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Malpe BeachKaup BeachBrahmavar BeachShankaranarayana BeachMaravanthe BeachOttinane BeachMurdeshwar Beach

Malpe Beach

One of the best beaches in Udupi and Mangalore. About four kms to the west of Udupi, Malpe is an important port of the Karnataka coast. It is situated at the mouth of the Malpe/Udyavara River. The river is navigable to small cargo boats for about ten kms during high tide. The place has fascinating natural scenic view. It has been a centre of commercial activities for a long time, and one plus point is that it is a natural port. more…

Kaup Beach

A hamlet of Padu village about 12 kms south of Udupi, Kaup is situated on the coastal belt, which passes through the West Coast National Highway. Marda Heggade, a chieftain, rose to power here during the Vijayanagara days. It has an old lighthouse, the guiding star of navigators who are warned of the presence of dangerous rocks in the sea. This Tower of light not only guides the ships but also has a monumental significance. Positioned all alone it spreads light on the shore of darkness. It was most probably begun in 1906 on the rocks and in about 1935 the tower was all set. more…

Brahmavar Beach

Is a village about 13 kms north of Udupi. It has been mentioned as Brahmaputr, Brahmavuar and Brahmara in the inscription, which means ‘a settlement of Brahmins’. It is an ancient cultural centre of the region being adjacent to Barkur, which was the capital town; Brahmavar must have been a prosperous city. There are three main temples in Brahmavar (1) the Mahalinga temple (2) Gopinatha temple, (3) Janardhana shrine in the agrahara. More…

Shankaranarayana Beach

About 32 kms to the east of Kundapur, is traditionally called also as Krodha Kshetra and is one of the seven places of pilgrimage in the region, referred to in the Skandha Purana. Shankaranarayana means Shiva and Vishnu. According to a legend, a sage named Krodha performed penance here and a spot with a cave here are shown as having been the site of his ashrama. The place is situated near the Western Ghats amidst fascinating surroundings. It is famous for its large Shankaranarayana temple, which has been recently renovated. Just in front of the temple there is a pond, which is called Koti Teertha. More… 

Maravanthe Beach

A drive along the NH-17 towards the north, to Maravanthe proves to be truly memorable. The gurgle of the waves, the soft gentle breeze kissing your cheeks and a round ball of crimson in the horizon transforms Maravanthe into a breathtaking fairyland. More…

Ottinane Beach

The Kshitija Nature Resort, a beach, sunset point are the favourite spots of travelers here. Forest guest house provides accommodation to visitors. More…

Murdeshwar Beach

This picturesque place situated 16 km from Bhatkal has a gorgeous temple perched on a hillock by the shore. The temple, which embodies a Linga, is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung the cloth covering the Atma linga at Gokarna while lifting it. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. It is said that Tipu renovated the huge fort behind the temple. Bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills, this place is a favourite tourist spot. More…