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
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
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 km
Suzlon Wind International Limited - German engineering equipped technology based wind turbine Component manufacturer.
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Padubidri, Feb. 16th, 2016: Nemostava of Shri Brahma Muggerkala Daivastana at Kallatte in Padubidri will be held from 19th February to 22nd February 2016. "Sarvajanika Anna Santarpane" (mass meals) will be held on Saturday, 19th February, from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Gurikara and the devotees have cordially invited all. See Invitation
Padubidri, Feb. 20th, 2016 Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections were held all over the district on Saturday, February 20th. In Padubidri and its surrounding areas, the response by the voters was not as per expectations as only around 65% polling was reported. However, at many booths, the senior citizens and also physically challenged people took interest in exerising their rights. See more photos
Padubidri, Feb. 23rd, 2016: Padubidri Beedu Chanayya Arasu Kinyakka Ballal (91), an old generation Arasu (King) from Jain Arasu heritage, passed away at his Beedu Palace residence on Tuesday, after a brief period of illness. He had become the Padubidri Beedu king in the year 1971 and ascended the throne in a traditional way in the year 2002. He was serving as the hereditary trustee of Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple for the .... Read more
Padubidri, Feb. 23rd, 2016: BJP candidates Shashikanth Padubidri and Neetha Gururaj P. won Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat elections respectively. Shashikanth Padubidri defeated his nearest congress rival Y. Sudhir Kumar by 449 votes, whereas Neetha Gururaj defeated her nearest congress rival Mumtaz by 821 votes. BJP workers celebrated their victory at the... Read more
Mulki, Feb. 28th, 2016:: Mulki National Billava Mahamandala won the Billava Trophy-2016 by defeating Billava Sangha, Kuwait, by 9 wickets. They won the cash prize of Rs. 3 lakhs along with the trophy and whereas the runners-up Kuwait team won the cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs along with the runners-up trophy. The tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday at Mulki Vijaya .... Read more
Padubidri, March 23rd, 2016: Annual Maha Rathotsava was held at Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple in Padubidri on March 21st. Thousands of devotees visited the temple and took part in Rathotsava celebrations. Traditional 'Chendu' was held on 22nd evening. Various religious, cultural and entertainment programmes were organised on account of Rathotsava. Pictures of Rathotsava
Padubidri, April 5th, 2016: Preparations are going on in full swing for Venkatesh Memorial Day & Night 4th National level tennes ball tournament to be held in Padubidri Board School grounds from 8th to 10 April 2016. The event is organised by Padubidri Friends Cricketers to mark.... Read more
Padubidri, April 11th, 2016: In the finals of Venkatesh Trophy-2016 cricket tournament being played in Padubidri School grounds, Challenge Kundapura defeated Bengaluru Friends by 6 runs. Batting first, Challenge Kundapura scored 53/3 in their allotted 8 overs. Bengalure Friends managed to score only 47 runs losing 9 wickets in reply. .... Read more
Padubidri, April 12th, 2016: Shree Puthige Mutt's Asthana Vidwan and renowned teacher Ramanatha Acharya (89) from Rajapurohit class priest family passed away on Tuesday, April 12th, after a brief period of illness. Being a post graduate in Samskrit, Hindi and Kannada, he had served as a teacher, Padubidri Khadgeshwari Brahmasthana's priest and also had contested ..... Read more
Padubidri, April 22nd, 2016: In an accident involving two trucks and a Maruti Esteem car on one-way section of NH-66 near Padubidri-Kannangar on Friday at 3 pm, one person was injured with a fractured hand and the car was badly damaged. The car from Mani was returning from Neelavara temple and was thrown to the right side of the road when truck hit it from behind. .... Read more
Padubidri, April 25th, 2015: Sri Ram Finance;s national head, Prabhakar Acharya (44) from Padubidri Beedu area, succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning, from an accident that had taken place on April 16th. On Saturday morning (April 16th) near Suzlon main gate, a Zest car at high speed collided with a Maruti Swift car while trying to overtake it at the S-shaped ...... Read more