The river Udyavara that flows from the east to west takes a northerly turn and separates the town Udyavara from the sea before joining the sea at Malpe.
The river has several islets and its long and broad stretch is safe for navigation and anchored. Also, the river has created an enchanting scene with beautiful green belt on either side.
Udyavara was one of the earliest capitals of the Alupas. It was a bone of contention between two factions of this family. As a result, the place became a battle ground during the 8th-9th Century A.D. Numerous inscriptions have been reported from this place. They provide the earliest epigraphical information about the Alupas.