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Udupi Tourist Guide, Hotels, Road Maps & Climate

Udupi District in the Karnataka state of India was created in August 1997. Udupi is famous for Asta Math, i.e. eight Maths and Sri Krishna Temple. Udupi restaurants that are popular all over India and have found its way into other countries also. Udupi (Udipi) restaurants are typically south Indian vegetarian restaurants. In Mumbai or Hyderabad and Bengaluru, Udupi restaurants are famous for vegetarian food and courteous service.

The rivers Swarna, Chakra, Sita, Netravati, Varahi and Kubja contain beautiful and often unexplored river islands. Called Kudrus, some of the islands are inhabited but lack basic facilities such as drinking water, electricity and transport. Examples of the islands include Skool Kudru, Kannada Kudru, Katte Kudru, and Shetty Kudru. (Under wikipedia GNU)
The Island of St. Mary's

Tourist Spots in Udupi:

Beaches :

* Malpe: About 6 km from Udupi town, Malpe is an important fishing and trading harbour.
* St. Mary's Island:An island on the Arabian Sea near to Malpe
* Kaup (pronounced "Ka-Aap"): About 12 km from Udupi with a beach and a lighthouse
* Maravanthe: About 42 km from Udupi. The NH-17 is flanked on the left side by the Arabian Sea and on the right side by the Souwparnika River. After this spot, river makes a U turn and goes eastwards and meets sea at Kundapura, after a journey of about 10 km.
* Byndoor beach is well known for its beautiful sun set, and we can see the sun set from the ib . all facilities are available for tourists. we can also see the mountain view from watch tower(100m high, around 400 meters above sea level )

Religious Places :
Lord Krishna's Temple at Udupi

* Udupi Shree Krishna Temple.
* Pajaka: About 12 km from Udupi. This is the place where Madhvacharya preached his Dvaita philosophy.
* Kollur: About 74 km from Udupi, nestled among the Western Ghats. It is considered the abode of Goddess Mookambika and attracts tourists from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
* Karkala: About 37 km from Udupi. Jain basadis (temples) and Gomateshwara (giant statues) are notable features.Other important places are Padutirupathi Sri Venkataramana Temple,Attur St.Lawrence Church,Sri Hosamarigudi Temple,Sri Ucchanggi Mariamma Temple,Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple,Sri Padmavathi Temple, Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Sri Siddhivinayaka Temple, Sri Umamaheshwara Temple and Salmar Jama Masjid.
* Milagres Church: About 7 km from Udupi. This ancient church withstood the onslaught of a marauding Tippu Sultan.
* Anegudde: About 30 km from Udupi. Famous for the temple of Lord Ganesha.
* Attur Church: About 25 km from Udupi. Famous for its yearly fair, attended by people from all religious groups.
* Barkur: About 15 km from Udupi. The erstwhile capital of historical Tulu Nadu, Barkur is dotted with temples and Jaina basadis.
* Saligrama : About 27 km from Udupi, with a Lord Guru Narasimha swami temple.
* Pernankila : There is a ancient Ganapathi temple in this village.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

The Udupi district has thick evergreen forests in the eastern part.They form part of Sahyadri or Western Ghats of India.These forests have wide range of flora and fauna.

* Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary: About 40 km from Udupi. It contains rare species of animals, birds and medicinal Wildlife Sanctuary at Someshwaraplants.
* Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary: About 50 km from Udupi. Spread along the Kundapur-Kollur road, this sanctuary is generally off the tourist map.
* Shirva Pilar khan Bird Sanctuary: About 03 km from Shirva

Waterfalls

* Kudlū Theerthā Falls: About 42 km from Udupi. A waterfall located deep in the jungles of Western Ghats, close to Hebri town.This is a beautiful water fall in any standards, and may become very weak during Feb-May. With a height of about 300 feet, it falls directly into a pond which is considered holy by local people, because, sages meditated here thousands of years ago. There is one more water fall above Kudlu theertha, called Manga theertha (monkey theertha) named so because, only monkey can reach it as the path is very steep inside the forest.
* Barkana Falls: About 54 km from Udupi. Located in the Western Ghats at the junction of Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru districts, the falls are a 45-minute walk from the Udupi-Shimoga state highway.
* Belkal Theerthā Falls: About 50 km from Udupi. Cascading waterfalls, located deep in the Western Ghats. This falls is about 400 feet and there will be no water during Feb-May.
* Arasina Gundi, near Dali village off Kollur, is a beautiful waterfall within the forest.
* Jomlu Theertha :Near Belve village about 35 km from Udupi[1], a small water fall about 20 feet height created by River Seethanadi. This is second water fall of this river, first one being Kudlu Theertha.
* Kosalli Water falls near Byndoor, Kundapur Taluk is a beautiful spot situated at the northern boundary of the district.

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