"Odipu" now styled to Udupi, an ancient town sandwiched between majestic western ghats and mesmerizing beaches is well known for it's vegetarian cuisine across South India. In fact the name "Udupi" itself is synonymous to veg cuisine. It is not only the clean beaches and religious history that has made Udupi very popular among tourists but also there is some pleasant vibe that can make you think of having a retirement home here, At least I am having one for sure.
How to reach
Udupi is very well connected to all major towns by road through west coast highway. Nearest airport is 60km in Mangalore. One can opt for self drive car/bike rentals from Mangalore for whole trip. There are about 40 trains connecting Udupi to rest of the country.
Best time to Visit
Well, as I said the place is so damn beautiful that it will never disappoint you, but still do not plan during monsoons as the west coast experiences heavy rainfall, cyclones resulting in closure of all beach activities. Winters are perfect to chill here.
Day 1: Hanging Bridge, Malpe Beach, Drive along the shore, Sunset from Kapu beach light house (Day 1 on Map)
Day 2: St. Marry Island, Bengre Beach, Kodi Beach (Day 2 on Map)
Local Commute: Many bike / car rentals like Drivezy are available at reasonable price.