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Coordinates: 13°18′35.07″N 74°44′11.88″E / 13.3097417°N 74.7366333°E / 13.3097417; 74.7366333Coordinates: 13°18′35.07″N 74°44′11.88″E / 13.3097417°N 74.7366333°E / 13.3097417; 74.7366333
Country India
State Karnataka
District Udupi District
 • Administrative Kannada
 • Regional Tulu, Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574118
Telephone code 0820
Nearest city Udupi
Lok Sabha constituency Grama Panchayath
Website udyavara.com

Udyavara is an ancient port town located 5 km south of Udupi in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Udyavara is gradually becoming a Udupi suburb. National Highway 17, now NH 66, passes through the village.

The river Udyavar flows from east to west and turns norther[clarification needed] to separate Udyavara and Malpe.[1] The river hosts several islets and its waters are navigable.


Udyavara has a rich history, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE. Test excavations yielded pottery from around that time, and what is perhaps the earliest information about the Jaina Santaras, rulers of Hombuchcha, have been obtained from this place.[citation needed]

Udyavara was one of the earliest capitals of the Alupa dynasty. It was a source of conflict between two factions of the family, becoming a battleground during the 8th and 9th centuries AD. Numerous inscriptions have been reported, providing the earliest epigraphical information about them. During this period Udyavara had two fortifications. The inner wall enclosed a palace, while the outer wall enclosed the town. During the late medieval period the administration of this town was under the Portuguese colony .

The city lost much of its heritage to modern development. Remnants of fort walls, temples and inscriptions document Udyavara's ancient glory.


Important temples include:

  • Pade Devastana
  • Shambu Kallu
  • Veera Bhadra Durgaparameshwari
  • Vinayaka


Hindu Primary School and St Francis Xavier school are in the village.

An Ayurveda college is located nearby the village.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Tourist attractions include Udyavara river and Pithrody beach.


  1. ^ Maps, Google. "Rivers". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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