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Malpe is part of Kodavoor Grama and Udipi Taluk
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Malpe (Tulu/Kannada: ಮಲ್ಪೆ) is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast, Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara river.Malpe is part of Kodavoor Grama. It is a suburb in Udupi city and is administerd by Udupi City Municipality. Tulu, Kannada and Konkani are spoken here.
In addition to being a port and a fishing hub, Malpe is also a beach town. Close to the mainland of Malpe are four rocky islands
- Daria-Bahadurgad is the northernmost island
- Kari-Illada-Kallu is the southernmost island
- Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe is situated in between the abovementioned two islands
- The fourth one is St. Mary's Islands, also called thonse paar
Since it is the major fishing hub most of the Mogaveera tribe resides here.
The largest industry in Malpe is fisheries. Malpe is also known as the natural port and the largest port in karnataka. A considerable number of the population is engaged in fishing and in related activities. Tile-manufacturing was another thriving industry in Malpe, as is the coconut industry. It is also known for the TEBMA shipbuilding company.
Places of interest
The place of interest in Malpe is the scenic beach, which is popular among both locals and tourists. St. Mary's Islands is also a tourist destination. Malpe also houses temples of Balarama and Ananteshwara. The fort on the island of Daria-Bahadurgad, off the shores of Malpe, is said to have been built by Basavappa Nayaka of Bidanur.
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