Placed between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Udupi is a famous temple town and also one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Karnataka. Udupi is also known for its pristine beaches that are especially popular among wanderers and photographers due to its gorgeous views of the sun, sea, and sand together.
Dotted with golden sands, clear blue seas, and swaying palm trees, these beaches provide a whole of amazing water sports for thrill-seekers such as surfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and many more. Besides, Udupi is also synonymous with the world-famous Udupi cuisine, which is served all over India in the efficiently-run Udupi restaurants. If you have that unconditional love for beaches, visit these lovely beaches with your family and friends and experience the beautiful moments as part of Udupi Tour Packages.
Spread between Swarna Nandi River and Malpe Port, Malpe Beach is a lovely unexplored beach in Udupi and among the popular places to visit in Udupi. The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying palm trees, the clear blue sky, pleasing weather, delectable food shacks, and the clean waters of the Arabian Sea make it a perfect destination for a weekend retreat that lures both locals and foreigners alike. Also, the beach attracts a considerable number of people from the fishing industry as it is the largest natural port in Karnataka. The beach also offers various adventure activities like river rafting, Jet Ski rides, Speed boat rides, parasailing, surfing, kayaking, etc. Also, the area around Malpe Beach is suitable for trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing. One can also reach St. Mary’s Island which is located nearby.
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Situated close to NH17 between Udupi and Mangalore, Kaup or Kapu beach is another stunning beach near Udupi and among the top places to visit in Mangalore. Known for its pristine waters, golden sands, and tranquil atmosphere, one can spend some time walking around Kaup Beach and looking at the fabulous sea. Also, don’t forget to scale up the century-old 100 ft lighthouse, situated on a small hill bounded by palm trees which offers some mesmerizing view of the sunset. The beach has lots of eateries and stalls to overcome the hunger of the tourists. Besides, the beach is also home to the ruins of Jain Basadis and two Hindu temples (Goddess Mariamman) serving as major attractions in the area.
Surrounded by water on three sides, Kodi Beach is a lovely beach situated at the meeting point of the river Suvarna and the Arabian Sea. Located in the sleepy village of Kodi Bengre, it is one of the most popular beaches near Udupi and among the best places to visit as part of Mangalore Tour Packages. Popularly called Kodi Bengre Beach, or Delta Beach, the beach is a perfect weekend getaway from Mangalore to relax and avoid the hustle-bustle of the city. Also, visitors can spot some of the fishermen casting their nets, small shacks serving dosas and seafood, and enjoy walking along the shorelines and gazing at the sunset right in front of you. If you love surfing, then the Shaka surf club located in Kodi Beach will help you with your surfing adventure.
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St. Mary’s Island
St. Mary’s Island is a group of small four individual islands namely Coconut Island, North Island, South Island, and Daryabahadurgarh Island located just off the coast of Malpe Beach. This is the land where Vasco da Gama first set his foot before reaching the Kappad Beach (near Calicut) while finding a sea route to India in 1498. Lined up with white sands, coconut trees, blue waters & monolithic rock formations, it is a perfect place to spend some quality time with your loved ones as part of a 2-day trip from Mangalore. Also, watching the sunset standing on the crystalline rocks is one of the most alluring experiences on the island. Tourists cannot swim here as the Basaltic rock formations found everywhere make swimming dangerous in the sea. One can reach this island by a 30-minute boat ride from Malpe Beach.
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A beautiful sight on the NH17 towards Udupi, Maravanthe Beach is among the most fantastic Karnataka beaches. Recognized for its unending deep blue seas, serene and silently flowing rivers, and majestic mountains crowning the whole scenery, this calm and unspoiled beach gives you a panoramic view of the amazing creations of nature. With a mountainous backdrop of Kodachadri Hills, one can witness the spectacular sunset that lures a huge number of tourists as part of Murudeshwar Tour Packages. Separated by the Arabian Sea on one side and Souparnika River on the other, the beach offers a variety of choices ranging from lying down in the sun for the lazy ones to scuba diving and experiencing the aquatic life for water lovers. Also, the place is safe for swimming as the tides are not very high.