Around Udupi: Udyavara Beach

Our second half of the day started after a sumptuous food. And this time we went in search of ‘Udyavara beach’, one more beautiful place suggested by Rajesh Naik. If you have been to Maravathe & like the place, here is the miniature version but more beautiful & pristine of Maravante.

The river

A narrow stretch of land (of about 200-300 meters width) is sandwitched bwtween Arabian sea on the west & a river on east. Starting somewhere near Kaup, the stretch suddenly hits a dead end very close to Malpe, where the river joins the might sea.

The boat & the journey

The place is very close to Udupi & yet less known to the world. Udyavara town is 3 KMs from Udupi & another 3 KMs from there takes you to Pithrodi village. A boatman awaits for people to take them to & fro the main land & the other side. One has to cross the river in a narrow boat which can accomodate 5-6 people.

The boatman

It’s pretty difficult to find a beach in India which is clean & also no one around. But this was an exception. It was clean & untouched, not even foot marks of people. We were there around 3PM, definitely not a suitable time to be at the beach & for photography. But we had no other choice. I want to go there again to witness the Sunset, before the place get stormed by people & turns into just another beach in the world.

Continuing the West coast ride story

Route day two:

Udupi – Malpe – Bengre – Udupi – Udyavara – Kunjarugiri – Pajaka – Kaup – Surthkal

Route day one:

Bangalore – Kunigal – Hassan – BelurYagachi – Chikkamagalur – Balehonnur – Jayapura – SringeriAgumbe – Hebri – Udupi

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10 Responses

  1. praseeda1301 says:

    We went there but no boatmen would take us to the beach :( Where exactly did you get the boat. Please let us know.

  2. prabhakar says:

    Thanks for the effort. I am basically from udyavara Now settled in bangalore. If any boday need any information about udyavara they can contact me

  3. Deven says:

    Hi,

    I gotta old buddy from Udupi Mr.Waman Bangera. We are out of touch since long time. Would appreciate if he contact me in my mail deven13@hotmail.com

    Thanks

  4. Venance A.J.Crasta says:

    Very nice pictures and informations. People should visit this type of unpoluted beaches. The Udyavar punchayat should try to develop the beach by providing Boats to cross the river to go to the sea shore. Tourism also enhance the revenue to the punchayat as well as local people. Thanks for the information.

  5. My3 says:

    Wonderful pictures. This summer we had been to NIT-Suratkal. They have a beautiful beach. One of these days we will go back with the kids and enjoy the beaches.

  6. Prashanth M says:

    @HN Prashanth, Let me know which one you want, will share them :)

    @Anu, thanks for the comment. Do visit the place when you are around Udupi next time.

  7. Anu says:

    very nice blog. we had been to udupi recently, but it was more of a pilgrimage , visitng temples. we didnt have time for beaches. We are next planning a vacation simply for liesure and the beaches… thank u for the infore this pristine beach… we will certainly try to add that in our list…
    Anu

  8. Prashanth says:

    There’s one thing missing in your blog, I can’t see full size photographs :(

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