Contact Us | Kannada Section| Jobs

Best viewed with
Internet Explorer (IE) 4
and higher.
Site optimized for IE 5.0.

Partner Sites:

Buy Kannada Books Online
SanChan
The Music Magazine
AtDavangere
Newspapers and Magazines
- Hosa Digantha
- Star Of Mysore
- Jai Kannadamma
- Madhva Kalyana
- Pattanga
- Paryaya
- Aapthasamvada
- Lokadarshana
General 
- History 
-
People
- Mr. Kannadiga
-
RSS-Story
- Careers
- Rajakiya
- Quiz
- Puzzles
- Kannada Kootas and Sangha
- Colleges
Specials
-
Kannada Cross-word
- Harate
-
Figu
-
Columns
- My Town
-
Thoo Nimma
- Jai Kannadamma
- Essay contest 
- Halli Jana
- Vijay Angadi and Organic Agriculture
-
Current Affairs
- Ayodhya
- Olavina Ole
- Ninagaagi(Just For you!)
- Teekasthra
Columnists
- P.L.Indrajit
-Prof's corner
-
Know your law
- Kollegal
-
Weekend Special
-
Kharabath
- My Days in India
- Rashmi Shenoy
-
Leena's Lair
- Tamankar Nidley
- Sarpa Loka
- S Prasad
- V. Lakshmikanth
Art and Cinema 
-
Movies (Eng)
-
Movies (Kan)
- Interviews 

- Kannada Lyrics
- Kannada Theatre
- Classical Music
- Yakshagana
- Rebel Star Ambi
Literature
- History
- Navodhaya
- Book Reviews
-
Poetry (English) 
-
Poetry (Kannada)
- Kuvempu
-
Karanth
- Bendre 
- Kailasam 
- Gokak 
- Maasthi 
- Ranna 
- Ananthamurthy
- Kannada Writers

-
Gadegalu
- Ogatugalu
-
Akbar and Birbal
- Children's Stories
- Short Stories
Tourism 
- Travel
- Wild life
- Weather
- Temples
Food and Health
- Health 
- Ayurveda
-
Yoga
- Recipes
- Snacks
- Sweets
Religion
-
Temples
- The Geetha
- Islam
- Muslim Traditions
- Hindu Calendar
- Horoscope
- Festivals
- Pooja
- Dasara
Languages
- Learn Sanskrit
- Learn Thulu
- Learn Coorgi
- Learn Konkani
Crime World 
- Memoirs of Manja
- Muthappa Rai
-
Kothwala
Your Voice 
-
Visitors Feedback
- Our Issues
Partners
Contributors
Feedback

Weekly News Updates
from Hassan, Mangalore,
Mysore and More

Join Mailing List

St. Mary's Islands

Click here if you would like to Contribute or send a feedback.
Click here to go to the main page of this section (Travel).
Click here to Know more about Udupi.

This small group of islands lying 58 km north of Mangalore and little to the north of the port of Malpe town. St. Mary's Island are known for their famous basalt rocks which have crystallized into columns and split into hexagonal mosaic.

Malpe:
Malpe is a major fishing harbor in the west coast and a quiet drive along its fabulous see beach is indeed exhilarating. This place is situated 5 Km west of Udupi town which takes visitors by surprise with its natural beautiful scenes. This is a suitable place to take sea bath. The Vadabhandeshwara Temple in Malpe is famous and the image of Sri Balarama, installed by Sri Madhwacharya can be seen here. This reputed fishing town is now fast developing.

Islands:
St. Mary's isles are group of islands accessible by ferry from Malpe. Vascoda Gama appears to have touched the island in 1498 before he reached Calicut. The Islands are just a few scattered projections of rock rising out of the Arabian Sea round about Malpe. The northern most island is about a square mile in area and not more than 250 yards in width. It has a coconut garden, which makes it the shadiest isle of the group and gives it a true south sea color.

It is noted for its famous basalt rocks, which have crystallized into columns and split into hexagonal mosaic. Perhaps, this is the only spot in India where basaltic rocks show up such peculiar formations. The isles hold out possibilities of being developed into a holiday resort if only a weekend launch service and tourist facilities are arranged.

How to reach there:
From Malpe many fishing boaters provide service of carrying and bringing back the visitors. It is advised that visitors should carry drinking water and food items with them, as there is no facility at island.

For further details contact:
KSTDC
Light House hill Road
Mangalore
Karnataka - INDIA
Ph: 91 - 824 - 421692


Compiled by
Vishweshwara Rao M
Mangalore


Click here if you would like to Contribute or send a feedback.
Click here to go to the main page of this section (Travel).
Click here to Know more about Udupi.

1998-00 OurKarnataka.Com,Inc. All rights reserved. Disclaimer