The name Badiadka derived from Badi - temple & adka - ground. Still you can see the old temple in the ground in Badiadka town. This place is on the top of a small hill and scenery is eye catching. The state highway to Karnataka is passing through the town. Badiadka is the centre point to connect Kumbla, Kasargod, Mulleria-Mercara and Puttur. All the Government offices, schools, hospitals, banks, Police station and Telephone exchanges are located in the town.
The Badiadka Arecanut is famous in India for its peculiar taste. Other agriculture products are Cashew, Cocoa and coconut. Beedi making (various brands) is the living for many families here. The tribal community Koragas living in Badiadka where they have their own colony. Their way of living and work is entirely different from other people and it is the one and only colony for them in the country.
Perdala Jaaram is situated on the top of a small hill and the Uroos in every two year is famous in this area. Festival in Perdala temple also famous among other communities.