Padubidri or Padubidre is a small town in the coastal district of Udupi in the state of Karnataka. It is on the way from Udupi to Mangalore route. National Highway 17 (now NH 66) passes through Padubidri. Padubidri is surrounded by Yermal in the north, Hejamady in the south, Nandikur (Nandikoor) in the east and the Arabian sea on the west. Mangalore and Udupi are the nearby cities.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Padubidri are Hotel Amar Comforts (Tariff- Rs 400), Sri Devi Hotel (Tariff- Rs 500) and SG Lake Resort (Tariff- Rs 600)
Tulu language is widely spoken in Padubidri followed by Kannada, Konkani, Beary and Urdu.
Padubidri is famous for the ritual Dakkebali, at Brahmasthana which is held every two years. This ritual is held in odd series of years 2005, 2007 and so on. Another famous festival in Padubidri is the annual car festival held in April at Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple.
Places to visit
Padubidri's main attractions are its famous temples and the beach. Places to see include Padubidri End Point (30 kms), Padubidri Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi Temple (12.4 kms), Padubidri beach (1.6mks) and Padubidri Power plant (6 kms).
How to Get There
Closest airport is the Mangalore airport (23.5 kms) serving both domestic and International destinations.
The nearest railway station is the Padubidri (8.5 kms from the bus stand).
All buses from Mangalore to Udupi Travel en route to Padubidri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Anand Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels, SRS Travels, Ganesh Tourists and VRL Travels. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.
Rathali, a town in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar district, is 73 km away from its capital city, Chandigarh. Its proximity to some places of tourist interest in Himachal Pradesh makes Rathali an alluring town. Kala Amb (26 km), Mogi Nand (28 km) and Nahan (40 km) are some of the attractions nearby. Some of the cities located close to this town include Yamuna Nagar (48 km), Babiyal (54 km) and Ambala (61 km).
Places to Stay
In terms of accommodation, Rathali does not have many options for tourists. However, its district headquarters, Yamuna Nagar, has a couple of options. Some of them are Prince Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs.600) and Hotel Mayur (Tariff – Rs.500).
The languages spoken here are Hindi and Punjabi.
Lohri in January, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the festivals celebrated in Rathali.
Places of Interest
Rathali does not have much to offer its tourists. But some of the places worth visiting around Rathali are Kala Amb (26 km), Mogi Nand (28 km) and Nahan (40 km).
How to Get There
Chandigarh Airport located 70 km away is the closest to the town.
Ambala Cantt Railway Station, which is 58 km from here, is the major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Ambala. Jay Khodiyar Travels is one of the top operators catering to passengers plying its buses on this route. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.