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Coordinates: 13°39′51.4″N74°59′10.3″E / 13.664278°N 74.986194°E / 13.664278; 74.986194
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
Nearest city Kundapur
  Official Kannada, Tulu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code08259
Vehicle registration KA-20
Nearest cityUdupi
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

Thombattu is a village in Kundapura Taluk in Karnataka, India. It is in the Udupi district. It is located 45 km towards North from District headquarters Udupi. 26 km from Kundapura. 410 km from State capital Bangalore. Kota, Udupi, Karkala, Sagar are the nearby cities.



Thombattu is bounded on the west by the Arabian Sea, and the east by the Western Ghats. Thombattu consists of patches of paddy fields and coconut gardens imbedded in a hilly and forest terrain. This place receives heavy rain fall from June to October every year, and the climate is tropical.

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thombattu falls
Thombattu falls,photo by Avinash Shettigar Thombattufalls.jpg
Thombattu falls,photo by Avinash Shettigar
arecanut tree thombattu, photo by Avinash Shettigar Arecanut tree thombattu.jpg
arecanut tree thombattu, photo by Avinash Shettigar
Government School Thombattu, photo by Avinash Shettigar Government School Thombattu.jpg
Government School Thombattu, photo by Avinash Shettigar


The main economic activity of the village is agriculture: rice, coconut, arecanut and cashews. Rubber is also a main product.

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thombattu river

Varahi River

The Varahi River, in locality it is called as Bagimane river or Machattu river [1] or Halady river, [2] flows on the northern side of the village and is one of irrigation sources for river bank arecanut garden. This river, which is also called Halady river, joins the Arabian Sea near Kundapura after passing through Basrur, a historical village. Flow in this river is greatly reduced after construction of the Mani Dam across the Varahi River, near Masthikatte. [3] This dam is very near to Thombattu.

Flora and fauna

Phallus indusiatus, a beautiful mushroom found at thombattu Phallus indusiatus (india).jpg
Phallus indusiatus, a beautiful mushroom found at thombattu

Thombattu is bound by the Western Ghats, a world heritage site. These forests are home for a variety of plants and animals, some of which are rare/endangered. The forests surrounding Kollur, Amasebail etc. are harbouring leopard, tiger, bison, cheetah, king cobra etc. are rare plants found include Rose wood etc. Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the eastern side and is a thickly wooded sanctuary.

Arts and culture

One Yakshagana, which plays dance-drama of 6 – 8 hours duration (full night) from November to May every year, in various towns and villages of Udupi district and surrounding districts. One organization called bajanamandali established in Thombattu it is Shri Mahaganapathi Bajanamandali Thombattu. This organization perform cultural programs in nearby place.


Transport by rail

There is no railway station near to Thombattu in less than 10 km, although railway stations are accessible in nearby towns.

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