Padubidri: Padubidri is a small and busy town in Udupi District of Karnataka state and it is also known as Padubidre or Paddedra in local Tulu language. It is ideally situated between two important cities - Mangalore and Udupi of coastal Karnataka. National Highway No.66 (former NH-17) passes through Padubidri town connecting the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. State highway for Kudremukh also originates from here connecting Padubidri to Kottigehara via Karkala, Bajagoli, Malleshwara, Kalasa and Magunidi. This has made it a convenient tourist junction. It has famous temples, fine restaurants, picturesque places and a clean beach. It is well known for peace and communal harmony. Nadsalu, Avaraalu, Bengre and Padebettu subdivisions form Padubidri. Annual car festival at Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi temple and the bi-annual Dakke Bali at Brahmasthana attract thousands of people.
National Highway No.66 (former NH-17) passing through Padubidri is expected to be upgraded to a four lane high way. The final decision is yet to be taken regarding the route to be taken. There are plans to either widen the existing highway, by demolishing existing shops and other business establishments on both side of the existing road, or to take a new route from the eastern side, but at the expense of many residential areas. There are strong rumours about second option being implemented.
Padubidri is also at the forefront in the field of sports and various other cultural activities. It has successfully hosted State Level Day & Night cricket matches under the floodlight. Padubidri cricketers hosted the first floodlit cricket match and Mr. Erapalli Prasanna and the Hindi film actor Karan Shah were the famous personalities to attend the closing ceremony. Padubidri Friends Cricketers hosted the other match in 2006 to mark their 25th anniversary and the star attraction for the closing ceremony was former test cricketer Javagal Srinath. Karavali friends hosted the first floodlit Volley ball tournament in Padubidri. The local bodies of International service organizations such as JCI, Lions club and Rotary club are regularly conducting various cultural events and unique sporting events. Overall, the town of Padubidri is always in the limelight some way or the other, and more recently due to the controversy over projects like Nagarjuna and Suzlon. Padubidri is now a busy town with new business activities
How to reach Padubidri?: Padubidri is well connected by road, rail and by air. Many luxury buses operate from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and from many other cities. Padubidri and Mulki railway stations are at close proximity. Konkan Railway connects Padubidri to many major destinations in India. Closest Airport is Mangalore Airport serving both domestic & Internationnal destinations in the Gulf countries. Jet airways, Air India (Indian Airlines), Spice Jet and Air India Express operate flights to Bombay and Bangalore. Air India Express and Jet Airways operate International flights to the Gulf countries.. The airport is located 23 Kms from Mangalore (Hampankatta) and 32 Kms from Padubidri.
Synefra Engineering & Construction, formerly known as Suzlon Infrastructure Ltd., has set out a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Padubidri, for Hi-tech engineering products and services in Mangalore with all legal and statutory compliances in place.
It covers an area of 641.30 Acres. Its existing units are:
SE Composites Limited - European aerodynamics technology based wind turbine component Manufacturer
Suzlon Wind International Limited - German engineering equipped technology based wind turbine Component manufacturer.
Synefra Padubidri SEZ web site
Padubidri statitics as per census dated 01.04.05 as displayed at Grama Panchayath office.
Area 2295-52 890-16
Houses 2092 410
No. of Males 5245 875
No. of Females 5742 1076
Total population 10987 1971
Total area: 3185-68
Total houses: 2502
Total male population: 6120
Total female population: 6838
Total population: 12958
UPCL power plant: Udupi Power Company (Nagarjuna / Lanco) - Thermal Power Plant constructed near Padubidri. 2 units of 600 MW each, using a 374 meters tall single chimney common for both units with two exhaust pipes inside, and each unit consits of a cooling tower (145 meters tall - on the left side of the chimney as shown on this picture), Electro-static precipitator, boiler and turbine generator. Production from one of the units has started on June 3rd, 2010. More photos..... Lanco's UPCL web site
Mangalore SEZ in Padubidri
Udupi Power Corporation. Ltd. (Nagarjuna / Lanco Infratech Ltd.) has built a coal based thermal power plant of 1200 MW at an approximate cost of Rs.4900 crores at the surrounding villages of Padubidri. The first unit of 600 MW has been commissioned on June 3rd, 2010. Also Suzlon Energy has started windmill manufacturing project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,000 crore. The production of 42 meter long windmill fans has already started and one can see huge trucks carrying these fans (two at a time) to New Mangalore Port for export. These two projects have attracted people from all over India and on Sundays Padubidri looks unusually crowded with people working in these projects doing their weekly shopping.
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STD code: 0820
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from Padubidri to:
Udupi 23 km
Mangalore 37 km
Karkala 30 km
Kolluru 96 km
Kudremukh 78 km
Shimoga 85 km
Bangalore 384 km
Panjim 343 km
Mumbai 900 km
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Padubidri Plant of Suzlon Energy: 42 meter long Windmill fan units ready for transportation to New Mangalore port for export.
News from Padubidri and other nearby places
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News in pictures from Mulki and other places. Last update: 03/03/2014: Vani V. Alva takes over charge as the new Chief Officer of Mulki town Panchayat. --- Mulki Town Panchayat's retired Chief Officer. Harishchandra P. Salian felicitated.
Classifieds - Flat for sale: A new 3 bed room flat measuring 1508 sq. ft. on the third floor of Padubidri Residency apartments in Padubidri. Contact No. 9686379343
Mulki, February 19th, 2013: "Tulu film industry is facing an acute shortage of artistes. If programmes like "Kusalda Esal" are organised regularly, it is possible to have more actors of the calibre of Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty," said Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, the writer and director from Kudla Kala Sangama. He was inaugurating the Intercollegiate Tulu comedy contest "Kusalda Esal" at Vijay college, Mulki, as a part of golden jubilee celebrations, on Wednesday, February 19th. Read more
Padubidri, February 20th, 2014: A delegation including Minister for fisheries K. Abhaychandra Jain, MP Jayaprakash Hegde and fishermen leaders met Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar at New Delhi on Monday and handed over a memorandum requesting implementation of various harbour development projects in DK and Udupi districts including that of Hejmady. They were given assurance of implementing the fisheries harbour project at Hejmady, fisheries jetty at Kulai and Malpe and desilting of Kodi Kanyana ..... Read more
Mulki, February 21st, 2014: Chatuhpavitra Nagamandalotsava was celebrated at the Mulki Bappanadu Badaguhitlu Naga sannidhi, on the banks of river Shambhavi, on Thursday, in the presence of a large number of devotees and dignitaries. The vedic rites were headed by Mulki seeme tantri Brahmashri Shibaroor Gopalakrishna Tantri and Bappanadu temple senior priest B. Krishnadas Bhat, followed by Nagamandala Seve by Nagapatri Vedamoorthy Sagri Gopalakrishna Samaga, Krishnaprasad Vaidya and their team. Read more
Padubidri, February 24th, 2014 Official visit of Lions Region V Chairperson G. Ronald Meneses was held at Lions English Medium School on Suinday evening. Mr. Menezes lauded the performance of Lions president Sudhakar Shetty during the lionistic year. Retired teacher Sukumar Shetty was felicitated along with his wife Sarojini Shetty during the occasion. Region IV Chairperson K. Satyashankara Shetty and Region V Zone I Chairperson Vasanth Shetty spoke on the occasion. LCIF Coordinator Lawrence D'Souza, Read more
Padubidri, February 25th, 2014: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah felicitated the journalist Chethan Padubidri from Udayavani and conferred him with "Mysore Diganta Datti Award" at an award ceremony held at the banquet hall of Vidhana Soudha on February 24th. Many senior journalists were also felicitated and received various awards during the occasion. Minister for information Roshan Baig, member of Vidhan Parishad K. Govindaraju, Kannada culture and information department secretary K.R. Niranjan, Information ... Read more
Dinesh Kotian elected as the president of Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Yuvaka Vrunda
Padubidri, March 1st, 2014: Dinesh Kotian, an electrician by profession, has been elected as the president of Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthan's Shri Jarandaya Yuvaka Vrunda. Other office bearers are - Ravi Suvarna (vice president), PK Ramadas (secretary), Prashanth Kumar (joint secretary) and Hareesh Devadiga (treasurer).
Mulki, March 3rd, 2014: There was a good response in Mulki hobli, for the DK district-level bandh call given on Monday to protest against the diversion of Netravati river. People spontaneously supported the bandh and private vehicles, buses, taxis and autorickshaws were off the road. Autorickswhaw, taxi and tempo stands were deserted. In spite of Mulki being at the extreme border of DK district (at the border of Udupi district) vehicle owners, shops and other business establishments unitedly observed the bandh. Read more
Padubidri, March 4th, 2014: Kannangar Shri Brahma Baidarkala Garodi is one of the the 66 main garodis built by legendary heroes Koti-Chennaya. On Monday, the renovated sancturm sanctorum of the garadi was inaugurated. The religious rites were performed by Raja Purohit Laxinarayana Acharya with Punahpratishtha Brahmakalashotsava, darshana, palla puje and followed by Sarvajanika Anna Santarpane. In the religious meet held in the eveining, main donors were felicitated. Speaking on the occasion, Tulu Janapada .... Read more
Padubidri, March 5th, 2014: During the official visit of Lions District Governor H.N. Shivakumar on Wednesday, March 5th, Lions club Padubidri donated a house to a poor woman named Padma. The house was built at Kadipatna at a cost of Rs. 2 lakhs by raising funds from Lions members and other donors with a keen initiative from Lions treasurer Maxim D'Souza and and his wife Lioness treasurer Sharlet Furtado. The District Governor also inaugurated the main gate and the compound wall of Lions School ... Read more
Padubidri, March 5th, 2014: Annual Nemotsava and Sarvajanika Anna Santarpane was held at Kannangar Brahms Shri Baidarkala Garodi on Wednesday, March 5th. The celebrations have been going on since Monday, March 3rd, with the inauguration of renovated sanctum sanctorium of the garodi, Brahmakalashotsava, various religious rites, religious meet and mass meals.
Padubidri, March 6th, 2014: Newly appointed JCI Foundation Director Jc. Sen. Y. Sukumar and recipient state award journalist Chethan Padubidri were felicitated by their JCI home club, JCI Padubidri, during the CDMT and general body meeting held at the Pingara hall of hotel Pallavi on Thursday. Zone Vice President Hareesh Anchan was the chief guest and spoke on the occasion. Introducing JC India Foundation director, Past Zone Presdient Uday Kuma Shetty Inna said that it is the rarest priviliege for the zone to have their .... Read more