Mulund is around 32 km from the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. One of the earliest suburbs of Mumbai, Mulund can be traced as far back as the Mauryan Empire. Today, Mulund is considered to be the “Prince of the Suburbs” and is a densely populated area, known for being a residential locality.
Places to Stay
Some of the hotels in Mulund are Archana Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2800), Shilpa Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2800) and Dream Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language is Marathi. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
An important festival in Mulund, and other parts of Maharashtra, is Ganesh Chaturthi, which is usually celebrated sometime in the month of August or September every year.
Places of Interest
Mulund is well-connected with Mumbai, and what better location to scope out and discover the city that never sleeps. Film City, which is about 25 km away from Mulund, Juhu Beach, which is roughly the same distance away, are a must visit. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is around 30 km away. Yogi Hills (3 km away from Mulund Railway Station) is a place for a good trek.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mulund is in Mumbai, which is about 18 km away.
Mulund is connected to Mumbai and other suburbs as well. Slow and semi-fast local trains, which ply along the central line of the Mumbai domestic rail network - Mumbai Suburban Railway - make a stop at Mulund as well.
Mulund can be reached by bus as well. Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) and Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) run buses that pass through Mulund. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.
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.