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Udupi,The City Of Temples 

Introduction 
Udupi is a city and the headquarters of the Udupi District in the Indian state of Karnataka. Udupi is the land of breathtaking beauty and is located between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats and the beautiful Arabian sea. It is a fascinating city, which is famous for its huge cultural inheritance. People can experience diverse cultural heritage in the city. Sri Madhavacharya was born in the city which also makes it popular. The name of this city was originated from Odipu. This city is also known as Parashurama Srishti. Udupi is well known for its delectable vegetarian delicacies. The popular masala dosas and idlis figure prominently in the menu mainly comprising traditional South Indian vegetation food. These restaurants, with their affordable rates, quick turnover and simple but good food, have rapidly proliferated all over India. Apart from this, Udupi is famous for the Krishna temple which is located here and crafted with intricate stonework. The various temples such as Chandramoulishwar Temple, Ananteshwar Temple and many more make this city, a center of pilgrimage. Other than temples, people can explore various splendid architectural buildings, unending beaches, beautiful hill chains, forests in the city as well.

History 
The name of the Udupi city is derived from the Sanskrit word Udu and Pa. The word means stars and Lord. Therefore, it is known as land of stars with lord. According to legend, the moon's light was once reduced due to a curse by King Daksha, whose 27 daughters (the 27 stars, according to Hindu astrology) were married to the moon. The moon prayed to Lord Shiva to get back its original shine. Lord Shiva was pleased with the moon's prayer and restored its shine. Legend says that the moon and his wives made their prayer at the Chandramouleeshwara temple at Udupi, creating a linga that can be seen even today. According to this story, therefore, Udupi means the land of the lord of the stars, the moon. Apart from this, the Udupi district was created in August 1997. The three northern taluks, Udupi, Kundapur and Karkala, were separated from Dakshina Kannada District to form Udupi district.

Tourism 
Udupi is one of the most wonderful City in Karnataka. It is a colorful land with people of varied customs, traditions, communities and groups. This city is filled with stunning temples, gardens and lakes. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many places to visit in Udupi are Shri Krishna Temple, Malpe Beach, Kaup Beach, Chandramouleshwara temple, Anantheshwar temple and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places to visit 

Shri Krishna Temple
Shri Krishna Temple is one of the most famous and beautiful temple located in Udupi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The main highlight of the temple is Navagraha Kitiki, a window with nine holes, from where the Lord is worshipped. Devotees come from all over the country to get the blessings of Lord Krishna.

Kaup Beach
Kaup Beach is one of the most beautiful beach which is located at a distance of 12 kms away from Udupi. Travellers visiting the beach can witness the beautiful view of sunset and engage in beach activities like building sand castle, volleyball or football.

Malpe Beach
Malpe Beach is also another most beautiful and cleanest beach which is located at a distance of 6 kms from Udupi city. The beach lies towards the west of Udupi at the mouth of Malpe or Udyavara River. Tourists visiting the beach can indulge in recreational activities like bathing, boating and fishing.

Chandramouleshwara Temple
Chandramouleshwara Temple is a most visited tourist place in the city of Udupi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of this temple is very beautiful. Devotees come from all over the country to get the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Area 68 kmĀ²
Population 165401
Language Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe
Pin Code 576101

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