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Byndoor Taluk Town
Byndoor is located in Karnataka
Byndoor is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°51′58″N 74°38′00″E / 13.866°N 74.6333°E / 13.866; 74.6333Coordinates: 13°51′58″N 74°38′00″E / 13.866°N 74.6333°E / 13.866; 74.6333
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Udupi District
Taluk Byndoor
 • MLA Sri Gopala Poojary
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
 • Total 43,250
PIN 576214
Vehicle registration KA-20
Sex ratio 1.09 /
Legislature type Bicameral
Vidhan Sabha constituency Byndoor Vidhansabha Kshethra (124th)


Byndoor is a taluk in Udupi district, Karnataka, India.Byndoor town lies on NH-66 running between Panvel and Kochi and is one of the major stations along the Konkan Railway line after Udupiand Mangalore. The Mookambika Road Byndoor Railway Station, caters mainly to pilgrims visiting the Kollur Mookambika Temple in Udupi district.[1] The nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport. This place was also known as Bindupura. Baindur is notable for the Kollur Mookambika Temple, Someshwara beach, Koosalli Water Falls and the Ottinene beach, Sunset point. K. Gopala Poojary is the fourth time Congress MLA from Baindur Constituency[2] and the president of Udupi District Congress Committee.[3]


As of 2011 India census, Byndoor Town had a population of approximately 43,250. Males constitute 50% of the population and females constitute 50%. Byndoor has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 88% and female literacy of 78%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Byndoor City
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions


This has historical importance, as being a harbour town and it is known for its Seneshwara temple. Previously it was ruled by the Jaina kings. Inscription (1356) refers to an endowment made to Gokarneshwara, Marthandeshwara and Bhanu deva Basadi. Another inscription of 1449 gives some information regarding the endowment offered to Parshwanatha temple's professionals school, to Brahmadeva's lamp, to God Bankeshwara and to the mutts. Another inscription states that the antiquity of Seneshwara as old as Treta Yuga. There is an opinion that Rama had stayed for a night here while on his way to Lanka and thought of constructing a bridge to Lanka from here itself; but was dropped on the advice of Bindumaharshi. There is an opinion that the Seneshwara linga was installed by Rama. Now this temple has been protected by the Dharmasthala Dharmothana Committee. Baindupur was named so because of Bindhumaharshi. Later it was named as Bainduru. An inscription of 1359 (Paduvari) mentions 240 mude of rice being given by the commander Chikkamallaiah to the Seneshwara God of Bainduru. Another inscription of 1360 has also mention the offering of 100 mude rice to goddess Balari' of Virupakshapura. Yet another inscription of 1365, (Bainduru) mention the endowments made to Narasimhadeva mutt. An inscription of 1449 reveals an endowment made to God Parshwanatha and to the mutts of Ganganadu and Bankeshwara Gayatridevi. An inscription of 1508 (Baindur), refer to the endowment given to Seneshwara temple and to Chaturmukha Mutt, during the reign of Veera Narasimha, by the Indarasa Odeya. In an inscription of 1524, seen in the Seneshwara temple, the endowments made to Baindurunadu Seneshwara, Narasimhadeva, Gopinatha deva and for the services of local mutts is recorded in detail.[4]


The population of Baindur is a mixture of Hindus, Roman Catholics and Muslims. The Muslims of Baindur are predominantly Nawayati. The main language spoken in Byndoor is Kundapura kannada. Goud Saraswath Brahmins and Roman Catholic families in Baindur speak Konkani.


  • Lavannay Kala Vranda the famous cultural organisation and surabhi byndoor, is located at Byndoor. It is a stage for aspirants who are eager to learn stage activities like dancing, drama, acting, direction, music, etc.

Kshitija Nesara Dhama, Byndoor[edit]

Kshitija Nesara Dhama is a place of natural beauty situated at Ottinane Byndoor. The place nestled amidst lush tropical foliage of palms and coconut looks onto the open ocean which seems to meet the sky in a seamless horizon. The Dhama, located on top of a small hill, provides for an unmatched panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. The Dhama is currently managed by the Department of Forests, which has set up a few rooms as well as an eatery for the travellers visiting this place. The tariff of the rooms is reasonable and the food is fairly priced. Travellers visiting Byndoor must stay here if they wish to spend some time in the lap of nature, and enjoy peaceful sunsets and balmy ocean breezes.

Kshitija Nesara Dhama, Byndoor

Ottinene Sunset Point Byndoor[edit]

The Sunset Point is up a small hill. You will have to climb few steps to reach the top. It is fun to climb uphill surrounded by tall trees, ferns, mushroom, and wild flowers. The Department of forest Byndoor is managing a place on the hill known as Kshitija Nesara Dhama. When we visited all the buildings wore an abandoned look. The view of the Arabian Sea is breath taking. You can see the long stretch of Ottinene beach and the estuary.

Byndoor Someshwara beach

Anejhari Butterfly Camp Halkal Byndoor[edit]

Anejhari Butterfly Camp is located near Halkal, about 19 km from Byndoor. The camp offers an amazing opportunity to trek the Kodachadri peak (10th highest peak in Karnataka), a declared natural heritage site by the Government of Karnataka. Kodachadri forms the background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur, a visit to which is also a part of the many activities at the camp.The in-camp activities include birding, butterfly watching and some adventure based activities (requires proper setup). To catch the fresh breath of soothing air, a visit to Arisinagundi falls can be arranged from the camp.

Wild wood spa Resort Byndoor

State and central government offices[edit]

Byndoor has many Nationalised and Co-Operative Banks

  • Byndoor, Sub Registrar Office
  • BEO (Education Office)
  • PWD Panchayat Raaj Department
  • Sub Treasury Office
  • Karnataka Forest Department
  • Agriculture Department
  • Tashildhar Office
  • Mescom Office and Asst. Engineer Office
  • Govt Inspection Bunglow
  • BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  • Byndoor Circle Police Station
  • Community Health Care Hospital
  • Byndoor Ciricle Police Station
  • Life Insurance Corporations
  • veterinary hospital
  • Byndoor Konkan Railway Office
  • Survey And Land Record Department
  • Police Station
  • Forest Department Resort (Nesara Dhama)
  • Indian Postal Service
  • MLA Office
  • Mysore Minerals (Govt) Office
  • Panchayat Office 21]


Byndoor has many Nationalised and Co-Operative Banks

1]State Bank of India

2]Syndicate Bank

3]Vijaya Bank

4]Corporation Bank

5]Canara Bank

1]Karnataka Vikasa Bank

2]SCDCC Bank

3]Muthoot Finance

4]Milagres Bank

Byndoor Bus Depot and Bus stand[edit]

Karnataka state Road transport corporation chairman & MLA of Byndoor Shri Gopal Poojary Announced that new modern bus depot will be soonly inaugurated in byndoor

KSRTC Scania bus services from Bangalore to Byndoor from 25/03/2017. The Bangalore-Byndoor service will leave Bangalore at 9.40 p.m. to reach Byndoor at 8 a.m. It will leave Byndoor at 7.15 p.m. to reach Bangalore at 5.45 a.m.

So many Private Buses Available for Bangalore (Originating Byndoor)

SRS Travels,Bharathi Travels,Durgamba Travels,Sri-Durgamba Travels,Reshma Travels,Sugama Travels,Sowmiya Travels,Canara Travels,Pragathi Travels,Vishal Motors.

Places of interest[edit]

Seneshwara Temple, Sri Ramachandra Mandira and Mahakali Temple. The Seneshwara Temple is a very old temple and the history of this temple dates back to few centuries. Sri Someshwara temple is one of the most beautiful temples located near Baindur, which is on the seashore. One of the popular pilgrim centers of Karnataka, Kollur Mookambika Temple is just 28 km from Baindur. Baindur has also a railway station, which connects the place to Mangalore and Mumbai via Konkan Railway.

Holy Cross Church Byndoor[edit]

Daily Mass : 6.45 a.m. (Thursday Mass service in Convent)

Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m (Mass for Children)

Catechism of Children: Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Holy Hour Adoration: on 1st Sunday of the Month (before the Holy Mass)

Novena Prayer to Perpetual Succor: Every Wednesday After the morning mass

Prayer Service: Every Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

Mass at Holy Hill: Every Friday 4:30 p.m. (way of the cross during the Lenten period before the mass)

Church Contact Address:

Holy Cross Church

Byndoor Post – 576 214.

Udupi District.

Tel: +91 8254 251065

Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronald Miranda

Mob: +91 9448325884 Official Website : [5]

Sea shore[edit]

Someshwara Beach baindur.jpg

The beaches are the main attractions in the towns located on coastal Karnataka. In Byndoor, the beach is the main place of interest. It is famous for the beautiful sunset. The serenity and silence of this place attracts many tourists. Kshitija Nesara Dhama in Ottinene, is popular for its peace and sunset.


  • Lavannay Kala Vranda the famous cultural organisation and surabhi byndoor, is located at Byndoor. It is a stage for aspirants who are eager to learn stage activities like dancing, drama, acting, direction, music, etc.

Mookambika Road Byndoor[edit]

Mookambika Road Byndoor (Code:BYNR) is the main railway station in the town of Udupi. Trains from here connect the city to prominent state capitals of India like, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram (via Southern Railway), Mumbai (via Konkan Railways) and so forth. Rail connectivity in Byndoor was established in 1997.Mookambika Road Byndoor railway station. Shri Kunjal Venkatesh Kini is the Managing Partner and CEO of Mookambika Road Byndoor Railway station.

A KRCL official said that with a 93-m long station building and 10 m x 600 m platform, the Byndoor station is the biggest station in the Konkan Railway network, after Madgaon.

Trains originating[edit]

Passenger trains originating from Byndoor.[6]
No. Train No: Origin Destination Train Name
1. 56665/56666 BYNR Mookmabika Road Byndoor Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger
No of trains stops at Mookmanika Road Byndoor
No. Train No: Train Name Source Destination Service
1. 12133 Mangalore Express Mumbai Mangalore Daily
2. 12134 Mumbai Express Mangalore Mumbai Daily
3. 12619 Matsyagandha Express Mumbai Mangalore Daily
4. 12620 Matsyagandha Express Mangalore Mumbai Daily
5. 16345 Netravati Express Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram Daily
6. 16346 Netravati Express Thiruvananthapuram Mumbai Daily
7. 22636 Intercity express Madgaon Mangaluru Daily
8. 22635 Intercity express Mangaluru Madgaon Daily
9. 12977 Marusagar Express Ernakulam Ajmir Monday
10. 12978 Marusagar Express Ajmir Ernakulam Wednesday
11. 16311 Bikenar-Kochuveli Express Bikenar Kochuveli Thursday
12. 16312 Bikenar-Kochuveli Express Kochuveli Bikenar Sunday
13. 16311 Bavanagar-Kochuveli Express Bavanagar Kochuveli Monday
14. 16312 Bikenar-Kochuveli Express Kochuveli Bavanagar Friday

Tourist spots in Byndoor[edit]

  • Kollur Mookambika Temple
  • Kshitija Nesara Dhama, Byndoor
  • Holy Cross Hill (Kursa Gudo). It is surrounded by palm trees. Byndoor
  • Someshwara Beach and Someshwara Temple
  • Bankeshwara Temple, Hosadu
  • Seneshwara Temple
  • Mahakali Temple
  • Sita Ramachandra Temple
  • Vattina katte Mahasathi Amma Temple -
  • Sri Annaya jattiga temple someshwara road
  • Holy Cross Church Byndoor
  • Kosalli Falls
  • Ottinene Sunset Point
  • Byndoor Ottinene Falls (only rainy season)

Educational institutes[edit]

  • St Thomas residential English school[CBSE] Nitydhar Nagar Byndoor
  • HMMS English Medium School Byndoor
  • Sowkhya English Medium School Byndoor
  • Holy Cross English medium school and kindergarten Near Church Byndoor
  • Green Valley National School Byndoor Distance[ICSE] Byndoor
  • Sowkhya D.Ed College Byndoor
  • Govt. First Grade College, Vidya Nagar Byndoor
  • Govt PU College Byndoor
  • Sowkhya First Grade College Byndoor
  • Rathubai Janatha High School Yojana Nagar Byndoor
  • SDM School Mayyadi Byndoor
  • Holy Cross Hr Pry school Byndoor
  • Govt Urdu School Byndoor
  • Govt Model Higher primary school Byndoor

Shopping & Showrooms[edit]

  • City Point Shopping Complex Byndoor
  • Namma Bazar Ac Hypermarket Byndoor
  • Namma Bazar Garments Byndoor
  • Abharan jewellers Byndoor
  • Abharan Motors Byndoor
  • Dhanalakshmi Retail Pvt Ltd Byndoor
  • Ecom Express (Logistics)Byndoor
  • Hero Motors Byndoor Byndoor
  • TVS Motors Byndoor Byndoor


Byndoor town provides moderate health-care facilities through both Government and private hospital set-ups.It provides specialty health care facilities also. However, generally the major role is played by the private practitioners and hospitals. There are quite good and affordable modern and Ayurveda clinics, dental clinics, Homeopathy clinics provide health care facility.

  • Government Community Health Centre Byndoor-Taluk Hospital 100 beds
  • Anjali Hospital Byndoor
  • Roshan Homeopathy.

Resorts, Restaurants & Hotels[edit]

  • Sai Vishram Beach Resort Byndoor
  • Wild Woods Spa and Resort
  • A.K Residency Byndoor
  • Hotel Manish (Family Restaurant)
  • Ashoka Restaurant (City Point Byndoor)
Wild wood spa Resort Byndoor


Byndoor is surrounded by Arabian Sea and forest regions. Byndoor attracts nature lovers. Apart from this, there are many historic places surrounding the city.

Other nearby places[edit]

  • Belakallu theertha, near Mudur, Kollur
  • Kosalli falls
  • Maravanthe beach Trasi - 15 km ahed
  • Kirimanjeshwara
  • Mookambika wildlife sanctuary
  • Someshwara Temple Paduvary
  • Durga Parameshwari Temple Uppunda


  1. ^ "Mookambika Road Byndoor Station undergoes a sea change". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "K. GOPALA POOJARY". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Undecided BJP gives head start to Hegde". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "UDUPI". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Byndoorchi Zalak - Byndoor church website". Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  6. ^ "MAQ/Mangalore Central (4PFs) Railway Station - Train Departure Timings - Indian Rail Info". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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