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Malpe is part of Kodavoor Grama and Udipi Taluk
Nickname(s): Malapu
Malpe is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°22′46″N 74°40′23″E / 13.3795°N 74.6730°E / 13.3795; 74.6730Coordinates: 13°22′46″N 74°40′23″E / 13.3795°N 74.6730°E / 13.3795; 74.6730
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
 • Official Tulu, Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 576 116
Vehicle registration 1564

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. It is a suburb in Udupi city . Malpe and the Mogaveera goes together. Malpe is a hub of Mogaveera population. Inhabitant for the millionaire businessmen of Mogaveera community. Tulu, Kannada and Konkani are spoken here.[1]


The Malpe Beach

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



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 fish industries. Tile-manufacturing is another thriving industry in Malpe, as is the coconut industry. It is also known for the TEBMA ship building company.*Malpe - Karnataka Tourism

Places of interest[edit]

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.[3] Malpe also houses temples of Balarama and Ananteshwara. The temple of Balarama was built by Mogaveera king Maindan. The fort on the island of Daria-Bahadurgad, off the shores of Malpe, is said to have been built by Basavappa Nayaka of Bidanur.[4]

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