Daijiworld Multimedia Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, August 24: However, the district of Udupi, born 25 years ago to facilitate administration, is a pole of tourist and educational attraction recognized throughout the world.
Lakes of people from remote districts, states and overseas countries visit famous religious places like Sri Krishna Math, Kollur Mookambika Temple, Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple, Kota Amriteshwari Temple and Mandarti. Also, the area boasts of St. Mary Island, Malpe Beach, Padubidri Blue Flag Beach, Maravanthe Beach, Padukare, Sita River, Koodlu and Jomlu, which are frequented by worshipers and tourists.
The district administration has been emphasizing tourism for some years. Home stays are becoming visitor-friendly. The neighborhood has a unique lifestyle that changes every 10-15 km with variations in the Tulu, Konkani, Byari, Kannada and Kundagannada languages.
St. Mary Island is the most sought after tourist attraction in Udupi. It is recognized as one of the country’s 26 national geological monuments. It is built with Basault rhyodacites in the form of hexagonal shaped volcanic rock. It is unique in terms of geology. It is one of four national geological monuments in the state. Sainte-Marie Island is a stone’s throw from Malpe Beach. It has 25 acres of land. Over 13 acres of this consists of unique volcanic rocks. This island is also called the Coconut Island. This island is famous for columnar ballistic lava.
DC Kurma Rao says, “Udupi district has many tourist attractions. The natural resources of this district must be exploited to the maximum. More than fun, Sainte-Marie Island is suitable for geological studies. This island has a unique geology that cannot be seen anywhere in the world. The district administration will work on tourism on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the formation of the district.