There are many places you can visit (walk, cycle, or drive..) and have a great time.
You might already have some thoughts about how you would like to spend time. If you do not, we’re here to help you.
Consider the following options. Although, you can do zillion things to have a relaxed time – ‘just lazing around’ included.
If all that you have is a day..
Have breakfast with an awesome morning view (sight peacocks, if you are lucky).
If you are religious kind, head out to Sri Krishna Matha (temple) at Udupi. Visit Anantheshwara and ChandraMouleshwara temples – located next to Sri Krishna Matha, and many more nearby including the famed Ashta Mutts.
Have lunch, either at Sri Krishna Matha or one of hotels nearby.
Head out to Malpe beach – 6km from Udupi.
If temple-visits are not on your cards, head out to St.Mary’s island from Malpe shore.
Come back to the beach.
Fly a kite.
Ride a horse. Or a camel.
Indulge in some water sports – speed-boating, para-gliding, or jet-skiing.
Return to Manipal, roam around the town (too small to be called one!).
Have dinner, hit bed. Or have a camp-fire. Play music, shake a leg.
If you have couple of days…
Do all the above the first day (or second, if you wish).
You can drive along the coast and visit Ane Gudde (Ganesha temple), Maravante beach (for a view of sea on one side of the road and sweet-water river on the other!), Murudeshwara (beach and Shiva temple), visit the world’s second tallest statue of Lord Shiva and the 20-storied Gopura!.
If you more than two days…
Options are plenty.
Go for elephant safari at Sakkare-bailu. Bathe them, feed them.
Visit Jain basadis, and Bahubali’s monolithic statue – Karkala, Varanga, and Moodubidire.
Visit western ghats – Agumbe.
Take a temple tour and visit Horanadu, Kolluru, and Sringeri.
Visit the famous Jog Falls and a beautiful trekking spot with unusual rock formations, Yana
Or better still…
Talk to Uday and plan your custom holiday at no additional cost. He can help you with travel arrangements as well.
Religious Places Around Manipal
Udupi Krishna Mutt, Udupi (5 KM)
Jamia Masjid, Udupi (5 KM)
Mother of Sorrows church, Udupi (5 KM)
Vinayaka Temple, Anegudde, Kumbhashi (25 KM)
Durgaparameshwari Temple, Mandarthi (30 KM)
Jain Temples of Karkala & Moodbidri (38 KM)
Mookambika Temple, Kollur (77 KM)
Shringeri Mutt, Shringeri (97 KM)
Annapoorneshwari Temple, Horanadu (115 KM)
Manjunatha Swamy Temple, Dharmasthala (105 KM)
Subramanya Temple (160 KM)