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It is often said humorously that the area´s culture is agriculture, with plenty of rice cultivation. Some modern changes are apparent. Cultivation of Jasmine flowers, coconut, arecanut, sugarcane and poultry farming is on the rise. The landscape of Belle has significant natural beauty with a lot of mountains and forests.
The weekly market of Belle is on Tuesdays. Belle is connected to Udupi, the district and Taluka headquarters, Karkala, Shirva, and Katapadi by regular bus service. The economic prosperity of the village may be due to the employment of a significant a number of people from the village in the Gulf countries.
Tourism and culture
Belle Ishwara Devastana
The village is blessed by Lord Mahalingeshwara, whose temple is situated in the Devaragudde area. Lord Ganapathi and Lord Soorya Narayana are the other two deities worshiped here. “Utsava” takes place in the second week of February. The temple authority are members of Belle Melmane, a bunt household.
Dendoor Annappa Panjurli Saana
This is a shrine dedicated to Annappa Panjurli. People from all over Tulu Nadu flock to this temple. This temple is managed by Dendoor Sanadamane, a bunt household.
This is a place in Belle which is the birthplace of Jagadguru Madhvacharya, the founder of Udupi Krishna Temple
Kunjaru giri Devastana
This is an ancient shrine dedicated to the goddess Yog Maya. It was built by Lord Vishnu's sixth incarnation, Lord Parshurama.
St. Lawrence Church
This is the church where Konkani speaking Roman Catholics worship God. It is one of the biggest churches in the Udupi, Manglore region. An annual festival (Santhmary) is held on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of January every year. People from many communities go to the church and celebrate the feast with great joy.
Belle village is the seat of the Belle Manetana Bunt clan, the chief land owners of Belle. It has five branches in Belle: Belle Melmane, Belle Kelamane, Belle Badagumane, Belle Padumane and Belle Moodumane. Two branches of the clan exist outside Belle: Mallar Guthu (erstwhile feudal lords of Mallar village) and Sanoor Guthu (erstwhile Potail (administrators) of Sanoor Village). Moodubelle Kambala is held at Belle Kelamane House in November every year. Mallarguthu Sankappa Shetty, a member of this clan, built the famous Kalya Marigudi Temple in Kaup.
The village has a primary school, a high school, and a junior college. There is an English language school that also offers primary and high school. By 2012-2013, a college offering degrees (B.A. and B.Com.) will open, beginning its first classes.
Belle village has been geographically separated into three parts: Moodubelle (Belle - East), Padubelle (Belle-West) and Manipura. A beautiful river, Badra Amma (also known as Papanashini), flows between Moodu Belle and Padu Belle. Moodu Belle village is around 12 km from District Headquarters Udupi by road.
- Village code=01308800 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2011-12-09.
- Eugene Moodubelle (14 November 2010). "Moodubelle: Exciting Annual Kamballa held at Devaragudde". Belle Vision. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "It’s the Time to Kambala". http://www.mangaloremithr.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "Marigudi Temple". Daijiworld Media Network. Retrieved 10 December 2011.