an important Vaishnavite coastal town in Karnataka, is located 381kms
from the capital Udupi. The urban focus of Udupi is an open Square
surrounded by temples and matts. Udupi is the birth place of the 12th
century saint Madhava, who set up eight sanyasi matts in the town and
is one of Karnataka's most important pilgrimage sites. Udupi is also known
for its delicious cuisine and Udupi restaurants all over the country.