Udupi was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.

Area 68 sq km
Altitude 39 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-36.0 C Winter,Min.-22.0C,Max.-32.0C
Languages Kannada, Konkani, Hindi, English
STD Code 08252
Rainfall 3777 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Udupi Map

How to get there
1. Air :-Mangalore - Bajpe Airport is 60 kms from Udupi.

2. Rail:- Udupi railway station is on the Konkan railway.
3. Road:- National Highway 17 passes through Udupi.Other significant roads include the State Highways to Karkala and Dharmastala and to Shimoga and Sringeri. The NH 17 provides a link to Mangalore and Karwar.

Places to Visit

Sri Krishna Temple Sri Anathesvara Temple
St. Mary's Island beach Marawanthe beach
Chandramauleshvara Temple


Maravanthe Kollur Malpe
Manipal Mangalore

Udupi is also famous for jewellery.


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