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Kundapur

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{{pagebanner|Kundapur Banner.jpg}} '''Kundapur''' is a small popular town in [[Udupi (district) | Udupi district]], [[Coast (Karnataka) | Karavali]], known for its unique dialect of [[Kannada phrasebook|Kannada]], and great food ==Understand==Kundapura is ideally situated at the centre of Karnatakas coastal belt and gives vistors the possibility to easily explore the interesting and diverse surroundings. Due to its well organized local bus system Kundapura allows you to reach the Western Ghats, Karnatakas Hinterland and other lovely beach strips in no time. Further mobility is secured by the train station which has frequent trains to [[Bombay]], [[Goa]] and [[Kerala]]. The Western Ghats are Indias bio-diversity hot spot and a nice, chilly place in the hot, tropical souther part of the subcontinent. Astonishing wild life, beautiful tea and coffee plantations, unspoiled forests and a green, hilly landscape will make sure that your trip to this mountain range will become one of your favorites. The mild climate will ease your body and leave you non sweating but this region is much more than just relaxing. Trekking is a must for every sporty tourist and maybe you will find some hidden waterfall which invites you to take a refreshing shower. 
==Get in==
Kundapura has some of the best bus services found in India, with neat, clean and luxurious buses plying every minute on the [[Kundpura]]-[[Udupi]]-[[Mangalore]] route (NH17NH-17).Even A/C buses are available in this route.The Kundapura Bangalore route is services by a number of modern A/C Volvo and sleeper services. The nearest airport is [[Mangalore]], which has flights to Bombay and Bangalore and a recently started international flight to the Gulf. The nearest railway station is Kundapura, which is almost 3 KM from the heart of the city(Main Bus stand).Frequent bus service is available to Railway station. This railway station will connect Madgaon(GOA), Mumbai in north and Mangalore, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram with the frequent train services.
The nearest airport is [[Mangalore]], which has flights to Bombay and Bangalore and a recently started international flight to the Gulf. Though the Konkan railway passes through Kundapura, getting by train from Kundapura to Bangalore is not yet a reality.
==Get around==
Kundapura has some of the best bus services found in India, with neat, clean and luxurious buses plying every minute on the Kundapura-Udupi-Mangalore route (NH17). The Kundapura Bangalore route is serviced by a number of modern A/C Volvo and sleeper services.
The nearest airport is MangaloreIn Kundapur one can see Sri Kundeshwara Temple from which the name "Kundapur" has came, Sri Venkataramana Temple which has flights to [[Mumbai]] is famous as Padu Tirupathi and [[Bangalore]] and a recently started international flight to the Gulfalso Kote Hanumantha Temple which is coolest river shore temple. Though the Konkan railway passes through Kundapura, getting by train from  ==Kundapura to Bangalore is not yet a reality. Railway Station (KUDA)==
Kundapura is one of the major railway station on Konkan Railway route. For the outside visitors/devotees this is alighting point to Bombay is nearly 950 kmvisit 3 important ancient temples in the region. Shree Vinayaka Temple, Anagudde (7km), Shree Mookambika Temple, Kollur (38km) & Shree Sharadamba Temple, while Bangalore Shringeri (less than 80km). There is shorter no direct local bus service from Kundapura New Bus stand to the Railway station. From the New bus stand or from Shastri circle you can catch a bus to railway station and they will drop you at a a place near the railway station. From there a lonely road of about 1 to 1.5 kn takes you to the station. You can however get an auto from anywhere in Kundapura town to drop you directly at 474 kmthe Kundapura station, both roads being fabulousbut the cost obviously will be much higher than what you pay for a bus ticket.
==See==
*[[Kollur]] '''Mookambika temple''' is about 45 km from here.
*'''Maravanthe beach'''..12 Kms from Kundapur.  *'''Turtle Beach '''.. 14 Kms from Kundapur *''' Kodi Beach''' 1 Kms from Kundapur
*'''SRI Siddhi vinayaka Temple''' Kumbashi.. 3 km from Kundapur.
*'''SRI Laxmi Venkatesha Temple''' one kilometer from Kundapur.
*<see name="Koteshwara Kotilingeshwara Temple" alt="" address="" directions="5 km south of Kundapur on NH 17" phone="" url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koteshwara" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
 
==Do==
*Visit '''Kodi beach'''. A very lovely beach with white sands and absolute privacy. Best way to reach is to catch a local bus that goes to the stop on the highway (towards Udipi) that is closest to Kodi beach(only local buses stop at this stop, express buses do not stop) and get down in the highway, cross the road and catch an auto to go to the beach. Kodi beach it's about 1.5 to 2 km inside from the highway. There is very infrequent bus service from Kundapura New bus stand to Kodi beach directly, however you may find autos both at the highway that take you from Highway to Kodi beach and at the Kodi beach which will bring you back to the highway. You will get plenty of buses in the highway going to Kundapura new bus stop.*Visit '''Maravante beach'''. One on side of NH17 is souparnika river and on another side the sea. Catch a local bus from New Bus stand of Kundapura and ask them to drop you at Maravanthe beach. The place where the NH17 has river and sea on either side is about 1 km ahead of the bus stop.
*<do name="Watch Yakshagana" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakshagana" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">It is a popular local traditional theatrical art.</do>
 
==Buy==
==Eat==
*'''Hotel Nandini'''- Near To Shstry circle- Pure Veg.
*'''Hotel Parijatha'''- Near To Shenoy Park- Pure Veg.
*'''Hotel Sharon'''- Harshs Harsha Refreshments- Shastri Circle.- pure Veg. They make kotte kadabu in the evening around 4 pm*''' Maiya Canteen''- Pure veg By. Kamath. Goli Baje and Sukkinunde are famous snacks that they serve.*'''Hotel JK- '''- near shastri circle- Good Food- Cool Non-veg Stuff.*'''Hotel <eat name="Shetty Lunch Home'''- For those who Love " alt="Chicken ghee roast was invented here and is still the best in the country! Call one hour in advance to get it custom prepared. Also excellent '''''munchhy munchy Fish''''', Ghee Rice Chicken, Silver and silver fish fried in coconut oil " address="Main Road,sundeep kamathNear Bus Stand" directions="" phone="08254230408" url="" hours="land before 3PM for lunch" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>*<eat name="Gadbada Gadbad Ice cream" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">- served in any of ice cream parlours. It's fruit salad topped with different flavours of ice cream</eat>
*<eat name="charumuri" alt="mundakki upkari" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
*<eat name="kotte kadabu" alt="Rice Idli cooked inside green leaves cups" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
*<eat name="kane meenu" alt="A kind of fish (called Lady Fish in other parts ) famous in kundapur, coocked as a masala fry or rava fry" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="Venkatesha Bhavan" alt="" address="" directions="center of town" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Authentic vegetarian coastal food.</eat>
*<eat name="Hotel kinara" alt="" address="Kodi beach" directions="It is in Kodi beach" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">It is the only hotel on beach in kundapur.. They serve on the beach and there are beach shacks also for privacy. Awesome food. U should try chicken 87 there</eat>
==Drink==
*<drink name="Yelaneeru BandaBondo" alt="Tender Coconut" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
*<drink name="Hane Kannu" alt="Palm fruit" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
*<drink name="kabbina haalu" alt="Sugar cane juice" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
* '''Sharon International Hotel''' which is located at the division of the road one towards Kundapur old bus stand and the other towards Bhatkal. There is one more hotel diagonally opposite to Sharon. Prices are quite reasonable and the rooms clean.
 
* '''Savi Sagar (Boarding and Lodging)'''Near new bus stand opposite to Shetty's Lunch Home. the Hotel is on the 5th Floor of Sri Venkatarammana Arcade, clean rooms with a view of the coconut trees along the backwaters. www.savisaar.com
 
*<sleep name="Blue waters" alt="" address="Near new bus stand, near the court" directions="Go to the end of kundapur near the river" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">It is a very decent place to stay. A bit expensive.</sleep>
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