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Pudu is a small town in Bantval Taluk, which is in Dakshin Kannad district of Karnataka state in India. Dakshin Kannad district is surrounded by Udupi district, Chikmagalur District, Hassan District, Kodagu District. Dakshin Kannada also shares borders with Kerala State of India, and it has costal area opening to Arabian Sea. Pudu is not too far from the District head quarters of Dakshin Kannad District. Mangalore is the district head Quarter of Dakshin Kannad. The distance between Pudu and Mangalore is just 15 km. The distance between Pudu and Bangalore (the state capital of Karnataka) is 333 km. Pudu comes under Mysore division in Karnataka. The nearby cities near Pudu are Mangalore, Puttur, Karkal, Mudbir, etc.
Demography of Pudu
Pudu is a Census Town of India. Census town in India do not have proper municipal body but have considerable population. The total population of Pudu was 12,409 in 2001 census. The male and female population of this town is equally divided. The male population is 50% of total population and female population is 50%. The average literacy rate of this town is higher than the national average of 69.5%. Pudu has Average literacy rate of 69%, 9.5% higher than the national average literacy rate. If division of literacy rate is done amongst male and female, Male literacy constitutes 76% of total literacy rate and female literacy constitutes 61%.
Transport in Pudu
This town has better road connectivity with major cities like Bantval, Mangalore, Puttur, Ullal and Karkal. It takes only 20 minutes for reaching here by road from Mangalore. Pudu is also a suburb for Mangalore city, most of employed population of Pudu commute from Pudu to Mangalore every day. Mangalore being second top business destination in Karnataka has offered vast job opportunity for locals of Pudu.
Culture in Pudu
The local languages spoken here are Kannada and Tulu. Hindi and English is also understood, Kokani language is also seen in use at some places of Pudu. The official language of Pudu is Kannada. The town is close to Western Ghats and costal area, which gives it spectacular landscape. In Pudu rainy, season last long from May to October. The climatic conditions are extremely humid here in rainy season. Winters here do not last long but the climate is the most pleasant of all with lowest humidity and temperature from months of December to February. Summers are very hot in Pudu just like Mangalore and are followed by heavy rainfall. Western Ghats with Arabian Sea has most impact on the climatic conditions of Pudu and its district Dakshin Kannad.