Udupi - Town of ancient temples

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

Located on the west coast of Karnataka, Udupi is a city famous for two things - its food and its temples. While Udupi restaurants are famous for their delicious south Indian cuisine, the town is equally frequented by pilgrims because of the wide range of temples in the district.

“Udupi is also known as Rajata Peetha. The best way to travel to this city is to take a flight till Mangalore (which is a little more than 50 kms away) and then take a taxi..”

Perhaps the most famous temple is the Krishna temple that was found by Vaishnavite saint Jugudguru Shree Mudhwaachaarya in the 13th century. The temple is also known for offering lunch to a large number of devotees. If you happen to go there, visiting the temple and experiencing their vegetarian lunch should definitely be in your must-do list.


Other than the Krishna temple, Udupi has many other temples like Shri Anantheswara temple, Shri Chandramouleeshwara temple, Shri Vishweshwara temple and Batte Vinayaka temple. Some of these temples like Shri Anantheswara temple date back a thousand years.


Because it is such a centre for heritage, Udupi is also known as Rajata Peetha. The best way to travel to this city is to take a flight till Mangalore (which is a little more than 50 kms away) and then take a taxi. If you're coming by train, you can stop at Udupi station itself.