Shopping in Udupi

City Shopping, Udupi Overview

Although Udupi is relatively a smaller town, it has quite a few interesting listings on its shopping manual. It is widely known for its world-famous Udupi cuisine, so one is bound to find most shops selling a plethora of culinary items starting from snacks, juice extracts, spices and oils used in authentic Udupi cooking. Aluminium pans to make Guliyappa and Aruvamane used to scrape coconuts find a special mention among cooking vessels sold here.

Udupi is also reputed to be a storehouse of traditional clothing and textiles. Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram and Banaras silk sarees can be found at reasonable rates. Other traditional and modern garments and various types of jewellery are particularly famous among female shoppers.

One can also find wooden handicraft items like agarbatti stands, idols of deities, altars, etc. Fans of Ayurveda and massage therapy will be satisfied with the wide range of oils found here. Wheat halwa, banana halwa, banana chips and mango pickles are most sought-after local delicacies.

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Main Markets in Udupi

  • Ratha Beedi market area near the Krishna Temple is the most visited. One will find a wide variety of religious products like incense and holy figurines. The place lights up with temporary shops and stalls and attracts a select crowd during festival time.

  • For saree lovers, Kalsanka Girija Silk in Badagupet and Sai Ram Textorium opposite Sanskrit College are good options.

  • Abharan on Corporation Bank Road, Bheema Jewellers in Chittaranjan Circle, Swarna on Mosque Road is perfect for traditional jewellery shopping.

  • For snacks and packaged food, head to Alwyn Bakery near the bus stand or New Diana Stores opposite Syndicate Bank Towers.

  • The City Centre Mall is also an important landmark for modern shoppers.

Tips For Visiting City Shopping

In order to strike the best deal, checking out all available options before purchasing is a must. The best time to shop is January-February due to several religious events being organised at that time.

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