(Last Updated on : 14-11-2014)
Malpe Beach is one of the wonderful beaches situated in the Karnataka state of India
. The beach is renowned for its exemplary beauty. People who are looking for a break from their airtight schedules can spend their holidays here. Malpe beach is a small but beautiful place to be. Its quietude and peaceful environment will help the tourists to relax. The golden yellow sand beaches and the azure waters
will completely beguile one. The water flowing around Malpe Beach is that of Udayavara River
. It is also known as Malpe River.
Location of Malpe Beach
It is located at the mouth of the Malpe/ Udyavara River. It is situated around four kms to the west of Udupi
City. Udupi is located in the south-west Indian State of Karnataka.
Significance of Malpe Beach
Malpe is an important port in Karnataka. It is quite popular as a fishing spot. While standing on this island one can learn more about fishing. The river here is also a safe port for ships that are looking for anchorage.
Attractions of Malpe Beach
The beach is quite popular among the tourists owing to various reasons. It is enveloped by fascinating natural beauty. The Malpe beach is especially notable for its attractive golden brown sand and turquoise blue waters.
Another highlight is the existence of lots of palm trees that adorn the surrounding of the beach. The tourists can either take a leisurely walk around the beach or they can chill out under the cool shades of palm trees.
The beach has various beautiful islands. These islands are quite famous among the nature admirers and photographers. The northernmost and southernmost islands of this region are Daria -Bahadurgad and Kari-Illada-Kallu respectively. Among all, St. Mary's Island
also called Thonse Paar is the most popular one.
The island is mainly notable for its stunning geographic feature and volcanic rocks. Daria-Bahadurgad Island is known for a fort which was built by Basavappa Nayaka of Bidanur.
Malpe also offers options for recreational activities like swimming
and water sports
. The water sports at Malpe Beach include fishing, angling
, bathing in the sea and sailing.
Connectivity of Malpe Beach
The beach is well connected via railway
and roadway. The nearest railway head is situated in the town of Udupi and the closest airport is located in the city of Mangalore
. The road routes are also well connected to Malpe through Udupi, Mangalore and Bangalore
. The ideal time to enjoy Malpe Beach is from October to December.