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Malpe is categorised as Beachside / Backwaters

Malpe Beach
St Marys Island (Photo Courtesy: Man On Mission)

Reasons to Visit
  • Malpe is an idyllic beach stretch in close proximity (8 km) from Udipi, 5 km off NH 17
  • Malpe is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi and an important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast
  • Malpe has a clear stretch of beach with white sand and is good for swimming.
  • Malpe offers watersports and guests can take a boat ride either to St Mary's Island or nearby backwaters.
  • Nearby Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it.
  • Except weekends, Beach is generally not crowded and one can take long walks.
  • Beach and Backwater Destinations of India"Malpe is renowned for having the best beach in Coastal Karnataka. Nearby there is a Lagoon area where River meets Arabian sea. There are stays on the beach as well as on backwaters by the same management. Activities on offer includes Trips to nearby Island, boat trips, watersports etc."
  • Idyllic Beach Destinations in Coastal Karnataka"Malpe near Udupi (8 kms) offers idyllic beaches, mid-segment / premium hotels, watersports. There are backwater lagoons around Malpe, temples and visit areas making it a popular getaway over long weekends."
Access Information

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Malpe

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Malpe


  • Malpe Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Chikmagalur - Malpe Break (4 Nights)

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Mangalore Airport to MalpeRs. 1761

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Mangalore Railway Station and MalpeRs. 1761
Pickup/Drop between Udupi Railway Station and MalpeRs. 353

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Destination Ideas

  • Karnataka in Monsoon
  • Malpe Beach Getaway - Travel Idea for Coastal Karnataka
  • Significant Lord Bahubali Statues in Jain Pilgrimages in Karnataka

Stay Ideas

  • Paradise Isle Beach getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Malpe beach is located 8 kms from Udupi and one of the best beaches in Coastal Karnataka offering watersports and good beach for swimming
    Activity, View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach, Watersports
    There is a renowned Saibaba Temple at 5 kms from Udupi near Malpe. The Saibaba temple complex also has Shri Nityananda Swami and Shri Raghavendra Swami temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Ambalpady Mahakali Temple in Udupi is home to an ancient Mahakali temple. Lakshmi Janardhan Temple is also visited alongwith
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    13th Century Sri Krishna Udupi temple is a major Krishna pilgrimage centre and around which entire temple town of Udupi and its economy is based. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples, the most ancient being made of basic wood and stone of 1,500 years origin.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Karkala is a town of historical importance and a pilgrim centre for Jains. Jainism is widely practised here. The single stone 42-foot statue Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) is main attraction and is the second tallest in Karnataka. There are about 18 Jain basadis here.Attur nearby is also home to impressive St Lawrence Church.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Kateel is home to Sri Durga Parmeshwari Temple and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Coastal Karnataka
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Venur is home to 38 ft monolith of Lord Bahubali also known as Lord Gomateshwara. The single rock statue was erected in the year 1604. This statue of Bahubali is one of the five giant monoliths found in Karnataka.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    St. Marys Islands also known as Coconut Island are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava. They are approached via a Boat ride from Malpe.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari temple an 800 year old temple that is set on a riverside md-way between Udupi and Mangalore just off NH-17. It is a well visited pilgrim centre locally and regionally.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple

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Nearest Airport in Malpe
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-67 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Malpe
  • Udupi ( UD ), Udupi-6 Kms
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