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Old 18th November 2008, 13:17   #1
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Default Pics! My Mumbai - Udipi trip.

Here are a few pics of my trip to Udipi last week. Since this is my native place, we travel there very often and always by road (Bus or Car). This time we went by bus cos it would not have been feasible for 3 to travel in a Qualis. The bus as always was Volvo - Canara Pinto and the seat as always (again) was No 1 or 2 i.e. the one right behind the driver cos it gives a view of the entire road. We left at around 02:30 PM on 9th Nov from Mumbai (Andheri) and till around 05:30 PM we were still picking up passengers from Sion, Dadar, etc etc. The drive was good and we reached our destination (Udipi - > Kallianpur) at 06:30 AM the next day.
I didnt want to spend my day sitting at home and we went around visiting a lot of places. We didnt have our own vehicle so the only option was either a rick or the local bus. There were tourist vehicles too but then at almost twice / thrice the price of a rick, it was not worth it. So most of the times we travelled by rick although they can be a pain and very uncomfortable on bad roads.

Day 1 : We went to some places around Udipi - Kemmanu, Kallianpur etc. As was said to me Kemmanu or Udipi i'm not sure is made up of 7 islands which are connected to each other by hanging bridges (for pedestrain and even motorcycles). Needless to say I was looking around in all the houses which had a drive-in or a garage if I could spot anything unusual. In one of the houses I happened to spot 2 Ambassador's facing each other. On looking carefully I realised that one of them was a Landmaster (identified through the grille) I stopped the rick and walked into the house and I was surprised to see a "Dukkar" Fiat and a Morris Minor convertible standing next to them. I spoke to the owners wife who informed me that the owner has just purchased these cars recently. He also has plans to purchase any 50's Merc. Took some pics of the cars but have been requested not to post them on the Internet. I had a look at all the 3 cars and they were in pretty good condition. The car I had earlier identified as a Landmaster was actually an Ambassador. It had the Landmaster grille in the front but didnt have a rounded boot at the rear. The car had wipers, interiors, steering wheel with "H" logo like the Landmaster though. The car did not have Landmaster badge on the front fenders. It had an Ambassador badge on the front and rear. Since the owner was out of the country I have left him a note inviting him to join Team-BHP.
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Old 18th November 2008, 13:44   #2
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Day 2 :
Udipi city
2 Kms for Udipi
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Hotel Sharda - One of the oldest hotels on the highway.
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Hotel Udipi Residency
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Sarovar Veg Restaurant - The first halt for tea break when the buses leave from Udipi - Mumbai
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Udipi College of Nursing
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Diana stores - One of the best bakeries in Udipi.
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Bharath Tile Company - I guess this was previously known as Mangalore Tiles Company.
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Udipi bus stand
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Shops in Udipi - Guess the number of signboards
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Udipi Municipal Office
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Bus Ticket booking
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Alankar Theatre
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Mother of Sorrows church
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JMJ Hospital
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Udipi fish market
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Old 18th November 2008, 14:26   #3
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Some really scenic pictures there! i particularly liked pic 6,7 & 9 ...

Never been to udupi ,so it was a good pictorial tour for me

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 18th November 2008, 15:09   #4
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Day 3 :
Malpe Fishing Harbour. This is the biggest fishing harbour in Karnataka. The harbour houses around 150-200 trawlers and other boats.

Destination - > Malpe and St Mary Island
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Malpe Fishing Harbour
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So you were in my neighbourhood, could have given me a buzz. I drove through some of these roads just yesterday.
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Old 18th November 2008, 15:57   #6
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Malpe Ship building Yard - Tebma Shipyards Limited
I have no knowledge on ships and yards and dont know how long it takes to build any. Here are some pics of Tebma Shipyard in Mar 08 and Nov 08. In Mar, the place was just a skeletal structure but now they've built a proper body around it. It is said to have been built at a cost of around 30 crores and should be having an output of around 4 boats per year.

The yard as it looked in Mar 08
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A boat building in process in Mar 08
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The entrance to the harbour
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The yard with a complete body.
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Looks to me like the same boat in the Mar 09 pic.
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Old 18th November 2008, 16:05   #7
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Hey Samurai, Yes I did think of meeting up with you. But was just there for a few days + didnt have your contact number. Anyways next time I'll PM you before I come and we could meet up. Infact I was looking out for a white GV or a darkgreen CJ whenever I was in Udipi.
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St Mary Island

We had been to Malpe beach earlier this year but because of time constraints we could not visit St Mary Island. I had heard that its a "must visit" place if your're visiting Malpe. The island is around 3 kms from Malpe port and there are ferries every hour starting from 10 AM to 4 PM. The tickets are sold for Rs 70/-. It takes around 30-45 minutes to reach the island. The trip to the island is a very scenic one as it passes by the gateway to the sea and the Light House. Once you reach the island, you have to hop onto another smaller boat since the waters around the island are too shallow for big boats to go.
The island itself does not have any facilities except for a few shed's where you can rest. There are no hotels, restaurants whatsoever so you have to carry your own food supply incase you're planning on a picnic or a long stay.

The island as veiwed from Malpe Harbour
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The island as veiwed from Malpe Beach
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The gateway to the sea
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As the boat passes through the gateway
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The lighthouse in the background
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The view of Malpe Harbour from the boat
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The view of Malpe beach from the boat
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The island as veiwed from the boat
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A small boat comes to receive us
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Pics of / from island
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Udipi Shri Krishna Temple
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You probably wanted to say - "the same boat as it would look in Mar 09"..

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Looks to me like the same boat in the Mar 09 pic.
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nice.I was to Mangalore(or mangalapuram as we ,malayalees call!) .My father had his LLB course in Udupi Law College of TMA pai establishment during 70's(some place called ajjarkad?).Now it is renamed as vaikuntha baaliga law college.would anyone show me a snap of this college.@samurai and all ,will be so nice .I will show this pics to Daddy now.He will be happy to see this.
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BTW ,Is it Udupi or Udipi and how to spell? I hope devnagiri will be understood easily?
उडुप्पि OR उदुप्पि ?
Some of the pics is almost like kerala.no wonder ,parashu rama supposed to have created kerala from Gokarna to kanyakumari throwing Axe? eh?
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nice.I was to Mangalore(or mangalapuram as we ,malayalees call!) .My father had his LLB course in Udupi Law College of TMA pai establishment during 70's(some place called ajjarkad?).Now it is renamed as vaikuntha baaliga law college.would anyone show me a snap of this college.@samurai and all ,will be so nice .I will show this pics to Daddy now.He will be happy to see this.
This is the one opposite Udupi taluk office?

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उडुप्पि OR उदुप्पि ?
It is Udupi, I can barely read Devanagari, not done it since 10th grade. Although I have seen non-locals use Udipi, apparently it is one of the eariler variations. Really old people call it Od-Pu.
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hey v12 thanks for bringing back some memories from my recent trip to Coastal Karnataka, they are still fresh in my mind. How is that you never posted a single pic of National Horror -17 ?

Also have the roads opp' the Udupi bus stand been done up ? I remember the road leading from the bus-stand to Manipal was in shambles.
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wow nice...... you been to my native(Kalianpura) am missing it
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