Uppunda, a coastal village in Karnataka’s Udupi district, has some of the most beautiful and unexplored beaches. It also houses several ancient temples worth visiting. Earlier, this place was a part of the Madras state. This place is a perfect weekend getaway, as it is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities in this village. But Kundapur, which is 27 km away, has reasonable hotels to choose from like Jewel Park Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900), J.K. Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 800) and Shivaprasad Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900).
Kannada is the official language of Uppunda. However, Tulu, Konkani and English are also spoken in the area.
Kodi Habba, the annual temple festival held in November-December at the Durgaparameshwari Temple, is a major event in the village.
Places of Interest
Durgaparameshwari Temple in Uppunda is one of the largest temples in South India. It is a kilometer away from the main village centre. It also has several virgin beaches worth exploring. Some of the attractions nearby include Kundapur (27 km) and Kollur (29 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is in Mangalore, which is 120 km away.
Bijoor railway station is only 3 km away from this village. The major rail head connecting this place with other cities is Mangalore railway station (122 km).
There are buses from Bangalore, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Hubli. Shreekumar Travels, Durgamba Travels, Ganesh Tourists and Sri Durgamba Travels are some of the top operators travelling on this route. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.