Malpe Beach

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Malpe (Tulu/Kannada: ಮಲ್ಪೆ) is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast, Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara river. Malpe Beach is also a beach town in addition to being a port and a fishing hub. Close to the mainland of Malpe are four rocky islands: Daria-Bahadurgad is the northernmost island, Kari-Illada-Kallu is the southernmost island, Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe is situated in between the abovementioned two islands, and the fourth one is St. Mary's Island, also called Thonsepar.

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Prakash Kharvi swam between St. Mary's Islands to Malpe Beach in February 2011.

Gopal Kharvi swam between St. Mary's Islands to Malpe Beach in December 2013 and set the world record for the furthest distance swum wearing handcuffs and leg irons at 3.071 km in 2 hours 43 minutes.

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