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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
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a very good island where you can spend your time with your family it is actually a very small island and you you can put a turn to the island within 1-2 hours

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Udupi, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Till you are on the ferry,filled with excitement and apprehensions you wait to reach the island desperately but as soon as you step out....in muddy sands....you are amazed! Coconut trees , cleanest beach, huge mounts of dark black stones , clean gushing sea water on your feet wiht perfect view . what else do you want??

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Udupi, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

a very good island where you can spend your time with your family it is actually a very small island and you you can put a turn to the island within 1-2 hours

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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