Padapanambur is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located very close to the Arabian Sea coast with a lot of rivers and also an estuary nearby. The major closest urban agglomerations are Udupi and Mangalore at the distances of 35 km north and 26 km south respectively. There are beautiful water bodies and temples that are worth visiting around this place.
Places to Stay
The nearest possible urban centre available for lodging is Mangalore. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Srinivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kumar's International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Mangalore International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Bisu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town does not have any particular place of tourist attraction apart from the Arabian Sea coast and River Shambavi-Pavanje Estuary at a distance of 15 km by road. Virtually anywhere you ride on to towards the Arabian Sea coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are in Mangalore, the prime example being Panambur Beach. Some of the other places which are worth a visit are Kadri Manjunath Temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 26 km.
The Mangalore Junction Railway Station is located around 32 km away and is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town is located strategically close to the picturesque Arabian Sea coast. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Buses to the area are available from Mangalore. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.