UDUPI DISTRICT Some Facts At Glance
(Three Taluks Udupi, Kundapura & Karkala )
Inauguration of the District 25-08-1997
No. of Sub Division in the District 1 (Kundapura)
No. of Taluks 3 (Udupi, Kundapura & Karkala)
No. of Hobli’s 9
City Municipalities Udupi
Town Municipalities Kundapura, Karkala, Saligrama.
Grama Panchayats 146
Geographical Area 3575 Sq. Kms
Total Population 11.09,494 (As per 2001 Census)
Population per sq. km 290
Literacy rate 79.9% (2001 Census)
Total Coastal length 105 Kms long coast line
Major Industries 11,567
Tile factories, Cashew processing, Fish processing, Sugar factory, Food processing, Rigid PVC Pipes Interlock Pavers.
March, April & May – Hot Summer
June, July & August – Heavy Rains
September, October – Pleasant
November, December – Cool
January, February – Cool & Crisp
Temperature Varies from 27 to 340 C
Flowers Jasmine (Mallige), Rose.
Rain Fall Udupi Kundapura Karkala
Normal 3770 4042.8 4237.2
Actual 3267.5 4027.5 3607.8
Number of MPs
2 Lok Sabha & 1 Rajya Sabha Udupi Lok Sabha constituency (part)
Vidhana Sabha constituencies 6
Tourist Spots Temples- Udupi, Kollur, Karkala, Pajaka Kshetra, Anegudde, Hattiyangadi.
Beaches Maravanthe, Ottinene, St. Mary’s Island,
Other Places Kaup, Manipal – Hastashilpa.
Nearest Airport Mangalore – Bajpe Airport 60 kms
Rivers Swarna, Sita, Chakra, Varahi, Kubja, Souparnika
Language Kannada, Tulu & Konkani.
Hindi & English are spoken & understood.
Public Transport Almost entirely by private operators. KSRTC runs long route buses only.
Mobile connection Airtel, Spice, BSNL and Reliance
Major Trains Rajdhani Express,
Matsyagandha Express, Mangala Express,
Netravathi Express, Rajkot Express. (Konkan Railway started operation since 1997)
Ports Minor Ports – Malpe, Kundapura (Gangolli) & Hangarkatte.
University Mangalore University
MAHE Deemed University.
Medical Colleges KMC – Manipal.
Dental College KMC – Dental College
Engineering College MIT Manipal NMAMIT Nitte.
Trees Coconut, Cashew, Mango & Jack fruit
Udupi Telephone STD. Code
Udupi STD Code 91-820
Kundapur STD Code 91-8254
Karkala STD Code 91-8258
Hebri STD Code 91-8253
Shankarnarayana STD Code 91-8259
Mangalore STD Code 91- 824
Fire Tel: 101
Ambulance Tel: 080 2520555
Air-Lines – Mangalore Tel: 0824 241433
Railways – Udupi Tel: 0820 2524351
Roadways Tel: 0820 2526243
Private – Kasturba Hospital Tel: 0820 2520555
Tel: 0820 2571201
All India Radio Mangalore Tel: 0825 561312
Blood Bank – KMC, Manipal Tel: 0820 2571200
Municipal Corporation Tel: 0820 2520306
Head Post office: Udupi
Manipal Tel: 0820 2520217
Tel: 08250 2570764
TV Relay Station – Manipal Tel: 0820 2570115
Water Supply Tel: 0820 2520717
Electricity Tel: 0820 2520313