Travel Tips

Money

There is no limit to the amount of Foreign Currency that visitors can bring.

Banks

Banks are open for Transaction from 10:00 am - 03:30 pm hrs on weekdays and from 10:00 am - 12:00 am hrs on Saturdays. Click here to visit for Money Exchange Centers

Credit Cards

Main hotels, Restaurants and Shopping centres honour major credit cards.

Time

(Hours fast (+), slow (-) on IST)
USA: -10.30, Germany: - 4.30, Canada: - 10.30, France: - 4.30, Australia: + 4.30, Spain: - 4.30, UAE: - 1.30, UK: - 5:30.

Best Time to Visit


Summer Season
Time To Visit :
March to May.
Max Temperature : 40°C
Min.Temperature : 18°C

Monsoon Season
Time To Visit :
June to September.
Max Temperature : 28°C
Min.Temperature : 23°C

Winter Season
Time To Visit :
December to February .
Max Temperature : 32°C
Min.Temperature : 14°C

Travel Kit

Cotton Outfits, Hats, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion etc.

Drugs

Heavy penalties including Imprisonment for Possession of Narcotic Drugs.

Food

All Standard Restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian and Typical Udupi fare.

Water

Tap water is purified and quite safe to drink. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Bottled water is also available.

Emergency Numbers

Police Control Room : 0820-2526444 /9480805400
Fire station : 0820-2520333
Ambulance: 108 /0820-2571210

Temple Codes

Some temples do not permit entry to non-Hindus. Strict dress codes are followed in most of the temples. Footwear is banned inside the temple premises.

Nudity

Nudity is not allowed in any Udupi beach.

Smoking

Smoking is banned in public places.

Footwear in Houses

Visitors to most Udupi houses leave their footwear outside before entering the house.

Demonstrativeness in Public

Behaviour, demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is not an accepted practice in Udupi.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

To visit a wildlife sanctuary, prior permission has to be taken from the authority concerned of the sanctuary. For further enquiries, contact: Deputy Conservator of Forests,Kundapura Division, Kundapura,Udupi District-576201,Phone No.- 08254-230349