Saint Mary’s Islands:
This is a must if you’re visiting this side of Karnataka, its one of the most off-beat places Udupi district which give you complete isolation and alone time. A set of four islands off the coast of Malpe, Udupi, the Saint Marys Islands are among the last few unexplored beaches in India. Known for their famous hexagonal basalt rocks which are formed due to volcanic lava drying up, these islands have been declared as an important site for Geo-tourism in Karnataka. The beaches and surrounding waters are unbelievably pristine and taking those two boat rides from Malpe to reach here is definitely worth it. You can spend the day lazing around the island or if you’re a beach bum you can go for a swim out in the sea.
These islands are definitely a worth visiting, Karnataka tourism has helped maintain this particular Geo-tourism location which has been well maintained over the years. A huge amount of people have been visiting these lonely islands lately, But Saint Mary’s Islands still has got its untouched atmosphere throughout the stretch of small islands. Saint Mary’s Islands are very picturesque and serene for travellers looking to write around these regions.There are no accommodation facilities available on Saint Mary’s Islands. There are several resorts at Malpe and Udupi . Udupi can be used as a base for a day excursion to Saint Mary’s islands.