The beach-town of Kundapur is perfect for relaxing and unwinding from the hullabaloo of the cities.
Located on the serene Konkan coast and surrounded by three major water bodies, Kundapur is an ideal getaway for those looking for some quaint time away from the monotonous city life. The captivating coastal-town of Kundapur is located at a distance of 38 kms from Udupi, 92 kms from Mangalore, 283 kms from Panjim and 478 kms from Bangalore. Kudapur lies close to the popular bio-diversity zone of the Western Ghats.
Towards the east of this town lies the river Kalaghar. On the north lies Panchagangavali while the west is occupied by the Arabian Sea and the Kodi backwaters. It is only the southern end of this town which is connected to land mass.Kundapur is a beautiful town of temples, the most famous of which are, Mookambika temple, Sri Kundeshwara temple, Koteshwara Kotilingeshwara temple, Sri Siddhi Vinayaka temple and so on.
Kundapur also offers numerous tourist attractions apart from the temples. While in Kundapur, you must visit the famous Kaup and Maravanthe Beaches. You can also indulge in a wide plethora of water sports and adventure activities such as fishing, boating, water zorbing, trekking, coracle ride and much more. The best time to visit Kundapur is between October and April.
Often referred to as the “Town of Sun” in the ancient texts, Kundapur is a place of rich historical background. Kundapur came under the rule of Rajas of Baindoor after the collapse of Vijaya Nagara Empire. During the 16th century, this town was ruled by the Portuguese. Not only this, Kundapur was also witnessed the reigns of Haidar Ali, Tipu Sultan and ultimately the Britishers. During the middle ages, this town had strong trade connections with countries of the Middle East.