Tourism in Udupi
Brief History of UdupiUdupi is a small town in south-west India state of Karnataka. Udupi got its name from Tulu named Odipu. It is renowned for its Krishna temple. It is also the native place of Vaishnavite Saint, Sri Madhvacharya (the founder of Krishna Mutt) in the 13th century. Udupi got its fame as land of pilgrimage.
Places of Tourist Interest
Malpe Beach: A fantastic picnic spot with a scenic view of nature, Malpe beach is located 6kms from Udupi. What seeks attention of people is the clear blue sky, the sand which seems like gold scattered all over and the palm trees covering the beach all around. Here you can enjoy boating as well.
Krishna Temple: The temple with worldwide fame and first pilgrimage center among seven other is Krishna temple. Just to catch the glimpse of lord Krishna people from different parts of world visit to the temple. Sri Madhvacharya founded the idol of lord Krishna in a large vessel of Gopichandana.
In the temple one can offer his praying through a window. The window is known as Navagraha Kitiki. The reason behind the name is because it has nine holes from where one can worship. The whole window is plated with silver. The deity was found facing towards Pashimabhimukha (Westside) as described in the Tantrasara Sangraha.
Mookambika Temple: The temple is named after goddess Mookambika. The goddess is in the form of Jyotirlinga contains Shiva and Shakti. The temple was renovated by the Keladi ruler. Other than the temple there are many shrines nearby which catch attention of people.
Other than the above mentioned places there are many more places to enjoy in Udupi.
Shopping in UdupiA perfect holiday plan includes sufficient time for shopping. Without shopping the vacation is incomplete. And if you are going to Udupi then it is a sin to miss the local species, wooden handicrafts, ethnic earthenware for which the place is famous. The Krishna temple also accommodates place for shopping. Ratha Beedi is a shopping street. Seasonal shops as per festivals can be seen there. Udupi south Indian cuisines include culinary products and you can get wide range of such products in the market.
When we talk about Udupi dishes coconut cannot be missed, Guliyappa and Aruyamane vessels required for mixing flavor of coconut is also available in abundance in the market which is not quite easily available in other states. Ethnic earthenware used for prayers and many others are also available in different shapes, sizes and attractive colors.
For all the ladies out there, Udupi silk saree is a must have! You can find them in the local market as well as in city malls.
Accommodation Options in Udupi‘Comfortable stay’ is the key to a healthy trip. There are many hotels in Udupi for travelers. One can find a wide range of hotels from three stars to the lowest ones. Hotels are located near to the tourist spots and the railway stations. Restaurants of Udupi serve Indian, Chinese, Continental and other cuisines under one roof. Some hotels are so luxuries that they offer swimming pool, medical facility, laundry, car parking etc.
List of Hotels in UdupiHotel Udupi Residency
Address: G. B. Pant Road, Near Service Bus Stand, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veetika, Udupi
Phone- 0820 253 0005
Address: Brahmagiri, Udupi, Karnataka
Phone- 0820 252 2381
Hotel Century Executive
Address: Sanskrit College Road, Near Parivar Sweets, Thenkpete,
Maruthi Veethika, Udupi, Karnataka
Phone- 093 43 360080
Address: NH 17, Udupi, Karnataka, 576103
Phone- 0820 252 2860
Address: Shambhavi Fortune, Behind K.S.R.T.C Bus Stand, Udupi, Karnataka
Phone- 0820 259 3390
Address: Comfort Tower,Opposite Kalpana, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi, Karnataka
Phone- 099 45 513418
Hotel Swadesh Heritage
Address: Sanskrit College Rd, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi, Karnataka
Phone- 0824 252 9605
Hotel Sharada International
Address: N.H 17, Bananje, Udupi, 576103
Phone- 0820 2522910
Palm Grove Beach Resort
Address: Fisheries Road, Yermalbada, Udupi, Kapu, Udupi
Phone- 0820 257 7115
Address: Marathangadi, Udyavara, Udyavara, Udupi
Shri Ramakrishna Hotel
Address: Near City Bus Stand, Opp. Geethanjali Theatre, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2523189
Hotel Durga International
Address: State Highway 65, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi
Hotel Ayan Comforts
Address: Shiribeedu, State Highway 65, Brahmagiri, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2528719
Hotel Shri Sai Palace
Address: K M Marg, Udupi, Udupi, Kapu, Udupi
Phone- 0824 2521121
Hotel Srinivasa Residency
Address: Kalsanka - Rajangana Rd, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2530289
Address: Court Rd, Kadekoppala, Chitpady, Udupi
Hotel Shriram Residency
Address: Head Post Office Rd, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi
Phone- 0820 253 076i
Address: Upendra Baug, Udupi
Phone- 0824 252 2794
Shaan Hotels Private Limited
Address: Site No 111/11a, Hotel Complex, Mosque Geethanjali Road, Udupi
Phone- 0824 2523901