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"A Beach Town with a Unique Dialect of Kannada"

Kundapura 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. 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.

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. 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.

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Restaurants and Local Food in Kundapura

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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Suggested Itinerary for Kundapura

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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Kundapur is connected well through roads and rail. Kundapur railway station connects the town to rest of the cities of Karnataka as well as the nearby states. Cabs, taxis, as well as motorable bikes, are easily available from nearby cities to travel to Kundapur. It is located at a distance of 4 km from the heart of the city. There is no direct flight connectivity. However, Mangalore International is the nearest airport located at a distance of 87 km. 

How to reach Kundapura by flight

Located 87 km from Kundapur, Mangalore International is the nearest air airport. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, and others have direct flights from major metro cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata and other cities from the rest of India. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to get to Kundapur, which will take you around 2 hours to reach.

How to reach Kundapura by train

Kundapur junction connects all the major Indian cities like Goa, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, etc. You can hire a taxi from the station to Kundapur.

How to reach Kundapura by bus

Kundapur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular private and state-run buses and cabs. Alternatively, you can also drive to Kundapur from nearby cities like Mangalore, Goa, Chickmagaluru, Udupi, Hassan and Hubli. 

Local transport in Kundapura

Kundapur offers a plethora of tourist attractions for visitors to explore. To commute within the city is not difficult especially with a good network of buses. You can hire a taxi if you are short on time or if you are looking for a comfort ride. However, make sure you plan your trip in winters while the weather is cool and pleasant.

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What are the places near Kundapur?

The top places near to Kundapur are Udupi which is 33 km from Kundapur, Jog falls which is located 68 km from Kundapur, Maravanthe which is located 11 km from Kundapur, Gokarna which is located 110 km from Kundapur, Murudeshwar which is located 56 km from Kundapur

What are the things to do in Kundapur?

The top things to do in Kundapur are Padukone, Trasi, Shankaranarayana, Mahalasa Narayani Temple, Uppinakudru, Kodi Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Kundapur here

What is the best way to reach Kundapur?

Kundapur is connected well through roads and rail. Kundapur railway station connects the town to rest of the cities of Karnataka as well as the nearby states. Cabs, taxis, as well as motorable bikes, are easily available from nearby cities to travel to Kundapur. It is located at a distance of 4 km from the heart of the city. There is no direct flight connectivity. However, Mangalore International is the nearest airport located at a distance of 87 km. 
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What is the 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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What is the best time to visit Kundapur?

The best time to visit Kundapur is from the winter months of October to March when the weather is pleasant and less humid. With a tropical climate, Kundapur experiences hot and humid temperature rise in summers, heavy rains during the monsoons so it is highly recommended to not visit during these seasons. 
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Who should visit Kundapur?

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.

What is not so good about Kundapur?

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

What is famous about Kundapur?

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.

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Rohit Shroff

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- 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 wh (Read More)ile indulging in any sport activites and swimming.
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