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About Udma

 Udma is a small town located in Kasaragod District and is located about 11 KM away from Kasaragod. The population of Udma is about 8,144. The town has 46% male population and 54% female population. The average literacy rate of Udma is 71% and official languages are English and Malayalam. Udma is located at 12.444 0N Latitude and 75.024 0E Longitude. Udma is an assembly constituency that belongs to Parliamentary Constituency of Kasaragod.

About Udma

Udma may be a small town but it is famous for its diverse culture that is showcased through its festivals like Arrattu, Pooram and Theyyam. Udma is also a famous tourist attraction for the beach lovers as it houses long stretches of pristine beaches. The nearby places of Udma are Pallikere, Kalanadu, Bekal and Manikot.

Tourist Places around Udma

Udma and its surrounding region is known for their rich cultural heritage, forts, majestic hills, pristine beaches and religious places. Here you will get information about some tourist places around Udma.


Anajoor Village has the famous temple, Madiyan Kulom Temple where the prime deity is Bhadrakali. Apart from Devi Bhadrakali other deities worshipped here are Bhairavan, Bhagavathi, and Kshetrapalan.

Bekal Fort

Located in Pallikara Village along the sea shore, Bekal Fort is the main attraction of Udma. This is one of the most important archaeological sites of Udma. Bekal Fort offer scintillating views of the surroundings and has got a temple of Lord Hanumana at the entrance.

Bekal Fort near Udma

The fort also has a very old mosque which is believed to have been constructed by Tipu Sultan.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church

One of the oldest churches around Udma, this monument attract people for its Gothic Architecture. The church is controlled by Mangalore Diocese.

Nityandasramam and Anandashram

These two ashramas are very famous ashramas located in Kanhangad. Anandashram is located near Railway Station of Kanhangad. This ashrama was established by Swami Ramadasa, a renowned Vaishnava Saint of Modern India. The natural surroundings of this place is splendid with grooves of Coconut, Mango and other trees around. Nityanandasramam was established by Swami Nityananda and is located on a hillock.  The architecture of this ashramam is inspired by the architecture of Somnath Temple in Gujarat.

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple

One of its kind lake temples in entire Kerala, this temple is the original seat of Swami Anathapadmanabha. According to legends, Swami Anathapadmanabha has settled down at this place.

Other places of interest around Udma are Hosdurg Fort, Bellikoth, Chandragiri Fort, Kariangode River, Kanwatheertha Beach Resort, Govinda Pai Memorial, Kudlu, Kottancheri Hills, Madhur, Malik Dinar Mosque, Maipady Palace, Nileshwar, Nellikunnu Mosque, Mallikarjuna Temple and Posadigumpe.

One Day Trip from Udma

Tourist can plan for an exciting one day trip from Udma. Located being close to Karnataka State, some places of Karnataka State can also be covered in a day from Udma. Find here information about places that can be covered in a day from Udma.

Udma to Kannur

Udma to Kannur

Kannur is located very close to Udma and is an important tourist destination for the tourists of all genres. The distance between Kannur and Udma is about 87 KM and the total travel time is about 2 – 3 hours. There are lots of tourist spots in Kannur such as Muzhappilangad Beach, Thalassery Fort, St. Angelos Fort, Payyambalam Beach Resort, Ezhimala, Pazhassi Dam, Malayalakalagramam, Parassinikkadavu Snake Park and Gundert Bungalow.

Udma to Mangalore

Distance of Mangalore from Udma is about 60 KM. It takes about 1 – 2 hours to cover this distance.  Places to visit in Mangalore are Kadri Manjunath Temple, St. Aloysius Church, Light House Hill Garden, Mangalore Beach, Ullal Dargah, St. Mary Beach, and Suratkal Beach.

Weekend Destinations from Udma

Some cities and towns slightly away from Udma are preferred places for weekend holidays or short vacations. Read below to know about some popular weekend destinations from Udma.

Udma to Mysore

Udma to Mysore

Using the Mangalore – Mysore highway and National Highway No. 275, it takes around 5 hours to reach Mysore from Udma. The total distance between these two places is about 231 KM.  Mysore is a world famous tourist destinations and offers endless attractions for the tourist the most important being the Mysore Palace. Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake, Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, Lalitha Mahal, Regional Museum of National History and Railway Museum Mysore are some of the interesting places to visit.

Udma to Udupi

Udupi can be reached in 2 – 3 hours from Udma through State Highway No. 64 and National Highway No. 17. Udupi keeps attracting tourist with its unique cuisines and Lord Krishna Temple. Devotees from far off places come to Udupi to look at the Udupi Krishna Math that was founded by Saint Madhavacharya in 13th AD. Other nearby attractions of Udupi are Malpe Beach and Yellur Shri Vishweshwara Temple.

Udma to Chikmagalur

Distance between Udma and Chikmaglur is about 214 KM and the total time taken to cover the distance is about 5 hours through National Highway No. 48. Chikmaglur has endless attractions to offer such as Mahatma Gandhi Park, Kudremukh Hill Range, Kemmangundi Hill Station, Manikyadhra Falls, Kadambi Falls, Shanthi Falls, and Bhadra Sanctuary.

Fact File for Udma

Town: Udma
District: Kasaargod
State: Kerala
Population: 8,144
Official Languages: Malayalam, English
Latitude: 12.444 0N
Longitude: 75.024 0E

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