Places to Visit near Udupi

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Places to Visit near Udupi

Here is the list of 16 Places to Visit near Udupi

1. Pajaka - 12 km from Udupi

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11 kms from Udupi

The birthplace of Sri Madhavacharya, a Dvaita philosopher, this village has a number of attractions that depict or mark the events and life of the philosopher. Find here a Banyan tree grown by him and the Madhava Mandir.

2. Karkala - 37 km from Udupi

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37 kms from Udupi

Known For : Chaturmukha Basadi Statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara) Ramasamudra Lake

Karkala is a quaint small town with great historical significance and is blessed with several ancient temples. In fact, the town of Karkala itself is believed to have its roots going back to the 10th century while under the rule of Alupas. The town also serves as an important religious centre for Jains and Hindus and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Changing hand of power several times, it was the Pandya Kings who ruled the town for more than 300 years.

Best Time: September to March

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3. Mookambika Temple - 46 km from Udupi

75 kms from Udupi

Mookambika Temple is dedicated to Aadiprakarshakti who is believed to embody the powers of three goddesses, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Mahakali and Maha Lakshmi. The sanctum sanctorum houses a Linga represents Purusha as well as Shakti and is called the Udbhavlinga.

4. Maravanthe - 50 km from Udupi

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62 kms from Udupi

Known For : Padukone Kodachadri Trek Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe is a getaway which can be best described as nature's basket full of mesmerizing picturesque views. A beautiful beach town with white sand spread miles and miles along the coast fetches the beach a nickname of Virgin Beach. The sunset sets the whole place tinted in the shade of sepia just out of a painter's canvas. Studded with several places of excursion, the town is adorned with a stark backdrop of Kodachadri Hills, while Arabian Sea bounds it from one side and Sauparnika River on the other side.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Agumbe - 60 km from Udupi

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67 kms from Udupi

Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is a tiny village often referred to as the "Cherrapunji of South India". This biodiversity-rich region highest rainfall in south India and the second highest annual rainfall in India. Visiting Agumbe is an enriching experience as this hill station and picturesque beauty coupled with trekking trails and gushing rainfalls. It is one of the last surviving lowland rainforests. This beautiful place served as the setting for India's very famous fictional town Malgudi in the TV serial Malgudi Days.

6. Kudlu Falls - 61 km from Udupi

62 kms from Udupi

Also known as Sita Falls, Kudlu Falls is famous for its picturesque beauty. The waterfall cascades down the Western Ghats from a height of 150 feet in the midst of a dense green cover of the hilly terrain. It requires a moderate level of trekking through the green zone to reach the enchanting waterfall. The attraction is, thus, a favourite amongst trekkers and nature lovers.

7. Sringeri - 89 km from Udupi

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89 kms from Udupi

Known For : Kigga Sarada Temple Sringeri Mutt

Sringeri or Shringeri, as it is called is a hill town located in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. It is the site of the first Matha- Sringeri Sharada Peeta, established by Adi Shankara- the great Indian theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in 8th century CE. Adi Shankara, also known as Adi Shankaracharya was born either in a village named Kaladi in the state of Karnataka, or in a place called Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu (debatable, as per different texts), and travelled throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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8. Murudeshwar - 102 km from Udupi

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102 kms from Udupi

Known For : Netrani Island Murudeshwar Temple Murudeshwar Beach

With its major attraction as the huge Shiva temple, Murudeshwar is a religious site which also serves as the connecting point for popular scuba diving destination Netrani. Murudeshwar is home to the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. With the shimmering Arabian Sea on three sides and the magnificent Western Ghats imposing their presence on this town, it is a favourite picnic spot for the folks from Kerala and Karnataka.

Best Time: October to May

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9. Kodachadri Hills - 112 km from Udupi

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112 kms from Udupi

Kodachadri Hills serve as a stunning backdrop of evergreen forests to the town of Maravanthe. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 4411 feet above the sea level, they also proves to be one of the good trekking trails, beginning at the South Kanara Forest.

10. Horanadu - 118 km from Udupi

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118 kms from Udupi

Known For : Annapoorneeshwari Temple Kalaseeshwara Temple

Horanadu is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. It is most famous for the Goddess Annapoorneeshwari Temple and its beautiful sights. It lies in Malnad, about 330 km from Bangalore and 136 km from Mangalore. The area is covered in thick vegetation and gives it a beautiful setting. The town of Horanadu being agriculture centric, is rich in tea, coffee and spice plantations. One can purchase these in bulk at much cheaper rates than those found in cities.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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11. Kumta - 146 km from Udupi

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147 kms from Udupi

Known For : Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple Om Beach Mirjan Fort

The beautiful town of Kumta situated amidst the marvellous wonders of nature is one of the most enticing places to visit in Karnataka. Lying on the coastline of Arabian Sea, it offers tantalizing beaches, fascinating black rocks, intriguing temples and sprawling greenery, Kumta is all about relaxing, unwinding and solitude. There are three sorts of forest in the region, that are the tropical mixed forest, mixed forest and tropical evergreen forest.

Best Time: October to March

12. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary - 158 km from Udupi

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158 kms from Udupi

Covering a vast area of over 490 sq.kms, the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located only 38 km west of the Chikmanglur town in Karnataka. Surrounded by hills of the Western Ghats on all sides, the view of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary looks like a scene right out of a movie! The serrated mountains loom in the distance as their snow-clad peaks pierce the sky. The heaven touching apex of the mountains acts like a crown to the massive Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

13. Jog Falls - 159 km from Udupi

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163 kms from Udupi

Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls

The second-highest plunge waterfall of India, Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka. Located on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka, Jog waterfalls is the highest waterfall in the state.

Best Time: July to December

14. Kukke Subramanya - 160 km from Udupi

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153 kms from Udupi

Known For : Sringeri Mutt Kumara Parvatha Trek Kukke Subramanya Temple

Known for the Subramanya temple with Subramanya, lord of all serpents as the deity, Kukke Subramanya is a village with beautiful landscapes all around. Placed on the banks of the river Kumaradhara, this village is a pleasant mix of natural beauty and religious sanctity. Its unparalleled and abundant natural endowment makes it a popular tourist destination. It is most well known for its religious attractions, with quite a few temples in the area.

Best Time: July to March

15. Honnemaradu - 174 km from Udupi

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174 kms from Udupi

Known For : The Honnemardu Reservoir Dabbe Falls Rafting in Honnemaradu

Honnemaradu is a small cozy village, by the Honnemaradu Reservoir. The deserted village is like a live amusement park, just without any boundaries. The little village has very few people, and the only attraction is the water sports done at the Honnemaradu lake. Honnemaradu is a place like no other. And though every tourist destination has a unique set of things to offer, Honnemaradu takes it a notch higher.

Best Time: October to December, March to Apr

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16. Gokarna - 177 km from Udupi

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180 kms from Udupi

Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Water Sports in Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand and respite and relaxation on the other.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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