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    Best time to Visit Udupi: Whole Year

    Category : Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

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    Udupi is a small temple town at a distance of 60 kms from Mangalore. It is notable for the Krishna Temple.
    Udupi is also known as Lord Parashurama Kshetra.

     

    The famous Manipal University is within Udupi locality.

    The St Mary's island and Malpe beach are also at close vicinity of Udupi.

     

    Udupi features beautifully styled temples showcasing different types of architecture along with natural beauty in the form of forests, hillocks and unending beaches, and is turning out to be a tourist hotspot. 

     

    Udupi cuisine is very popular all over India and the tradition of this cuisine started in the great kitchens of the Krishna Temple which serve meals in the form of prasada to the thousands of devotees.


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    Sri Krishna Temple / Krishna Mutt

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    Shri Krishna Temple of Udupi is among the highly revered Hindu shrines dedicated to God Krishna. The temple resembles an ashram and is also referred as Shri Krishna Math. It is one of the most ancient shrines made of wood and stone dating back to 1,500 years. The temple depicts Lord Krishna in his playful Gopi Avatar. A unique feature of this temple is that the deity is worshipped through the nine silver plated holes, known as the Navagrah Pindi.
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      Kanakana Kindi

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      Kanakana Kindi or Kanaka's Window is a small peephole in the Udupi Sri Krishna temple through which the great Indian saint Kanaka Dasa was given darshan by lord Krishna.
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        Chandramouleshwara temple

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        Chandramoulishwar temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This temple must be visited by all devotees before visiting the main Krishna Temple.
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          Ambalpadi / Ambalpady Mahakali Temple

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          Mahakali Janardhan Temple also known as Ambalpady Mahakali Temple is home to an ancient Mahakali temple. Lakshmi Janardhan Temple is also visited alongwith Sri Krishna temple. The temple was originally in wood. 'Ambalpady' is the name of the village where the temple is located. Ambalpadi is also home to an ancient Sri Janardana temple.
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            Manipal

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            Manipal town is home to multiple educational institutions. The well known for the Manipal university is the prime attraction. Manipal is within Udupi locality.
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              Pajaka Kshetra

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              Pajaka has the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya (a Dvaita philosopher). It situated 12 kms from Udupi. Kunjaru hill, near Pajaka has a famous Durga Temple on its top. This hill is also known as `Durga betta'. On its four sides are four holy teerthas or tanks created by Lord Parashurama.
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                St. Mary's island

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                St. Mary's island are a group of small islands in the Arabian Sea, lying a little to the north of the port of Malpe in Udupi. It is at a distance of 10 kms from Udupi town. When Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1498, he named one of these islands El Padron de Santa Maria - hence the name St. Mary's island. The main attractions of these islands are the basalt rocks which have crystallized into vertical hexagonal blocks. The only way of getting to the islands is by 20 minutes boat ride. Regular ferry service ply from the Malpe fishing harbor which is at a distance of 6 kms.
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                  Malpe Beach

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                  Malpe Beach is at a distance of 7 kms from Udupi and is very close to the harbor from where we get the ferry to St. Mary's island. The beach at Malpe is a very beautiful with endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying palm trees.
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                    Saibaba Temple Kodavoor

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                    There is a renowned Saibaba Temple at 5 kms from Udupi near Malpe. The Saibaba temple complex also has Shri Nityananda Swami and Shri Raghavendra Swami temples.
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                      Kapu Beach / Kaup

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                      Kapu Beach is located at a distance of 17 kms from Udupi. Kaup beach is famous for its old lighthouse that was apparently built in the year 1901. The lighthouse is open for visitors during certain periods of time. It offers a breathtaking view of the entire beach and seashore.
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                        Kunjarugiri Sri Durga Devi Temple

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                        Kunjarugiri is small village is reputed for its sanctity owing to the celebrated Durga Temple on a high hillocks popularly known by the names: Kunjarugiri, Durgabetta and Vimanagiri. The Durga Saannidhya, is believed to have been installed by Lord Parashurama. Kunjarugiri Sri Durga Devi Temple is located about 11 kms from Udupi.
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                          Barkur Fort

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                          Barkur a hamlet of Kachur village about 16 kms from Udupi, was once a renowned capital of the region. The original name of the town was Barakanur, which was later changed to Barahakanyapura (the town of twelve virgins). This ancient port town, stands on the banks of the river Seeta. The Barkur Fort was built during the Vijayanagara Empire and is spread across 20 acres of land. Though it is in a ruined condition, the fort is a major attraction for tourists.
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                            Guddattu Vinayaka temple

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                            Guddattu Vinayaka temple is a 1700+ years old Lord Ganesha temple where the natural rock formation similar to Ganesh Idols is seen inside a small cave such that water collects naturally and submerges the Ganesh Idol. It at a distance of 30 kms from Udupi.
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                              Anegudde Ganapathi Temple / Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Devasthana

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                              Anegudde village is located at a distance of 30 kms from Udupi. Anegudde is also popularly called as Kumbashi. The name Kumbhashi is said to be derived from demon Kumbhasura. According to the history, when drought hit this area, Sage Agasthya performed penance to appease the Varuna, the Rain God. During the penance, demon Kumbhasura started troubling the sages. Bheemasena gets weapon from Lord Ganesha to kill Kumbahasura and assassinate him at this place. Anegudde is rewarded one of the seven 'Mukti Sthalas' of Karnataka (Parashurama kshetra). The temple at Anegudde is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka (Ganesha). 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. It also has the Mahalingeshwara temple.
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                                Hattiangadi

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                                Hattiangadi is about 45 km from Udupi. It is on the northern bank of the river Varahi. It is well known for its ancient ruined temples, important basadis and inscriptions. The village is famous for the Siddivinayaka temple that is dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha. The temple is believed to have been constructed during the 8th century.
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                                  Maravanthe

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                                  Maravanthe is about 50 kms from Udupi. It is an enchanting place, where on the western side, the Arabian Sea is stretching, while on the eastern side, runs the Saurpanika River and in between them passes the west coast road.
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                                    Kollur - Sri Mookambika temple

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                                    Kollur, 76 kms from Udupi, is one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the west coast attracting pilgrims from all over India. The temple dedicated to the Divine Mother, Sri Mookambika, stands in the valley of the great Kodachadri peak.
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                                      Someshwara

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                                      Someshwara is a small town situated on the foothills of the Western Ghats, at a distance of about 46 km from Udupi. The Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction of the town. The wildlife sanctuary has wild animals of various species, which includes tigers, leopards, sambar, spotted deer, wild pig, gaur, jackal, etc. Diverse species of reptiles and birds have also made the sanctuary their home. Trekking, camping and bird watching are some of the activities that can be enjoyed inside the wildlife sanctuary.
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                                        Polali - Shree Rajarajeshwari temple

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                                        About 72 kms from Udupi, formerly known as 'Pulingapura', is a hamlet of Kariangala village. Polali is situated at the distance of about 200 yards from the Gurpur River. It has an important temple dedicated to Shree Rajarajeshwari.
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                                          By Air
                                          Mangalore airport (60 kms) is the nearest airport.

                                           

                                          By Train
                                          Udupi railway station is the nearest station.

                                           

                                          By Road
                                          Udupi has good road connectivity. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Udupi.