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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 39 m (128 ft)
 • Total 24,694
 • Official Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Beary
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-20
Nearest cities Udupi, Mangaluru

Padubidri or Padubidre or Padubedre in Tulu language 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.The Nandikoor thermal power plant also known as Udupi thermal power plant is nearby.


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


All buses from Mangalore 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]

  • Padubidri Brahmasthana
  • Padubidri Bala Ganapathi Temple
  • Sri Subramanya Temple, Santhuru
  • Kapu beach
  • Suzlon Energy Ltd.
  • Padubidri beach
  • Padubidri end point
  • Padubidri Thermal Power Plant


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