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Malpe Beach
St Marys Island (Photo Courtesy: Man On Mission)
View of the Island (Photo Courtesy: Man On Mission)
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Typical Chikmagalur Homestay (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 March 2010)
Mullayanagiri (Photo Courtesy: Sujaykulkarnisujay)
Manikyadhara Falls (photo courtesy: Sampigesrini)

This is a short break for getaway seekers looking to explore Plantations (Chikmagalur) and Beaches (Malpe).

Route

Chikmagalur(2) - Malpe(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrrival at Mangalore. Proceed to Chikmagular.
  • Day-2 In and around Chikmagalur
  • Day-3 Proceed to Malpe beach near Udupi via Kudremukh forests, Sringeri Mutt and Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple.
  • Day-4 Temple Visits / Excursions and activities in and around Malpe
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Chikmagalur - Mullayanagiri (22.00 kms), Kemmanagundi Hills (50.00 kms)

Malpe - Malpe Beach (0.50 kms), St Marys Island (2.00 kms), Sri Krishna Udupi Temple (7.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mangalore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to get fully rejuvenated and enjoy good salibrious climate may spend additional night in Chikmagalur.

Distances
  • Mangalore to Chikmagalur -152 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Malpe -190 kms (5 hrs)
  • Malpe to Mangalore -67 kms (1.5 hrs)
Route

Mangalore - Chikmagalur(2) - Malpe(2) - Mangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrrival at Mangalore. Proceed to Chikmagular. Arrival at Mangalore. Proceed to Chikmagalur (160 kms - 4 hrs). Chikmagalur is a renowned nature centric destination having Coffee Plantations and reserve forests around.

Day-2 In and around Chikmagalur Enjoy activities such as trekking and Coffee Plantation walks. Visit Mullayanagiri (highest Peak) and Kemmanagundi (Hill station and view point)).

Day-3 Proceed to Malpe beach near Udupi via Kudremukh forests, Sringeri Mutt and Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple. Proceed to Malpe Beach (200 kms - 5.5 hours). Travel through Kudremukh forests and enroute visit Sringeri Mutt, Horanadu Annapporneshwari Temple. Malpe Beach near Udupi (8 kms) is a renowned beach getaway.

Day-4 Temple Visits / Excursions and activities in and around Malpe Take a 10 minute boat ride to St. Mary’s Island with its untouched beaches and unique rock formations. Visit Backwater areas around Malpe and take a boat ride OR Afternoon Visit to the renowned Udupi Sri Krishna temple (10 kms) OR excursion for Mookambika Temple at Kollur (77 kms). Watersports are organised at Malpe beach, so guests may just stay put and enjoy some activities.

Day-5 Departure Depart to Mangalore (60 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Chikmagalur :

  • Mullayanagiri - Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka and is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri is a popular trekking route.

  • Kemmanagundi Hills - Kemmannugundi (4200 ft asl) (also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station) is a hill station near Chikmagalur characterised by cascades, mountain streams and valleys views. Popular day visit ex-Chikmagalur.

Malpe :

  • Malpe Beach - Malpe beach is located 8 kms from Udupi and one of the best beaches in Coastal Karnataka offering watersports and good beach for swimming

  • St Marys Island - 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.

  • Sri Krishna Udupi 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.

Destination Overview

Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.

Chikmagalur - Chikmangalur is a popular getaway and known for its Coffee and Spice Plantations

Malpe - Malpe is an idyllic beach stretch in close proximity (8 km) from Udipi, 5 km off NH 17. Malpe lies in close proximity to temples of Udupi region and backwaters stretches of Coastal Karnataka.

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Distances
  • Mangalore to Chikmagalur -152 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Malpe -190 kms (5 hrs)
  • Malpe to Mangalore -67 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Chikmagalur Getaway

Chikmagalur (3500 ft asl) is an area renowned for Coffee plantations, activity centric resorts, more

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Distances
  • Mangalore to Chikmagalur -152 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Malpe -190 kms (5 hrs)
  • Malpe to Mangalore -67 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

This getaway works well with premium stays. Guests looking to explore plantation character may choose to stay in plantation bungalows.

Expert Connect

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