Saint Mary Island , Udupi- a wish come true adventure.

Tripoto
11th Nov 2015

This diwali, I decided to go Udupi, Karnataka with one of my friend. This was a three day tour. We decided to visit Saint Mary island on second day and Mangalore the third day. On first day, we visited temples in Udupi. Udupi is famous for its temples and literally known as city of temples.First Day - Landed In Mangalore, Visiting UDUPI Temples

We avoided train for saving time. Our flight landed in Mangalore at around 4 pm. Airport is on the mountains, has low rush. You will not find autos there. Only cab we find was prepaid taxi which was asking 1250 for a ride to Udupi. We were going to walk to NH66 that runs along the sea. Luckily we found a man from Udupi that accompanied us to NH66 in a cab for 400 total. From highway you will find a lot of intercity buses that go towards Udupi. We had a lunch in shree skanda restaurant near bus stop. Then we took a bus to Udupi. Weather is always awesome there. We stayed in Shri Ram Residency Hotel. It is at very good location. To reach there, from the bus, just tell them to stop at post office, udupi. Hotel is in front of the post office. All temples are at walking distance from the hotel.

Malpe is 6 km only. Buses, autos go to malpe. Connectivity is good.We visited Krishna temple, Chandramooleshwara temple in Udupi etc followed by dinner at Diana hotel, udupi.

Second Day - St Mary Island, Malpe And Kapu Beach

We took a bus to Malpe from Udupi City bus stand. Bus stopped near a turn. Beach was in left direction so we took a walk to beach for 5 minutes. From the beach, ferry service is available to St Mary Island. They take 200 per person on boat for taking to the island and coming back but allow only one hour to stay on island. You should ask for more time if they allow.

We enjoyed for an hour and then came back from boat. At malpe, I got a nice tattoo. Boat Paragliding , banana ride, boat ride sea sports are available there.We went to a hotel and then took a bus from stand to udupi and again a bus from udupi to kapu beach. After getting down from bus, you need to go right for around one km. Road to kapu from highway is on right side when you get off the bus coming from udupi. Kapu has a light house. Crowd gathers around 3 pm as light house opens around 4-5 pm. These are some snaps at kapu.

Third Day, Karnataka On Emergency Section 144

With high hopes, we were ready at 5 AM in the morning to reach Mangalore and exploring it. But after reaching at 6 am at intercity bus stop, they told us that no bus is available for Mangalore because of strike. He wasn't clear that section 144 is on in whole karnataka. We waited for some time, asking for other buses, then we had an idea of taking train to Mangalore. We quickly implemented that idea. Took an auto to Udupi Railway Station and booked two general class tickets. In a few seconds, Matsyagandha Express arrived. We ran to the other end for general coach which was 3-4 minutes run away. After entering the coach, we felt relaxed. We started planning how we can manage rest of our time to visit some places in Mangalore. After arriving Mangalore, we started moving in city. All the shops were closed, no public buses or autos. We inquired citizens for reason of situation. They told us that some Tipu Sultan related issue between BJP,VHP,Karnataka leaders has caused this bandh. It was clear that we needed to hurry as chaos was increasing, no petrol pumps were open. Luckily we found an auto, he agreed to take us to airport for 400. We were thankful to God that we reached on time to airport. After 4 hours we boarded the Mumbai flight, came back and waited for tomorrow. The very next day brutal Paris attacks by ISIS happened and so I was not feeling good. We decided to visit Mount Mary church in Bandra. We prayed for their well being of Paris people and then visited bandstand and then we said goodbye to each other at Andheri railway station.

malpe beach in udupi

kapu

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

kapu light house

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

sunset at kaup beach

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

kaup beach

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

kapu beach

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

st Mary island

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

st Mary island

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

st Mary island

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

st Mary island

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous

kapu beach

Photo of st mary island, malpe, karnataka by guy dangerous
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