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Malpe Beach @ Udupi (Karnataka)


Malpe Beach @ Udupi (Karnataka) by drifter baba

Malpe Beach Udupi (Karnataka):

Malpe Beach is one of the very famous and big beaches located in a small village called Malpe under Udupi District in Karnataka State (India). 
Authorities and local people have maintained it very well and expect the same from their tourists. 

The ferry ride from Malpe to St. Mary Island is the main attraction for tourists there.  Also, there is a man-made walkway of about 500 meters in the sea and you can use it to have a better view and photography.

During the bath in the sea, you have to be very careful as waves are very strong and dangerous especially during the rainy season. There is a good arrangement for a clean water bath and changing room.

It is in the Arabian Sea, an important port, and a major fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. also an ideal tourist destination for a couple of days as you can visit many more nearby places around it.

Visiting Timing:  24 Hrs but police will not allow it during the night for safety reasons

Best time to visit: All-time. 

Entry Fees:  No. 

Malpe Beach
Malpe, Udupi District, Karnataka  - 576103 (INDIA)

Special occasion:
No such special occasion. Every day many tourists visit here but during the weekend and holidays, you will find a huge crowd.

Places to visit around it:
  • Krishna Temple in Udupi
  • Murdeshwar
  • Gokarna
  • Jog Falls
  • Malpe Beach
  • St Mary's Island
  • Sea Walk Malpe
  • Swarna River
Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near Malpe Beach. You have to pay a nominal charge for your parking.

How to reach : 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Udupi which is 6 km and well connected with many Indian cities. You can use a bus service or private taxis to reach the place.
Buses: The nearest main bus station is Udupi which is 6 km and well connected with many nearby cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, etc. You can take a local bus or taxi to reach the place.
Airport: The nearest airport is Mangalore which is around 59 km. You can take private taxis outside the airport or a bus from Mangalore city to reach Udupi.
Private Taxis: You will find many taxis or Auto rickshaws. Better to have your own transport so that you can visit nearby places easily. 

Distance from nearby Cities

Udupi: 6 km
Mangalore: 59 km
Shimoga: 152 km
Bangalore:  409 km  
Mysore: 311 km
Goa: 290 km   
Tirupati: 655 km

It is close to Udupi a small but beautiful city in Karnataka. You will find many hotels with different price ranges.

Food & Restaurant:
As it is a very famous tourist destination in Karnataka, many tourist visits there every day. You will find a few restaurants and snack counters near the beach. 

Few Photos:

Malpe Beach @ Udupi (Karnataka) by drifter baba

Malpe Beach @ Udupi (Karnataka) by drifter baba

Visit Date: 2005