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KAPU (or KAUP) is located on the Western Coast near the city of Udupi in southern Karnataka, India which is less explore, but a visit to Southern Karnataka is incomplete without a visit to Kapu. Its main attraction is the lighthouse. Presence of rocks in the coastline makes the sea rough and one can get a good feel of the power of Arabian sea in its crushing waves.

The Kapu light house was built in 1901 and has for these many years stood on the rocks guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.It stands 27.12 m above the base.The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4PM to 6PM and the panoramic view offered is magnificent.

Kapu is located around 13 km from Udupi and 45 km from Mangalore and from the bus-stop at Kapu, you need to travel a distance of 1.5 km to reach the beach. The best time to visit Kapu is either during sunrise or sunset. It gets too hot during the day. It's better if one visits in the monsoons. During mornings, the beach is generally empty, so preferable to visit then.

Photography: [simianwolverine: #1, #2] [Nishanth Jois: #1]

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