Kaup, also known as Kapu, is a small coastal village in
Karnataka between Udupi and Mangalore. It is most famous for the lighthouse and
Kaup Beach, and has been the shooting sight for many widely known films.
Additionally, the beach boasts a small shack with a bar where you can relax and
have a drink in the open air. Tired of
sitting on the beach at the end of the day? Make your way up to the lighthouse
for sunset, where many people will fly kites and enjoy the fantastic
views. If you are looking for a great
weekend getaway where you can sit on the beach in peace, this is probably the
best location in all of Karnataka!
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Kaup with ease! The best way to get there is via the Mangalore-Bangalore Highway. Follow this road to Edapally-Panvel Highway and continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just under 400KM and should take just about 7 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Kaup however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Kaup in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Kaup
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are some things to do while exploring Kaup:
Jetskiing! Ever taken a Jet-Ski for a spin? Well now you can! Rent a jet-ski on the famous Kaup beach and take it for as long as you would like. Prices vary depending on the time of year and how crowded the beach is, so make sure to negotiate prices as best you can.
Lighthouse: Easily the best place to view the sunset with some friends, the lighthouse is a must visit if you are at Kaup Beach. Make sure to bring your camera, as the views from up top are absolutely stunning!
Grab a drink! After a long day of sitting on the beach, a drink is always well deserved. Relax at the beach shack and take the necessary time to unwind. However, always remember NO DRINKING AND DRIVING!
Insiders Tip: If you have the time make sure to visit the fort built by Tippu Sultan!
The best time to visit Kaup Beach is September to February