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. After many years of uncertainity, now NHAI has decided to widen the highway at the existing stretch passing through Padubidri town area.  Paper notication has been issued to 210 survey numbers.  If this is implemented, the entire picture of Padubidri town area is going to change as most of the commercial and residential buildings will be demolished.
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
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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, Nandikurand 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 up 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

Synefra Padubidri SEZ web site
UPCL power plant: Udupi Power Company (former 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. It is currently owned by Adani group.   More photos.....
Mangalore SEZ in Padubidri
About 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.  The Adani group has bought the power plant from Lanco.
Padubidri Plant of Suzlon Energy: 42 meter long Windmill fan units ready for   transportation to New Mangalore port for export.
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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 k
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Rider killed as a scooter hits a bus near Padebettu arch
Padubidri, Dec. 31st, 2015:  In an accident near Padebettu arch on Padubidri-Karkala road, a scooter rider was killed and pillion rider suffered severe injuries as their scooter hit a bus from behind, on Thursday morning. It is alleged that the  bus driver applied brakes while being overtaken by the scooter. The deceased is identified as Dilip kumar (21), son of Ganesh from Mooru Kaveri .....   Read more
New auditorium in Padubidri in the name of former test cricketer Late GR Sundaram
Padubidri, Jan. 4th, 2016: A huge auditorium is being built near BSNL office in memory of Padubidri's only test cricketer to represent India, Late GR Sundaram, near his residence.  Mr. Sundaram's daughter Sujatha Ravindra Suvarna and her husband Ravindra Raju Suvarna have come forward ....  Read more
Mahalakshmi Uchila wins Yermal Kabaddi Coastal Trophy
Yermal, Jan. 4th, 2016:  Mahalakshmi Uchila Kabaddi team won the Yermal Kabaddi Coastal Trophy held on Sunday, January 3rd.  In the day and  night tournament, they defeated Yermal Ramanjaneya team.  The tournament was organised by Yermal Thenka Coastal Friends at Govt. Composite High School at Yermal Thenka.  The winners received Coastal ....   Read more
Notorious thief nabbed by Padubidri Police
Padubidri, Jan.8th, 2016:  The special squad of Padubidri police have arrested a notirious thief involived in hundreds of theft in DK, Udupi and Chickmagalur districts since 1980.  He had been convicted and jailed a dozen times previously and was recently released from the jail.  Police have recovered 38 gms of gold from him. This information was given by  ...  Read more
Naveenchandra J. Shetty elected as the president of Padubidri Friends' Cricketers
Padubidri, Jan. 14th, 2016:  Kaup Block Congress president Naveenchandra J. Shetty has been elected as the president of Padubidri Friends' Cricketers, at the 35th annual meeting held at Pingara hall of Hotel Pallavi. To mark the 35th anniversary,  it was decided in the meeting to organise a national-level floodlit cricket tournament "Venkatesh Memorial Trophy" from April 8th to 10th.
Padubidri, Jan. 15th, 2016:  Police have succeeded in arresting the second accused of theft of valuables from a house belonging to Janardhan Rao in Admar on December 26th.  The first accused was arrested on January 7th at Bantwal.  Aziz alias Bondas Aziz (50) from Faisalnagar of Padil in Mangalore was arrested from Vittal town on Thursday and the stolen ..... Read more
Second person accused of theft in Admar now arrested
Padubidri Grama Panchayat to receive Rs. 2.77 crores grant from Adani Foundation & UPCL's CSR fund
Padubidri, Jan. 16th, 2016:  Sanction letter for a grant of Rs. 2.77 crores to Padubidri Grama Panchayat under Corporate Social Responisbility (CSR) fund from Adani Foundation and Udupi Power Company Ltd. (UPCL) was handed over on Saturday at a function held at the meeting hall .....  Read more
Yermal P.K.. Salian passes away
Padubidri, Jan. 26th, 2016:  Retired director of instruction in Mangalore Fisheries college, P.K. Salian (82), son of Yermal fisheries leader Late Y. Koragappa V. Puthran,  passed away on Monday at his son's residence in Bangalore, after a brief period of illness.  He had excelled in the fish processing research and he was in the forefront to introduce Japanese research .. Read more
Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana - Offering of golden armour, palanquin and inauguration of Raja Gopura
Padubidri, Jan. 30th, 2016:  Various religious and cultural programmes were held at Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana on  Friday on account of offering of golden armour, palanquin, ashwavahana and inauguration of Raja Gopura. Hundreds of  devotees took part in the attractive procession....   Read more

Participation in Scouts & Guides is complementary to physical and mental growth - Congress leader Oscar Fernandes
Padubidri, Feb. 1st, 2016:  Addressing the gathering at Mantra Surf club in Kolachikambala of Mulki during the valedictory function of 5-day-long National Water Adeventure Sports camp for Rovers and Rangers of Bharat Scouts & Guides, former Union minister & senior congress leader Oscar Fernandes said  ........    Read more
Australian marathon runner Pat Farmer arrives in Padubidri
Padubidri, Feb. 4th, 2016:  Australian marathon runner and former Sports & Education minister, Pat Farmer, arrived in Padubidri this evening and he was accorded a grand welcome.  He will proceed to Udupi on Friday morning after an overnight stay at Palm Grove resort in Yermal.  He will carry on with his ‘Spirit of India Run’ started from Kanyakumari on January 26, to Himalayas.   Read more