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Activities in Udupi

There are not many activities in Udupi that visitors can indulge in, however, if you step out of the town then you may find numerous activities that you may enjoy. Udupi is ornamented by both beaches and nearby hills for a pleasurable experience. It also has religious significance for Hindus. It is a pilgrimage for Hindus with various temples and Maths (monasteries) to spend in spiritual relaxation.

Kapu or Kaup Beach is a lesser known beach and is wonderful for walks. There is also a lighthouse where visitors can climb up and enjoy the view of the sea. Kapu Beach is 12 kms drive from Udupi, down south.

Other activites include, river-rafting at Sitanadi Nisarga Dhama. It is 40 kms away from Udupi with several options for river-rafting.

Malpe Beach is a wonderful destination for boating in long boats that are cylindrical in shape and can accommodate a small group of people. This is a slow ride and is perfect for enjoying the scenic treat of the place and for relaxation. Speed boat rides are available to visit St. Mary’s Island, which is popular because the Portuguese sailor Vasco Da Gama made a visit here, when discovering the trade route from Europe to India. Speed boat rides are not available in the rainy season. This beach is perfect for long walks. There is no provision for water sports.

Marawanthe Beach is the place to visit for water sports and fishing; the beach is 50 kms away from Udupi. Para-sailing is adored by visitors. One can indulge in other activities such as, wind surfing and water skiing. Some resorts have provisions for under water activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, 50 kms away from Udupi is a good destination for trekking and camping.

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