Udupi is a fairly large and a loveable tourist spot. The town was sanctum of the great Sanskrit Philosopher Madhvacharya. The town of Udupi lies in Udupi Taluka in Udupi district. The history of Udupi revolves around the story of the 1500 years Krishna temple and matha (monastery, also spelt mutt). The idol was installed by the sage Madhvacharya in the 13th century. The temples, churches and beaches are the major attraction in this part of the Konkan coastal belt. To the south of Udupi is Mangalore which is the headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district.
The hotels, tourists homes, beach resorts spread all over the coastal belt provide good accommodation for the tourists. There are many resorts located in the midst of thick forests, on the river banks and close to beaches with their homely atmosphere and help them to enjoy their time in Udupi.
See the performance of Yakshagana, a Bhoota Kola or a Naga Mandala. The latter two are essentially religious rituals, but a sight to watch. The Yakshagana is a genre of dance-drama that is native to the Karavali region.
White water rafting at Jomlu Theertha: Dangerous place for swimming. Best time of visit is from July to late January.
Thekkatte: This place (40mins drive from Udipi) is away from crowd and pollution. It has a beautiful beach where the tides are low and even kids can enjoy the water here.
Mangalore International Airport is 59 km from Udupi. The airport is well-connected with major Indian cities and a few Middle-eastern destinations.RAIL
Udupi is a major station on the Konkan railway route. There are connections with Mumbai and Mangalore. Major trains including Rajadhani Express stop at Udupi Railway Station. A night train is available from Mangalore to Bangalore, known simply as the Mangalore-Bangalore express.ROAD
Udupi is located right on National Highway NH66 (formerly NH17) connecting Cochinwith Mumbai. Buses regularly ply from major southern cities to Udupi. You may choose from Volvo (AC buses), Airbuses or KSRTC buses depending on your budget.
Well connected with Kerala, Coastal Karnataka (including Mangalore), Goa, and the Konkan region of Maharashtra.