Women cover 4-km distance between Malpe Beach and St. Mary’s Island in 75 minutes

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
womens day

Mangaluru : The district administration in association with Udupi Zilla Panchayat, General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure, Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports and G. Shankar Government First Grade College  jointly organised  International Women’s Day in a unique way. Making a difference on the International Women’s Day and braving sea waters, the 40 girls from different […]

Four Keral tourists get stuck at St. Mary’s island a night

Monday, November 25th, 2019
Malpe Beach

Malpe : Four tourists, including a woman, from Kochi in Kerala, had to spend all night on Saturday on St. Mary’s island, off Malpe, after they missed the last boat to return from the island to Malpe with other tourists. Jastin (34), Sheeja (33), Josh (28) and Harish (17) took the boat of the Malpe […]

Action for safety at St Mary’s island

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Malpe: It has been requested that the tourists going to St Mary’s island through tourist boats must adhere to certain guidelines and that they should also cooperate with the appointed staff on the island. This decision was taken at a meeting conducted with the boat owners in the presence of the DC on Nov 13th. […]

Early start for boat services to St. Mary’s Island sought

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis said on Tuesday that the boat service from Malpe beach to the sought after tourist spot of St. Mary’s Island should be started from 7 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Chairing the Malpe Development Committee meeting at the District Offices Complex, Ms. Francis said that presently the boat service […]

Pramod Madhwaraj inaugurates eco-tourism activities at St Mary’s Island

Friday, December 1st, 2017
St Mary’s Island

Malpe: Udupi District-in-Charge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj inaugurated eco-tourism and travel activities at St Mary’s Island on Thursday. Addressing the gathering, Madhwaraj said St.Mary’s Island is a beautiful island. The columnar rock formation found here is unique and is similat to the ones found in African Islands. The island was neglected for a very long time […]

Adventure, water sports to be promoted in St. Mary’s Island

Friday, July 7th, 2017
St. Mary’s Island

Udupi : The Malpe Development Committee will, along with a private agency, provide more facilities at St. Mary’s Island which is 6.5 km from Malpe Beach here. This uninhabited island is famous for its basaltic rock formations jutting out in hexagonal and other shapes. It has been declared a national geological monument by the Geological […]

NIT-K student drowns in sea at St. Mary’s Island

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
NITK student

Udupi : A second year Mechanical student, of the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka (NIT-K), Surathkal, drowned in the sea at St. Mary’s Island, near Malpe, Udupi, on Sunday. According to the Malpe police, Prasad Babu (19) and eight of his friends went to St. Mary’s Island off Malpe Beach around 1 p.m. After a photo session […]

Udupi man swims into Guinness record

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Udupi : Well-known swimmer Gopal Kharvi, an autorickshaw driver by profession, entered the Guinness World Records for swimming against the current, literally, with his hands cuffed and his feet in shackles. Kharvi set the record in the category of “farthest swim wearing handcuffs and leg irons” and said he was on cloud nine on achieving […]

Youth Congress purify St Mary’s Island by performing oblation

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
St Marys Island

Udupi : The members of Youth Congress of Kaup and Udupi conducted a religious ceremony on Feb 10 Friday to cleanse and purify the St. Mary’s Island, after the illegal activities held during the Spring Zouk 2012 recently. Speaking on the occasion, Pramod Madhwaraj, the president of the Udupi Block Congress, during the festival, the […]

St. Mary’s Island and Pajaka being developed as tourist religious Centres

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
St Marys Island

Kaup: A statue of Lord Krishna would be erected at the famous tourist centre of St. Mary’s island on the beach to make it a religious as well as tourist paradise, across the waters near Malpe, said Dr. V.S. Acharya, minister in charge of Udupi district on Tuesday. The statue is expected to be 120 […]

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