Visit the Famous Krishna Temple in Udupi

About Udupi

Are you a Lord Krishna devotee on a pilgrimage to the ancient country of India?

Then you must visit Udupi, where the famous Krishna Temple is situated. Located approximately 60 kms from Mangalore, Udupi is a popular Vaishnavite (an Indian sect) pilgrimage town.

This place is also known as Rajata Peetha and Shivalli. Udupi is also the abode of Madhwacharya, the great Sanskrit philosopher.

While there, you should try the local cuisine and explore the culture of the place.

Krishna Temple

Udupi is famous for its 13th ancient Krishna temple which draws thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. It is surrounded by 8 monasteries and has musicians playing at the entrance.

One can always find various traditional Indian activities like elephants helping with the Pujas and a steady stream of pilgrims coming and going.

An interesting Temple tradition is that men should enter the temple bare-chested.

Pilgrims and devotees visit the ‘Kanakana Kindi’, a small window. Legend says that Lord Krishna (a revered Hindu God) had given his blessings to a devotee named Kanakadasa.

Plan your visit during the ‘Udupi Paryaya’ festival, when one can witness beautiful and elaborate rituals.

Travelling to Udupi

Tourists can travel to Udupi via Air, Road or Rail.

The nearest airport is Mangalore which is connected to the major cities of India.

Udupi, part of the Konkan Railway line, is well connected to major cities. Book your rail tickets in advance to avoid last minute rush.

Tourists can travel by road from Mangalore or Bangalore since the roads are quite motorable.

Udupi is 420 km from Bangalore, 229 km from Hubli and 592 km from Pune.

Places to Stay

Some of the hotels where one can stay are listed below. Make sure to book your rooms in advance especially during the festival season.

1. Fortune Inn Valley View

Manipal, Udupi 576 104
Telefax: 0820-2571 101

Fortune Inn Valley View

Fortune Inn Valley View


2. Hotel Janardhan

Near KSRTC Bus Stand
Udupi 576 101
Tel: 0820-252 3880
Fax: 0820-252 3887

3. Sai Vishram Beach Resort

Dombe Village, Paduvari, Byndoor
Udupi 576 214
Telefax: 08254-32 3902

4. Hotel Shri Ramakrishna

Opp. Geethanjali Theatre
Udupi 576 101
Tel: 0820-252 3189

5. Hotel Valley View International


Akuna Matata

Manipal 576 104
Tel: 0820-257 2281

6. Hotel Amar Comforts

NH 17, Padubidri
Udupi 574 111
Tel: 0820-257 7077

7. Akuna Matata   

Mahalingeshwar Temple Road
Vchil, Udupi
Tel: 0820-250 6226

8. Hotel Sri Laxmi

NH 17, Brahmavar
Udupi 576 213
Tel: 0820-256 1321

9. Hotel Karavali

Hotel Sharada International

Hotel Sharada International

NH 17, Adi Udupi
Udupi 576 103
Tel: 0820-252 2860/ 2851/ 2862

10. Hotel Mother Palace

NH 17, Brahmavar
Udupi 576 213
Tel: 0820-256 0788

11. Hotel Sharada International

NH 17, Bannanje
Udupi 576 103
Tel: 0820-252 2913

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