Malpe is also famed for the unique formation of salt rocks. To the west of Malpe Beach, like clusters of three diamonds, natural bliss gifted three rocky diamonds. They are Daria Bahadurgad, Daria Gadara Kallu and Kari Illada Kallu. The main Daria port is quite renowned location that exports processed fish.
Fish curing and fishing are two major industries in Malpe. Besides, the shore houses a few temples. Lord Balarama, brother of Lord Krishna is worshipped here. The idol of Lord Balarama has 6 faces.
Kapu Beach – A Crowded Destination in Udupi
Kapu Beach is quite popular in Udupi for its resemblance to the world famous Varkala Beach in Kerala. Sunset view from the beach gives a spellbinding experience. Dwell in the nature, roaring waves, sandy shores and enjoy the beautiful sunset witnessing something marvelous. However, this is quite a crowdy place to relish and unwind.
It is located at a distance of 30 kms from Udupi. There are many gateways to the beach. So, before you indulge make sure to pick the less crowded one.
You have access to wash room and take a shower after enjoying in the shores. There are many eateries in the vicinity of the beach.
St Mary’s Island - A Rock and Shell Island
This is one among the few Islands in India that comes with geological significance. The basaltic lava rock makes this location a unique island. However, at the same time, you can witness heaps and heaps of sea-shells on the sea shore.
It is located at a few kilometers distance from Malpe beach. You can club visiting both the locations. Visiting St.Mary Island may evoke great memories. You can take a boat trip from Malpe beach to this island to witness the marvelous environment.
Legends revolve around that Vas Co Da Gama landed at the St. Mary’s Island in the year 1498, on his exploration journey.
Kodi Beach – A White Sand Beach
Most of the beaches in Udupi are located in the breathtaking locations. This is one of the most points where you can literally witness the river meeting sea. Kodi has white sands and clean water. This is a beach with shallow water and it comes only to knee length. You can easily walk in the beach (not on the shores) for too long and enjoy the bliss.
Udupi has plenty of staying options from budget to luxury accommodations. If you want to fully explore Udupi, be ready to invest at least 3 days to enjoy the important destinations and dwell in the land of culture and beaches.
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|Dzire Ac 4 + 1 Seater||₹ 8.00|
|Etios Ac 4 + 1 Seater||₹ 8.00|
|Xylo Non Ac 6 + 1 Seater||₹ 10.00|
|Xylo Ac 6 + 1 Seater||₹ 11.00|
|Innova Ac 7 + 1 Seater||₹ 11.50|
|Traveller Non Ac 12 + 1 Seater||₹ 13.00|
|Traveller Non Ac 13 + 1 Seater||₹ 13.50|
|Innova Crysta Ac 7 + 1 Seater||₹ 14.00|
|Tempo Traveller Ac 12 + 1 Seater||₹ 15.00|
|Traveller Ac 13 + 1 Seater||₹ 15.00|
|Mini Bus Non Ac 21 + 1 Seater||₹ 22.00|
|Mini Bus Ac 21 + 1 Seater||₹ 24.00|
|*Price as on 12-nov-2019 and it may vary, so please input the dates to find the exact amount.|
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