Udupi city is the administrative headquarter of the Udupi District of Karnataka. Udupi is a prime tourist attraction in Karnataka. It is known for the famous Krishna Temple and the delectable Udupi cuisine which is famous all over South India. Udipi is often referred to as Lord Parashurama Kshetra and it is famous for Kanakana Kindi. It is an important center of pilgrimage and is known as Rajata Peetha and Shivalli. It is also known as the temple city. Udupi has more than 1.5 lakh residents who mostly speak in the Tulu language. The other languages spoken in the area are Konkani, Kannada, Hindi and English. Muslims living in Udupi speak in Urdu, Nawayathi and Beary. Udupi is slowly developing into a major town in Karnataka. Udupis economy is largely dependent on agriculture and fishing. The city has quite a few small-scale industries such as cashew industry and milk cooperatives. Udupi is of-late making its mark in the real estate industry as well. Udupi also has a local handloom sari industry, made of pure cotton. These lightweight sarees have art silk design and small motifs of art silk dotting. Manipal is a suburb of Udupi and hosts a number of famous educational institutions.
Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd was launched in 1985. Mr. Uday Kotak is the MD & CEO of the bank. In 1990, the bank introduced the auto finance division for financing the passenger cars. In 1991, it established the investment banking division. Indias first gilt fund was launched through Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company. The Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd became Indias first non-banking finance company to be converted to a commercial bank. For financing Ford vehicles, the bank took a significant stake in Ford Credit Kotak Mahindra Ltd. The first representative office of Kotak Mahindra was opened in Dubai in 2008. In 2009, the pension fund was launched under NPS. For the digital and social media, the bank has launched innovative solutions such as JIffi and KayPay in the year 2014. The RBI approved the merger of KMFL with ING Vysya Bank in 2015, and Kotak Mahindra Insurance received IRDAI approval for starting its insurance business. In 2017, the bank acquired BSS Microfinance Ltd. Recently the bank has launched Kotak Infrastructure Debt Fund Ltd.