Thursday, 2 May 2013

Udupi Dist Tourist Attraction

The best way to spend the Holidays is to plan a picnic with your friends and Family...... In this post you can find some of the best tourist attraction places of Udupi Dist...

"Friendship is genuine.. When two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another" So the real fun of visiting tourist place is with the accompany of friends.... Here are some Best tourist places to visit with your friends....


Kapu Beach: Kapu is located around 18 km from Udupi and 45 km from Mangalore. It takes almost 25 minutes to reach Kapu from Udupi. Numerous buses availabel to Kapu from the service bus stand at Udupi.Once you disembark from the bus-stop at Kapu, you need to travel a distance of 1.5 km to reach the beach. You can take one of the auto-rickshaws or car which are conveniently parked near the bus-stop. From Bangalore, one can reach Kapu by taking a bus to Mangalore and then take a bus from Mangalore for Udupi.
Kamalashile Brahmi Durgaparameshwari Temple: Kamalashile is located at a distance of 35km from Kundapura in Udupi district. Kamalashile is surrounded by beautiful mountains and evergreen forests with the river Kubja flowing by the side of it.



The best time to visit Kapu is either during sunrise or sunset. It gets too hot during the day. It's better if one visits in the monsoons. During mornings, the beach is generally empty, so preferable to visit then. 

Kapu Lighthouse: The kapu light house was built in 1901 and has for these many years stood on the rocks guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.It stands 27.12 m above the base.The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4PM to 6PM and the panoramic view offered is magnificent

St. Mary's Island: St. Mary's Islands also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in UdupiKarnatakaIndia.
Histroy: According to folk legend, in the year 1498, Vasco da Gama landed at St. Mary's Islands on his voyage from Portugal to India, fixed a cross on the island and named one of these islands. 
The only way of getting to the islands is by boat. Regular ferry service ply the 6 km distance from the Malpe fishing harbor (which has a ship building yard also) to the islands. However, the frequency of these boats may vary depending on the number of tourists visiting. It is 58 km (36.0 mi) to the North of Mangalore, the coastal city of Karnataka, which is also the nearest airport. The famous religious town Udupi.

Malpe Beach:  Malpe Beach is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara river.Malpe is part of Kodavoor Grama.  Malpe is the scenic beach, which is popular among both locals and tourists. St. Mary's Islands is also a tourist destination.

Maravanthe Beach: Maravanthe is a village and a beach near KundapuraKarnatakaIndia. Outlook travel considers it one of Karnataka's most beautiful beaches. It is about 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Udupi. NH-66 runs right next to the beach and the Suparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating a spectacular scenery and considered only one of its kind in India


Kodi Beach:The Kodi Beach is located in the proximity of Kundapur Town. In the Kannada language, Kodi means 'shore'. The beach is surrounded by water on three sides. Swimming is a popular activity of the Kodi Beach. 

Uppinakudru Island: Uppinakudru, is located at 6 km towards north of Kundapura Udupi District (KarnatakaIndia). It is a small island village, once famous for trading of salt (uppu) and also for seafood (picking of sea shells in backwaters) and native place of Uppinakudru Kogga Devanna Kamath, internationally known artist for Yakshagana puppet dance or puppetry.

Pajaka VillagePajaka is a village in Udupi Taluk and district of Karnataka state in India. Pajaka is the place where Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya was born. Madhvacharya is also known by name "Poornaprajna" and "Anandathirta".The place is near Kunjarugiri Durga temple. The place is bestowed with beauty by nature.
There is a lot of historical evidence about Madhvacharya's life and times at Pajaka. It includes his birthplace and the places he frequented in the village


Temples which can be visited along with your Family & Friends!!!

Udupi Sri Krishna Mathಉಡುಪಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಠ is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India.
The Krishna Matha was founded by the  Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaitaa large ball o school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the idol of SriKrishna in f gopichandana.
There is wrong notion/Legend has it that once Kanakadasa, a pious worshiper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was not allowed entry into the temple. It didn't upset him; instead it made him pray with intense devotion. Lord Krishna was so pleased that the statue turned back to where Kanakadasa was praying, and the wall before Kanakadasa broke up to allow the disciple to gaze upon his heavenly form at the back of the mutt (monastery). But Actually there is no sign of Krishna idol turned to back. Because it was the mutt & Sri Madhwacharya told in his TANTRASARA SANGRAHA that Idol can be placed Pashimabhimukha. What About the idols in other Ashta mutts where all are facing Western side.Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is known as Kanakanakhindi.

Kollur Mookambika Temple: This village lies at the foot of the Western Ghats
Kollur is believed to be one of the seven pilgrim centres created by Parashurama, a Hindu mythological figure. The temple is devoted to the Hindu goddess Parvathi, wife of Shiva. While the other pilgrimages created by Parashurama are devoted to Lord Shiva, Lord Subramanya and Lord Ganesha, this one is devoted to goddess Parvathi. The temple is constructed on the banks of a tributary of souparnika river and in the middle of forest. Just in front of the temple, Kodachadri peak and mountain is visible, which is a delightful sight. It is believed that original temple is on top of Kodachadri peak, and to make it convenient for devotees to offer pooja, the temple is constructed at Kollur. Devotees from all over South India visit this temple.

kamalashile templeKamalashile  is located at a distance of 35km from Kundapura in Udupi district. Kamalashile is surrounded by beautiful  mountains and evergreen forests with the  river Kubja flowing by the side of it.

Brahmalingeshwara Temple: Maranakatte is located at a distance of 16 km from Kundapura on the way to Kollur and the village is also called Kanchinakodlu. There is a Brahmalingeshwara Temple which is located on the banks of a river in the northside which then takes a steep turn towards east which increases the beauty of the spot.




Anegudde Shri Vinayaka Temple: Situated in Kumbhashi, Anegudde is about 100 kms from Mangalore and 9 kms from Kundapur. It is one of the most beautiful Temple in the region with peaceful ambience. It is also one of the ‘Sapthakshetra’ of ‘TULUNAADU’ and also called as Mukti Sthala.
Kundeshwara Temple: Kundeshwara temple is within Kundapur town, with big arches. The temple was built by Kundavarma, which remains as a major attraction for visitors coming to the town. The name of the Kundapur taluk and city has been derived from and can be attributed to the Kundeshwara Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and lies in the vicinity of the Panchagangavali River. The main deity enshrined in the black stone garbhagriha is the 4-feet high shivling. Only 1/3rd of it is visible as the rest is under the earth. The other deities enshrined in the temple are that of Lord Ganesha and Parvathi.
The main festival of the temple is the Kundeshwara Deepotsava .

Guru Narashimha Temple:Guru Narasimhais the chief deity of the town of Saligrama, Udupi, India. The temple of Guru Narasimha is located on NH 17 at a distance of 20 Km from Udupi City.  
 It is derieved from the Padma Purana that Narada Maharshi originally placed the idol of Guru Narasimha in its current place. Kota Brahmins worship Guru Narasimha as theirKuladevata (family deity). The annual car festival will be held on 16 and 17 of every January is attended by thousands of people from all over the state.

Left out tourists places will be added shortly...
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