Kaup beach near udupi is the best beach on the coastal belt of Dakshina Kannada & Udupi. It is a beach with a difference, as it has a wonderful light house on top of a granite hill. Kapu is located around 15 kms from Udupi towards Mangalore on NH-17. One has to take a right deviation near the temple to reach kapu beach. A two kms ride on this narrow road leads to the beach side. Kapu beach is popular with residents of Udupi and students from Manipal, due to its close proximity to these towns. Even though Malpe beach is nearby Udupi, Kapu beach has become famous due to its beautiful landscape.
The first attraction in Kapu beach is the light house on top of a huge granite hill. This light house built decades ago has become a symbol of ancient architecture. The light house is round shaped and has a staircase with hundreds of steps to reach the balcony on the top. The scene of the sea from the top is breath taking. It is like an unforgettable view of the coast. The blue waters, sparkling waves, white sands, black rocks, green coconut trees and the red tiled houses provide a perfect setting for a perfect view. It’s like watching the ground from an aircraft. One can sit on the terrace here and take photographs. The winds blowing from the Arabian sea and caressing the face is a life time experience. However, the entrance of the light house is open only in the evenings for a nominal fee. Once the lights are switched on, the doors will be closed for visitors.
Kapu beach has few good local restaurants which serve local sea food. Water sports are also available. Kapu beach is long and beautiful. It’s totally unpolluted and clean. Many visitors are found here during evenings and weekends. It’s a very flat beach and offers good time for swimming. However, many people have lost their lives here becoming too adventurous. A walk on this beach with the cool breeze can be exciting. The sun set view from any one of the rocks is a paradise for the eyes.
Kaup, pronounced as Kapu in the local Tulu language, is a village or a small town in Udupi district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the way between Udupi and Mangalore beside National highway 66 (previously NH-17). A road from Kaup goes to interior places like Manchakal, Shirva. Kaup is a coastal town in Karnataka State, India, consisting of 4 villages (Padu, Uliyargoli, Mallar and Majur) with a population exceeding 45,000. It is 13 km south of Udupi ( a town famous for its ancient Krishna Temple) and 40 km north of Mangalore ( a port). It is famous for its lighthouse and the three Mariamma temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan.
Kaup has three Marigudi which attracts devotees from far away places. The sea is much more rougher and intimidating compared to the gentler Malpe beach in Udupi. It is about 15 km from Manipal and is a favorite hangout for students. The beach also sports a shack and a bar with seating in the open sky. Though the sea is mostly calm all year round, there have been isolated cases of drowning in this beach
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