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Udupi - Malpe & Kapu Beaches

There are many beaches near Udupi on the west coast of India. Malpe beach and Kapu beach are the famous among them.

Malpe Beach

The Malpe beach is known for its charming and attractive golden brown sand and turquoise blue waters. It is lined with coconut trees and the blue skies above add to the scene, providing a perfect picture. It is alos a natural port located just 6 km from Udupi town.

Udupi-Beaches Images

Tourist Attractions

  • Malpe beach attractive for it's golden brown sand and turquoise blue waters
  • A picturesque beach lined with coconut trees and the blue skies above
  • Malpe is also termed as a virgin beach as its beauty remains untouched and intact
  • Malpe beach has 4 islands nearby
  • St. Mary’s Island island is known for volcanic vertical rocks
  • Water sports at the beach is another attraction
  • Kaup beach, just like Malpe, is a clean beach
  • Kaup is famous for an old lighthouse, which offers a delightful view of the beach
  • Kaup also has ruins of Jain Basadis and two Hindu temples
  • Udupi Srikrishna temple, visit: Udupi Temple page

Where is Udupi

Udupi City is in Udupi district of Karnataka state, India - 576101.

How to Reach

Udupi city is well connected by Highways and Nearest Railways.

  • Distance From: Mangaluru - 55 km, Murudeshwar - 102 km, Shivamogga - 147 km, Bengaluru - 403 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Udupi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udupi

Where to Stay

  • Malpe beach and Udupi town has hotels that beach resorts all budgets.
  • For booking the stay and activities online visit:

What to Eat

  • Udupi is a synonym for breakfast varities like Masala Dosa. So Dosa is a must taste here.
  • The Wheat Halwa, Banana Halwa that is made up of Ghee and the Banana Chips of this place are well-known.
  • People here cannot have food without fish. Satisfy your taste buds with delicious sea food.
  • Try local recipies Shavige Kurma, Capsicum, Moode Kodekene, Pundigatti, Chattambade, Jagfruit appam, Halpayi, Beaten rice tadka etc.

Things to Take Care

  • There may be a long queue of tourists during weekends for the ferry to St.Mary's Island because of low frequency.
  • There is no provision for food and water in the island or toilet facilities
  • Light house at Kapu beach opens at 04:00 pm and the ticket costs is Rs.10.

Visiting Places nearby Udupi