Majestic hill chains, beaches endowed with beautiful appearance, thrilling forests, old temples and modern architectural buildings make Udupi a perfect holiday destination. One of the most important cities of Karnataka, it offers the best stay to its visitors. The swinging palm tress and golden sands of Maple Beach is a major tourist attraction here. People who come to indulge in religious practices and offer their prayers must visit the Chandramoulishwar Temple and Krishna temple. A place to be enjoyed with family, one is sure to have the best and the most cherishable time in this city.
Places To SeeKrishna Temple
Considered as one of the most renowned temples in South India, the Krishna Temple has a history that dates back to more than 1500 years. The temple houses an idol of Lord Krishna and the belief goes that if you are able to view it through the nine holes in the window, you will be bestowed with good luck. The temple is famous for its religious celebrations, more specifically Rama Navami and Ugadi. Tip
: The temple is open from 5 am to 9:30 pm. Kunjarugiri
This is a hilly area which is located almost 6 to 7 miles to the south-east of Udupi. Kunjarugiri is known for its sacred Durgadevi Temple which is said to have been built by Lord Parashurama. Since the high hills resemble the looks of an elephant, it has been named as Kunjarugiri. Kunjara in Kannada means elephant. Mahishamardini Temple
Set in Kadiyali, about 2 miles west of Udupi, the Mahishamardini Temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples in South India, dating to more than 1200 years. The temple was recently renovated. It houses the idol of goddess Mahishamardhini in a standing posture. Chandramouleshwara Temple
The temple is located near the Unkal circle in the suburbs of Hubbali. It dates back to 900 years and is believed to have been built during the Chalukyan period. Inside the temple, there are four doors that span across all directions. The temple also houses two huge Shivalingas. Ananteshwar Temple
This is another famous shrine located near Udupi. The temple dates back to more than 1000 years. It is enclosed by hills on three sides and the river Manjeshwar flows across the other side. The temple houses three main deities, namely Sri Ananta, Sri Iswar (Siva) and Lord Bhadra Narasimha (avatar of Lord Vishnu). Saligrama
This huge temple is dedicated to Guru Narasimha. The history of the temple dates back to more than 1000 years. It is believed that Narad Maharshi placed the idol of Guru Narasimha in its current place. The temple was then gradually built around it. Tip
: A very famous annual car festival is held every year. Saligrama is located about 21Km north of Udupi and about 81Km from Mangalore. You can reach it easily via NH17. Anegudde
Literally translated, Anegudde means elephant hillock. The holy site is considered as the land of the Hindu god, Sri Vinayaka. Anegudde is one of the seven pilgrimage spots in the Parashurama Srishti. This region is believed to be created by sage Parashurama himself.
Things To DoKaup beach
Counted amongst the most visited beaches in Karnataka, Kaup beach is famous for its serene environment and cool breezes. Lush green surroundings add to its grandeur. The beach is located on the western coastal belt and has the scenic West Coast National Highway passing by. It is also a great place for swimming and sunbathing. While on the beach, you can also visit the ruined Jain Basadis nearby. Pajaka
Pajaka is considered to be the birthplace of Sri Madhavacharya, a Dvaita philosopher. The key attraction here is the ancestral home of Madhavacharya. While here, you can also visit Madhava Mandira, where many religious activities are performed.