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Padubidri - Maha Ganapathi Temple, Udupi
Padubidri is a small, busy and beautiful town in Udupi. The place is famous for the many ancient temples present there. The Maha Ganapathi Temple there is one among the many places to be visited and is frequented by a large number of people round the year. The idol of lord Ganapathi here is 2.5 feet tall and is carved out of stone. Researchers say that this idol dates back to the 11th centuryAD
The place is well connected by rail, road and air. It is just 24 kilometres from Udupi. Many luxury tourist buses operate from all the important cities like Bangalore, Pune etc to this place. NH 17 also passes through Padubidri.
The place is connected by Konkan railway line too if you decide to travel by train. Mangalore airport is the closest airport and this airport handles domestic as well as international flights. Hence access to this place is not a challenge at all for travelers.