Are you just an armchair adventurer? Imagining those waves, hills and blue lagoons. The folks here @New Udupi spend most of their weekends trekking, island hopping, surfing, birdwatching and relaxing on the sand watching a beautiful sunset. We do everyday what most people do only on a holiday.
Kodachadri - an exhilarating trek through the purple hills
Kodachadri is a natural heritage site that towers above the jungles. To get to the top one needs a four-wheel drive to climb through a boulder strewn path surrounded by the forest on one side and deep valleys on the other. If this isn't memorable enough, the 30-minute trek opens up at a peak where you'll find a temple, said to be the spot where the philosopher Adi Shankaracharya meditated. Both the trek and the view from up there are exhilarating.
Other trekking spots within 2 hrs from New Udupi
The Hidden falls of Koodlu Theerthra
The dense hills of Agumbe Ghat
Kemmannu - good times between a river and the sea
New Udupi is surrounded by backwaters of Kemmannu, interwinding with estuaries which makes it prime kayaking territory. The backwaters are also home to many islands (some of them uninhabited) best explored on a kayak. Aside from the thrill it provides, kayaking is great way to stay fit. On Sunday mornings it is a common sight to see kayakers heading up the river to seek new adventures.
The Surfing captial of India
Feel the high, surf the waves
Surfing does not just means surfing the web for us @New Udupi. The pristine beaches here run for miles, making it a surfers paradise. India's first surf club, Mantra, is located in Mulki, near Udupi. Founded by Jack Hebner (also known as the Surfing Swami) and Rick Perry in 2004, it hosted Jonty Rhodes, the famous South African cricketer and all-round sportsman, a few years ago. Learn to conquer the waves and feel the high.
An action packed weekend
with multiple things to do
Meet people with common interests - from cycling to photography, visit places you've never been to, do things you've never done before…
Bird Watching & Photography
Para-sailing @Malpe beach
Malpe beach is a 10-minute ride from Udupi and offers some exciting water sport opportunities.
Water sports @ Malpe beach
For when you want nothing more than to get out there and experience the adrenaline rush.
Birding @New Udupi
Udupi hosts many winter migrant species in thousands of numbers every year. This includes various Terns, Gulls and Sandpipers. An ideal setting for birding enthusiasts and photographers.
A seagull in its full splendor
Enjoy feeding, observing and photographing wild birds in their habitat.
An owlet taking a peek
All you need is a pair of binoculars and a quiet spot to indulge in what could be your new hobby.
Photography @New Udupi
Udupi and it's surrounding make an ideal setting for nature photography. There are quite few naturalists and bird photographers who set out on weekend expeditions here.
Photography @ New Udupi
Looking for some inspiration? Climb up a hill or go to the beach at sunrise. You'll find it there.
St. Mary's Island
Being a part of a chain of four beautiful islands and surrounded by crystal clear water, St. Mary's distinctive hexagonal columnar basaltic rock formations makes it unique in the world. It is about a 20 minute boat ride from Malpe beach @New Udupi.
Island tripping @New Udupi
Regular tourist boat trips to St Mary's and it's surrounding islands make an ideal weekend getaway.
Kota the fortress island @Malpe
The third in the St. Mary's chain of islands, Kota has an old fort which is said to have been built by King Tipu Sultan. The ruins sport a magical aura and is best explored on full moon nights.
Cycling clubs @New Udupi
The environs here are best explored on a cycle. Udupi sports its own professional cycling club that sends out sorties every weekend to some off-the-beaten tracks.
Shoreline bike trails
Pedal away for miles on natural surface and experience the freshness and calm of the bay.
Kapu beach & lighthouse
Kapu is a beautiful beach. Its lighthouse stands 89 feet tall, upended on a rock and surrounded by a inky blue ocean. And it's about 20 minutes from @New Udupi.
Endless beaches @New Udupi
There are endless stretches of virgin beach around Udupi. Ideal for long walks and best explored during early mornings or evenings.
Backwaters @New Udupi
The Udupi region has miles of backwaters. These and many un-inhabited areas are best explored on a weekend kayak trip.
The river meets the sea
The coastline here is dotted with deltas . Here among the green foliage of coconut palms, a small river reaches out to the sea.
Malpe fishing harbour
A myriad colours and fresh fish are the hallmarks of Malpe - one of the busiest fishing ports on the coastline, housing over a 1000 fishing trawlers.
A wafer thin strip of beach that separates the river from the Arabian sea. This ecosystem of coconut palms snakes its way into a natural barrier, sheltering the mainland. Also called Delta Beach, its environs make for an ideal getaway.
Boat Club @Manipal
The educational town ship of Manipal which is just 5km from Udupi sports a beautiful lake and a boat club for enthusiasts who love to row on a weekends.
The crimson bay of Gangolli
Everything happens in its own time. Among the vivid colours, the fishing boats await the turn of tide in the pristine bay of Gangolli where five rivers meet @New Udupi.