Malpe is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast, Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara River. It is a suburb in Udupi city and is administerd by Udupi City Municipality. Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara River. In addition to being a port and a fishing hub, Malpe is also a beach town.

The endless stretch of golden sand, palm trees, blue sky and the flow of the sea, attracts a large number of tourists to Malpe beach.

Malpe is a perfect picnic place with its silvery, virgin beach. St. Mary's Island is nearby attraction.

Darya Bahadurgarh Island is another beautiful island across the bay. The other attractions of Malpe are Temple of Balarama and an old tile factory, constructed by the Basel Mission.


Air: The nearest airport is Bajpe, Mangalore that is about 60 km from Malpe.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Udupi, which is about 4 km from Malpe.

Road: Malpe is well connected by road with Udupi.

Best time to visit
October To January
Famous For
St. Mary's Island