Hebri
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Hebri


Hebri is a small town located on the foothills of Western Ghats in Karkala Taluk, Udupi district. Hebri is located at a distance of 35 Km from Udupi on Udupi - Agumbe Road (State Highway 65). Hebri is main junction of roads that lead to Brahmavar, Karkala, Shimoga and Udupi.
Located very close to the scenic Agumbe Ghats, Hebri, enhances its beauty by the flow of river Seetha. It also has several agro-based industries like cashew processing, rice mills, oil mills, cattle feed manufacturing as well as others. Hebri even offers a peaceful environment, surrounded by green paddy fields, arecanut, coconut in addition to cashew plantations and thick, green forests.

The Name

It is believed that, the name 'Hebri' could have been arrived from a word- Hebberi. This town had an countless 'Bheri' (Drum), an instrument making huge noise, that was useful to warn people at the period of calamities. This Bheri (Hebberi) added a wonderful name for a vibrant town.

The Temple at Hebri

The main attraction of Hebri is Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple situated on the main road. Lord Anantha Padmanabha is a main deity of this Temple but there are shrines to the other gods Kshethrapala, Khadga Ravana and Dhoomavathi.

The idol of Lord Anantha Padmanabha is a beautiful black granite sculpture and it is in standing posture, The height of the idol is about three feet. Popular historian late Dr Gururaj Bhat, who had studied the idol of the deity, had the belief that the deity must have to be recognized as Lord Srinivasa. However existing lithographs, which also point at the generous donations of some kings to this Temple, have pointed out the deity as Sri Anantha Devaru or Sri Anantha Padmanabha.

A Brahmin family was brought to Hebri during 18th century for worshipping Lord Anantha Padmanabha. Beedina Ballala family of Hebri is taking care of the administration of this Temple on hereditary basis.

The annual festival is celebrated here for five days beginning from Kumbha Sankramana.


Nearby tourist places to visit:

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary: The Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary has semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Entry to the Wildlife Sanctuary is open to visitors between 06:00 and 18:00 hrs. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between October and April.

Kudlu Theertha: Kudlu Teertha is a beautiful waterfall and weekend getaway located near Hebri. The water falls from the top to the bottom in one big leap of about 126 feet.

Agumbe: is famous for beautiful sunset point to watch spectacular sun set.

Udupi: Udupi, district headquarters is located at a distance of 6 Km from Katapadi. The main attraction of Udupi is Sri Krishna Temple.

Manipal: Manipal is one of the popular towns of Karnataka and well known for education centers.

Sringeri: Sringeri is one of the popular pilgrim centers of Karnataka and it houses a Temple dedicated to Goddess Sharadamba on the banks of river Tunga. The temple was established by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.


Distance from Hebri

Bangalore: 378 Km (via Hassan, Chikmagalur, Sringeri and Agumbe)
Mysore: 308 Km (Via Hunsur, Madikeri, Puttur, Bantwal and Karkala)
Mangalore: 96 Km
Shimoga: 112 Km
Chikmagalur: 132 Km
Davanagere: 212 Km
Karwar: 233 Km
Udupi: 35 Km
Kundapur: 54 Km
Karkala: 35 Km
Sringeri: 47 Km
Thirthahalli: 52 Km
Agumbe: 20 Km
Someshwar: 10 Km


How to get there (Hebri):

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Udupi

Road: Hebri well connected by road network. It is located on State Highway SH-65. Direct buses are available to Hebri from Udupi and Manipal.

Route map to reach Hebri:

From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Chikmagalur - Sringeri - Agumbe

From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri - Sulya - Puttur - Bantwala - Karkala

From Mangalore: via Surathkal - Mulki - Udupi - Manipal

From Udupi: via Manipal on State Highway 65 and it lies between Udupi and Agumbe.




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