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Located along the coast of Karnataka, Udupi is a beautiful town famous for its delicately carved temples and calm beaches. Each temple here is a unique architectural marvel. Sculpted with exquisitely detailed carvings, the Sri Krishna Temple, Anegudde Vinayaka temple and the Chandramoulishwar temple will dazzle you with their elaborate rituals and festivals. In contrast, the Kaup and Malpe beaches of the region are a unique experience in tranquility. Nestled in the lap of mother nature, some time on these beaches will leave your mind, body and soul relaxed. It would be unfair to talk of Udupi and not mention its very famous vegetarian cuisine. Traditional meals start with kosambari (a dal salad) and end with a chilled glass of majjige or buttermilk, that has a cooling effect on the body. In between comes dishes flavoured with tamarind and mustard seeds and vegetables that are strictly Indian. Udupi has its own railway station that makes it easily accessible. Its location on the NH-66 also makes it accessible by car and bus. For an authentic, unadulterated experience of Karnataka, Udupi is most certainly the place to be!

St. Mary's Islands - Udupi

This is located a few kilometers away from Udupi and on the north of Mangalore. This is a group of a few smaller islands in the Arabian Sea, off the Malpe Coast in Udupi. It is known that when Vasco Da Gama landed here from Portugal, he kept the name of this island as El padron de Santa Maria. This island is nothing but mere projection of rocks with a few palm trees on them. The only attraction here are the natural basaltic formations which have formed vertical hexagonal blocks of sediments on their own. The only way to reach this island is by boats which ply regularly from the Malpe coast.
The approach to the island was absolutely wonderful. A slow moving barge towing a little boat took us across the channel. Within 20 minutes, we were in sight of the island. We were to get on the small boat that was being towed in order to be ferried to the island. The front of the island was a little dirty and covered with tourists. Since we had the whole day there, we informed the sailors to come back and look for us in the evening as we wanted to explore. They were more than willing so we ventured away from the crowd. We walked along the beach till we made it to the other side of the island which was untouched by man. The shore was covered in sea shells. The water was a shade of blue that's deeper than my imagination allowed me till that day. The palm tree fronds swayed with the clean air and city line was visible from afar. The sound of the waves were different hear - devoid of human chatter and filled with water crashing on sea shells as opposed to sand. The silence was again calming and we spent a day midst nature.
Rahul Raghunath

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Its beautiful island and kind of heaven on earth. Crystal clear water , beach is full of sea shells and great big basaltic rocks. If you go to udupi you wouldn't miss this one.
Pooja Pujari

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According to folk legend, in the year 1498, Vasco da Gama landed at St. Mary's Islands on his journey from Portugal, fixed a cross on the island and named one of these islands, O Padrão de Santa Maria, as a dedication to Mother Mary, before proceeding to Kozhikode in Kerala. It is from this name that the islands got their current name.This place is famous for it's basaltic rock formations. This place is unique and beautiful with crystal clear water ,shell beach and unique rock formations but what really spoils the whole island experience is the crowd. Each ferry takes about 100 people and the place tends to get over-crowded. You cannot spend more than 2 hours on this island as you need to take the ferry back to Malpe port.
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St. Mary's Island - Udupi

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We decided to add this in our trip because.... why not. You have to take a ferry from udupi to reach here. Its 5 km from the shore and takes 45 mins. They let you stay there for 2 hour about.
Manju Sihag

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Turtle Bay on Sea - Udupi

It is a luxury resort that offers a variety of water sports to adventure lovers and a pristine and a calm environment for people to lodge, it is located in the Kundapur district.
Our third stop. Reached on 8th April after 4 hours drive. The most beautiful view i have ever seen on a road. Arabian sea on one side & River Sowparnika on the other side. You must see to feel it. On 9th April early morning, sat in the beach watching fishermen pulling the net back in the shore early morning. Easily half KM long net. 8 fishermen, couple of hours & result 5 fishes which was sold out for 300 Rs then & there. While coming back to resort, village kids were running along with the car looking at april. Watched how they climb coconut trees in this region. Calmest birthday ever. Am at peace. On the way to Kannur had breakfast in Mangalore, Shriratnam restaurant. Authentic SouthIndian taste. Lunch in Safire hotel, Kannur. Kerala parattha, mutton curry & rice.
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