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
PIN code: 574111
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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Padubidri, November 20th, 2013: People likely to be affected by the widening of NH-66 at Padubidri town area staged a protest meet and took out a jatha to protest against the dropping of bypass plan in Padubidri. A 24-hour bundh call given by the Samiti evoked a good response, except for autorickshaws and a couple of bars and restaurants. After the protest march, an appeal was submitted to Padubidri Grama Panchayat president Vijay M. Amin. Also Tahsildar Gururaj who arrived at the protest venue, accepted the appeal ...... Read more
Padubidri, November 21st, 2013: In a tragic road accident near Yermal Tenka in front of Grama Panchayat office on Wednesday evening, a bike rider was run over by a truck while trying to negotiate a pot hole. The deceased has been identified as Padmanabha Acharya (54) residing near UPCL pipeline at Yermal Tenka. As his bike's handle bar touched the middle portion of the truck, he fell on the road and the aft wheal of the truck crushed his right leg. Being a carpenter by profession, he was returning home ... Read more
Padubidri, November 22nd, 2013: Karnataka state minister for Rural Development and Udupi district minister-in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake visited Hejmady Kodi, Padubidri and Yermal Tenka panchayats to inspect progress of various development projects by various departments and to distribute various facilities offered by the government to the deserving people. At Hejmady, minister for Youth Services and Fisheries department, Abhaychandra Jain, said that Rs. 5 crores have been set aside for the development of fisheries roads in each ... Read more
Padubidri, November 22nd, 2013: A 10 ft long python was found near the residence of one Hareesh Padubidri, behind Shri Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi temple on November 19th. The nearby young people gathered and caught the phython. Many people gathered to to see the snake. Finally it was transported to a forest area near Yermal Tenka ina plastic bag and released there. Pythons are found at many areas in Padubidri during this time of the year. More pictures by: Ravi Digitals
Padubidri, November 23rd, 2013: Prashanth and Shubha Poonja starrer Kannada film "Chirayu" shooting has been going on at pictureque Padubidri beach area. The film is directed by Prashanth of "Orata I love you" fame under Cine Creations banner, as his maiden venture in direction. Tuluva beauty Shubha Poonja who is originally from nearby Shirva is the heroine of the film. .Speaking with the media persons, Prashanth said that the shooting will be done mainly at coastal areas including Mangalore, Someshwara ....... Read more
Mumbai, November 25th, 2013: Shri Krishna Vitthala Prathishthana's annual award was conferred on renowned ayurvedic physician Dr. N.T. Anchan at the 16th anniversary celebrations held at Divya Sagar Lawn, Goregaon (E), Mumbai on November 24th. Dr. Anchan has been manufacturing ayurvedic medicines for the last 35 years in Padubidri and has been serving as a physician. He has been visiting Mumbai for a day every month for the last 6 years to offer ayurvedic treatment to people of undivided DK origin. Read more
Padubidri, November 26th, 2013: Annual Lakshadeepotsava of "Kartika" month was celebrated at Shri Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi temple on November 25th. On account of this, Padubidri Shri Gajanana Yakshagana Kala Mitra Mandali organised a yakshagana named "Sudarshana Vijaya." Mandali's leading yakshagana artistes Keshava Amin, Bhaskar Kumar, Sadhu Poojary, K.L. Kundanthaya and P. Sanjaya Kumar were felicitated during the occasion. More pictures
Mulki, December 1st, 2013: Preparations are on for a maiden Tulu film on the the life of Bhrahmashri Narayana Guru, to be produced by Rajshekhar Kotian "The film is aimed at propagating Brahmashri Narayana Guru's teachings, ideals and life story and teach moral values to the younger generation, rather than earning money from the film," said Mr. Kotian. Famous Kannada film actor "Challenging Star" Darshan will clap the board for the first shot of the film on its "Mahurat" on December 15th. at Bappanadu Shri Durga .... Read more
Padubidri, December 4th, 2013: A young man was knocked down by a Mangalore bound "Mangalore Express" train from Mumbai at 11 o'clock in the morning around 1 km away from Nandikur railway station. The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Sherigar from Katapadi. He was a welder at Suzlon plant in Padubidri and after his duty he used to help his father Vittal Sherigar in his canteen at Katapadi. However, instead of getting admitted to the hospital, he took only medications. On Wednesday, he went to .. Read more
Padubidri, December 8th, 2013: "Rasilla Friends" from Dombivili, Mumbai, won the finals of "Ocean Trophy-2013" inter-state invitations floodlit volleyball tournament organised by Kotyar Friends at Kotyar grounds near Murudi Brahmasthana in Padubidri on Saturday, December 7th. In a thrilling final match, they defeated Chandini Friends team from Mulund, Mumbai, by a margin of 27-25, 28-26 and 1513. The winners received the trophy and cash prize of Rs. 44,444 and the runners up received runners up trophy and cash prize of Rs. 22,222. More
Padubidri, December 7th, 2013: In the Children's Grama Sabha (Children's Village Meet) held on Saturday, December 7th, at Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple hall, children raised questions about 335 missing girls in the undivided DK district and demanded action. Yashaswini, a student from Sagar Vidya Mandir said, "I have seen in the newspaper dated 29th November that around 335 girls have disappeared from undivided DK district for the last three years," and demanded proper action to prevent this. Read more