Udupi , also known as Rajata Peetha and Shivalli is a town in the south-west Indian State of Karnataka. The famous Vaishnavite pilgrimage town of Udupi is situated approximately 60 km from Mangalore. Udupi is renowned for the Krishna Mutt (Temple of Lord Krishna). This was the sanctum of Madhwacharya, the great Sanskrit philosopher who founded the Krishna Mutt in the 13th century. It is also renowned for its chefs, cuisine, and restaurants. The colourful Paryaya festival, when officiating priests hand over their responsibilities to other pontiff, beckons thousands of devotees from all over the country every alternate year.
Temperature: Summer: 40-22C, Winter: 32-10 C
Best Season: Throughout the year
Languages spoken: Kannada and English
STD Code: 0820
How to reach
Air: Mangalore is the nearest airport connected by flights with major cities in India.
Rail: Located on the Konkan Railway line, Udupi is connected with several important cities in India.
Road: Udupi is connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India. Some of the cities are Bangalore (420 km), Hubli (229 km) and Pune (592 km).