Kaup Beach

Kaup Beach - Karnataka

One of the scenic beaches to visit in India for the pleasant drive amidst palm trees. More than the destination, the journey toward it is what makes the whole experience memorable.

Kaup Beach

The clandestine diary of Karnataka is incomplete without this page - Kaup Beach. It is less crowded and so tranquillity sets the atmosphere for a relaxed sunset watch.

The golden hue spreads all over and enriches the beauty of the beach.

The beach hosts an old lighthouse and is 100 feet in height while Udupi is a must-visit spiritual center just 16 km away.

The cerulean landscapes with the hint of orange shade give an enthralling sight to remember for a lifetime.


The 100 feet lighthouse was built in 1901 and it is open from 5.30 am to 6.30 am

The spiral staircase of the lighthouse becomes steeper during the ascend toward the top of the lighthouse.

The name “Kapus” is after the tribes that had served as sentinels for the surrounding land.

Maharani Roshni was the queen of the Kapus Tribe.

The tribal people dance for the Jingalala song every evening.

It was once a Jain Kshetra with a lot of Jain Monasteries.


  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Anatomy and Pathology Museum
  • Coin Museum
  • Beach Sports
  • Kayaking
  • Sunrise and Sunset watch
  • Lighthouse Panoramic view

Best Time to Visit:

Winters are the best time to visit Kaup Beach in Udupi. October to February is the best time to visit this beach. Temperature ranges from 10 - 30 degrees Celsius. However, during March, Rama Navami is celebrated. Other than that, Holi, Shivratri, and Dussehra are celebrated with a lot of pomp. Every two years, Paryaya festival is celebrated in Udupi Krishna Temple supported by the joyous folklores, dance, and music. From July to September, Udupi has average to above average rainfall. Pre-monsoon is a good time to capture the exact charm of Udupi. Summers are hotter still evenings are cold, the best time for admiring the sunset and taking part in water sports.

Way to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Kaup is in Mangalore. Hiring a taxi is the best option to get to the destination 40 km away.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Kaup is at a distance of 18 km.

By Road: Kaup Beach is connected well with Karnataka’s major cities. Traveling from Bangaluru via road is a good option to get enthralled by nature amidst the enchanting route.