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 (NH17).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. Though the Konkan railway passes through Kundapura, getting by train from Kundapura to Bangalore is not yet a reality.
Kundapura is ideally situated at the centre of Karnatakas coastal belt and gives its tourists 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. Karnatakas Hinterland includes the world famous IT-city Bangalore and the impressive city of Mysore which attracts many tourists due to its plenty and high-quality yoga institutions. Though both places are a little bit further off they are worth the journey especially when you can make it to be in Mysore on Sunday evening when the amazing palace is illuminated. Other places of interest in the Hinterland of Karnataka are: Shravana Belagola is one of the most important Jain centers all over India and will allow some insights into that quite faszinating religion; Coastal Karnataka is full of lonesome, lovely beaches with all the palm trees and broad sand strips you are looking for. Kodi beach and Maravanthe are two sites right next to Kundapura which are waiting for you and are questioning the fame of goan beaches.