Udupi Station has only some light refreshment stalls on PF 1. PF2 has only a small strip of shelter like a village R.S.
The station is slightly on an elevated level. There is an elevator to reach the car park from just outside PF 1.
A small budget lodge and an eatery is there just behind tourist car park. Udupi city centre is about 4 kms from the station and Udupi-Manipal highway is about half a km away.
Thanks, I could not forget the best ever breakfast which I had at UD while I was on journey on 56640. The train stopped here for about 20 minutes due to some issue (requiring a foreign passenger to buy ticket who boarded without ticket, the railway police helped her too much. She missed to get down at Karwar from Mangala express as she slept & Mangala was about 12 hours late. She thus got down from Mangala at UD and got into this train).
This gave us chance to relish fresh tasty Neer dosa, crispy samosa, juice etc. If not for this halt due to a foreigner we would not have got chance to have this superb food at UD.
Traveled in 56640 4 days ago and had a similar experience at UD. A small stall on the KAWR end dishes out some of the best Upma, Buns, Goli Bajjis and Lemon rice I have tasted. Needless to say, they were fresh adn hot. The lone TTE of the train suggested the shop and he himself packed all the items for BF.
Wow, looks like railways should give a 5 minute halt at UD to relish tasty food!!! I think we both are talking about same stall :) That day he had Neer dosa with kuruma, samosa etc.
Yes, the prepaid auto facility works very good.
to find out the best options at any station, its better to take tips from local rly staff, even pantry guys and coach attendants relish food from local stalls:-)
are there city bus facilites available?
Yes, excellent private buses
How Much Would It Cost To Go To Manipal University From Udupi Station?
Is It Safe To Board Trains At Night Around 21:00-21:30 & Will Transport Facility Be Available From Manipal At That Time?
Does The Station Have Eatery Facility For Dinner?
It costs about 100 rupees from Udupi R.S. to Manipal University.
Prepaid autos will be available at 21:00-21:30 hrs.
prepaid auto counter is effective.. i have used it even during wee hours
Since I Want To Travel During Monsoon, I Am Confused Regarding Which Train To Book?
Time Is Not An Issue Just Want To Know Which Train Would Be A Safe Bet Considering Monsoon?
12134 Dep UD @ 17:50
12617 Dep UD @ 21:08
Don't take 12134 as it runs with just one rake. so if 12133 gets delayed, 12134 will definitely get delayed.
You better take 12217 or 12617 don't prefer 12134
What Is The Average Delay Expected With 12134?
Are 12617/12217 A Safer Bet Compared With 12134?
It Depends upon the Priority given by KR to 12133/4 & also the LP.... Though it will depart late from MAJN or UD it will be on time while arriving mumbai during mansoon... Expected delay can be 15 mins to 2 hrs at UD depending upon climate & KR.... For safety purposes 12134 is best....
Thanks A Lot For The Help!
I'll Book In 12134! :)
Located about 6 kms from Udupi is the famous Malpe beach. Though a very small beach, its a very picturesque location.
About 6 kms from the shore is the famous St. Mary's island, consisting of Geologically formed Basaltic Lava rocks all over. Boat rides available at about Rs. 150 per person to reach the island, spend about an hour there and return back. Boat services are available from 9AM to 3PM and boat runs only if atleast 20 tickets are booked
Its serious a beauty to visit the island and the ride
Any other places to visit nearby UDUPI
Udupi Krishna temple, Malpe beach, Ganeshgudi Ganesha temple (30km) Mangalore (60km) Kollur (80 kms)
i had a visited last year it is really beautiful place to spend some time
Retiring Rooms available at this station, 3 nos Non Ac on 24 Hrs basis,
Online booking not available, can be booked from normal tkt counter.
how to book retiring rooms?
Udupi rly stn, It is the dirtiest on konkan Railway, I had to spend 4 hrs due to late running of my train, waste bins are over flowing Dirty stains all over on the floor, there are many stray dogs on the platforms trying to mate. there were no cleaners from 6am to 10am, toilets in waiting room not cleaned, when pointed out to the attendant he just ignores but don't forget to collect Rs 5 per person for using the toilet. the station staff have don't care attitude when complain of cleanliness of the station, it's the same from last 10 months I am using it. Names Board of Ministers, Engineers & the history of this Udupi Rly stn is blocked by huge table map of the station, rly coffee shop below the staircase is also in bad shape, as whole the full area within & outside is
But now its clean & tidy only thing is that proper food facility is not there & all other facilities are very good