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.
Holehonnur is a very beautiful city located in the district of Shimoga in the state of Karnataka in India. The closest tourism destination is Shimoga to Holehonnur which attracts tourists to both the cities equally. The people of this village are highly qualified and are involved in different businesses depending on their skills. The famous temple of this city is Lord Shivanam Temple which is worshipped by the locals. The distance nearby tourist destinations are Shivgiri and Kemmanagundi.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Holehonnur. Some of them are Navrathna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Eagle High Holidays (Tariff – Rs. 1000), River Tern Holidays (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Raman Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Holehonnur is Telugu. Other languages spoken are Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
The important festivals of Holehonnur are Bhishma Ekadasi (February), Ram Navmi (October), Makar Sankranthi (January) and Maha Shivratri (March).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Holehonnur. Some of them are Shimoga (8 km from Holehonnur) and Sagar (73 km).
How to Get There
The closest major airport is Bajpe Airport (140 km) from the city.
The nearest railway station is Shimoga Railway Station (8 km) from the city.
Holehonnur has direct road connectivity to Shimoga via road. The distance between these places is 8 km by road. The nearest bus stand is Holehonnur KSRTC Bus Stand at a distance of 1 km from the city. There are regular local buses run via KSRTC that goes back and forth from Holehonnur to the nearby cities. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.