Udupi (alternatively spelled as Udipi and "ಉಡುಪಿ" in Kannada), also known as Odipu in Tulu, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Udupi District. Udupi is notable for the Krishna Temple and lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. It is also known as Lord Parasurama Kshetra, and is famous for Kanakana Kindi. A centre of pilgrimage, Udupi is also known as Rajata Peetha and Shivalli (Shivabelle). Manipal is a locality within Udupi city. Udupi is situated about 60 km north of the industrial hub Mangalore and about 422 km northwest of state capital Bangalore by road. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Udupi is India's best kept secret. Udupi is located at a short trip away from Madikeri a major city in India. Madikeri, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja's Seat. Also, to reach Udupi, you'll have to take a flight to Madikeri; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Udupi are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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