Ten-second takeaway 

Beach bums heading to Udupi’s Malpe beach can now rejoice. It is officially India’s first beach to offer free Wi-Fi for tourists.

Virtual surfing

You have one more reason to add Malpe beach (in Udupi, South Karnataka) to your must-visit beaches in the state. While the thought of lazing around on the fine sand and the cool sea breeze is enough to lure you, the spot is now the first beach in India to offer free Wi-Fi for visitors. Inaugurated earlier this week, the service can be accessed any time by tourists for 30 minutes per phone per day. We know half an hour may not be enough for some of us, but hey, with the speed reportedly matching that of 4G connectivity and a possibility of extending the duration, we think this is good enough for a start. Oh, and by the way, if you’re planning a trip sometime soon, we suggest you also check out The Blue Matsya, a charming beach house on the nearby Kaup Beach.

Where: Malpe Beach, Malpe, Karnataka (approx. 410kms driving distance from the city)

The story first appeared in The Hindu. Read more here.

Featured image via: Subhashish Panigrahi