Udupi, a coastal city in Mangalore, Karnataka, has a lot of tourist attractions that draw visitors from all across. The famous St. Mary’s Island which can only be reached by a ferry from Malpe is a perfect picnic spot where you can unwind. This city is also a pilgrimage center. Devotees flock to the famous Krishna Temple located here. Legends say that the name Udupi, comes from udu, which mean stars and pa, meaning Lord. Udupi is known for its Mangalorean Cuisine and rich culture. Folk art like the Yakshagana and Huli Vesha are famous in this region.
Budget Hotels in Udupi
There are many budget hotels for tourists in this city. Some of these hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Sai Residency (Tariff – Rs.664) and Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs.424).
The languages spoken in Udupi are Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe and Kannada.
Events in Udupi
There are many important festivals celebrated in Udupi such as Paryaya and Makar Sankranti in January, Krishna Janmashtami in August, Navratri in September-October, Vijaya Dashami in October, Diwali during October-November and Christmas in December.
Places to See in Udupi
Some of the popular places of interest in Udupi include Manipal (6 km), Anantheshwara, a kilometer away, Sri Krishna Temple (950-m), Karkala (37 km), Udyavara River (7 km), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (13 km), Malpe Beach (8 km) and Malpe Port (7 km) away.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport, which is 63 km away from Udupi.
The Udupi Railway Station is only 5 km away from the main city center.
Udupi is frequented by buses from both Mangalore and Bangalore, bringing tourists and pilgrims. Private bus operators such as Ganesh Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Paulo Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels, Canara Pinto Travels, Sea Bird Travels and Kamat Travels run Volvo A/C buses daily from Bangalore, Mangalore, Hospet, Gulbarga, Mumbai and Hyderabad to Udupi. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.
Thaliparamba is a city in the Kannur district in Kerala. It stretches out and touches the border of Karnataka. Even though it is a small area, it has a fairly large population of over 70,000 people. The surrounding hills and lush green fields make this town a beautiful place to visit. Two rivers and the Arabian Sea are also close to the town. The hanging bridge and riverside temple make this a very tourist friendly city to visit.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options well within budget such as Das Residency, Sneha Inn, Hotel Plaza and KTDC Motel within the range of Rs.1700.
Onam, Vishu and Thiruvathirai are the most popularly celebrated festivals in Cannanore along with other festivals like Christmas, Eid and Diwali. The KottiyoorVysakhaMahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
Malayalam is the primary language spoken. Hindi is well understood.
Places to Visit
It is a small town and offers very few local attractions. Travellers would have to consult local travel agents to seek the next best options for sights to see.
How to Get There
At a distance of 173km, is Mangalore airport which offers limited connectivity to the closest metros and other cities. Alternatively, Calicut International Airport is situated around 125km away.
While Thaliparamba has a local railway station that has connectivity to Kannur passengers have to access Kannur Railway Station that has daily trains to Trivandrum and hoards of other trains that come in and exit to various cities across South India and further north.
Thaliparamba has a bus stop that connects the town to Kannur. KSRTC, Cauvery Travels and SAM Tourist from Kannur bus station provides timely service. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.