The Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, Udupi is a land of ethereal bliss. The main attraction in the city is the Sri Krishna Temple. However, the never unattractive mountain ranges and the ever attractive long beaches are found in plenty. Also, you find a variety of cuisine here and is known to be a foodies' paradise. The winters are welcoming to the tourists.
Here's a list of places to visit in Udupi.
Sri Krishna Temple
The celestial statue of Lord Krishna is placed here by Sri Madhwacharya, the 12th CE saint and the proponent of Dwaita Philosophy. He also founded eight temples, the head seers of which take turns to offer pooja to the Lord. The annual teppotsava attracts a huge gathering.
The Arabian Sea, though vast, seems to be in your reach here. The Kapu beach or the Kaup beach has inspired many poets and thinkers. The lighthouse here is the main attraction.
Pajaka is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya. There's a mark of his feet at his house here. There's also Ananteshwara temple in the vicinity. The narratives of the place are interesting and contemplative.
Sri Madhwa Vijaya
The soon-to-be-placed 32 feet monolithic statue of Sri Madhwacharya promises to attract large number of devotees. Already in its finishing stage, the statue is planned to be installed atop Kunjarugiri hills as per the wishes of Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji of Palimaru Matha.
Merely six km away from Udupi, Malpe beach is vast and inviting. It is a natural port and a famous fishing zone. Malpe offers more than just sun, shine and shore.
Saligrama Narasimha Temple
With a history of over a 1000 years, Saligrama Narasimha Temple hosts devotees in 1000s. The annual car festival is when most people visit here.
The Maha Ganapathi temple at Padubidri is one of the famous temples in Udupi. The place is known for its ethnic groups and snake worship. Visit this place during the annual car festival and see how the local charm works.
St. Mary's Islands
Also known as Conconut Islands, St. Mary's Islands are a set of four islands off the coast of Malpe. Vasco da Gama is said to have landed here on one of his voyages from Portugal. The Islands are scenic and a perfect escape destination from the cities.