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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Check Flights

"A town with a Unique dialect of Kannada"

Kundapur Tourism

Culturally rich, a treasure trove of mesmerizing nature and environ of spirituality define this temple town best. It is known for its unique dialect in Kannada and amazing cuisine. Lying on the western coast of Karnataka, the town is flanked by water bodies on three sides, i.e. Panchgangavalli River in the north, Kalaghar River in the east and Arabian sea and picturesque Kodi backwaters in the west.

Deriving its name from Kundeshvara temple, the town of Kundapur owns a rich and glorious past. Once served as the centre of power of Vijaya Nagara Dynasty, Kundapur has been home to Rajas of Baindoor, Tipu Sultan, Portuguese in 16th century and finally the British. Also once been an important trading port, especially with the Middle East, today one can witness the footprints of the bygone era at every point in the town. Also a destination for nature buffs along with activities like hiking, trekking, rock climbing and boating, that can make your trip all the more memorable.

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Idyllic Beach Destination along Coastal Karnataka

Skirted by water on three sides, Kundapur is a beach destination located on the western cost of the Udupi district of Karnataka. Drawing its name from the Kundeshwar temple situated in the heart of the town, Kundapur not only attracts religious tourists but history lovers as well. Vinayak temple- Guddattu situated 15 km and Sri Aanegudde Vinayak Temple located 5 km from the heart of the town, never fails to attract religionist and devotees from around the world. Vinayak temple- Guddattu holds much folklore and embedded antiquity of over 1700 years.

You can explore this beautiful foreshore destination wallowing himself in adventure activities like trekking, white water rafting as well as scuba diving. If your soul craves for achieving some balmy experience, sit by the beach and listen to the acoustic sounds of the splashing waves, breeze, and seagulls. Kundapur never fails to amaze you. It is a 360-degree experience of fun, vacation, adventure activities and a soul-stirring experience.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kundapur

While in Kundapur, you will find many vegetarian eating outlets offering delicious food. However, it does not mean that non-vegetarians will be disappointed. The place also offers some tasty non-vegetarian delicacies including masala fish fry. Also try out tender coconut, palm fruit and sugarcane juice to refresh oneself.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Kundapur and check into your hotel and freshen up. Later, you can head over to the Kodi Beach. Sit on a beach, enjoy the ambience and listen to the tactile sounds of the splashing waves, breeze, and seagulls. Take a stroll towards the Maravanthe Beach to enjoy the tranquil ambience of the beach while walking on the seashore. Plump yourself in some activities like scuba diving and water surfing, banana ride and have some Konkan delicacies that are drool worthy.
Day 2 - Go for the early morning tour of the famed Kundeshwar temple followed by Anneguddu Vinayak Temple located at a driving distance of 20 minutes from each other. Relax for a while.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Beaches. Adventure. Trekking and River Rafting. Closest weekend getaway from Mangalore. Kundeshwar Temple for pious tourists. A variety of Konkan Delicacies available to calm one's hunger pangs.

What's Not So Great?

Hot and humid during summers. No direct flight connectivity. Monsoons are unpredictable. No adventure sports activities during monsoon due to high tides.

For Whom?

Great for the population of Mangalore as well as Karnataka to get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ideal for group travellers, friends, family getaways and for couples. Perfect location for adventure enthusiasts, beach lovers, photo fanatics, history buffs and pilgrims as well.

How To Reach Kundapur

Kundapur is well connected with the Konkan railway network which connects the town to rest of the cities of Karnataka as well as the nearby states. The railway head is located at a distance of 4 km from the heart of the city. There is no direct flight connectivity. However, Mangalore Airport is the nearest airbase located at a distance of 87 km from the destination that connects Kundapur to rest of the nation. Cabs, taxis, as well as motorable bikes, are easily available from nearby cities to travel to the destination.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Carrying a pair of sport shoes are a must to explore this culturally rich town.
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the mystical essence of Kundapur.
- Take all necessary precautions while indulging in any sport activites and swimming.
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