Malpe is a natural port about four kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast, Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara river. Tulu, Kannada and Konkani are spoken here.
The most important place of interest in Malpe is the scenic beach, which is very popular among both locals and tourists. Saint Mary's Island is also a big tourist destination. The adjoining Thottam beach is also most popular.
Malpe also houses temples of Balarama and Ananteshwara. The fort on the island of Daria-Bahadurgad, off the shores of Malpe, is said to have been built by Basavappa Nayaka of Bidanur.
HOW TO REACH MALPE BEACH
- The nearest railhead is Udupi, which is about 4 km from Malpe.
- The nearest airport is Bajpe, Mangalore which is about 60 km from Malpe.
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