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#1 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 3 km from Udupi Railway Station, Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Udupi, Karnataka. It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in India, and among the must include places in Udupi Tour Packages.

The Krishna Temple was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhvacharya in the 13th century CE. Among the most famous places to visit in Udupi, the Krishna Temple or the Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is one of the most auspicious temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The unique feature of this temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kindi. The daily sevas and administration of the Mutt are managed by the Ashta Mathas. During the Paryaya festival, held every two years, the temple management is handed over to the next Matha.

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Beach | Nature

#2 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 15 km from Udupi Railway Station, 65 km from Mangalore & 100 km from Murudeshwar, St. Mary's Island is a group of small beautiful islands situated to the north of Malpe Beach near Udupi. It is one of the best places to visit as part of Udupi Packages.

A quaint island just off the coast of Udupi, St. Mary's Island is an island of white sand beaches, rock monoliths, and great wildlife making it one of the best places to visit in Udupi. It is said that Vasco da Gama first reached this Island before reaching the Kappad Beach (near Calicut) while finding a sea route to India.

This island is a group of four individual islands namely Coconut Island, North Island, South Island, and Daryabahadurgarh Island. The island has two beautiful beaches and crystallized basalt rock formations which .....

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#3 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 25 km from Udupi, 86 km from Mangalore & 70 km from Murudeswar, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kumbhashi between Udupi & Karwar. It is one of the famous places of pilgrimage in the region, and among the popular places to visit as part of Udupi Tour.

Anegudde Vinayaka Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Anegudde is rewarded one of the seven 'Mukti Sthalas' of Karnataka or Parashurama kshetras, which are believed to be created by sage Parashurama. Anegudde is the combination of two words - 'Aane' meaning 'Elephant' and 'Gudde', which stands for 'hillock' as it is the abode of the elephant-headed god, Lord Vinayaka.

Anegudde is also popularly called Kumbashi. The name Kumbhashi is said to be derived from the demon Kumbhasura. According to the mythology, when drought hit this area, Sage Agasthya performed penance to appease the Rain, God. During the penance, demon Kumbhasura started troubling .....

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Beach

#4 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 10 km from Udupi Railway Station, Malpe Beach is a pristine beach situated along the shores of the Arabian Sea at Malpe village near Udupi. Spread between Swarna Nandi River and Malpe Port is one of the finest beaches in Karnataka, and among the top places to visit as part of Udupi Tour Packages.

Malpe Beach is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara River, a small river that is commonly referred to as the Malpe River by the locals. Characterized by silver-white sands, and rocky islands, Malpe Beach is still quite secluded and not visited by a lot of tourists. It is one of the popular Udupi tourist places for those who want to spend some time alone at the beach.

The vast coastline of Malpe has four rocky islands. The northern-most island is the Daria-Bahadurgad, the middle one is the Daria-Gadara-Kallu, .....

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Beach

#5 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 16 km from Udupi, Kaup Beach is a beautiful beach situated close to NH17 between Udupi & Mangalore. It is one of the must include places in Udupi Tour Packages, and among the best beaches near Bangalore.

Kaup Beach is one of the famous beaches in Karnataka where tourists enjoy the beauty of the environment, the long stretches of golden sands, and the cool sea breeze. The beach is covered by palm groves. There is a lighthouse here, constructed in 1901, which is open every day for an hour from 5.30 AM. The delightful view of the entire seashore and the beach from the lighthouse is every photographer's dream.

Besides the lighthouse, Kaup also has ruins of Jain Basadis that line across the stretch of sand, and these are definitely worth a visit. Kaup is also known for the temple of Goddess Mariamman. There .....

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Hill Station

#6 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 26 km from Sringeri, 31 km from Thirthahalli, 55 km from Udupi, 62 km from Kundapura, 77 km from Kudremukh, 94 km from Shimoga, 112 km from Mangalore, 342 km from Bangalore, Agumbe is a small hill town located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. Nestled in the thickly forested Malnadu region of the Western Ghats, it is one of the most mesmerizing offbeat hill stations in Karnataka, and among the must-visit places as part of Karnataka tour packages.

Situated at an altitude of over 2100 feet, the scenic village of Agumbe lies in the Western Ghats belt with some of the last remaining lowland rainforests. The place is nicknamed 'The Cherrapunji of the South' as it receives the heaviest rainfall in the southern part which makes it a perfect home to some of the scenic waterfalls, dense forests, and rivers. .....

Distance (From Udupi): 55 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): Full Day
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Waterfall

#7 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 4 km from Agumbe Bus Station, Jogi Gundi Falls is a stunning waterfall situated close to the road between Agumbe & Barkana Falls. Located inside Agumbe's rainforest, it is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and among the must-visit places as part of the Agumbe Tour Packages.

Jogi Gundi Falls is cascading down from a height of about 20 feet into a huge pool. The falls got its name from the saint Jogi who used to meditate at this place. The unique feature of this waterfall is the point of origin. Unlike traditional waterfalls, Jogi Gundi fall originates from a cave and running through a hill. The water from this stream merges into Malapahaari River, a tributary of the Tungabhadra. The surroundings of the falls capture the great natural beauty and it's an ideal place to spend a couple of hours. It is possible to get into the falls and swim in the pond.

The waterfall is about 4 km from the main town and the last 1 km needs to trek via a narrow and steep trail. .....

Distance (From Udupi): 60 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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#8 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 20 km from Hebri, 30 km from Agumbe, and 47 km from Udupi, Kudlu Teertha Falls is a picturesque waterfall located deep in the jungles of the Western Ghats near Hebri. Also known as Sita Falls, it is one of the most beautiful and most pristine falls in Karnataka and among the best places to visit near Agumbe as part of Udupi Tour Packages.

Located on Udupi-Agumbe Road, Kudlu Theertha is the first waterfall on the River Sita. It is a spectacular waterfall that drops from a height of about 300 feet into a pond. Legend has it that thousands of years ago sages used to meditate near the place where the pond exists today. As such, the local people consider the water of the pond to be very holy.

The pond where the water drops from the mountain is not very deep. Visitors can walk to a point where they can stand beneath the falling water and enjoy a refreshing bath. However, visitors need to exercise caution while putting their heads under a thick stream of water as .....

Distance (From Udupi): 47 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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#9 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 7 km from Agumbe Bus Station, 22 km from Hebri, and 52 km from Udupi, Barkana Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Balehalli forest area near Agumbe village in Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Karnataka and among the prime places to visit in Agumbe.

Cascading down from a height of about 800 feet, Barkana Falls is the 10th tallest waterfall in India. This magnificent waterfall situated in the dense forest of the Western Ghats is formed by River Sita. This waterfall is the source of one of the important hydroelectric projects in Karnataka. The name Barkana comes from the word Barka which means 'Mouse Deer' that is found in the region.

Barkana Falls presents one of the most fascinating sights of natural wonders in Karnataka. The Barkana View Point, located near the waterfall, is an ideal spot to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Western Ghats and the hill slopes of the region. The waterfall becomes even more charming .....

Distance (From Udupi): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Waterfall

#10 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 8 km from Agumbe Bus Station and 50 km from Udupi, Onake Abbi Falls is a beautiful waterfall located near Agumbe. It is one of the stunning waterfalls in Karnataka and among the top Agumbe Tourist Places.

Onake Abbi is one of the many waterfalls that Nature has bestowed on this place. The waterfall derives its name from the word 'Onake', that refers to a long pole that is used to grind species in the local Kannada language. There is only one branch in the falls and it is like 'onake', hence the name. The fall is cascading down from a height of around 500 feet and is one of the tallest waterfalls that can be seen on the Western Ghats belt. The summit of the trek offers a breathtaking view of the entire waterfall and the surrounding dense jungle.

It can only be reached through trekking of 5 to 6 km from Agumbe. The evergreen forest on the way is breath-taking and animals like Sambhar, mouse deer, and civet cat can be spotted sometimes. There are two routes that .....

Distance (From Udupi): 50 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
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#11 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 32 km from Agumbe and 35 km from Udupi, Jomlu Theertha Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall situated at Handikallu village near Agumbe. It is one of the breathtaking waterfalls in Karnataka and among the best places to visit in Agumbe as part of the Agumbe Tour.

Located in the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomlu Theertha is small waterfall cascades down a rocky terrain from a height of 20 feet in the middle of the dense natural reserve. It is the second waterfall created by the River Sita, the first one being the Koodlu Theertha Falls. The gushing sound of the waterfall, the chirping of birds, and the calm atmosphere add to the charm of the falls.

The place is perfect for weekend getaways with family and friends. The beautiful waterfall is ideal for taking a bath in its refreshing water. However, caution must be exercised by visitors during the monsoon season as the currents are very strong here. In fact, it is better not to enter the water during the rainy season .....

Distance (From Udupi): 35 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
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#12 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 52 km from Agumbe, and 77 km from Udupi, Kunchikal Falls is a stunning waterfall located at Nidagodu village near Masthikatte in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Situated on the Shimoga-Udupi border, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Agumbe.

Formed by Varahi River, Kunchikal Falls cascades down from a height of about 455 m. The Kunchikal waterfall is 116th highest waterfall in the world and the highest waterfall in India. The River Varahi flows down from a greater altitude in a cascading manner over these rocky structures close to the Hulikal Ghati Temple. It is the main source of one of Karnataka's hydroelectric projects. Its evergreen natural beauty and vitalizing airs mesmerize visitors and attract tourists in large numbers every year. Situated amidst the dense lusty woods, the waterfalls are also a popular trekking spot.

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Distance (From Udupi): 77 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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#13 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 10 Kms from Udupi Railway Station, Vadabhandeshwara Temple dedicated to Balarama, the brother of Sri Krishna is situated near Malpe Beach. This temple is believed to have been built by Madhvacharya who built the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

The sea shore near Vadabhandeshwara Temple is said to be the place where Madhavacharya had a vision of Lord Krishna is a sacred spot and a shrine for Lord Subramanya is built here. Evening is the best time to visit this temple, which allows you to also visit the near by beach and watch the beautiful sunset.

Mahalaya Amavasya is a special day here when thousands of pilgrims visit this temple and take bath in the sea. Malpe can be reached by bus from Udupi.

Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM

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#14 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 14 Kms from Udupi Railway Station, Bramhavar is an ancient religious destination located on NH17 towards Karwar. Brahmavar literally means 'a settlement of brahmins' is also an ancient cultural center.

Major points of attraction in Bramhavar include Mahalinga Temple built in 9th century, Gopinatha Temple which is a fine example of Hoysala architecture, and the Janardhana Shrine located in the agrahara.

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#15 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 19 Kms from Udupi Railway Station, Barkur was the ancient capital of the Tulu kingdom, known as Barakanur. The majestic Seeta River flows through Barkur and joins the Arabian Sea.

Barkur used to have 365 temples and ruins of few can be seen even today. The town was a flourishing port in the 15th and 16th centuries. The town's main attractions are the temples with typical tiled roofs. The Panchalingeshwara Temple situated at the southern end of the town is the famous among the temples here. Barkur was also a Jain settlement in the ancient days.

The ancient fort and mud palace at the entrance of the town are in a ruined state and can be visited.

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#16 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Chaturmukha Basadi is a Jain temple, situated on a rocky hill near Karkala.

The primary deity of the temple is Chandranatha. This temple got its name due to the four doorways in four directions lead to the Garbhagriha. It is entirely built of stone and stands on a raised stone platform. The flat roof is constructed with large granite slabs and the temple has a total of 108 pillars. This temple was committed by Vir Pandya Deva, the King of Bairarava family in 1432 and completed in 1586.

This is the most celebrated temple in Karkala and is referred to in the inscriptions as Tribhuvana Tilaka Jina Chaityalaya and Ratnaraya Dhama. Photography is prohibited inside without prior permission.

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#17 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Gomatheshwara Statue (Lord Bahubali) is located on a rocky hillock called Bahubali Betta in Karkala. It is situated near Chaturmukha Basadi (about 1 Km).

This single stone 42-foot statue of Gomateshwara is the second tallest in Karnataka, after Shravanabelagola.Veera Pandya Deva, the King of Bairarava family built this monolithic statue in his honor and also installed the Brahmadeva Pillar in front of the statue in 1436.

The Maha Masthakaabhisheka festival, sacred bathing of the statue with saffron paste, milk and water, held in every 12 years. During this period thousands of Jain devotees visit this place to carry out the Mahamastakabhisheka.

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#18 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Neminath Basadi is a Jain temple constructed in 1329. It is located very close to Bahubali Betta / Gomatheshwara Statue (about 0.5 Km).

The presiding deity of this temple is Mulnayak Bhagvan Neminath. There is a 54 feet Manasthambha, carved out of single rock, which is installed in front of the Basadi. The complex also houses Lord Mahavir, Chandranath Swamy, Adinath Swamy, Ananthanath and Padmavathi basadis, and the Bhujabali Brahmacharya Ashram.

Chaturmukha Basadi (1 Km), Gomatheshwara Statue (0.5 Kms) and Ramasamudra Lake (1 Km) are nearby attractions.

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#19 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Sri Venkata Ramana Temple located in Karkala is popularly known as Padu Tirupathi, which means Tirupathi of West. This temple is more than 550 years old and houses the ancient idol of Lord Srinivasa of Tirupathi.

According to legend, a family of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins brought Lord Venkat Ramana's statue from Goa, settled in Karkala and built a temple. When the rulers of Mangalore attacked the temple, the temple was destroyed and idol was lost.

It is said that the devotees had a dream directing them to go back to their place where they were directed to receive an idol of Lord Srinivasa from a saint. Their dreams come true when a Brahmin stranger gave them an idol of Srinivasa which he brought from Tirupati. The Lord is name Tirupati Chappara Srinivasa and all the poojas here are performed as in Tirupati.

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#20 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Sri Ananthashayana Temple is an ancient temple located in Karkala. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ananthapadmanabha (another form of Lord Vishnu). This temple is situated near Sri Venkata Ramana Temple (about 1 Km) & Chaturmukha Basadi (about 1 Km).

This temple was originally a Jain Basadi in 15th century. During that time, Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Narasimha Bharathi Swamiji came to Karkala and the Jain King gave him a warm welcome. But Swamiji said he will stay only if there is a temple with Lord installed in it. The king gave the Jain Basadi to His Holiness Sringeri Swamiji and installed a stone sculptured of Lord Vishnu.

The magnificent idol of Lord Vishnu is carved out of a single black stone with Lord Brahma coming out of Vishnu's navel, and Sridevi and Bhudevi at his feet.

This temple is under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India.

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#21 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 34 Kms from Udupi & 52 Kms from Mangalore, St. Lawrence Church is located in Attur, which is about 8 kms from Karkala. The church built in 1845 is very popular in this region.

Attur Church situated in the outskirts of Karkala town. Placed amidst placid greenery, the Attur parish has a rich history with its origin tracing back to 1759. Moreover it is known for its miraculous history.the church is a place of worship and belief for all, irrespective of caste and creed. People from all walks of the society come here to offer their prayers to St Lawrence.

The Attur Festival celebrated in January is major festival of the church which attracts several thousand devotees.

Mass Timings : Daily Mass at 6.30 AM,Saturday 4.30 PM, Sunday 7.30 & 10.30 AM

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#22 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 34 Kms from Udupi, 72 Kms from Mangalore & 22 Kms from Karkala, Kere Basadi located in Varanga is a beautiful Jain Temple located in middle of a lake. The temple is located in beautiful surroundings.

The temple has four idols in four directions facing North, South, East and West. The idols of 4 Tirthankaras are Bhagwan Parsvanatha, Bhagwan Neminath, Bhagwan Ananthanath & Bhagavan Shantinath.

The Kalla Basadi located on the way to Kere Basadi is an ancient stone monument and a worth visiting place.

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Waterfall

#23 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 87 Kms from Udupi, 25 kms from Sringeri, 17 Kms from Tirthahalli, 73 Kms from Sagar & 76 Kms from Shimoga, Ambutheertha is the birthplace of River Sharavathi. It is situated on Tirthahalli - Hosanagara road. The famous Jog falls is formed on Sharavathi River. This place is located in thick forest and it's a scenic place.

Ambutheertha is also considered a sacred place by the locals who say it was here that Lord Rama pierced the earth with his Ambu (arrow) for water, hence named as Ambutheertha. There is a small Shiva Temple built above the source of Sharavathi River.

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Waterfall

#24 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 89 Kms from Udupi, 16 Kms from Tirthahalli, 72 Kms from Sagar & 75 Kms from Shimoga, Achakanya Falls is located near Aralsuruli at a distance of 4 Kms from Ambutheertha. This fall is formed by the Sharavathi River.

This is relatively small waterfall where water drops from a height of about 20 feet in 2 steps. The surroundings of the falls offer spectacular natural beauty.

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#25 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 29 Kms from Mangalore & 29 Kms from Udupi, Sri Venkata Ramana Temple located in Mulki is a 12th century temple dedicated to Sri Venkateswara (another form of Lord Vishnu). Mulki is situated on the banks of River Shambavi on NH 17 between Mangalore & Udupi. Sri Venkataramana, Bindu Madhava, Lord Vittala and Ugra Narasimha are worshipped in this temple.

The history of the place indicates that Sri Vijayendra Yathi of Kashi Mutt installed the image of Ugra Narasimha belonging to Vijayanagar here in 1565. Mulki was earlier known as Mulikapur, once ruled by Samantha kings. Now one can see the palace and the old ruins of the fort of Samantha Kings. The Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple and the temples of Somanath and Narayana are the other shrines of the Mulki.

A buffalo race called Arasu Kambala is held here annually. Annual Car Festival is celebrated in December on Pratistha Poornima, the installation day of Lord Narasimha.

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Distance (From Udupi): 29 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 2 Hours
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#26 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 28 Kms from Mangalore & 30 Kms from Udupi, Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple is located on the banks of River Shambavi in Bappanadu village near Mulki.

The main deity of this temple is Goddess Durga, worshipped in the form of Linga. This temple is one of the important temples of Shakti in Dakshina Kannada. This temple was constructed in the 14th century. There is a large drum in the temple famously known as Bappanadu Dolu.

Annual festival is celebrated in the month of April.

Timings: 6 AM to 9:30 PM

Distance (From Udupi): 30 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sri Venkata Ramana Temple - Mulki - Including Travel): 30 Mins
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Beach

#27 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 48 Kms from Murudeshwar & 52 Kms from Udupi, Maravanthe is the place separated by Arabian Sea on one side and Souparnika River on the other. The Maravanthe Beach is a beautiful sight on the NH17 towards Udupi.

With a mountainous backdrop of Kodachadri Hills this is a picturesque virgin beach not unspoiled by tourists. The beach is also well lit up at night and the street lights reflect in the waters, making an attractive display. The water at Maravanthe beach is safe for swimming.

Distance (From Udupi): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
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#28 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 33 Kms from Mangalore, 50 Kms from Udupi & 17 kms from Karkala, Moodabidri, popularly known as Jain Kashi, is one of the major centers of Jainism in South India. It's located between Mangalore & Karkala.

Moodabidri has 18 Jain basadis, the most famous being the 1000 Pillared Temple dedicated to Chandranatha. The temple is also known as Savirakambha Basadi & Hosa Basadi. The uniqueness of this temple is that no two pillars are identical. This temple was built in 1430 AD under the ruler Devaraja Wodeyar of Nagamangala. The temple has a valuable collection of metal, jewel carved images of Jain tirthankars. The 2 meter high panchaloha image of Chandranatha is a special attraction. A 15 meter tall single stone pillar called Manastambha stands in front of the Basadi.

The 17th century Chowta Palace is also worth visiting for its beautifully carved wooden pillars & ceilings.

Distance (From Udupi): 55 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
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Beach | City

#29 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 132 km from Coorg, 251 km from Mysore, 275 km from Karwar, 345 km from Bangalore, 372 km from Goa, 413 km from Coimbatore, 420 km from Kochi, and 682 km from Chennai, Mangalore (or Mangaluru) is an important port city on the west coast and the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Located at the confluence of Nethravathi and Gurupura Rivers, it is one of the popular tourist places in Karnataka, and among the stunning places to visit near Bangalore.

Lying between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is one of the major ports of India. The city derives its name from the deity of Mangaladevi Temple, among the must include places in Mangalore tour packages. The sultans of Mangalore built the city as a strategic shipbuilding base. Today, the city is one of the major ports involved in coffee and .....

Distance (From Udupi): 60 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 2-3 Days
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#30 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 30 Kms from Murudeshwar & 70 Kms from Udupi, Baindur (also spelled as Byndoor) is a small historical town situated on NH17 between Murudeswar & Udupi. Baindur is famous for many temples - Sri Seneshwara Temple, Sri Mahakali Temple and Sri Sita Ramachandra Temple, Sri Someshwara Temple situated on the beach. Baindur is also having a beautiful beach.

Sri Seneshwara Temple is the most beautiful with extensive carvings built in Hoysala's style. Sri Mahakali Temple is at least 300 years old and recently renovated. Sri Someshwara Temple situated on the beach offers wonderful views of the serene surroundings. Baindur Beach is a good place for swimming and it offers boating facilities. There is a beach resort called Sai Vishram Beach Resort which offers a wide range of water sports.

Distance (From Udupi): 70 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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#31 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 60 km from Murudeshwar, 73 km from Udupi, 90 km from Jog Falls and 133 km from Mangalore, Sri Mookambika Devi Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Kollur in Udupi district of Karnataka. The temple is located in the valley of Kodachadri Mountain Peak on the banks of Souparnika River. Kollur is regarded as one of the Seven Mukti Stalas created by Parashurama and the other places are Udupi, Subrahmanya, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna. It is a famous site of pilgrimage in Karnataka and one of the top places to visit near Murudeshwar.

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi. According to Legend, Goddess Parvathi killed a demon called Kamsasuran who lived here and attempted to become powerful through his penance. Devi along with the help of Veerabadra, .....

Distance (From Udupi): 73 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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Waterfall

#32 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 67 Kms from Murudeshwar, 83 kms from Udupi & 10 Kms from Kollur Temple, Arisina Gundi Falls (also called as Arasina Makki Falls) is a famous waterfall located in thick forest inside the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also an ideal place for trekking.

This falls are deep inside the forests close to Kodachadri hills and demands 1-2 Kms trek from the nearest approach road. The road can be reached by hiring Jeep from Kollur Temple. The trekking starts after 8 Kms drive through thick forest. There are signs showing way to the waterfalls on trek route. Entry permission can be obtained at the check post while entering into the forest.

The falls is huge and water drop into a big pool. Swimming in the pool below the falls is very dangerous due to the sharp rocks. However, there are smaller streams near the falls where swimming is possible.

You can also trek all the way from Kollur Temple. However, it's highly recommended to hire a guide. Oct - Dec is best .....

Distance (From Udupi): 83 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kollur Mookambika Temple - Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
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#33 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 76 km from Gokarna, 113 km from Karwar, 162 km from Mangalore, 188 km from Shimoga, 214 km from Panjim, 219 km from Hubli, & 497 km from Bangalore, Murudeshwar is a well-known pilgrimage town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, it is one of the most must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages, and among the popular places of Pilgrimage in India.

The Murudeshwar town was earlier known as 'Mrideshwara'. It was later renamed as Murudeshwar after the construction of the Murudeshwar temple, among the must-visit places as part of Murudeshwar tour packages. According to the legend, Ravana brought the Atma Lingam from Mount Kailash. Lord Ganesha using his trick fooled Ravana on his way to Lanka and put down the Linga on the ground at Gokarna. Angered by this, .....

Distance (From Udupi): 100 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 2-3 Days
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Adventure

#34 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 18 Km from Sringeri, 20 Km from Agumbe & 65 Km from Udupi, Narasimha Parvatha is an excellent destination for trekking in Karnataka for a two day trip. It is situated at an altitude of 3780 feet. This is one of the popular moderate to difficult treks in Karnataka with overnight camping on the peak.

Most common trekking route starts from Malandur (6 Km from Agumbe) and ends at Kigga (10 Km from Sringeri) with overnight stay on Narasimha Parvatha. Malandur can be reached by private vehicle from Agumbe (walking takes 1.5 hrs). From Malandur, the trek distance to the peak is about 14 Km via Barkana Falls (6-7 Hrs trek). Camping is allowed on the peak. Kigga is about 8 Km from Narasimha Parvatha and takes about 3-4 Hrs (Sirimane Falls can be visited during this trek with 1-2 Hrs extra effort). Water filling can be done at Barkana Falls and there is also a small pond on the .....

Distance (From Udupi): 65 Kms
Trip Duration (From Agumbe/Sringeri - Including Travel): 2 Full Days
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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#35 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 79 km from Udupi, 88 km from Chikmagalur, 99 km from Shimoga, 104 km from Mangalore, 256 km from Mysore, and 318 km from Bangalore, Sringeri is a renowned pilgrimage center located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. It is one of the important pilgrimage centers in South India, and also one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Karnataka.

Sringeri is well known for Sharada Peetham, among the must visit places as part of the Sringeri Tour Packages. Sringeri Sharada Peetham is the first and foremost of the 4 Peethams established by the renowned 8th-century saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Sringeri is situated at an altitude of 2789 ft on the banks of River Tunga bounded by the Western Ghats. The name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-Giri, a nearby hill that is named after Sage Rishyashringa. Tipu Sultan provided financial aid to Sringeri for the reconstruction .....

Distance (From Udupi): 70 Kms
Trip Duration (From Udupi - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Heritage

#36 of 36 Places to Visit in Udupi

At a distance of 75 Kms from Shimoga, 81 Kms from Udupi, 31 Kms from Hosanagara & 16 kms from Thirthahalli, Kavaledurga Fort is an ancient Fort situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 5000+ feet. This fort is also known as Bhuvanagiri

The initial fort at Kavaledurga was constructed in 9th century. The king of Belagutti, Cheluvarangappa strengthened this fort in 14th century. Venkatappa Nayaka, a Keladi king, acquired this fort and constructed seven battlements to protect this fort in the 16th century. Hyder Ali conquered this fort in the 18th century and later the fort came under the rule of Tipu Sultan. Now only the ruins of the fort are survived.

This ancient hill fort gives a panoramic view of the Western Ghats and the islands formed by the Varahi backwaters. Best time to visit would be December through April.

Little trekking is required to reach this place from the road.

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Most Asked Questions on Udupi


  • What is the best season to visit Udupi?

    Winter from October to February is the best time to visit Udupi. December is also the busiest season and hotels are usually very expensive in this season. Summer would be quite hot and humid but the evenings are pleasant with cool breeze.

  • How many days are required to visit Udupi?

    Udupi usually requires complete 2 days to visit the most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Udupi along with Mangalore which requires an additional day. There are several wonderful places near Udupi like Murudeshwar, Gokarna & Mangalore that can be visited with additional day for each place.

  • What is the budget required to visit Udupi?

    Budget of Udupi trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Udupi tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 7500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 11750 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Udupi?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Udupi like Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, St. Mary's Island, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, Malpe Beach, Kaup Beach and Gomatheshwara Statue. Mahabalipuram which is around 55 km from Udupi and can be visited along with Udupi.

  • Any beach side resorts in Udupi?

    There are several beach side resorts in Udupi near Malpe Beach. Trawell.in can customize the package and include stay in a beach resort of your choice.