The hustle and bustle of Bangalore had me yearning for a getaway, and with a long weekend on the horizon, the perfect opportunity presented itself. Joining forces with a group of friends and my brother, we embarked on an unforgettable journey to the serene town of Udupi. Our adventure unfolded like a story, with an overnight train journey setting the stage for a weekend full of exploration and camaraderie.
Our journey kicked off with an enchanting overnight sleeper train to the quiet town of Murdeshwar. The rhythmic clatter of the train wheels echoed our excitement as we eagerly anticipated the adventures that awaited us.
Upon arrival, we freshened up at our chosen hotel and wasted no time in visiting the awe-inspiring Murdeshwar Temple. Nestled along the coast, this sacred site offered not only spiritual solace but also breathtaking views from its elevated vantage point. The vast expanse of the Arabian Sea stretched out before us, creating a picturesque backdrop to our spiritual retreat. We had our breakfast in the temple premises itself.
View from the temple top
Food at the temple
Shiva from the Top
Taking a local bus, we made our way to Udupi, a town steeped in religious and cultural significance. Our accommodation at a nearby dharamshala provided a humble yet comfortable abode for our short stay.
We then headed to the nearby Malpe Beach, where the rhythmic waves and golden sands embraced us in a warm coastal embrace.
View from Dharamshala
Woodlands, a local culinary gem, treated our taste buds to a gastronomic feast. The flavors of Udupi cuisine danced on our palates, leaving us craving for more.
Lovely food at Woodlands
Udupi food is really something
The second day of our escapade led us to Kaup Beach, where the sun kissed the shore in a spectacular display of hues. The Kaup Lighthouse stood tall, offering panoramic views of the coastline. Climbing to the top, we were rewarded with a breathtaking vista that etched the beauty of Udupi into our memories.
Beach and the Lighthouse
Deep Discussions near the Sea
Fishermens catching their earning
We came back to Udupi and The famed Krishna Matha beckoned us, and we immersed ourselves in the divine aura of the temple. The intricate carvings and ornate architecture captivated our senses, creating a tranquil atmosphere that transcended the ordinary. After seeking blessings, we headed to the nearby Malpe Beach, where the rhythmic waves and golden sands embraced us in a warm coastal embrace.
Krishna Matha Temple Premises
Coconuts by the sea
As the long weekend came to an end, we found ourselves enriched by the cultural tapestry and natural beauty of Udupi. From the spiritual serenity of temples to the vibrant energy of the beaches, this trip was a harmonious blend of diverse experiences. Udupi had woven its magic, leaving us with memories to cherish and a promise to return for more adventures in the future.