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Padubidri is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°05′N 74°48′E / 13.08°N 74.8°E / 13.08; 74.8Coordinates: 13°05′N 74°48′E / 13.08°N 74.8°E / 13.08; 74.8
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
 • Official Tulu Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA 19 and KA 20
Nearest city Mangalore,Mulki,Udupi

Padubidri or Padubidre is a small town in coastal district of Udupi in Karnataka state, India.

Padubidri is on the way from Udupi to Mangalore route. National Highway 17 (now NH 66) passes through Padubidri. Padubidri is famous for ritual Dakkebali, which is held every two years. This ritual is held in odd series of years 2005, 2007 and so on.


Padubidri has a Large Tuluva ethnic groups followed by Konkanis, Kannadigas, Beary and a small Gujarati population.


All buses from Manglore to Udupi travel en route to Padubidri. The nearest airport is at Bajpe, which is a 45-minute drive. There is a railway station at Padubidri on Konkan Railway route .

Places of interest[edit]

  • Kapu beach
  • Suzlon Energy Ltd. #REDIRECT Suzlon Energy
  • Padubidri beach
  • Padubidri end point
  • Padubidri Thermal Power Plant


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