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Udyavara River

Udyavara River


Udyavara is a village on the outskirts of the town of Udupi, Karnataka, India. It is located to south of Udupi, and to the north of the Udyavara river. Udyavara was formerly called Udayapura. It was the capital of the Alupas. Many inscriptions are found here. The Udyavara River flows through here, forming small islets. Due to high demand for houses in the area, Udyavara is gradually becoming a suburb of Udupi. National Highway 17 passes through this village. Also, an Ayurveda college campus is situated nearby.

The main attractions of Udyavara are the palace and fort area, which is famous for two walls. The inner one encloses a palace and the outer one consists of temples and business establishments.

The important temples of Udyavara are Siddivinayaka temple, Durgaparameshwari temple and the Shambushaileshwara temple. Udyavara is a small village situated 4km away from Udupi Town which is a very famous for its Shri Krishna Math Udyavara also very famous for its temple It consista of Vinayaka Temple, Veera Vittala Temple, Pade Devastana, etc

Location info:

Address:The Udyavara River flows through outskirts of the town of Udupi, Karnataka, India, forming small islets.
District:Udupi District
Nearest City:Udupi
Best time to visit: from December to February


The climate in Udupi is hot in summers and pretty good in winter. During summers(from March to May) the temperature reaches up to 40°C and in winters (from December to February) it is usually between 32°C and 20°C. The Monsoon period is from June to September with average rainfall and heavy winds.



Interesting things to do:

There are several festivals during which huge crowds of locals as well as outsiders gather in Udupi.
The Paryaya festival is held once every two years in the even years like 2006,2008,2010.The paryaya is held on 18 January on even years,starting early morning at around 3.00 A.M. During this festival there are tableaus from various groups which gather in Udupi in the early hours of the morning. People gather on the streets to watch them.

Krishna Janmashtami is held every year. During this festival groups of men wear "Pili Vesha (Tulu)/Huli vesha (Kannada)" Tiger costume and other costumes. They visit and collect donations from shops and houses around Udupi with a lot of enthusiasm among the participants and general public.
Bhajana Saptaha which is held in Sri Laxmi Venkatesh Temple. Saptaha means one week. During this time Bhajans are sung continuously day and night for 7 days. This falls during August of every year.
Rathothsava (Chariot festival) is held in almost all occasions around Rathabeedi. During this time the ratha (chariot) of lord krishna is pulled by locals around Rathabeedi.

Interesting things to Visit:

☀ Malpe: About 6 km from Udupi town, Malpe is an important fishing and trading harbour.
☀ St. Mary's Island:An island on the Arabian Sea near to Malpe
☀ Kaup (pronounced "Ka-Aap"): About 12 km from Udupi with a beach and a lighthouse
☀ Maravanthe: About 42 km from Udupi. The NH-17 is flanked on the left side by the Arabian Sea and on the right side by the Souwparnika River. However, due to continuous sea erosion, the Arabian Sea has come dangerously close to the NH-17.Still the road exists miraculously between sea and river and after this spot, river makes a U turn and goes eastwards and meets sea at Kundapura, after a journey of about 10 km.
☀ byndoor beach is well known for its beautiful sun set, and we can see the sun set from the ib . all facilities are available for tourists. we can also see the mountain view from watch tower(100m high, around 400 meters above sea level )

Wildlife Sanctuaries:-The Udupi district has thick evergreen forests in the eastern part.They form part of Sahyadri or Western Ghats of India.These forests have wide range of flora and fauna.

☀ Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary: About 40 km from Udupi. It contains rare species of animals, birds and medicinal plants.
☀ Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary: About 50 km from Udupi. Spread along the Kundapur-Kollur road, this sanctuary is generally off the tourist map.
☀ Shirva Pilar khan Bird Sanctuary: About 03 km from Shirva

☀ Kudlu- Theertha- Falls: About 42 km from Udupi. A waterfall located deep in the jungles of Western Ghats, close to Hebri town.This is a beautiful water fall in any standards, and may become very weak during Feb-May. With a height of about 300 feet, it falls directly into a pond which is considered holy by local people, because, sages meditated here thousands of years ago. There is one more water fall above Kudlu theertha, called Manga theertha (monkey theertha) named so because, only monkey can reach it as the path is very steep inside the forest.
☀ Barkana Falls: About 54 km from Udupi. Located in the Western Ghats at the junction of Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru districts, the falls are a 45-minute walk from the Udupi-Shimoga state highway.
☀ Belkal Theertha- Falls: About 50 km from Udupi. Cascading waterfalls, located deep in the Western Ghats. This falls is about 400 feet and there will be no water during Feb-May.
☀ Arasina Gundi, near Dali village off Kollur, is a beautiful waterfall within the forest.
☀ Jomlu Theertha :Near Belve village about 35 km from Udupi[1], a small water fall about 20 feet height created by River Seethanadi. This is second water fall of this river, first one being Kudlu Theertha.
☀ Kosalli Water falls near Byndoor, Kundapur Taluk is a beautiful spot situated at the northern boundary of the district.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Railway Station is 3KM from Udupi Bus Stand .And this is connected with most of the metros.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport from Udupi is Bajpe Airport (60 km. from Udupi) from where one can take flights for most of the important cities in India like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai.
Road Transport:There is a good network of roads that connects Udupi to other important cities of the region

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Police Station:Udupi
Nearest Hospital:Udupi
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Udyavara River Nearest Attraction

St. Mary's Island
Located 58 km north of Mangalore, the St. Mary's Island beach is special for the unique formation of basalt rocks which have crystallized into columns and split into vertical hexagonal blocks. This group of islands is accessible by ferry from Malpe which is a major fishing harbor.....more
Kollur Temples
Kollur Mookambika Temple, an important seat of Shakti worship is located in very picturesque surroundings at the foot of the Western Ghats in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. This sacred place is situated on the banks of river sauparnika and surrounded by thickly wooded hills and has a natural formation resembling the Sri Chakra. Kollur is one of the seven mukti places which were created by Parashurama.....more
Udupi Temples
Udupi, the Kokani city is the headquarters of the Udupi District, Karnataka State, India. When one hears the name "Udupi" either "Udupi Krishna" or "Udupi Masala Dosa" comes to the mind. Of course the famous, Krishna temple is located in this city. The temple is famous for a unique statue of Lord Krishna.....more
Kollur Forest
Kollur is a tiny hamlet situated 40km Kundapur Town, about 140 km away from Mangalore City in Karnataka state in Southern part of India. This village lies at the foot of the Western Ghats, and is famous for the Mookambika temple, a Hindu pilgrim center.....more
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Udupi District, Karnataka, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary spans over 247 sq km and is thick with evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests of the Western Ghats, and small patches of teak plantations. It is contiguous with the Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.....more
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the Western Ghats, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary in Udupi District of Karnataka. This 88 sq km sanctuary is consists of semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Wildlife species include tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, gaur, wild pig, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, lion tailed macaque, bonnet macaque and common langur.....more
Karkala is a town and also the headquarters of Karkala Taluk in Udupi district of Karnataka, India, and is located about 300 km from Bangalore. It lies near the Western Ghats. The first name of this town was Pandya Nagari during the Jain regime but afterwards it was changed to Karikallu because of black stones.....more
Koosalli Falls
The fabulous picnic spot, Koosalli waterfalls is located near Koosalli village in Kundapura. A series of six falls, one above the other, in splendid surroundings makes it one of the best waterfalls in the state. The combined height of all six falls is about 380 ft....more
Gurupura or Phalguni River
Gurupura river flows through Gurupura, Mangalore, Tannirubhavi. It joins the Arabian sea near Tannir bhavi. is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in southwestern Karnataka.....more
Kedaka River
The Kedaka River is a river flowing through Kundapur and Gungulli in western India. It joins with the Souparnika River, Varahi River, Chakra River, and Kubja River and merges into the Arabian Sea.....more
Pangala River
Pangala is a village situated in Udupi taluk of Udupi district, Karnataka. India's National Highway number 17 (NH-17) road connecting Mangalore (Kudla or Mangaluru) to Mumbai (Bombay) passes through this village.The village is on the north banks of Pangala river.....more
Souparnika River
Souparnika River is a river flowing through Kundapur and Gangolli in western India. It joins with the Varahi River, Kedaka River, Chakra River, and Kubja River and merges into the Arabian Sea.Sauparnika is a sacred river which emerges from a verdant mountain near Maravanthe in Udupi District of Karnataka.....more
Kaup Beach
Kaup Beach is located 12 km south of Udupi. It is situated on the coastal belt. The Kaup beach is one of the most beautiful beaches. Its placement is perfect. The beach with the 100 ft high lighthouse on the rocks is a photographer's paradise.....more
Malpe Beach
About 6 kms from Udupi, in South Canara is Malpe, an ideal picnic spot with its virgin beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying palm trees, the clear blue sky and the gurgle of the sea all set a perfect mood for an unforgettable holiday here....more
Trasi Beach

Trasi is a beautiful place on the west coast of India, 100 km from Mangalore, 900 km from Mumbai and 12 km north from Kundapur.Here you can see a unique scene where a National highway separates the Arabian sea from the Sauparnika river.....more

Panna Island
Kudumari Falls
Seeta/ Seetha falls / Koodlu Theertha falls / Sita falls