Malpe, the very beautiful beach of Karnataka is a great place to visit for any beach lover. I visited Malpe Beach twice, one in 2011 and latest in 2020. In this 9 year I can see lot of changes in Malpe Beach.
Malpe is located at Upupi district of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Mangalore and 400 km from Bangalore. This time I went to Mangalore from Bangalore by flight and from Mangalore I booked prepaid taxi to reach Malpe Beach. You can go by car or bus till Upupi as well.
There are now few hotels and resorts and I choose Paradise Isle Report. The location of the resort is excellent and just opposite to the beach.
We reached the resort at 12.30. Finished lunch and checked in to room and came to the beach around 2.30. It was bit hot even in January, but a nice breeze was compensating the temperature. Beach was bit crowded and many tourists, school students, families came to the beach to enjoy the day. There is dedicated parking area for car, bus and all. There are change rooms in the beach as well. So, anyone can just come to the beach, enjoy and go back.
We spend some time in the beach. There are several water activities, horse riding, camel riding available on the beach. Me and my son went for the horse ride. After spending around 2 hrs we came to resort.
In the evening we went see the sunset and it was lucky to see an spectacular sunset.
After that we gone for the walk and I could see the development happened in the area. There are many shops, food stalls, new resorts are available. We went to a small but nice cafe for the tea and snacks.
Came back to resort. Had dinner and done for the day.
Next day after breakfast we again went to the sea. It was Sunday morning and there were good crowed already there. We have spent sometime there and then came back resort for local sightsceen.
There are many tourist attraction nearby Malpe. I have visited few in my two trips to Malpe and there are still many to cover. Here is few places.
St. Mary’s Island
Excellent place to visit from Malpe beach. There are boat services available from the beach to reach the Island. It is small Island and you should not miss to visit the place when you are in Malpe.
Udupi Sri Krishna Matha
A very beautiful Sri Krishna Matha, 15 km from Malpe beach, a famous place to visit. A very good number of tourist and pilgrims visit here everyday. You can either visit by normal queue or by special queue by paying 100 rupees.
Aanegudde Shree Vinayaka Temple
A very famous Vinayaka Temple and you can visit this temple. Darshan usually does not take much time and the temple serves lunch free of cost.
100 km from Malpe Beach a very famous attraction the Siva temple in Murdeswar. Huge crowed always present there however you will not feel it. The temple is beautiful and the view of the temple and the beach are just outstanding.
Kukke Subramaniya Temple
The very popular temple and everyday huge number of pilgrims visit the temple. Please check the temple website for all details on timing, dress code, seva before plan your trip. The temple is very crowded almost always.
Dharmasthala is another famous temple. This is also a very popular and a must visit for pilgrims. I missed the darshan as the temple was close when I reached there. So please check the latest timing before visiting the temple.
So why to wait. Pack your luggage this winter and enjoy an awesome weekend in Malpe.
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Tripoto: Koushik Dhar
Tripoto: Koushik Dhar
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