If you’re done exploring the Udupi coastline and still have some time at your disposal, plan a day trip to Agumbe. The high altitude village is about 75 km from Kaup – a distance that can be covered in about two hours. Spend the day clicking Agumbe’s many waterfalls, offering prayers at Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple or have a tryst with the wild at Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary. The possibilities are endless!
When to go
The entire Udupi region experiences harsh summers, with temperatures crossing the forty degree mark. The winter months between October and March bring about pleasant weather, making it the ideal time to plan a trip to Kaup.
Here’s how you can reach Kaup Beach from New Delhi
There are several daily, direct flights starting at 5,500 that connect Delhi to Mangalore. Hire a local cab from Mangalore Airport to reach Kaup Beach in about one hour (45 km).
If you’re someone who loves train journeys, hop on an interstate express to cover the distance between Delhi and Mangalore in 35-40 hours. One can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kaup in one hour.
App-based cab aggregators like Ola and Uber are yet to find a foot in Kaup. However, the beach town is well connected to other parts of the state by state-run buses, with tickets starting at just Rs 5! As for internal commute, Kaup has a decent network of local buses as well as auto rickshaws.
Since Kaup has a limited tourism scene, it is advisable to take a stroll through the town and pick a home-stay that suits your preference. In addition, there are also a few beach shacks offering stays right at the beach for as low as Rs 500! However, if you prefer to plan everything in advance, book yourself in one of these Airbnbs.