Udupi is a district in Karnataka State.
The district is famous for Udupi cuisine ( Vegetarian ) worldwide through Udipi hotels. Also few banks were established in pre independence era of India (Bharat) in this district. Many educational institutes located in around Udupi and Manipal. The Udupi distict has several cashew nut processing factories, some roof tile ( clay ) making factories. There is an underground cavern for storing petroleum crude at Padoor ( Padur ) in this district.
By Road:- Udupi district at present connected by two national highways of India NH-66 ( Mumbai - Kochi) and NH -169 ( Mangalore - Shivamogga ) and also NH-169A ( Malpe - Agumbe) in which only mini buses and mini lorries are allowed. There are many Karnataka state highways ( SH )which connect to other districts of Karnataka state. Main District Roads ( MDR ) criss cross to connect small towns and villages of Udupi district. There also several paved roads which are maintained by Panchayat's and Municipalties in the district.
By Air:- Mangalore International Airport ( VOML / IXE ) is the nearest aerodrome to Udupi district. It is at approximate distance of sixty kilometres.
By Sea:- New Mangalore Port ( NMPT ) is a major sea port on west coast of India. The port is at Panambooru which is fifty kilometre from Udupi town. There are fishing harbours at Malpe, Hangarakatta and Gangolli in the district.
By Train:- There is railway connectivity to Udupi district by Konkan railway line. Konkan railway line runs between cities of Mumbai to Surathkal near Mangalore Major railway stations are Udupi, Kundapura, Byndoor and Barkur. There are several express, Rajadhani trains which stops at Udupi. Udupi is also connected to Bengaluru by Bengaluru ( Yeshavantpura ) to Karwar express trains.
Private buses run through out the district at fixed time and in fixed routes ( stage carriage ). Three wheelers (Auto rickshaw ) and private cars are available for hire. Now government undertaking KSRTC also runs few buses to some destinations within the Udupi district.
Stay away from waterfalls during rainy seasons as heavy gushing of water can be dangerous to life. Also most waterfalls have rocks at bottom which are slippery . Do not swim or go far away from sea shore at beaches. Before going into reserved forest take permission from the local range officer of Karnataka forest department. Carry torch ( flash light ), water, eatables ( food ),whistle,first aid box,lighter, clothes and other essential things before entering or camping in the forests. There are highly venomous snakes in the forests and adjoining areas of Udupi district be careful. Some interior roads may be cut off during monsoon season due to floods, water logging, fallen trees and land slides, Be prepared for such eventuality. Mobile ( Cellular ) phone signals are not available at some rural areas of the district. B.S.N.L mobile service has wide spread network in Udupi district.