Approximately 60 km from Mangalore is the Vaishnavite pilgrimage town of Udupi. This was the sanctum of Madhavacharya, the great Sanskrit philosopher. It is known for its chefs, cuisine and restaurants as much as its Krishna Temple. The main attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana kindi'- a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his devotee, Kanakadasa, a saint-ministrel. The colourful Paryaya festival - when pontiffs change to officiate as priest once in two years - at Udupi beckons thousands of devotees from all over the country.