October 13, 2020

Malpe (576108) is located in Udupi, Karnataka. It is the major port and fishing harbour on the Karnataka coast. It is my native place, I was born and brought up here. As per my knowledge, Malpe is a place where wonders take place. It's like a fantasy world. Malpe is also a tourist place a number of visitors come here, from all over India and from other countries too. The main occupation of Malpe is fishing and the people of Malpe are involved in it. There are lot of industries related to fisheries. Even the former MLA of Udupi belongs to Malpe. We even have an Institution named as Fisheries Government School and College. This shows how the people of Malpe are involved in fishing activity.

There are a lot of visiting places here, such as:

? Malpe Beach
? Stella Maris Church, Kalmady
? Balaram Temple, Vadabandeshwara
? Sea Walk
? St Mary’s Island
? Padukere Beach, and many more


Malpe Beach is a busy beautiful beach. There are a lot of sporting activities here. We can really enjoy the water activities, there are water rides such as Jet ski, Banana Ride, Speed Boat Ride, Parasailing and much more. There is also horse and camel riding. There is boat service from here to St Mary’s Island. It is an amazing place for a walk in the morning and evening. It is a very peaceful place. People often visit this place with their dear ones. There is also a Gandhi statue which is a centre of attraction, beside the statue there are also some stalls. There is a huge parking area too. There is also an attractive resort named ‘Paradise Isle Beach Resort’. This is a must visit place which gives a panoramic view of the sea. Cultural activities are also conducted here such as Beach Utsav, Sports, New Year Celebration etc. As this is an amazing beach, people once in their lifetime should visit it.


‘STELLA MARIS’ meaning the star of the sea is the famous Catholic Church situated in Kalmady, very close to Malpe natural harbour of Udupi District. This church has the shape of a boat along with a bell tower in the shape of a lighthouse. It was reconstructed and inaugurated on 6th January, 2018. This church attracts people and it is a place where one can spend hours feeling relaxed. People of all the religion visit this church.


Balaram Temple is a famous temple in Malpe situated in Vadabandeshwara. It is an ancient Balaram temple. Lord Balaram is the brother of Lord Krishna. The idols of Lord Balaram and Krishna face each other, it is one of the temple’s uniqueness. Overall the temple is a pleasant place and as old architecture there is a huge veranda, it gives so much sitting space for the devotees. It is quite near to Malpe beach. This temple has been built by Madvacharya who built the famous Sri Krishna Temple. Evening is the best time to visit this temple, which allows you to also visit the nearby beach and watch the beautiful sunset. Mahalaya Amavasya is a special day here when thousands of pilgrims visit this temple and take bath in the sea. My house is located quite near this temple.


The first Sea Walk in the state was inaugurated by the then Minister of Fisheries, Pramod Madhwaraj. This Sea Walk way has been constructed beautifully on the breakwater at the entrance of the Malpe fisheries harbour. Walking on the Sea Walk way you feel you are amid the sea, there is water on either side of the Sea Walk way and in the front is the vast Arabian Sea. A gentle sea breeze kisses your face. You can see the St. Mary’s Island and the Badargarh Island from the Sea Walk way point. This is the point where the Sea Walk way ends in the midst of the sea, the view from here is breathtaking. There are granite seats on either side of the Sea Walk way where people can sit and enjoy the sight of the sea, sea birds and fish.

What adds to the beauty of the Sea Walk way is the statues of a fisherman’s family, fisherman carrying an oar, a fisherwoman with a basket on her head and their child following them with a bag. The Sea Walk way is located near the tourist jetty in Malpe where the tourists catch boats to go the St Mary’s Island. This is the place where the tourist cannot afford to miss.


St Mary’s Island is also known as Coconut Island, are a set of 4 small Islands in the Arabian Sea. This is a beautiful Island which can be reached from a place very near to Malpe beach. It is a small Island and around 2 hours can be used to explore it before the ferry takes you back. It is very clean and beautiful. It is said that the Island is of volcanic origin and has some strange looking columnar rock formation. The boundaries of the Island are very deep, so it is warned not to get into the water. There is no shop or basic facilities, so it is good if you carry water and food if needed and it is sunny too, so you should carry required things to safeguard like caps, umbrellas etc. Malpe visit is incomplete without a trip to St Mary’s Island.


Padukere Beach is found near Malpe Beach. Now, a bridge is constructed to go to Padukere Beach before people had to rely on ferry. The bridge passes through backwaters of Udupi and you will find large number of boats being tied at the Malpe Port. Padukere Beach is less popular among outsiders and thus it remains a very quiet place. Perfect for family and friends looking for some quiet place or want to visit a different beach after spending time at Malpe Beach. You can also see a few Islands from this beach. The place is good for shooting short movies without any disturbance.




By Riha Ilyas
Riha Ilyas, is a student at Poornaprajna College, Udupi. Her hobbies are drawing, calligraphy writings, travelling etc.
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Comment on this article

  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Well Done.

  • mohammed asif, kudla/Dammam

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Well Done.

  • SMT, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Very nice article with informative on visit to Malpe... keep going..

  • William DSouza, Malpe, Mangalore.....

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Beautifully narrated, OUTSTANDING ARTICLE, congratulations to Riha for splendid beautification...

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    I'm impressed because you have covered Malpe so Beautifully ...

  • Jawar D'Souza, M'lore/Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Good work keep it up.

  • Abdul wahab karani, Riyadh

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Nice Article, well done,

  • Mohan Prabhu,, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Tue, Oct 13 2020

    Well done, Riha. I had visited Malpe only once but many of my close relatives were born and brought up in Malpe before moving to Mangaluru. The pictures are breath-taking. I only wish there were captions below each.
    Thank you for this pictorial description and congratulations to you on your amazing work.

  • Nilofer, Malpe

    Tue, Oct 13 2020

    Well done riha 👍

  • Paul D souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Oct 13 2020

    Thank you dear Riha Ilyas very nice information, all the best in future.

  • shamshuddin mohammed, dammam saudi arabia

    Tue, Oct 13 2020

    Well done Riha Ilyas

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