Languages: Tulu is the main language here, as in the rest of undivided South Canara. Kannada is the official language of the e state. Konkani, Beary and Urdu is also spoken. English and Hindi languages are taught in the schools.
Climate: Temperature varies from low twenties during winter nights to scorching high thirties during the summer. Monsoon rains strike this region starting from end of May or 1st week of June till late October. This brings beautiful greenery back in to this region. Ideal time to visit this region is during end of December to mid February, during which the temperature is just pleasant. Thereafter it turns hot with high percentage of humidity. The region has received a good amount of rainfall this year exceeding the total rainfall of last year.
People: Largely Tuluva ethnic groups followed by Konkanis, Kannadigas, Bearies and a small Gujarati population. People are well educated and many people from this region are spread around the globe. To know more about Tulunadu, its Historyand Culture, please click here.
Religion: There are many religions here. Hinduism is the main religion followed by Islam, Jain and a very small Christian population.
Places of worship: Padubidri has famous Brahmasthana, Sri Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi Temple, Sri Venkataramana temple, Bala Ganapathi temple, Durgadevi temple, Subramanya temple, Jumma mosque and many other smaller places of worship. Nearest church (Sacred heart church) is at Yermal, near Uchila Mahalaxmi temple. People live here in peace and communal harmony.
Transport: All private-owned express buses between Mangalore and Udupi, and to Kudremukha stop here. There are many feeder services between the small towns. All the long distances buses to Mumbai and Bangalore stop here. Nearest Airport Mangalore Airport which is just 45 minutes drive away. Padubidri (Yellur), Nandikur and Mulki railways stations are also in the close proximity. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are easily available near the bus stop.