Malpe, a beautiful natural port situated about to the western side of Udupi in Karnataka, is an important fishing harbor and port of southern India. Located on the mouth of Udyavarariver, Malpe is an integral part of Kodavoor Grama. This suburban city of Udipi is under the administration of the Municipality of Udupi City and is frequented for its sandy stretches and flurry of beach based activities. The main languages spoken in the region are Kannada, Tulu and Konkani.
If you are planning to visit the area, then do remember to savor the delights of its nearby four rocky islands. Fisheries is the largest industry in Malpe, which happens to be the largest natural port in Karnataka. A considerable percentage of the population of this town is engaged in fishing and other related activities. Along with the coconut industry, tile manufacturing is another thriving industry of the region. And yes, Malpe is also well known for the presence of TEBMA, its shipbuilding company.