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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
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wonderful island near udupi

boat service from malpe beach near udupi. No much security for ladies to go alone . nice view and clean area

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 million years ago. The monument is considered an important site for "Geo Tourism". The columnar basaltic lava found in these Islands, which is very well developed... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful island off the Malpe beach in Udupi, known for its waves. But off late, this place is spoilt a lot due to the local thugs visiting the place in good numbers all day. These spoilt brats ruin your holiday mood when you go there as a family. Not a safe place for ladies. The cleanliness of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had lot of expectation before visiting this place. I did not find it that worthy to visit. You cant get into water to play. I liked the boat ride from Malpe to Island more than the time i spent in island.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This island has no green life. Gets very hot in summers, if you are planning in sunny days, prefer early morning or late evenings. Make sure you remember the name of the ferry you take while going till the island, as on the way back, there can be a diff guy for pickup. Some water bottles are available on the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

a very lovely island. to be travelled from the malpe beach fishing area section. boat ferry is cheap. Leaves every hr. Reach before 3 pm. The isalnd has shells instead of sand. The water color and cleanlines was similar to those in newzealand. Worth visiting if you are on a short trip to udupi.

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Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

boat service from malpe beach near udupi. No much security for ladies to go alone . nice view and clean area

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Bangalore Ka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This island is off the Malpe beach, which can be reached only the boats operated by the local guys. heard that it was nice few years back but now it is more thugs than local fishermen who have dominated scene. We had a bad experience there - firstly, they wont start their boat till it gets filled, and sometimes over... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

St Mary's Island is a beautiful place, about 30 mins boat ride from Malpe Beach. However, the boat ride can be dangerous since there is no jetty. You have to wade into the water, climb on to the boat which is dangerously bobbing up and down. We were unfortunate to get a sudden wave, that rocked the boat and my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

St mary's island is small island close to malpe beach. To reach on island, you can opt gov ferry from fishing harbor or private boat ride from Malpe beach. boat ride is of 20 min only. Rate for private boat is between INR 100 to INR 200/-. If there are more people then only you can ask for INR 100... More 

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Mala, Kerala, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just overhyped not all so good loking and all. Maybe a one time visit if you insist There are govt ferrys from fishing harbor and on new years peak season private parties also take you. Waters are filled with urea and ammonia of sea birds. It's disgusting to bathe in it and I see people in them

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