It is an excellent region lies between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea. The land of celestial beauty is commonly called as ‘Parashurama Shristi’ which is remarkable for its rich cultural heritage. The abundant beauty is further enhanced by the sacred temples. It shares its credit with Sri Madhavacharya, who born here and set up the Astha Mathas which is the most popular pilgrimage site in Karnataka. Besides its sacredness, Udupi is well known tourist destination. Those who are interested in architecture and cultural heritage, found this place more valuable. Antediluvian graven temples, mesmerizing hill chains, evergreen forest, pristine beaches and modern architecture of the buildings are the attracting features of Udupi.
Places to visit
It is a very famous temple and the statue of sanctum sanctorum was set by Sri Madhavacharya. A small window called ‘kanakana Kindi’ is the attracting feature here where Lord Krishna allowed his restricted devotee to see his statue through this window.
This is one of the famous temples of Udupi, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees and visitors of Krishna Temple, makes a compulsory visit to this temple as it is considered grandfather temple.
It is an ideal picnic spot, located around 6 km from Udupi The never ending beach is the perfect holiday resort to enjoy fishing, boating and bathing.
Manipal, Ananteshwara temple, St. Mary’s Land, Kaup beach and Pajaka are other famous places and worth to visit.
How to reach Udupi
Mangalore airport is around 60 km from Udupi is the nearest airport.
Udupi has its own railhead.
Road transportation is provided by state and private run buses to reach nearby towns and cities of Karnataka.
Average temperature in summer is 22 C to 40 C and in winter is 10C to 32 C. It is best visited throughout the year.