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St. Mary's Island

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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
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+91 820 253 8779
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A good way to connect to nature

We were a group of only 3 friends who had gone to Udupi for a wedding and Since we had an extra day , We decided to visit this island. It's not very far from Udupi , we took a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Monica V
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

U got 2 types of boating facilities one near Malpe harbour just near to tebma shipyards where they accommodate minimum of 30 people's.so u need to wait for 30 ppl to get filled to start journey.This is very cheap way of transportation.Music will be played through out the journey... Another boating is in Malpe beach where they accommodate 20 ppl.u... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of only 3 friends who had gone to Udupi for a wedding and Since we had an extra day , We decided to visit this island. It's not very far from Udupi , we took a bus from Udupi to the malpe beach stop and then had to walk for About 2 kms to reach the... More 

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Thank Monica V
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Didn't know earlier that this the place where Vasco da gama first arrived & then proceeded to kerela until I read the details on the Island tourist board. N fancy/Jazzy stuff. Simple Island, spend some time & come back. The island have unique kind of rock formation which is one of kind and not be found anywhere else in India.

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Thank ranjan_fortune
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

amazing islands with stunning views, Nice boat rides to the island. Its kept clean and tidy. Relaxing and quiet

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Thank Rakesh B
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is visible from Malpe beach. You need to take a boat ride from the beach that costs 300 per head. You may need to wait for some time on open beach, so better to go in morning. Boat ride is around 20 mins and is an enjoyable experience. The island itself is not too big and can be... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit either solo or with family/friends. Beautiful island with lava rocks, shells and coconut tress located near to Malpe. Boats are available from Malpe beach (INR 200/adult and INR 100/kid). Lot of jelly fishes can be seen on the way and if you are lucky then a dolphin too (i saw 2 while coming back from... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes as said I visited St. Mary's Island after 23 long years, earlier when I visited there were only few tourist and boats were available also there was nothing available for purchase. This time the place has improved a lot boats are available every 10 min, water, snacks & fresh fish fry available for purchase. very calm and clean beach... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boat ride: 200 INR (entrance Inside from Malpe fisheries) Food/Snacks: couple of people selling Snacks made using puffed rice(Bhel puri); and few soft drinks What to see: Great landscapes of hex-shaped heaps of lava rocks, clear beaches, Jelly fishes **Beware of Jelly fishes** few small ones come till the beach and you might get stung; the burn will last for... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a rare scene of a beach full of sea shells amidst lava rocks. Very clean water. one the way you can see plenty jelly fishes.. a memorable visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach is awesome with clear crystal water. Water is good for swimming. Ferry is available which charges 200/300 per person(cant recall exactly but not more than 300).

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