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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India

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Its a nice palce to escpae for a day

Its a nice location few Kms away from the shore. An Island where you can enjoy with your family and friends. Its nice to have a group. Not for those who love privacy..Follow the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Mangalore, India
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Paradeep, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Hi...I have visited this island for 3 times. It is a 1 hr drive from Mangalore city and 10 mins from Udupi Bus stand. One need to take speed boats for Rs 400-500 round trip from Malpe beach and will be allowed for an hour or 2 to stay in the island. The journey takes less than an hour to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is one of the finest tourist spots on the west coast of India. It takes about 45 minutes to reach this island from the malpe beach in a ferry. The place we board the ferry is not so clean but once we get into the ferry, the experience is really good. The ferries are decent for a short travel.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's an awesome place to go but the boat ride was very scary...in the middle of the sea they made us switch over another boat without any life jackets....if u r having small kids or elderly persons with u then pl. don't visit this place. No toilets and no food is available there.

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Its a nice location few Kms away from the shore. An Island where you can enjoy with your family and friends. Its nice to have a group. Not for those who love privacy..Follow the instructions... do not be careless... Dont allow kids to venture into the sea.. Better to take food and water...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The island is littered , but overall it is a pleasant experience. We collected shells , watched the sun go down sitting on the chunk of rock jutting out , a little distance away from the island.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

St Mary's island is a 15 min boat ride away from Malpe beach. We took a boat from Malpe beach. There was no proper jetty and so it was a memorable experience (bit scary and somewhat unsafe. I lost my slipper while boarding the boat. I think there is a more organized tour from the harbour). The island is famous... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Dont Miss the place. One of the Best island in INDIA. Nowadays from Malpe beach, Udupi the boats are Up & down to the Island @150/Head. One of the best adventurous journey you will have in life. After seeing my Photos in this Island my lot of friends ask me that i was in abroad or not.

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Mumbai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The island is fine when it comes to beach, however, the overall cleanliness is not at all good. Everywhere there is pile of dump. Too dirty and really stinking. Govt. should take some action to clean this place.

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This island, situated in the Arabian Sea, is extremely beautiful. The water is clear and transparent. The island is not very crowded or dirty, which makes it more attractive. It's a must visit in Manipal.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The beautiful island is in a sad state today - thanks to our people who have no care whatsoever in keeping it clean. Flooded with plastic garbage everywhere and no maintenance, its heart breaking to see the island in this state which could have been so beautiful otherwise.

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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Udupi

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