I remember the first time when i visited Udupi, it was probably 2015 .I used to hear lot about udupi and i used to dreadfully wait for my weekend as an excuse to escape to this extraordinary town.
Even with first visit, this town has abundance of beauty in it.
Udupi is known as Lord Parashurama Kshetra, and is famous for Kanakana Kindi located in southern part of Karnataka. From art, culture, and beauty this city offers everything that is magical.
Bhuta Kola, Nagaradhane are some cultural traditions of Udupi. The residents celebrate festivals such as Makara Sankranti, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Deepavali, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr and Christmas. Folk arts like Yakshagana are also popular.
The term Udupi (also Udipi) is synonymous with vegetarian food now found all over the world.The origin of this cuisine is linked to Krishna Matha (Mutt). Lord Krishna is offered food of different varieties every day, and there are certain restrictions on ingredients during Chaturmasa (a four-month period during the monsoon season). These restrictions coupled with the requirement of variety led to innovation, especially in dishes incorporating seasonal and locally available materials. This cuisine was developed by Shivalli Madhwa Brahmins who cooked food for Lord Krishna, and at Krishna Matha in Udupi, the food is provided free of cost. Restaurants specialised in Udupi cuisine can be seen widely in most metropolitan and large cities around the length and breadth of India.
1. By Road:National Highway NH 66 passes through Udupi. Other significant roads include the State Highways to Karkala and Dharmastala . The NH-66 provides a link to Mangalore and Karwar via Kundapur. Private as well as government buses connect Udupi to parts of Karnataka
2. By Bus
Convenient way is to take bus from Kempegowda Bus Station in Majestic(Bangalore) to Udupi. There are several options of state transport buses as well as private tour operators. Tickets are easily available at the bus station ticket counters.
Many trains between Bangalore and udupi that cover the distance between the two cities in about 12 hours. Some of the trains that gets you to udupi are Karwar Express,Ypr-Karwar Express .