Udupi, which is also known as temple city is a famous place for its clear long beaches and beautiful Dravidian architecture based temples. There are many temples to visit here in Udupi and all of them are simply beautiful.
From the Brahmin Veg cuisine to the famous seafood. You can find them all here at udupi.
There are many things to do in Udupi. But if you are on a quick visit then below is the list of 10 must do things in Udupi
Visit The famous Krishna Matta temple.
Udupi is definitely the temple town of Karnataka, but the most famous temple in all of Udupi is the Mystical 600-year-old Krishna Matta Temple. When you visit the place you get an amazing spiritual and positive vibes. The Temple is home to Lord Krishna.
The temple also has a golden Chariot made completely of Gold. Which depicts the famous Mahabharata scene of Lord Krishna taking Arjuna to war. The temple has a mystical story behind it. You can buy bangles and many local handicraft items
Eat at local dinners.
Udupi restaurants are famous all around the world. If you ask anyone where to have a good south Indian meal he/she will definitely reply go to a Udupi restaurant. Diana, Kediyoor, Shanti Sagar are some of my favorite restaurants in Udupi.
Don’t hesitate to go to any local restaurant here, since all of them serve good south Indian Meal. Don’t go for Punjabi dishes at these place since they are not good at making them, rather try south Indian, i promise you won’t be disappointed.
Enjoy the famous Gadbad Ice Cream.
One of my favorite thing to eat when in Udupi, is the Gadbad Icecream. Gadbad ice cream is a local version of the famous Falooda. but with the addition of fresh fruits, nuts etc.
The best place to have Gadbad ice cream in Udupi is Polar Bear Cafe or New Shanti Sagar restaurant. There are many other ice creams, apart from Gadbad in the menu, do try them out. Naughty chocolate, Chocolate symphony are some of the best. This is my favorite thing to do in Udupii.
Shop around in Udupi market.
The Krishna Matta Temple
The best place to buy things in Udupi’s are bakeries. Among all Alywn Bakery is the famous one in Udupi and very close to the Udupi Bust Stand. You can also shop for Bronze utensils and Holy statues.
Visit the Famous Manipal University.
The one place you cannot miss out is visiting Manipal. Manipal is home to one of the biggest university of India. The university has Microsoft CEO as its alumni.
The place has planetarium and Medical museum for entertainment. The medical Museum is must visit the place, I have never seen a museum like this in my life. The Museum has original body parts stored in preservative chemicals and put up for display. Do visit the place if in Manipal.
Also, do visit the Manipal End Point to get the view of the entire coastal area of Udupi. It is one of the best views you can get of the city.
Mattu beach is one of the best and pleasant beach in Udupi. Though you should not get down in the beach since the currents are very strong at this place, but you do get an awesome view here.
The way to the Mattu beach is also really awesome. First you need to cross a narrow bridge over a river. The Place is perfect example for tropical south India. Then you walk through the ever green fields. I just can’t describe the feeling you get while walking through here.
Malpe Beach and Malpe sea walk.
Malpe beach is one of the famous beaches in India. The place is a famous Tourist attraction. Malpe Beach is often filled with local and foreign tourists. Many Bollywood movie
The second part of the Malpe beach visit is to walk at the newly build new tourist attraction “Sea Walk”. The Sea walk is a build along the lines of famous sea walks around the world. You get a good view of the Malpe harbors and you get to see many fishing boats here.
Kappu is another small beach village near Mattu. Kapu is known for water sports and the famous Kapu
The place around the light house has been beautified and made it favorable for tourists visit. The place also have some shacks which offer local refreshment.
Have Lunch at a local Temple.
Since Udupi is a temple town and has many numbers of temples. One of the best things to do is to get the taste of the local cuisine and for that
You will find many devotees at these
Eat the local Delicacy, “Golibaje”.
Every place has its own local delicacy, so does udupi. One of the best local dish is Golibajje. These are small round balls which can are eaten along with coconut chutney.
You can also try other famous dishes from Udupi like Bhene Dosa, Buns etc. Since this is a coastal city, you should also try out some fish curry and different kinds of seafood in here.
Udupi is one of the best places to visit in Konkan. It is the mix of rich Konkan tradition and awesome beaches. You get the real taste of Konkan at this temple town and also see some old Dravidian architecture. The temple town is filled with
These were some of the best things you can do when in udupi. The best thing is to visit all the temples here and with every new temple you will be definitely be enthralled by the architecture and deign and the rich konkan tradition.