The lush green mountains on the east and the beaches on the west. Travel through NH 17 welcomes you to the most sacred and beautiful land in the Karnataka State, Udupi. The hospitality, love and affection and concern of the people of this land creates very homely atmosphere for the people who visit here from different places. Udupi, the cultural and spiritual capital of Karnataka is the seat of education, banking and healthcare. Known as the temple town, Udupi was carved out from Dakshina Kannada district. Consisting of three taluks Udupi, Kundapura and Karkala, Udupi is the most sacred land where the proponent of Dwaitha Philosophy Sri Madhwacharya born and spread the messages of Dwaitha philosophy. The place is the land of Lord Krishna who is centre of attraction here.
Udupi district spread between the rich Western Ghats on the east and roaring Arabian sea on the west, is known for its temples, architecture, wood carving, the beaches, the stone carving, Yakshagana, the theatre art form and also for quality education. The land being calm and quite since ages has led to the flourish of many art forms. Many artistes, writers and different cultures have originated from this place. People of this beautiful land are known for their peace loving and co-operative nature. While Tulu is the mother tongue of large number of netizens here, Kannada is the official language. As the place is situated in the Konkan belt, Konkani is also being spoken by large sum of people.
Besides its spiritual and cultural aspect, the land has recorded remarkable growth in banking and healthcare too. The Manipal institutes and other hospitals in Udupi and educational institutions here have been doing yeoman service in the field of health care and education. Various institutions are also involved in enhancing knowledge of public in various aspects of fine arts and literature.