Malpe Tourism
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Malpe Tourism

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Malpe Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 3 m
  • District: Udupi
Malpe is one of the natural ports located at about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, in the state of Karnataka, India. The place is a famous port town and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. At the mouth of the Udyavara river, marks the beginning of this small scenic place Malpe.

The suburban city Udupi is administered by Udupi City Municipality. There is mainly three languages spoken here Tulu, Kannada and Konkani. This picturesque beach is the prime attraction of the port, Malpe. It is popular among both locals and tourists and is generally crowded.

St. Mary's Islands is one of the main attractions at Malpe, with its pristine secluded beach. People can also take a boat ride to St Mary's Island for some fascinating volcanic rock formations. Malpe is formed by a unique formation of volcanic rocks which are vertical hexagonal rocks. It is a big collection of islands found in different sizes. It is therefore called a beach flanked by Islands.

Malpe also contributes to the religious importance as the Balarama and Ananteshwara temples attract devotees. Basavappa Nayaka of Bidanur built a fort on the island of Daria-Bahadurgad on the off shores of Malpe.

There are many shrines in the name of many Gods.The port has a never ending stretch of soft sand, untouched by the commercialization with three rocky islands adjoining its western part. Daria-Bahadurgad, on the northern most ends, Daria-Gadara-Kallu in the middle and Kari Illada Kallu in the southern most part are the three islands. The main industry of Malpe is the fishing industry and tile manufacturing which contributes in the economy of the country.

To the south of Malpe lies the ideal picnic spot called Virgin Beach. Many pilgrims come to offer prayers at the temple of Vadabhandeshwara which enshrines the idol of Balarama, established by Sri Madhwacharya. The place also offers the visitors an island on the western side all made up of rocks.

The amazing view of the place sets up a perfect mood for an unforgettable trip. The place is characterized by silver white sand beach and is secluded from most of the modern areas around. A trip to Malpe is incomplete without a visit to a quite fascinating harbor which is also a ship building centre. The best months to enjoy Malpe are from October to March.

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Rindon kundu

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  56 readers

"Romantic Honeymoon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is too good for Honeymoon. People who wish to enjoy the sea in the rainy season should come and experience the beauty of Monsoon Sea beach. The good thing about Malpe Beach is that it is one of the cleanest beaches as well as police protected. During summer time you can also visit the St. Mary's Island just opposite of the Malpe Beach by boats. There are also local food stalls nearby- Sweet corn, Fried fish dishes etc.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • Lives in Bheemunipatnam
  • 1 Review
  •  126 readers

"Do visit Malpe once, it's worth visiting"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 25, 2016
We visited Malpe on our friends reference since he belongs to Udupi. It was basically a valentine weekend for me and my wife. So wanted to celebrate somewhere away from city and crowd. Malpe beach is really very clean and safe especially in the night time too. Thanks to people out there who are taking utmost care on the cleanliness. I would highly recommend people to visit Malpe for sure. St Mary's Island was again great experience but cleanliness needs to be taken care. Do visit Malpe once it's worth visiting.
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Karthik Nandhyala

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  • Karthik Nandhyala
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 24 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  1788 readers

"Malpe magic"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2016
OMG!! One of the best sunset at malpe wow it is just amazing, you can have very tasty sea foods at the shore and you have so many adventurous activities like jet ski, banana ride, horse riding, quad bikes, para sailing etc. It was my first parasailing and I took my DSLR with me also you can see the pics which I took from the Parachute.

You can visit this place at any time.
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Samarth shenoy

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  • Samarth shenoy
  • 7 Reviews
  •  380 readers

"Clean beach of coastal Karnataka"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2016
As a Manglorean we love beach. However nowadays beaches are not maintained by tourism. However Malpe is one such beach were it's maintained by locals and it's clean because of paradise group. The roads are like Oyster bay. The local fisherman are very nice and it was a nice time with them in the boat. My body was stinking but I liked the journey in the boat in which there were tons of fish. One should visit Malpe.
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Ashish

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  • Ashish
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Relaxing and Superb"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 19, 2016
We visited Malpe on our friends reference since he belongs to Udupi. It was basically and valentine weekend for me and my wife. So wanted to celebrate somewhere away from city and crowd. Malpe beach is really very clean and safe especially in the night time too. Thanks to people out thr who are taking utmost care on the cleanliness. I would highly recommend people to visit Malpe for sure. St Mary's Island was again great experience but cleanliness needs to be taken care. Do visit Malpe once its worth visiting.
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Vasanth Shettigar

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  • Vasanth Shettigar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  108 helpful votes
  •  6914 readers

"Superb sunset View at Malpe"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
If you need to enjoy your day near the water, especially near the sea and that too in Mangalore or Udupi area, Malpe is the place. The Malpe sea has a beautiful scenery and an excellent sea. The sea here is not that rough allowing people to enter the sea with less precaution. You will enjoy playing in the sea. You can even visit St Mary's Island taking the coastal boats through the sea.
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Daisy Quadros

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"Cool place for relaxation-Malpe"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
Great place to hangout with friends and family. Nearby we can find a Harbour and a ship building yard. Also we can hangout in St Mary's island which is 20 minutes away via boat.
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Piyush Sharma

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  • Piyush Sharma
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Picture perfect beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2015
At a distance of about 500 kms from Bengaluru in the district of Udupi, this is an ideal place for any beach bum. The place is about 5 km further down the road from Udupi and the famous Mahatma Gandhi statue greets you at the entrance of the beach with the tides hitting the beach. The beach has a lot of activities like the banana boat ride, parasailing, the jetski and many more (which I cannot recall). The location is brilliant and the crowd is pretty decent to go along with your better half.

The St Mary's island is a must visit from the beach as its just a 20 min boat ride.
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Jayakar Shetty

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  • Jayakar Shetty
  • Lives in Pune
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"A best beach to visit with nice attractions"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2015
This beach is very safe. Clean and White sand. Except Rainy season any day of the year is good to visit this beach. Saint Mary Island. About 15 kilometres. Boat ride is available between October to Mid May. Must visit Balram Temple (1 KM), Krishna Temple surrounded by Asta Math (10 KM), Kapu Beach (16 KM), Tonse & Hoode Beach (5 KM). Brown Rice with Fish Curry & Fish Fry. Fish is fresh from the Sea. Adventurous sports like Water ride, Banana Boat Ride, guided Para gliding Boat Ride. Ratosav at Krishna Temple at Udupi city. Not to venture to the sea if high wind warning is issued. Travel by Road is the best.
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  • Sharath Ac
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Heaven on the earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 12, 2015
Malpe is famous for beaches. I travelled many times but staying in Paradise lodge and spending time in the sea shore is memorable moments. You will feel like a remote place were you can enjoy without any much disturbance from the outsiders. From here St Marys island is very near and there is good transport facility to reach there.
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